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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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RTHK Newsroom

2019-06-17
Newswrap

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Thousands continue protests in Admiralty  Listenfacebook
Thousands of protesters have surrounded the Chief Executive’s Office at Admiralty - saying that they won’t leave until Carrie Lam steps down and agrees to withdraw the contentious extradition bill. Some protesters have also taken over Lung Wo Road, once again bringing traffic there to a standstill. RTHK's reporter Candice Wong told Jim Gould that the protesters appeared determined to stay through the night, despite occasional heavy downpours.
Exco members back Carrie Lam to stay on as CE  Listenfacebook
There are mounting calls for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign over her handling of the extradition row. But Executive Council member, Lam Ching-choi, believes she should stay on as chief executive... with both Mrs Lam and her government deserving another chance. The convenor of the Executive Council, Bernard Chan, shared the same view. Earlier, he spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Taiwan reacts to Hong Kong's extradition row  Listenfacebook
The huge controversy over the extradition law here in Hong Kong appears to have a big impact on the political scene in Taiwan. Thousands took to the streets in Taipei on Sunday to support Hong Kong people's call for the contentious bill to be scrapped. Some commentators have pointed out that recent developments in the SAR could strengthen incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen's chances of winning a second term next year. Annemarie Evans asked Taiwan journalist Cindy Sui whether people on the island are exceptionally sympathetic to Hong Kongers because of similar movements they've participated in the past, such as the Sunflower Movement, to fight for their rights.