Daily Archives: 2019-10-30

China pushes higher ‘moral quality’ for its citizens

From budgeting for rural weddings to dressing appropriately and avoiding online porn, China’s Communist Party has issued new guidelines to improve the “moral quality” of its citizens. Officials have released several sets of guidelines this week alongside a secretive conclave of high-ranking officials in Beijing which discusses the country’s future direction. On Sunday the government published its “Outline for the …

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China ‘supports’ barring of Joshua Wong from Hong Kong election

Beijing expressed “approval and support” Wednesday for the disqualification of Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local elections, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city. Wong, one of the most prominent figures in the otherwise leaderless movement, accused the Hong Kong government of “political screening” after an election officer ruled his nomination for the November poll invalid …

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UN members split on China’s Uighur rights record

China’s mass detention and surveillance of ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang province came under fire at the United Nations Tuesday, with 23 nations — mostly western — backing a British statement condemning Beijing’s human rights record. But China’s allies countered with a statement of their own that won even broader support, with some 54 nations backing a Belarus text that heaped …

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Workers’ Party supports concerns on climate change, outlines contributions in Parliament

On Tuesday (29 October), the Workers’ Party (WP) expressed its support towards concerns raised on climate change and environmental issues, outlining the party’s contributions in Parliament in a statement shared on their Facebook page. Referring to Singapore’s first climate rally that happened last month at Hong Lim Park, Members of Parliament (MPs) from the party said that they “note and …

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The Substation’s PiakPiakPlace Insta-Comic competition invites Singaporeans to celebrate their struggles and contestation for space with a healthy dose of satire and self-deprecating humour

“You don’t need much space to have sex,” Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, famously said in 2016. But in a country where home ownership is an uphill battle for young adults looking to leave the nest, and spatial concerns like a lack of decent housing for foreign labourers and minority communities remain unaddressed, there is little room for basic …

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