Here is a sample of what news presentations can look like. SAMPLE NEWS PRESENTATIONS HONG KONG 1) Story: Hong Kong economy Latest news: Last week the Hang Seng recorded its biggest week of gains in about 2 ½ years. Some local media report that the gains were due to relief over Europe securing a deal over Greek debt. At the same time, government officials said at Legco that a slowdown in growth and a threat of a property price bubble remain threats to Hong Kong’s economy. Angles to pursue: Reporter will plan a reaction story — watching Hang Seng opening on Monday to assess if investor optimism remains, talking to market analysts and people in the HK real estate market. 2) Story: Right of abode Latest news: A High Court judge said the government could temporarily stop processing helpers’ applications for permanent residency until the conclusion of its appeal against an earlier ruling. Angles to pursue: With all cases now argued in court, we will talk to labor rights groups for their views on the importance of the case. We will also explore what plans the government is drawing up following the upcoming appeal ruling. 3) Story: Fortune teller loses bid for fortune Latest news: Feng shui master Tony Chan lost his final court bid for a slice of the fortune left by the late Nina Wang. Angle: We will talk to observers of the case to get an assessment of what else is left for Chan. ASIA 4) Story: Flooding reaches Bangkok Latest news: Tens of thousands of people leave Bangkok ahead of a high tide set to worsen floods that have inundated the city and prompted governments to warn their citizens to stay away. Angles to pursue: Reporter will look into potential public health issues raised by the dirty floodwaters, as well as monitor most important daily developments. We’ll also look at implications for Hong Kong travel to Bangkok. 5) Story: China / security moves Latest news: China last week placed new curbs on bloggers and entertainment. During this past weekend, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee endorsed amendments to the Resident Identity Card Law. The move allows police to detain citizens in busy public areas if they are not carrying their ID cards. Rights advocates fear the new definition could allow abuse. Angles to pursue: We will report on reaction in Hong Kong — from official and authoritative sources, and also talk to rights groups based here. WORLD 6) Story: EU reaches debt deal with Greece Latest news: The EU last week approved a deal to reduce Greek debt, and plan it says will help the indebted European country and avert a potential collapse in European banking. At the end of the week, the EU announced it would seek China’s help to fund the deal. Angles to pursue: This will be an advancer to the G20 summit at the end of this week. We will report on China’s response to the EU bid, and the move by Europe to not look for American help, but help in Asia. 7) Story: Qantas to return to air Latest news: Qantas was expected to resume flying Monday after an Australian tribunal ordered an end to the strikes that had prompted the airline to ground its entire fleet over the weekend, stranding thousands of people around the world. Angles to pursue: We will look at the impact from the weekend – will travelers use Qantas, and what are Hong Kong travel agents telling their customers. We’ll go to the HK airport to see if the lines are returning to normal. And how are other airlines being affected by this move by Qantas. 8) Story: World’s population Latest news: The world’s population reaches 7 billion today (Monday, Oct. 31), according to the United Nations. It is the highest figure yet and has placed renewed attention on issues such as the environment, food production and even political stability within developing countries with fast-rising populations. Angles to pursue: We will talk to analysts to report a story on the top issues raised by the quickening pace of population growth — the impact on the environment, food and political stability.