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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-10-23
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Hong Kong people's reaction to mega-bridge muted: China analyst  Listenfacebook
China analyst, Willy Lam, says Hong Kong people’s reaction to the mega-bridge linking the territory with Macau and Zhuhai has been muted. He said many people feel that it would cause the city to further integrate with the mainland – both politically and economically. Lam said people feel that this could further erode the One Country, Two Systems principle and Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. He also said that it was symbolic of President Xi Jinping to attend the opening ceremony of the bridge:
Drilling of students continuing: concern group  Listenfacebook
There has been a slight drop in the percentage of primary three students who attain the level required for English and Maths in the Territory-wide System Assessment or TSA. The assessment has been criticised for drilling students. About 10 percent of primary three student sat the test in June after the government enhanced the anonymity of the students. Nearly 80.8 percent of them reached the level required for English - down from last year's 81.1 percent. Performance in Maths also dropped from 88.2 percent to 88 percent. But ability in Chinese improved with 86.7 percent of the students meeting the level required - up by half a percentage point from a year ago. The Education Bureau said the enhancement measure has "re-established the TSA as a low-stakes assessment without the need for drilling". It will continue to strengthen public education on how to make good use of assessment information to improve learning and teaching. Doreen Ho, the convenor of TSA Parents Concern Group, told Cecil Wong that drilling of students was continuing:
Britain and EU urged to protect scientific research  Listenfacebook
Twenty-nine Nobel prize-winning scientists have urged Britain and the European Union to secure a deal on Brexit in order to protect scientific research. They stressed that science requires the free flow of people and ideas to flourish. One of the signatories was Sir Paul Nurse, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on breast cancer. He said without a deal, Britain may struggle to attract the world's best scientists. RTHK’s London correspondent, Peter Anderson, told Annemarie Evans that it was not just Sir Paul who was worried: