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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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RTHK Newsroom

2018-06-07
Newswrap

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Government accused of not carrying out genuine land supply survey  Listenfacebook
A member of the Citizens Task Force on Land Resources Tom Yam says the administration is not carrying out a genuine survey on land supply. The government's Land Supply Task Force has laid out 18 options in the survey, as part of its ongoing five-month public consultation. But Yam said they steer participants to choose the big pieces of land that would only provide low-density housing. He told Ben Tse that there has been no input from the public in drafting the survey:
Electronic identification system raises privacy concerns  Listenfacebook
A proposal by Tencent to create an electronic identification system aimed at making border crossings smoother between Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong has raised privacy concerns. The internet giant said it was working with the mainland government to develop an E-card system which would combine Hong Kong identity cards and people’s home return permits on smartphones, and link them to its mobile application WeChat which supports face recognition. Tencent said the new biometric system can also be used for opening bank accounts and hotel check-ins in the Greater Bay Area. Annemarie Evans spoke to Francis Fong, president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, and asked him how he felt about the idea:
Abe holds last-minute talks with Trump  Listenfacebook
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Washington for last-minute talks with Donald Trump, just days before the US President meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Abe's visit is part of a surge of diplomacy ahead of the unprecedented summit in Singapore next Tuesday. Annemarie Evans spoke to RTHK’s Tokyo correspondent Julian Ryall about the Japanese leader's trip to the United States: