Tag: China

US importers find ways to adapt to, skirt Trump’s tariffs

by Luc OLINGA Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighboring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs. Companies in sectors such as technology, clothing and footwear are exporting more goods from emerging giants including Vietnam and...

‘Hong Kong deserves democracy. But…we do not often get what we deserve’ Lee Kuan Yew in 1992

Singapore — According to now-declassified files in the National Archives in London, how Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outspokenly criticized the way the United Kingdom handled issues in Hong Kong led Britain to believe that Singapore may have had its own agenda...

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

by Lianchao LAN and Dan MARTIN Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now requires him to consult a complex diagram each morning. On July 1, Shanghai launched China's...

Chinese tourist allows child to urinate into plants at Gardens by the Bay

Netizens were awash with disgust after a video of a Chinese tourist allowing her child to urinate into the plants at Gardens by the Bay surfaced. The video, was apparently uploaded by a Reddit user, ore1, who works at Gardens by the Bay, and it...

PRC bus driver says life in Singapore is so tough he can’t even afford to fall ill

A bus driver from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) made a video outlining some of the struggles he faces as a foreigner working in Singapore. The man, who looks to be middle aged and working for SBS Transit because of his uniform stands in...

Chinese university draws flak for “buddy program” pairing male foreign students with female Chinese students

Shandong, China—Intercultural program or matchmaking plan? A Chinese university in Jinan city received heavy criticism for their interesting "Buddy Program" that paired foreign students with local students of the opposite sex. According to an initial report by the South China Morning Post, Shandong University's "Buddy...

Beijing Bikini deemed ‘uncivilised behaviour,’ Chinese cities now prohibit men showing bellies

Beijing – Due to the heat of summer, middle-aged men in China are often seen rolling up their shirts to cool off. However, Chinese cities are deeming the practice as “uncivilised behaviour” that damages the reputation and image of the city. Commonly known as the...

China’s bullying of Muslims land Malaysian minister, Saudi Crown Prince in trouble

Netizens are up in arms against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and Malaysia's Religious Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa, over their comments regarding China's 'internment' camps where Muslims are 'imprisoned'. Netizens are sensitive on the widely reported issue of Beijing’s treatment of more than one million...

China hubby beats mail order Indonesian bride for refusing to have sex

Monika, a 23-year-old Indonesian from Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, claims she got a beating for refusing to have sex with her 28-year old Chinese husband whom she married through a matchmaking service. Introduced by a matchmaker who promised her a good life as the...

PM Lee: Relations between US and China can be ‘poisoned irreversibly,’ third-world countries could become collateral damage

Bangkok – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on June 23 (Sunday) that Singapore “must expect some fallout” from the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. PM Lee told reporters that the economy...