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

2020-06-11
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Teachers’ union questions new training requirement  Listenfacebook
The Professional Teachers' Union has accused the Education Bureau of having political motives in its decision to impose a new requirement for newly-hired teachers to undergo compulsory training on values and conduct – among other things. Union president Fung Wai-wah says more training for teachers is good and fine, but said it's strange that the Education Bureau is providing the training directly. He told Annemarie it appears the bureau is trying to rein in local teachers with the new requirements set to kick in in September:
Resignation of RTHK executive ‘signs of strain’ on the broadcaster  Listenfacebook
The unexpected announcement of an early retirement by RTHK’s number-two official is being seen by some as signs of the strain that management is under amid intense scrutiny of the public broadcaster. Deputy director of broadcasting Kirindi Chan has resigned citing health reasons, but journalism lecturer Grace Keung of Chinese University says this appears to be an excuse. She told Ben Tse recent criticism levelled against RTHK by the government, the police, and other critics, are taking its toll:
UK under pressure to drop Covid rule  Listenfacebook
The British government is facing calls from Conservative Party backbenchers to drop the two-metre social-distancing rule in England. MPs, including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green, say it is essential for the economy. The government has said it is constantly reviewing its coronavirus lockdown guidance. Our London correspondent Gavin Grey told Annemarie Evans the government is under tremendous pressure to change things: