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Primary school suspends classes following outbreak of disease Listen
A Tuen Mun primary school has suspended classes for two weeks for primary 5 and 6 students following an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. Nine boys at the Po Leung Kuk Fong Wong Kam Chuen Primary School were infected with the disease. Eight of them are in a stable condition, but an 11-year-old is critically-ill in hospital. Ben Tse asked paediatrician Dr Alvin Chan if it was common for children to become seriously sick from the disease:
Events by Beijing critic removed Listen
The organisers of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival have confirmed that they'd been asked to remove two events featuring London-based Chinese writer Ma Jian. The functions were originally due to take place this week at the Tai Kwun arts complex in Central. The organisers said they won't speculate on the reasons for the decision. One of the events was for Ma, a strong critic of Beijing, to present his latest satirical book on modern China. Tai Kwun, for its part, said it doesn't want the place to become a platform for anyone to promote his or her political interests. The chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Chris Yeung, told Annemarie Evans that the explanation was contradictory: