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Restaurants revived by District Council election results Listen
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the government will soon roll out another round of relief measures to help people cope with the economic downturn. Speaking ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, she said the city's economy has entered a critical stage. The chief executive pointed out that retail sales had suffered the largest drop on record in October, and unemployment is expected to climb as many businesses have been hit hard. Annemarie Evans spoke to Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, and asked him if restaurants are struggling too.
‘King Yin Lei mansion ideal spot for social media snappers’ Listen
The historic King Yin Lei mansion is once again being included in a government scheme that aims to revitalise old buildings - after having failed twice to find the right operator. Officials are trying to attract potential operators by making things more flexible for them. King Yin Lei, a declared monument, is among the four historic buildings in batch six of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. The three-storey building, built in 1937, is famous for its Chinese Renaissance style that reflects the design and construction of both Chinese and Western architecture in the pre-World War Two period. Jim Gould asked Paul Zimmerman, the CEO of Designing Hong Kong how well he thought the scheme is working.
Unseasonally strong typhoon batters the Philippines Listen
A powerful typhoon roared ashore in the Philippines in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Typhoon Kammuri left behind a trail of destruction. It also forced mass evacuations and the temporary closure of Manila International Airport. RTHK's Manila correspondent Alan Robles gave Annemarie Evans more details.