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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-03-27
Newswrap

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MTR fares to rise 3.14 percent in June  Listenfacebook
The MTR says it will raise fares by 3.14 percent in June – the maximum allowed under its agreement with the government – after ticket prices were left unchanged last year. But the railway operator said it will also offer an almost-identical rebate of three percent to Octopus Card users in the second half of the year. The chairman of LegCo's railways subcommittee, Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien, told RTHK's Annemarie Evans that the MTR should just directly deduct the value of the rebate from its fare hike:
HKTV withdraws from free-to-air TV market  Listenfacebook
Tycoon Ricky Wong's decision to pull the plug on his years-long bid for a TV licence is a 'smart business decision' and another sign of the shrinking appetite for traditional TV, according to Sonia Yeung, from the Department of Media and Communication at City University. Wong announced on Tuesday that HKTV will withdraw its application for a free-to-air licence, and close down its online service to focus on its online shopping business. The firm's first licence bid was rejected by the government five years ago, and Ms Yeung told Jim Gould the writing's been on the wall for a while now:
Speculation rife about Kim Jong Un ‘visit’ to Beijing  Listenfacebook
Speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Beijing on his first-ever foreign trip as North Korea's leader was rife after media outlets reported the arrival and departure of a special train met by an honour guard. Heightened security at possible venues for a high-level meeting, motorcades driven under police escort, and a non-denial from mainland authorities also fuelled the belief that Kim had come to pay his respects to President Xi Jinping. If confirmed, it would signal an intriguing twist in a rapid diplomatic thaw that has opened the door to separate summits between Kim and the presidents of South Korea and the United States. Annemarie Evans asked China analyst Mark O'Neill if he thought Kim Jong Un had indeed visited the capital: