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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-12-20
Newswrap

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Government urged to inspect Guangdong pig farms  Listenfacebook
Democratic Party lawmaker Helena Wong is urging the government to send health inspectors to mainland pig farms, to assess for themselves the health threat posed by an outbreak of African swine flu that's spread to Guangdong. The disease was first detected in August in the northeastern city of Shenyang, and has now been found at a Zhuhai slaughterhouse. Wong, a member of Legco's food safety panel, said it'll be difficult for people here to be convinced that they have nothing to fear, unless local officials inspect Guangdong pig farms that supply pork to the city. She spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Local banks likely to ignore future US Fed rates hikes: expert  Listenfacebook
Economist Andy Kwan says local banks will probably keep their interest rates unchanged even if the US Federal Reserve raises borrowing costs again next year. The Fed raised rates by 25 basis points, and is projecting two more increases next year. Major banks in Hong Kong decided not to follow suit. And Kwan, the director of the ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research told Ben Tse that's hardly surprising given the glut of liquidity in the banking system:
US ally in Syria says pullout will aid IS, cause instability  Listenfacebook
The United States' main ally in Syria has rejected President Donald Trump's claim that Islamic State militants have been defeated, warning that the withdrawal of American troops would lead to a resurgence of the extremist group. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement that a premature US troop pullout would have dangerous repercussions and a destabilising effect on the region. Other US allies such as Britain have also expressed concern, as have some American senators, including high profile Republicans. Annemarie Evans asked Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, how he reacted when he first heard about the US pull-out: