Tag: China

Breaking Bad: UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case

A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday. Damien Michael Charnock used to be the head of Dulwich College Shanghai, a branch of the exclusive...

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Beijing will use facial recognition tools to speed up security checks in the city's overcrowded metro, using a 'credit system' to sort passengers into different channels, state-run media reported on Wednesday. Long queues and commuters arguing with staff over slow security procedures are common sites...

Jailed Uighur Ilham Tohti wins European Parliament Sakharov rights award

by Béatrice ROMAN-AMAT with Jing Xuan TENG in Beijing The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights on Thursday to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, sentenced to life imprisonment in China for "separatism", parliamentary sources told AFP. The outspoken former professor of economics at a...

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: FT

by Helen Roxburgh with Yan Zhao in Hong Kong Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong's beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, after nearly five months of pro-democracy unrest. The pro-Beijing leader has faced sustained criticism from protesters in...

Murder suspect whose case was catalyst for Hong Kong protests released

A murder suspect whose proposed deportation to Taiwan was a catalyst for huge anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong was released from prison Wednesday but, despite saying he wanted to face justice, will remain in the city as a diplomatic spat continues. Months of increasingly violent...

A comic book sows discord among Pakatan Harapan partners

The Malaysian government under the Pakatan Harapan has given de-facto freedom to all and sundry to criticise and to express their beliefs freely. But some are taking this freedom to a different level and a comic book by a former member of the Democratic Action...

High-level delegation to bilateral cooperation meeting in China composed of only 4G leaders

Chongqing—The team of officials currently on a visit to China for the 15th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, are all members of the fourth generation (4G) of Singapore’s leaders. The co-chairman of the council, which is the highest-level bilateral platform between Singapore and China, is Deputy...

Singaporeans get a laugh over comic Ronny Chieng mocking China-NBA troubles in Singaporean-accented Mandarin

Singapore—The NBA and China don’t often get mentioned in the same context but this week the US basketball league fell into disfavour with the second biggest economy in the world, which all started with a tweet. First, the general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball...

Pakistani Kashmir leader sees hope in US, China response to India

by Shaun TANDON The leader of the Pakistani side of divided Kashmir is hopeful that India's clampdown in the Himalayan territory has reached a turning point -- bringing US pressure. Sardar Masood Khan was visiting Washington to meet lawmakers, media and experts after India on August...

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over ‘brutal’ Xinjiang abuses

The US is to blacklist 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, the commerce department announced. The United States "cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of...