Most RTHK staff oppose plan to set up government advice board About 80 per cent of RTHK staff surveyed are against a plan to set up a board appointed by the chief executive to advise the director of broadcasting on the station's editorial policy and programme standards, a survey shows. Many are worried the board will interfere with the broadcaster's editorial decisions, while others say such a board is not necessary, according to the poll conducted by the RTHK programme staff union. In a submission to the government, the union said creation of the board would make it harder for the head of RTHK to defend editorial independence. A public consultation on RTHK's new mission as a public broadcaster will end on Monday. The union gave members 671 questionnaires last month, asking for their views on RTHK's role and structure. Of the 305 respondents, 78 per cent said they were worried the board would 'affect' the broadcaster's daily operations. HK remains most competitive city Hong Kong remained the most competitive Chinese city this year, but its growth potential ranking fell to 11th place from seventh last year, according to a study by the China Institute of City Competitiveness. Shanghai became the second most competitive after ranking third last year, while Beijing traded places with Shanghai to rank third. Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Taipei ranked fourth, fifth and the sixth. Shenzhen remained the city with the highest growth potential, followed by Shanghai. Macau fell to sixth place for its growth potential from third place last year. Hong Kong remained the safest Chinese city, followed by Dalian . Minibond holders, journalists and villagers set to march Journalists, Lehman Brothers minibond holders and villagers from Choi Yuen Tsuen will join the march tomorrow calling for universal suffrage and the abolition of functional constituencies in the legislature, organiser the Civil Human Rights Front says. Unlike last year, the protest will end at the central government's liaison office in Western instead of the government headquarters in Central. It will start in Victoria Park. Apart from calling for universal suffrage, many will march to call for the early release of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo . The public has been urged to make early plans for journeys if they have to pass through districts affected by the protest.