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Foreign officials alarmed at Mallet's visa controversy Listen
Former legislator Emily Lau says foreign government officials are very alarmed and disturbed about the way Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet was refused renewal of his work visa by the Hong Kong authorities. Lau, a former journalist and a member of the Democratic Party, is in Geneva attending a United Nations Human Rights Council session. She said the officials there were aware of Mallet’s case and questions were being raised if Hong Kong was still a free society. Mallet was the first vice president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club when it hosted a talk by independence advocate Chan Ho-tin in August. Media groups believe that led to the government’s decision not to renew his work visa. Lau spoke to Priscilla Ng:
Schools planned for Hong Kong children across the border Listen
Education Secretary Kevin Yeung has revealed that the government plans to build schools across the border for Hong Kong children, taking advantage of the new Greater Bay Area. Yeung said education officials in Guangdong have responded positively to the plan, and a search was under way for places to put the schools. But education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said the government should first check if there will be enough demand. He spoke to Wendy Wong: