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New relief measures won't benefit many people: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
The pro-government Federation of Trade Unions says new relief measures being considered by the government for the public don't go far enough. Reports say people could be given HK$2,000, but only those aged between 18 and 65 who don't get any other financial assistance, and who earn less than HK$15,500 a-month would be eligible. FTU lawmaker, Alice Mak, told Annemarie Evans that not many people will benefit:
Council made up of very powerful people: academic  Listenfacebook
The government has named 36 non-official members to the newly-formed Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development. They include the incoming chairman of the CK group of companies Victor Li; businessman Allan Zeman; the head of the MTR Corporation Frederick Ma; and former chief secretary Henry Tang. The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said the council, which will hold its first meeting next week, will offer advice on Hong Kong's future development and strategies for driving innovation. It will replace the existing Economic Development Commission and the now-defunct Commission on Strategic Development. Professor William Wong, who's the Director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology at the Chinese University, told Jim Gould that the new council is made up of very powerful people:
Cambridge Analytica suspends its chief executive  Listenfacebook
Cambridge Analytica, the company accused of misusing Facebook information for political gain, has suspended its chief executive. Alexander Nix and the firm have been accused of exploiting the personal details of millions of Facebook users to influence elections around the world -- including the 2016 US presidential race. Nix was secretly recorded by Britain's Channel 4 News suggesting his company could discredit politicians. He also said he had run Donald Trump's online presidential campaign. RTHK’s London correspondent, Gavin Grey, spoke to Annemarie Evans: