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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-07-05
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Changes would be required at URA if it provides subsidised flats: Lawrence Poon  Listenfacebook
A member of the Urban Renewal Authority’s board, Lawrence Poon, says changes would be required at the body if the government wants it to start providing subsidised housing. He said its current role is to redevelop old buildings and if it is also tasked with providing subsidised flats, it may not be able to sustain this financially in the long-run. Last week, the government said flats at the URA's Ma Tau Wai project will be earmarked for first-time local home buyers, and will be sold at between 62 and 72 percent of the market value. The discounts could cost the authority more than HK$1 billion in lost revenue. Poon told Annemarie Evans that any change in the authority's role would also have to take public opinion into account:
Government already implementing national education: Joshua Wong  Listenfacebook
Demosisto leader, Joshua Wong, says the government is already implementing national education in schools even though it says it won’t introduce a separate subject for it in the coming four years. Wong was one of the leaders of the protests against the proposed national education curriculum back in 2012, before the government shelved the plan. He said students are already being subjected to what he called “brainwashing” to fully serve the interests of Beijing. Wong spoke to Ben Tse: