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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-10-30
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Finance Committee chairman defends his comments  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Finance Committee has defended his comments that a government request for funds for a feasibility study on building massive artificial islands off Lantau could be passed within 20 hours. Chan Kin-por said over the weekend that he was confident this could be done. He also labelled critics of the study as “sinners in history”. Pan-democratic lawmakers later accused him of dropping all pretence of impartiality. Mr Chan said he was just stating the current situation at the committee, since new rules came into effect to counter filibustering. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Tensions are high in Colombo: correspondent  Listenfacebook
The speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament has warned that the country's unfolding political crisis threatens to turn into a "bloodbath" unless order is restored. It comes after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the cabinet, suspended parliament and replaced the prime minister with the former president, whose tenure he was voted in to investigate. The current prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is refusing to leave, saying the move is illegitimate. RTHK’s South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, told Annemarie Evans that tensions are high in the capital, Colombo:
Chinese novelist Louis Cha dies, aged 94  Listenfacebook
The renowned Chinese novelist, Louis Cha, has died. He was 94. Better known by his pen name, Jin Yong, he authored many martial arts novels that were adapted into TV dramas and video games. Some of his famous works included The Legend of the Condor Heroes, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils and The Deer and the Cauldron. He also co-founded the Chinese-language newspaper Mingpao. Sources said he passed away in the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by his family and friends. Columnist Chip Tsao, who was a friend of Cha, said the novelist had been in poor health for some time. He told Jimmy Choi that Cha was one of the greatest storytellers in the Chinese language and a man of letters: