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Comments on independence are not going to be productive: academic Listen
An academic says the comments being made by officials and students on the option of independence for Hong Kong is not going to be productive. Dr Cheung Chor-yung from City University’s department of public policy said it could result in a vicious cycle with each side hardening its stance on the issue. As the new academic year started, the Education Secretary, Kevin Yeung, made it clear that the idea of Hong Kong independence should not be discussed in schools. Cheung told Jim Gould that if this sort of discussion continues in schools, it could lead to amendment of the law to make freedom of expression more difficult:
Myanmar jails Reuters journalists Listen
A court in Myanmar has sentenced two journalists from the Reuters news agency to seven years in prison each, after finding them guilty of violating a state secrecy law. The journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, said they were framed by police because of their reporting on a massacre by the Myanmar military of Rohingya Muslims. The United Nations, the United States and Britain have criticised the verdict. So has Reuters. RTHK’s correspondent in Myanmar, Larry Jagan, told Annemarie Evans that the sentence was shocking and it was a sad day for press freedom in Myanmar: