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Hong Kong's economy could be affected by prolonged trade war  Listenfacebook
The director of the ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research, Andy Kwan, has warned that Hong Kong’s open economy could be affected if the trade war between the U.S. and China continues for many months. He said investor and consumer confidence in the city will take a hit. This in turn could discourage people from spending. Kwan also said the trade war between the two countries will affect the global economy if it drags on. He told Jim Gould that China was not in a very good bargaining position and might end up making a lot of concessions:
MTR stations' contractor to be asked to give explanation to public  Listenfacebook
Civic Party lawmaker, Tanya Chan, will meet the contractor of the MTR’s Exhibition Centre and Hung Hom stations next week over the shoddy construction work that was discovered there recently. She said she will urge Leighton-China State Joint Venture to explain to the public what went wrong. Steel bars were earlier found to have been cut short at the Hung Hom Station and excavation work had to be stopped at the Exhibition Centre Station because of inadequate support underground. Chan spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Cult leader and six followers executed in Japan  Listenfacebook
Doomsday cult leader, Shoko Asahara, and six of his followers have been executed for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes. The hanging of Asahara closes a chapter on one of Japan's most shocking crimes in the 20th century. During the morning rush hour of March 20, 1995, members of his Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic bags to release sarin nerve gas inside subway cars, killing 13 people and sickening more than 6,000. The cult also carried out other crimes that together with the subway attack killed 27 people in total. Six other followers remain on death row. RTHK’s Tokyo correspondent, Julian Ryall, spoke to Annemarie Evans about the cult and the executions: