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Limited golf course development plan 'disappointing' Listen
An academic says it's 'disappointing' that the government has ruled out taking control of the entire Fanling Golf Course for development. It has decided to build mostly public housing on 32 hectares of the site, but keep the remaining 140 hectares as a golf course. It's part of the government's plan to boost Hong Kong’s land supply, which also includes a proposal to move forward with plans to reclaim at least 1,000 hectares of land near Lantau. An additional 700-hectare-island subsequently proposed by the Chief Executive Carrie Lam is still on the table, but no timeline was set out for that part of the reclamation plan. Professor Ng Mee-kam, an expert in sustainable development and the director of the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Urban Studies Programme, told Jim Gould the government should have thought about taking control of the entire golf course in Fanling:
IS teen to contest move to strip her of UK citizenship Listen
Relatives of a British teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria say they intend to challenge the UK government's decision to strip her of citizenship. Shamima Begum, 19, has said she wants to return to London for the sake of her newborn son. A British official said the decision to revoke her nationality had been taken to protect the country. Annemarie Evans spoke to Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, and asked him how big of a legal problem it is for countries whose citizens want to return after joining the terror group: