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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-11-05
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Response to Xi Jinping's speech lukewarm: analyst  Listenfacebook
China analyst Mark O'Neill says the response from Western business representatives to President Xi Jinping’s speech at a trade expo in Shanghai has been lukewarm. He said they didn't feel Xi had said anything new when pledging to cut import tariffs and to further open up the mainland's economy to overseas companies. He told Jim Gould what foreign companies want is to be treated equally with Chinese firms on the mainland:
Hong Kong people not fully aware of risks posed by air pollution  Listenfacebook
A survey has suggested that most Hong Kong people are unaware that air pollution can cause serious health problems, and very few of them bother to limit their time outdoors when the city is blanketed by smog. The World Green Organisation said it recently polled 500 people and found that less than one in five knew that filthy air can cause strokes. Only one-third were aware it is linked to cancer and heart disease. The organisation’s CEO William Yu told Annemarie Evans what other health problems could be caused by air pollution:
Iran defies US sanctions  Listenfacebook
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country “will proudly bypass sanctions” by the United States that target its oil and financial sectors. The punitive measures described by Washington as "the toughest sanctions ever" came six months after US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran. Rouhani said Iran was in what he called “a situation of economic war, confronting a bullying power.” A professor of Peace Studies at the Bradford University in the UK Paul Rogers spoke to Annemarie Evans: