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Doubts over further opening up of China's economy  Listenfacebook
An academic says there are doubts whether President Xi Jinping would really open up China’s economy further. Professor Willy Lam of the history department at the Chinese University said Xi has a super-nationalist agenda that raises questions about how committed he actually is to globalisation. He said even if the economy is opened up further, foreign companies would probably still have to share their intellectual property rights with China. Lam told Annemarie Evans that Xi is also unlikely to get much support in Taiwan for Beijing’s One-China policy:
Civil society organisations back report for UN on Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
More than 40 civil society organisations have backed a report to the United Nations warning of a deterioration in the rule of law in Hong Kong and growing concerns about human rights. In a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, a coalition of groups flags up the booksellers who disappeared, the Legco ban on Agnes Chow, and Beijing's Basic Law interpretation on oath-taking. It also has more than 100 recommendations for the SAR's authorities to improve the rights of a range of minority groups, including migrant workers, refugees and the LGBT community. A spokesman for the coalition Simon Henderson from Justice Centre Hong Kong spoke to Jim Gould:
Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital in Britain  Listenfacebook
Yulia Skripal -- the daughter of the former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal -- has been discharged from the British hospital where the pair has been treated since they were poisoned with a nerve agent last month. The medical director of the hospital in Salisbury said they had been responding exceptionally well to treatment. RTHK’s London correspondent Gavin Grey told Annemarie Evans that there are unconfirmed attempts underway to move both father and daughter to the US where they will be given new identities: