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[Record breaking air pollution ; Rio Tinto Trial ; Younger, more educated street sleepers] (26 Mar 2010)

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Fresh air in Hong Kong is beginning to feel like a luxury. On Monday the Air Pollution Index or API went off the charts. It hit the maximum 500 again on Tuesday. An API of 200 is already considered hazardous to health.A verdict’s expected on Monday in the trial of four employees of the Chinese branch of an Australian mining firm, Rio Tinto. The trial was adjourned on Wednesday at the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court to wait for a decision. Overseas companies operating in China, and overseas governments, are watching the case closely.With us in the studio to discuss why are Janet da Silva of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Leslie Hook of the Wall Street Journal.It’s common as you get older to begin to think that policeman and doctors are getting younger. If you are starting to find that even Hong Kong’s street sleepers are not as old as they used to be, or as uneducated, you may be right. A recent survey highlights that the recent economic crisis, low wages, and family problems, are sending many people onto the streets younger.

Program: 
The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Friday, March 26, 2010
Station: 
RTHK
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