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Government's plan to construct bridge against international trend  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Chu Hoi-dick says the government in going against the global trend of knocking down bridges and revitalizing natural rivers to improve the urban areas. He was commenting on a plan by the administration to build a HK$1.7 billion, 540 metres long, pedestrian bridge in Yuen Long to ease congestion. Chu said the government, with the support of what he called a “shortsighted Yuen Long District Council,” was doing just the opposite. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Government accused of appeasing hate groups  Listenfacebook
The government's been accused of appeasing hate groups by removing books that cover LGBT issues from the shelves of public libraries. Local media reports say 10 children's books have been hidden from public display after a complaint from an anti-gay rights group led by Joshua Wong's father, Roger. The group says the books promote homosexuality. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department says the books have been moved to make sure they are only read with parental guidance. Brian Leung from the LGBT rights group, the Big Love Alliance, told Annemarie Evans that the move is totally unacceptable:
US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council  Listenfacebook
The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council -- citing concerns about the human rights record of some members and excessive criticism of Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley came to Washington to announce the decision alongside President Donald Trump's top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both insisted the United States would remain a leading champion of human rights but for many the decision will reflect Mr Trump's general hostility to the world body and to multilateral diplomacy in general. Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, spoke to Annemarie Evans: