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Badiucao exhibit cancelled amid safety fears Listen
The government’s been accused of not doing enough to make sure that people with dissenting views feel safe in Hong Kong. Patrick Poon, China researcher for Amnesty International, was speaking after an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Badiucao was abruptly cancelled, a day before it was due to open. Organisers cited safety concerns stemming from alleged threats made towards the artist by mainland authorities. But they didn’t elaborate on the nature of these threats. Poon told Annemarie Evans that Badiucao was concerned about his personal safety.
WildAid teams up with business to end shark fin consumption Listen
The conservation group WildAid says the support of leading Hong Kong businesses is key to ending global demand for shark fins. The group has enlisted the help of local business leaders and major corporations to end consumption here, and create a shark fin-free city. Chief Operating Officer Tom Stahl told Annemarie Evans that Hong Kong is the epicentre of the global trade, and the actions of companies here will have a big impact.
Trump puts immigration in spotlight ahead of mid-terms Listen
US President Donald Trump is leaving no question about the top issue on his mind going into the mid-term elections. For another day he has taken a tough stand on immigration - saying that those who try to enter the United States illegally will be immediately turned back with force if needed. He then accused the Democratic Party of encouraging the migrant caravans currently moving through Mexico from Central America. Glenn Shive, the Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, spoke to Annemarie Evans about this, and the president’s decision to send thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border.