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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-05-24
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History curriculums unsatisfactory: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen says he's not satisfied with certain aspects of the revised Chinese History and History curriculums for junior secondary students. He said the way the subjects would be taught was not very desirable. Ip also said events like the 1989 Beijing massacre, the 1967 riots and the Cultural Revolution on the mainland should also be covered in the textbooks. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
No criminal intent involved: Housing Society  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive of the Housing Society Wong Kit-loong says he does not believe there was criminal intent behind the use of substandard steel at a housing project in Shau Kei Wan. A subcontractor was found to have used tons of reinforced rods that were not up to scratch at the Ming Wah Dai Ha development. Wong stressed this was an isolated incident. A former president of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Greg Wong said it was very rare for such incidents to happen. He told Ben Tse that there was no cause for worry:
North Korea says it is up to the US now  Listenfacebook
North Korea has declared that it is up to the United States whether the two countries now meet at the negotiating table -- or engage in a nuclear showdown. In its sharply-worded statement, Pyongyang said it would not beg for a US dialogue. It described the US Vice President, Mike Pence, as stupid after he compared North Korea to Libya. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is in Washington, said "now was the time" for the US to make history by reaching a peace deal with North Korea. The American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped a planned summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could still go ahead. RTHK’s correspondent in Seoul Frank Smith spoke to Annemarie Evans about the latest developments: