Saturday, 3 March 2012

Shanghai car parks ... a space odyssey

Drivers can spend an hour hunting for somewhere to leave their vehicles, with 367,000 more spots needed

Plagiarism claims hound ‘running dogs’ professor

Peking University professor Kong Qingdong, who hit the headlines recently for calling Hongkongers “running dogs”, has been accused by a scholar of plagiarising a book he wrote 17 years ago.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Singapore's version of locusts advertisement

“Do you want Singapore to spend $36,000,000 yearly to sponsor at least two thousand foreign scholars?

Singaporeans have also had enough!

The locust plague has spread from Hong Kong to Singapore.

We strongly request the PAP government to tighten the overly lax immigration policy!

Stop immigrants from ‘invading’ Singapore unrestricted!

Protect the rights of Singaporeans and defend local culture.

We strongly request NUS disciplinary committee to mete out the most severe punishment to ingrate MOE scholar Sun Xu!”

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wealthy people more likely to cheat

Greed, unethical behaviour exposed in experiments

Singapore’s Prime Minister Ponders Tricky By-Election Test

These are increasingly prickly questions for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to ponder, after the dismissal of an opposition lawmaker two weeks ago threw up the potential of a third electoral fight for Singapore’s ruling establishment within a year.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Judge slams Tony Chan as dishonest and immoral

A judge called Tony Chan Chun-chuen “thoroughly dishonest and untrustworthy” yesterday while explaining his decision to freeze the fung shui master’s assets and stop him from dodging a HK$130 million legal bill to the late billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum’s estate.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Death penalty for selling ‘gutter oil’

China cracks down on production, sale and use of tainted recycled oil in cooking

Mainland developers escalate price war as sales fall

Mainland developers have started another round of large-scale price cuts after property sales slumped in January.

A taste of China in Bordeaux

Chinese snap up five more chateaux in the past few weeks

Chinese collecting Bordeaux chateaux

Investors buy up venerable producers in famous region to supply French wine to newly affluent mainlanders who are increasingly developing a taste for it

Taiwan Denies Singapore Cutting Military Ties

Taiwan denied reports Monday that Singapore is suspending its long-standing military cooperation with the island after news of a rare visit by Taiwan’s defense minister to the city state was made public.

Mother of girl set on fire vows court action

Despite huge medical bill, family refuses private settlement as online appeal gathers momentum

Young Girl Burned & Disfigured By Son of Government Official

17-year-old boy Tao Rukun (陶汝坤), whose father is a government official in the Audit Office of Hefei City, forced into 16-year-old girl Zhou Yan’s(周岩) house, and poured lighter fluid over Zhou Yan’s head then lit it on fire, resulting in over 30% burned area and disfigured face, neck and chest.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Tokyo governor backs rape of Nanking denial

Tokyo’s outspoken conservative governor said yesterday he agreed with the mayor of Nagoya’s statement that the 1937 rape of Nanking by Japanese troops never happened.