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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-01
Newswrap

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Path of Democracy’s land reclamation proposal flawed: concern group  Listenfacebook
The Path of Democracy think tank, led by executive councillor Ronny Tong, says the government isn't thinking big enough when it comes to a proposal for reclamation off Lantau. One-thousand hectares just won't be enough for the future, it says.
The think tank has not put a figure on how big it thinks the proposed 1,000 hectare East Lantau Metropolis should actually be, but says 1,200 or even 1,500 hectares wouldn’t be large enough. The convenor of the East Lantau Metroplois Concern Group, Tom Yam, said Tong's reclamation proposal is flawed and is not supported by facts. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Government didn’t mention anything about regulator for charities: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Kenneth Leung says there has been no mention by the administration if a regulator would be set up to oversee charitable fund-raising activities. The government has announced measures to deal with the activities. It'll upload all audited accounts of approved fund-raising activities to its website for public reference. It will also set up a hotline for people to make enquiries or file complaints about fund-raising events, and issue a new code of practice. Leung, who is the vice-chairman of the Legco's Public Accounts Committee, spoke to Tom McAlinden:
Australia struggles with banning single-use plastic bags  Listenfacebook
It's a question that has prompted a global call for action. How do you best eliminate single-use plastic bags before they further pollute our oceans? Australia is among the places grappling with bans, but it has struck teething pains amid what many have likened to "tantrums" by change-averse customers. Now a major supermarket chain has drawn fury by indefinitely extending its giveaway of new, reusable plastic bags. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK’s Australia correspondent Gerry Gannon what has been going on: