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Government should set up segregated housing market, says Shih Wing-ching Listen
The founder of Centaline Property, Shih Wing-ching, says the government should consider setting up a segregated housing market for local residents, where property prices aren’t distorted by overseas capital and investors. The Chief Executive Carrie Lam said during a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Council that her administration won’t rule out further measures to deter non-Hong Kong residents from purchasing flats. Shih told Annemarie Evans that the government should review its housing and land policies, but didn't think discouraging non-Hongkongers was the right solution the city's housing woes.
Pivot health services towards needs of ageing population, say medical experts Listen
Medical experts have urged the government to reorient health services towards primary and community care, to ease the pressure on public hospitals. The suggestion was made during a seminar organised by the think tank, the Our Hong Kong Foundation. It was suggested a change of focus would be a good way to address the needs of the city’s ageing population. EK Yeoh, professor of Public Health at the Chinese University, told Ben Tse where the current system falls short.
UK due to unveil detailed Brexit proposals Listen
Detailed proposals for the UK’s relationship with the European Union are set to be published by the British government, days after two high-profile cabinet resignations. The proposals are expected to include a common rule book for all goods traded with the EU, and a combined customs territory between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK’s London correspondent, Gavin Grey, if rumours that Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the German chancellor Angela Merkel about the plan before her own cabinet were true.