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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-07-23
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Controversy could trigger higher sales of Japanese author's novel  Listenfacebook
Commentator Chip Tsao says the publicity being generated by the Obscene Articles Tribunal's decision to classify a popular Japanese author's novel as being indecent would benefit him the most. Haruki Murakami's book titled 'Killing Commendatore' went on sale in the territory several months ago. It now has to be wrapped in plastic, and sold only to those who are 18 or above. But one of the 500 or so adjudicators, Lam Siu-pan, called the classification system unfair as panel members were not selected at random. He said some applied to join the tribunal to represent their own special interests, such as religious groups. Lam said this needs to change if Hong Kong is to avoid such embarrassing decisions in future. Tsao told Annemarie Evan that he believes the controversy would make Murakami better known in Hong Kong, and trigger higher sales of his novel in both the SAR and on the mainland:
Hong Kong children won't be affected by health scandal on the mainland: Medical Association  Listenfacebook
The president of the Medical Association Ho Chung-ping says it is difficult to know how many mainland parents would bring their children to the SAR for vaccinations, in light of the latest health scandal across the border. Premier Li Keqiang has accused vaccine-maker Changsheng Biotechnology of having crossed a moral red line by faking production and inspection records, and has called for swift action against it. Dr Ho told Priscilla Ng that if mainland parents start bringing their children to the city for vaccinations, this will not affect Hong Kong children:
Damaging scandal hits French president  Listenfacebook
A former top security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron has been charged along with an employee of the ruling party after they were caught on video assaulting May Day protesters -- footage that went viral on social media. In the most damaging scandal to hit Macron since he took office last year, Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase were charged with "gang violence". Three high-ranking police officers already suspended on suspicion they illegally gave Benalla video surveillance footage of the incidents to help him try to clear his name were charged with misappropriation of the images and violating professional secrecy. RTHK’s London correspondent Gavin Grey spoke to Annemarie Evans about the case: