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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-09-26
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Officials should focus on existing land to create stable supply: group  Listenfacebook
A group studying land resources says instead of large-scale reclamation and developing country parks, officials should focus on existing land to generate a stable supply. The Citizens Task Force on Land Resources says the administration should first use 27-hundred hectares of under-utilised land in the New Terrorities. Currently, these plots are classified as brownfield sites, military sites, new development areas, and parts of developers' land banks. A member of the group, Professsor Ng Mee-kam from the Chinese University, spoke to Jim Gould:
Serious risk of military action between US and Iran: academic  Listenfacebook
US President Donald Trump has praised what he called his productive and encouraging relationship with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, over his nuclear program. In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he, however, highlighted what he called the horrible multinational agreement with Iran in 2015 to curb its nuclear weapons program. His Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, hit back and criticised the Trump administration for its hostility, adding that no nation could be brought to the negotiating table by force. The US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has warned the Iranian regime that there'll be "hell to pay" if they harm the US or its allies, and has called for military action against Iran in the past. Paul Rogers -- a professor of Peace Studies at the Bradford University in the United Kingdom -- told Jim Gould that there was a serious risk of that happening: