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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-05-31
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Children's Commission set up amid concerns  Listenfacebook
After years of non-stop campaigning by concern groups, the government has officially set up a Children's Commission to safeguard the rights, interests, and well-being of children. The new body officially starts work on Friday, and will be headed by Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung. The Commission pools together the efforts of various government bureaus and departments, along with child concern groups. It will have a wide scope -- suggesting and implementing policies on education, promoting 'healthy development'; looking after the needs of ethnic minority children; and combatting violence and child neglect. Priscilla Lui from the Committee on Children's Rights is one of the members of the new Commission. She told Ben Tse that its setting up was long overdue and that she was disappointed it won’t be supported by a legal mandate:
Hong Kong people still interested in democracy despite survey results  Listenfacebook
A new survey suggests Hong Kong people rate public order, rule of law and a lack of corruption as the city’s most important social values, but democracy came bottom of their list. The Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong questioned more than 1,000 adults in the territory in late April and early May. They were asked to give scores out of 10 for a dozen suggested social values. And while rule of law, corruption-free practices and public order all came in at 9.2 overall, the score for democracy was the lowest with 8 points. Tsim Tak-lung is the chairman of Project Citizens Foundation, which commissioned the study. He told Annemarie Evans that Hong Kong people were not losing interest in democracy:
Things looking hopeful for Trump-Kim summit: correspondent  Listenfacebook
Discussions are taking place at several locations to finalise plans for a summit in June between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Officials are meeting in Singapore, where the summit is planned to take place and talks are expected to continue later in New York between the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a North Korean general, Kim Yong-chol. RTHK’s Seoul correspondent Frank Smith told Annemarie Evans that things were looking hopeful: