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Finance Committee may have to deal with more controversial items  Listenfacebook
LegCo's Finance Committee chairman Chan Kin-por says his committee may have to deal with more controversial items than expected before the legislature's summer break. Speaking after meeting with pan-democratic lawmakers, Chan said they have reached a consensus that livelihood-related projects should be dealt with first. He said he originally thought only two items were controversial -- the funding for the Lok Ma Chau Loop development and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. But the pan-democrats also found 16 other items to be contentious. Chan said he was looking to increase meeting hours to 72 before July, and has estimated that lawmakers would get around eight hours to discuss each of the controversial items. But the convenor of the pan-democrats Charles Mok told Candice Wong it was not the right time yet to identify specific projects:
Proposed national anthem law would stifle free speech: demonstrators   Listenfacebook
The Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung was greeted by about 30 demonstrators as he attended a district council meeting in Tsuen Wan on Monday afternoon. Some urged him to suspend the proposed national anthem law in Hong Kong because it would hurt the freedom of speech in the city. One of the demonstrators James Hon, who signed a petition against the proposed law, spoke to Annemarie Evans: