Daily Archives: 2019-08-17

PAP’s “inbreeding of ideas” produces “defective policies”; new ideas should be incorporated into S’pore’s political “gene pool”: SDP chief Chee Soon Juan

The “inbreeding of ideas” within PAP has produced “defective policies” for Singapore in the last 15 years, resulting in “a malformed economy”, said Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan. “The autocratic effort of keeping the political bloodline pure within the PAP has produced a society unable to respond to changes and begun the slow but certain undoing of …

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Ai Weiwei fears ‘Tiananmen’ crackdown in Hong Kong

by Daphne ROUSSEAU Watching the Hong Kong protests from afar, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei fears the worst, warning of a repeat of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. “I don’t think any prediction is too big,” the 61-year-old told AFP in an interview in his Berlin studio. China “is a society which sacrifices anything to maintain its control,” …

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Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

by Jerome TAYLOR / Elaine YU Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week — and as concerns mount over Beijing’s next move. Ten weeks of protests have plunged the international finance hub into crisis, with the communist-ruled mainland taking an …

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