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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-04-17
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Internal struggle may be going on over national security legislation: political analyst  Listenfacebook
Political analyst Ma Ngok says it seems there is an internal struggle going on between the Hong Kong and central governments on whether to enact national security legislation in the city as quickly as possible. He said Beijing appears to be pressuring the SAR government, but the Hong Kong administration either feels now is not the right time or perhaps it just doesn't want to deal with the matter. Professor Ma, who is from the Chinese University, told Annemarie Evans that it was too early to say whether there was a possibility of the legislation being introduced during Chief Executive Carrie Lam's current five-year term in office:
"Detrimental wrong" corrected over education subsidy: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
The lawmaker representing the education sector Ip Kin-yuen says the government has corrected what he called a “detrimental wrong” by deciding to bring back a subsidy to help public schools get their students into reading. He said the abolition of the annual HK$48 million subsidy by the Education Bureau two years ago was a huge mistake. Ip told Jim Gould that the money would not only help students get into the habit of reading, but also help schools to solve the problems they're facing:
Green group says renewable energy feed-in tariffs proposal reasonable  Listenfacebook
The government is proposing that the territory's two power companies buy back renewable energy generated by private producers at between HK$3 and HK$5 for each unit. Smaller producers will receive a higher tariff. The level of tariffs will remain unchanged until 2033 once a producer signs up to the programme. But the government will review the tariff levels every year. The administration estimates that it will take around 10 years for producers to recover the installation and maintenance costs of solar or wind systems. The government also proposes to introduce Renewable Energy Certificates. The chief executive of the World Green Organisation William Yu told Annemarie Evans that the proposals are reasonable:
Actress Choi Eun-hee's life story was extraordinary: correspondent  Listenfacebook
One of South Korea's most famous actresses Choi Eun-hee has died at the age of 91. Known as the queen of South Korean cinema from the 1950s to the 1970s, she appeared in more than 100 films. In 1978, she was abducted in Hong Kong by North Korean spies on the orders of Kim Jong-un's late father, Kim Jong-il -- an avid film fan. Her estranged husband, the director Shin Sang-ok, was taken to the North soon after. Together they were forced to make films for the regime until they managed to escape to the United States. After 10 years in exile, Choi finally made it home to South Korea. RTHK’s Seoul correspondent Frank Smith told Annemarie Evans that Choi’s life story was extraordinary: