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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-03-20
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Beijing might be making moves on reunification with Taiwan  Listenfacebook
A China specialist says President Xi Jinping’s speech at the closing of the historic session of the National People’s Congress makes one wonder if military action by Beijing to achieve reunification with Taiwan is now a possibility. Mark O’Neill said the president seemed to be getting impatient with Taipei and wants to reunify the two places within his term in office. He said Washington may not come to the island’s defence if its interests in China become too large. O’Neill also told Annemarie Evans that Premier Li Keqiang’s role in the government has now been very much maginalised:
Lawmaker raises doubts about proposals on land premiums for clubs  Listenfacebook
Private sports clubs that occupy government land may have to pay tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars in land premiums, if a government proposal finds support among the community. The Home Affairs Bureau has launched a six-month public consultation, looking into the government's policy on private recreational leases. Under the current policy, the clubs could apply to the government for a land grant to develop sports and recreation facilities by paying little or no land premium. In future, they might be charged one-third of the full market value. But Civic Party legislator, Tanya Chan, told Jim Gould she doesn’t understand how the administration came up with this formula:
Nicolas Sarkozy taken into police custody  Listenfacebook
Judicial sources in France say former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been taken into police custody. He is being interviewed in connection with an investigation into alleged irregularities over political campaign financing. French media say the police probe relates to alleged funding from the late Libyan leader, Colonel Gadaffi, during Sarkozy's presidential election campaign in 2007. RTHK’s London correspondent, Peter Anderson, spoke to Annemarie Evans: