Invest US$500K to become PR in China

China's green-card policy was launched in 2004 with the aim of attracting foreign experts and people with huge investments by giving them permanent residency. Some of the the current requirements state that foreigners have to be "elite talents" or should have invested at least $500,000 (£298,000) in China to be eligible for permanent residency, the Xinhua News agency says.

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INNOCENT PRC GIRL USES BOTTLE OF SPERM AS FACE CREAM

Zeng Lin, 19, had rubbed half the fluid into her face before noticing the smell. Her suspicions were confirmed when her flatmate said that it was semen, police said. Besotted Gou Wen, 22, said that he had hoped to declare his love with the bizarre gift, the Sun reports. He said: "I love her so much but she didn't know it and I didn't know how to tell her.

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Istana website hacker Delson Moo fined S$8,000

The person responsible for hacking the Istana website, Delson Moo Hiang Kng, was fined S$8,000 on Thursday (June 5). The 43-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of unauthorised access to the server hosting the Istana website, after admitting to carrying out a cross-site scripting attack on the Google search function embedded in the website.

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WHAT IS 2-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA)?

Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two step verification or TFA (as an acronym), is an extra layer of security that is known as "multi factor authentication" that requires not only a password and username but also something that only, and only, that user has on them, i.e. a piece of information only they should know or have immediately to hand - such as a physical token. Using a username and password together with a piece of information that only the user knows makes it harder for potential intruders to gain access and steal that person's personal data or identity.

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CPF CONCERNS WERE RAISED IN A FORUM ORGANISED BY NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY

Summing up the discussion, moderator and NSP member Ravi Philemon said "more flexibility should be given" to Singaporeans in deciding how to use their retirement funds in their later years. He also highlighted how several participants had questioned the need for increases in the Minimum Sum despite there not being a poverty baseline or a minimum wage in Singapore. "With no baseline or a minimum wage, there's not much clarity on how much an older citizen will need for his retirement needs," he said.

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Multi-purpose CPF system is broken, needs urgent fixing

Our CPF is basically our retirement savings. Without transparency, it can only be assumed there is a huge shortfall and the government has desperately attempted to plug this by tweaking CPF policy to prevent members’ withdrawal. The CPF system is already broken and in need of an immediate fix.

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Singapore Companies Owe The Third Highest Level of Debts in Asia

Singapore companies are now the third most indebted in Asia, behind China and India, as the overall economy slows, according to GMT Research Ltd. The level of indebtedness has reached a "danger threshold," Gillem Tulloch told Bloomberg Businessweek. According to the Hong Kong-based research group, growth is likely to slow down in Singapore as it cannot be sustained without additional stimulus or irresponsible bank lending.

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"WORRYING" RISE IN HIV CASES AMONG GAY MEN

The Ministry of Health revealed the figures yesterday, which also showed that the number of homosexual and bisexual cases has risen from 166 in 2009 to 247 last year. In contrast, the number of heterosexual men infected fell from 241 to 157 in the same period. Around a decade ago, men who contracted HIV through gay sex accounted for less than 30 per cent of male infections but they now make up more than 60 per cent - making them the main mode of transmission.

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Confession of a lawyer who went from hero to zero

Mr Subhas says he is not afraid of death because he believes he has done "more good than bad". But the traumatic experience did bring some fresh perspective. "I saw my wife, my son, my nephews holding my hand. I thought: 'I am so lucky to have these people with me.' I told myself that if I ever recover from this, I'd spend more time with them, in the last few years of my life. "If I get a few years."

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