Archive for January 28th, 2019

China says Soros’ criticism of Xi is ‘meaningless’

China says Soros’ criticism of Xi is ‘meaningless’

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US billionaire George Soros’ criticism of Chinese President Xi Jinping was “meaningless”, China’s foreign ministry said on Friday, after the investor [...]
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Chinese hospital that said ‘would-be mothers need not apply’ for nursing jobs removes clause from advert after string of complaints

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A string of complaints has prompted a hospital in central China to remove a requirement in a job ad for temporary nurses that successful applicants not get pregnant for two [...]
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Warning to China: reforms are taking too long and Germany may be about to get tough

Warning to China: reforms are taking too long and Germany may be about to get tough

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China will face “a very difficult year” with its major trading partner Germany as the European powerhouse is losing patience over Beijing’s slow-paced [...]
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Japan to resume commercial whaling a day after leaving conservation body

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Unlike before the 1986 moratorium was imposed, there are no plans for Japanese fleets to go beyond coastal expeditions and hunt across international waters. Quoting sources [...]
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Japan must stand with Vietnamese human rights activists

Japan must stand with Vietnamese human rights activists

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

As Vietnam’s largest bilateral donor, Japan is in a unique position to raise human rights issues. For Vietnamese activist Nguyen Chi Tuyen, it was supposed to be just [...]
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Amid tensions with Japan, Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities, including sexual [...]
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Singapore can still do well amid global headwinds: DPM Tharman

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Singapore can still do well amid global headwinds, by educating its young, developing deeper skills in helping those who lose their jobs, and strengthening the innovative [...]
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KL, Singapore extend suspension of airport, airspace measures

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to extend their mutual suspension of two measures to March 31 while the two countries thrash out airspace issues. Transport minister Khaw [...]
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Singapore, Australia and Japan nudge WTO one step nearer to coming up with e-commerce rules

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Digital trade, including e-commerce, is one of the bright spots in the global economy and offers many opportunities including for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said [...]
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Body of Aloysius Pang brought back to Singapore, late actor to be accorded military funeral

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Late actor Aloysius Pang will be accorded a military funeral before being cremated at Mandai Crematorium on Sunday (27 January), said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in a [...]
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Singapore Mortgage Demand Significantly Dented

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Propertyguru | 6:00 AM

Rising interest rates and the government’s surprise property cooling measures in July have significantly dented mortgage demand at Singapore’s banks, threatening [...]
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Singapore’s bridges come alive for i Light SingaporeBicentennial Edition

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

A human figure “leaps” across the Singapore River in an art installation inspired by the island state’s rapid development. “I’ve always seen [...]
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Singapore agrees to end Seletar ILS suspension earlier by March

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Singapore said today it has agreed to Transport minister Anthony Loke’s proposal for a shorter period in the suspension of the instrument landing system (ILS) at the [...]
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Following Aloysius Pang’s Death, Singaporean Men Reckon With Their Mortality

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | RICE | 6:00 AM

When you’re serving in the army, the topic of death is constantly lingering in the air. On day 1 of BMT, we joke about wanting our buddies to die so we can attain PES F [...]
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Timeline: Death of actor Aloysius Pang and his return to Singapore

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A public wake for late actor Aloysius Pang will take place from Saturday (26 January) noon, a week after he sustained grave injuries during a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) [...]
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