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Problems at bridge not due to poor planning by officials: academic  Listenfacebook
The Acting Chief Executive Teresa Cheng says the government has written to Guangdong authorities over the arrival of apparently illegal tour groups in Hong Kong across the bridge from Zhuhai and Macau. This has led to complaints from residents of Tung Chung who say they are being swamped by the visitors. Speaking to reporters before the weekly Executive Council meeting, Cheng said she hoped the problem could be tackled at the source. Professor Brian King from Polytechnic University's school of hotel and tourism management said there was no quick way to deal with the crowds in Tung Chung. He told Damon Pang it was just teething problems related to the bridge's opening rather than poor planning by officials:
Liver transplant surgeons experienced enough: expert  Listenfacebook
An expert says local surgeons are experienced enough to carry out liver transplants on young children. The issue is under the spotlight because of the case involving Yu-yan who turns two next month. A family friend has now come forward to donate part of his liver to the toddler, and the transplant is expected to take place in 2 to 3 months' time. Yu-yan suffered a cardiac arrest after she had an operation on the liver at Queen Mary Hospital last year. A former president of Hong Kong Society of Transplantation Dr Chow Ka-foon told Annemarie Evans that she believes local surgeons will be able to carry out a transplant on Yu-yan even though organ transplants on young children are rare in Hong Kong:
Child suicide cases surge in Japan  Listenfacebook
Japan's education ministry says child suicides in the country are the highest they have been in more than three decades. In the fiscal year up to March this year, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives. The number was five more than in the previous year, and the highest it has been since 1986. Concerns the children had reported included family problems, worrying about their futures and bullying. Annemarie Evans spoke to RTHK’s correspondent in Tokyo Julian Ryall and asked him what he made of the suicide numbers: