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2018-04-03
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Government should retract statement on legal scholar: lawyers' group  Listenfacebook
Pro-democracy lawyers are calling on the government to retract its recent statement condemning legal scholar Benny Tai for comments he made at a forum in Taiwan about the hypothetical possibility of Hong Kong one day becoming independent. The Hong Kong University Professor said the idea could be something people would want to consider, should China eventually become a democratic country. The SAR government issued a statement last week saying it was shocked by the remarks. But the Progressive Lawyers Group says the authorities have a duty to uphold freedom of speech and academic freedom. Its convenor Choy Ki told Annemarie Evans why they are so upset:
Additional social worker needed for each secondary school: social service group  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service has called for more social workers in schools to help deal with potentially suicidal students. It surveyed workers providing services to over 400 secondary schools and found that about seven percent of 30,000 cases they handled were related to suicide. But the council also found such students only get an average of 19 hours of support, when they could do with around 33 hours. Anthony Wong, the council's Business Director, said suicidal cases are more complex than others and called on the government to put a second social worker in every secondary school in the city. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Trade war expected to break out between US and China: analyst  Listenfacebook
China's ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai has warned that Beijing will take counter-measures of the same proportion and scale if the US imposes further tariffs on Chinese goods. In an interview posted on the website of China Global Television, he also said China has been bolstering its protection of intellectual property rights, and is making good progress. The Trump administration is expected to unveil a list of advanced technology Chinese imports targeted for American tariffs this week. The levies on between US$50 billion to US$60 billion worth of imports are aimed at punishing Beijing over what the Americans have said is the unfair transfer of US intellectual property to Chinese companies. China analyst Mark O'Neill told Annemarie Evans that he thinks the real fight between the two countries is about to start: