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Banning order for election probably came from Beijing: political analyst  Listenfacebook
The government's being urged to clarify whether it intends to ban anyone who advocates independence or self-determination for Hong Kong from running in future district council elections. In a front page story, the pro-Beijing Singtao Daily quotes sources as saying that those who do, may be barred from running in the 2019 district council elections. Political analyst Ma Ngok from Chinese University told Annemarie Evans that the order probably came from Beijing:
Survey shows people not optimistic about affordable home prices  Listenfacebook
Three-fifths of respondents to a recent Greenpeace survey say they don't believe flat prices will return to an affordable level even when the government finds more land for housing. The environmental activists spoke to about 1,000 people over the phone between 26 April and 4 May and 60 percent of the respondents said they don't believe more land will bring down flat prices. More than 90 percent of them felt the current level of house prices is more than the general public can afford. The survey came as the government is consulting the public on various ways to increase land supply to boost housing development. Andy Chu, a campaigner with Greenpeace East Asia, spoke to Jim Gould:
More developments in Stormy Daniels saga  Listenfacebook
Stormy Daniels' lawyer says he has information showing that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, received US$500,000 from a company associated with a Russian billionaire within months of paying hush money to his client -- a porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump. Lawyer Michael Avenatti also said hundreds of thousands of dollars streamed into Cohen's account from companies, including pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T and Korea Aerospace, with US government business interests. Annemarie Evans asked Glenn Shive, Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, what he made of all of this: