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‘Hong Kong risks being sidelined in Greater Bay plan’  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Hong Kong has contributed many ideas to China's new 'Greater Bay Area development plan', rejecting suggestions that the city had a passive role in coming up with the framework to develop southern China into a global IT hub. But China expert Willy Lam of Chinese University says Hong Kong appears to have been given a subsidiary role in the grand plan. He says some people may be worried that this may mean that the city will in future have to follow orders both from both Beijing, and Guangdong. But he told Annemarie Evans that the president obviously took care to include Hong Kong in the planning process:
‘Ethnic minorities not getting fair shake in education’  Listenfacebook
The concern group Hong Kong Unison says a new Ombudsman report highlighting problems faced by ethnic minority students in learning Chinese, and in the school admission process, shows the government's not doing enough to cater to their needs. The watchdog found, among other things, a large disparity in how much extra funding schools get to help them teach Chinese to non-Chinese-speaking students. A project manager with Hong Kong Unison, Mandy Cheuk, says the Education Bureau needs to rethink its entire approach:
Japan's Honda to shut UK car plant, as Brexit looms  Listenfacebook
The Japanese car-maker Honda is planning to close its manufacturing plant in the town of Swindon in Britain in 2021 – with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. It is the firm's only factory in the EU. The Japanese automaker announced the decision at a news conference in Tokyo, where Honda's president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, told reporters the decision was not related to Brexit. However, UK-based journalist Kay Ross told Annemarie Evans that doesn’t take the sting away: