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Further action against FCC would end press freedom here, says Dennis Kwok Listen
The legal sector’s representative in the Legislative Council, the Civic Party’s Dennis Kwok, says if the Foreign Correspondents’ Club were made to pay further for hosting a talk by independence advocate Chan Ho-tin, then that would signal the end of freedom of the press in Hong Kong. Kwok was speaking on the treatment of Financial Times’ journalist Victor Mallet, who had hosted the talk in August. Since then, Mallet has been denied a renewal to his work visa, and on Thursday was refused entry to the city even as a tourist. Kwok told Annemarie Evans that these developments were shocking.
‘Trial and error’ measures to thin out Tung Chung crowds Listen
Officials are working to prevent a repeat of the chaos in Tung Chung last week, when thousands upon thousands of mainland tourists flooded into the area after arriving via the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Among the government’s solutions are a new queuing system for a popular bus route, and they’re also appealing to travelers to head elsewhere. Jim Gould asked Hung Wing-tat of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies whether these measures will work to thin out the crowds.
BTS television appearance cancelled in Japan over atomic bomb T-shirt Listen
A Japanese TV show cancelled an appearance by hugely popular Korean pop group BTS, amid controversy over a shirt worn by one of the band members. A picture of Jimin wearing a T-shirt depicting the US atomic bombing of Japan, which killed hundreds of thousands of people, started being shared online. It stirred anger among some fans, who called it an "insult". BTS later apologised to its fans for not being able to make an appearance. The "atomic bomb" T-shirt also featured Korean independence slogans. RTHK's correspondent in Tokyo, Julian Ryall, told Annemarie Evans about how Japan has reacted to the controversy.