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Updates: President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have signed a joint condolence letter to Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR over the Manila hostage tragedy in which 8 Hong Kong tourists died. Full Story>>
To further discuss the hostage crisis, we are joined by our Current Affairs Commentator Dr. Gao Zhikai. Good evening, Dr. Gao.
Could it have been handled better?
1: How would you assess the way the Philippine police handled this crisis? Could it have been handled better, why did it end in such bloodshed?
Impact on Philippine tourism industry
2: The Philippines was a favorite tourist destination for Hong Kong residents. How will this incident influence the country 's tourism industry?