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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-09-18
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Schools given green light to resume classes  Listenfacebook
The Education Bureau has given the green light for schools to resume on Wednesday, if they feel it is safe to do so. Classes have been suspended for two days following the passage of Severe Typhoon Mangkhut. Officials said schools were busy with repair or clean-up work, and that full transport services had not resumed. But the bureau is now saying that the schools are generally ready to reopen. But it said parents should assess how safe it is for their children to go in, and schools should not punish students who are absent or late due to transport problems. The president of the Professional Teachers' Union, Fung Wai-wah, told Jim Gould that he agreed with the bureau’s decision:
United States imposes another round of tariffs on Chinese goods  Listenfacebook
The United States has announced new 10 percent import tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods, warning Beijing it will raise them to 25 percent if it retaliates. They're the biggest round of American tariffs against China so far. Beijing promptly hit back and said it will take "counter-measures" against President Donald Trump's decision. But the Commerce Ministry in Beijing gave no other detail. China has already released a US$60 billion list of American goods for retaliation. Ben Tse asked the chief economist at ERA Research, Connie Bolland, what kind of response could be expected from China:
Stricter controls urged for vitamin supplements  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council has called for stricter regulatory control of vitamin supplements. The watchdog tested 76 products recently, and found that nine suggested dosages were equal to or even higher than the maximum daily intake level set out by the Chinese Nutrition Society. At present, most of the supplements are classed as general food items, instead of pharmaceutical products. Ben Tse asked the council’s chief executive, Gilly Wong, what would happen if people exceeded the maximum daily dosage of vitamins: