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New benefits for HKers in mainland ‘may not sway the young’  Listenfacebook
A political analyst says a new scheme allowing Hong Kong people who live in the mainland to get access to the same benefits as locals, is a definite boon to people already living across the border. But Chung Kim-wah from the Polytechnic University says it's too early to say whether this new arrangement will be enough to lure young people to considering moving up north. Hong Kongers who've lived in the mainland for at least six months can apply for a new residence permit starting next month – meaning they can get housing, medical and education benefits, and make it much easier to do things like find work or open bank accounts. Dr Chung spoke to Jim Gould:
District councillors lash out at MTR over To Kwa Wan subsidence  Listenfacebook
Kowloon City District Councillors have blasted the MTR Corporation for refusing to disclose any concrete information about the subsidence near the future To Kwa Wan station that's affected 23 buildings. The rail company told a special council meeting that that it had been closely monitoring the situation, and all the buildings are structurally safe. Ben Tse asked our reporter Wendy Wong, who attended the meeting, why the councillors are unhappy:
Rugby sevens squads announced  Listenfacebook
The squads have been announced for the Hong Kong rugby sevens competition at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Hong Kong’s men face China, Thailand and Pakistan in their group, while Japan are out to defend their gold medal. Hong Kong’s women are drawn in a tough group with reigning champions China. Dai Rees, the Rugby Union’s Chief Rugby Operations Officer, spoke to Jim Gould about the new teams – starting with the men: