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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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RTHK Newsroom

2018-12-21
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Legislator says DPP should have sought advice over Teresa Cheng case  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s Director of public prosecutions, or DPP, on Friday announced that no action is to be taken against Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng over an unapproved basement at her luxury home in Tuen Mun, but her husband will be prosecuted over unauthorised building work at his house next door. AnneMarie Evans asked Civic Party legislator and barrister Alvin Yeung what he made of the DPP's decision to drop the case against Teresa Cheng, but prosecute her husband
Difficult to predict whether African swine fever will reach HK: expert  Listenfacebook
The government is making contingency plans for dealing with a possible outbreak of African swine fever at local pig farms. Officials on Friday said now that the virus has been found in Zhuhai, there is a 'medium' risk that it will spread here. They are now discussing the possibility that local and imported pigs can be brought to different abattoirs as a precaution, and are talking to the trade about compensation arrangements if a mass cull proves necessary. Jim Gould asked an expert on African swine fever, Professor Dirk Pfeiffer of the City University's school of veterinary medicine, how likely he thought it was that the virus would come to Hong Kong
‘There will be chaos in Afghanistan with or without US troops’  Listenfacebook
Reports in the US media on Friday said President Trump is planning to withdraw thousands of soldiers from Afghanistan. Citing unnamed officials, the reports said about 7,000 personnel - roughly half of the remaining US military presence there - could go home within months or even weeks. AnneMarie Evans asked RTHK's Moscow correspondent, Fred Weir what this might mean for President Putin and Russia