Daily Archives: 2019-08-19

China lashes Taiwan over offer to Hong Kong protesters

China slammed Taiwan Monday for offering asylum to Hong Kong people facing prosecution for involvement in anti-government protests, telling the island’s leaders to “stop meddling” in the territory’s affairs. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen voiced support last month for granting asylum to some Hong Kong protesters, with the semi-autonomous financial hub in the midst of an unprecedented political crisis. Ma Xiaoguang, …

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Bank of England chief pulls out of Chinese event

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has withdrawn from a high-profile business event with China’s ambassador to London, sources said Monday, as pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong. Carney had been due to speak at the dinner, aimed at boosting Chinese business links, which is scheduled for September 3 at the Guildhall, the administrative centre of the City of London …

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Veteran actor, Bai Yan, dies at age 100

Local long-time actor, Bai Yan had passed away at the age of 100. It was disclosed that the China-born artist passed away on Monday (August 19) at 3am in the morning. Bai Yan has acted in many local Chinese TV shows, naming a few are Son of Pulang Tekong (1985) and Pretty Faces (1991) and most famous for his portrayal …

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Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in ‘peaceful’ march

by Yan ZHAO / Catherine LAI A sea of democracy activists once more flooded the streets of Hong Kong in a defiant show Sunday to the city’s leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing. Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the financial hub into crisis, with images of masked …

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China plans to make Shenzhen a ‘better place’ than Hong Kong

China’s government has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen and make it into what state media called a “better place” than neighbouring Hong Kong, following another huge pro-democracy rally in the semi-autonomous financial hub. Weeks of rallies, demonstrations, and occupations have plunged Hong Kong into crisis — which Beijing is now framing as an opportunity for Shenzhen’s …

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AGC files complaint to Law Society against M Ravi for ICJ memo to Malaysian government over drug mule Nagaenthran’s case

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed a complaint to the Law Society against Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi over his memo to the Malaysian government, in which he urged the Malaysian government to promptly bring the case of 30-year-old Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Nagaenthran, who is currently on death row in …

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Reinforcing preschool subsidies for middle-income families from 2020

The government will reinforce preschool subsidies including for middle income families in order to mollify concerns over the cost of preschool education. This was revealed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the National Day Rally held on Sunday (18 August). He further added that the authorities would increase the income ceiling for families whom are seeking to qualify for …

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NParks looks to improve pet sector, ranging from accreditation for service providers to improved animal traceability

The National Parks Board (NParks) will be reviewing and tightening the standards of the pet sector to better protect animal health and welfare said Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and National Development at the Pets’ Day Out event on Saturday on (17 August). It was announced that the board will collaborated with stakeholders in the pet …

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