Tag Archives: CHINA

CHINA’S RICH STILL PREFER TO LIVE IN SINGAPORE

A growing number of the world’s super-rich are choosing to live in more than one country, with many of them parking their substantial wealth in overseas real estate, according to new findings from the Barclays Wealth Insights report, which looked at where the wealthy prefer to live, work, invest and retire. At the top of the tree when people look for second homes or citizenship, it tends to be the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and then Singapore and Hong Kong,” said Liam Bailey, Head of Residential Research, Knight Frank. Specifically, Singapore has emerged as one of the top destinations for Chinese HNWIs, due to the ease of doing business in the city-state.

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CHINA COMPANY DEVELOPS ELECTRONIC CHOPSTICKS TO DETECT UNSAFE FOOD

The search giant said the utensils could detect unsanitary cooking oil - a common concern in the country. At its annual conference in Beijing, Baidu also unveiled its own wearable headset, a rival to Google's Glass. The Baidu Eye has an in-built camera but no screen, and conveys information to the user via an earpiece or by connecting to a smartphone. Both new products are as yet unavailable to consumers, and the company did not specify a date on which they would go on sale.

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CHINESE ISIS FIGHTERS HAD ISIS STICKERS ON THEIR LEFT ARM

IRAQ'S Ministry of Defence has claimed to have captured a Chinese national fighting for the extremist Sunni militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and posted two photos of an East Asian-looking man with a battered face on its Facebook page. A short message accompanying the photos that were put up on Monday called the man a "Chinese daash" - daash being an acronym for ISIS.

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40-YEAR OLD PRC CHEAT MADE PHYSICAL ADVANCES TOWARDS WEALTHY 87-YEAR OLD WIDOW

Madam Chang, who has known Madam Chung for more than 50 years, said Mr Yang "manipulated" and "took advantage" of her friend's feelings. "He would frequently make physical advances towards (Madam Chung), shamelessly hugging and kissing her in front of myself and the maids and driver," related Madam Chang. "He would have his meals with (Madam Chung), uttering sweet nothings to her."

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CHINA WOMAN DESTROYS SINGAPOREAN FAMILIES TO HAVE EASIER LIFE FOR HERSELF

Mabelle says she is willing to share her experience because she feels that "it is grossly unfair to blame PRC women" when a family breaks down. She is aware that her comments could invite a backlash, but she says in Mandarin: "Who cares? I don't owe anyone a living. If there is any reason for concern, it would just be my son, because he is innocent." Her son, 15. He is in the Integrated Programme (IP) of one of the top schools here. In a separate interview, her son says in fluent English: "The humiliation was too much for me to bear. I had trouble coping with school, my grades were dropping and I almost failed my final term examinations last year."

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CHINA ONE STEP CLOSER TO DEVELOPING SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE

It is a distance of more than 6,100 miles. But a team of Chinese scientists claim to have moved closer to developing a supersonic submarine, which could complete the journey from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology say they have developed a way to make a submarine — or torpedo — to travel at extremely fast speeds underwater.

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PRC GRADUATES UNABLE TO FIND JOBS IN CHINA

Chinese graduate Wang Xiaoqing, 23, earns barely 2,000 yuan (US$325.18) a month at an environmental services firm and has no savings to speak of. A recent marketing graduate from the Northwest University of Politics and Law in Xi'an, the capital of northern Shaanxi province, Wang even relies on his parents for handouts occasionally. "I sent my resume out to more than 10 firms over the past three months before I got a job, "I knew it would be hard and was mentally prepared, but I worry about how I am going to get married or buy a house in the future." While the rapid expansion of higher education in China has led to a sharp rise in the number of unemployed and underemployed graduates over the past few years, the situation has gotten worse this year.

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35-YEAR OLD MAN IN CHINA REMOVES MAMMARY GLANDS BECAUSE HE FEARS GETTING BREAST CANCER

A 35-year-old man, surnamed Lin, made headlines after becoming the first man in Jiangcheng, Hubei province to get his mammary gland removed because he feared getting breast cancer, according to Xinhua News. Lin became worried after his mother and sister were diagnosed with the disease one after another. He said his fears were further exacerbated by news of American actress Angelina Jolie getting a double mastectomy (because the fact that a totally unrelated actress has breast cancer affects his chances, somehow).

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China cracks down on instant messaging apps

CHINA will force real-name registrations on users of instant messaging tools, and require public accounts wishing to publish or reprint political news to seek prior approval, the state media said yesterday. The latest restrictions will likely affect hugely popular mobile messaging apps like WeChat, which has almost 400 million users.

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PRC FAMILY LET TODDLER POOP IN HIS SEAT ON FLIGHT; REFUSES TO USE TOILET

Travellers on board the Delta Airlines flight allegedly watched in horror as the young Chinese boy's parents laid down newspaper on his chair and encouraged him to relieve himself there and then. Despite pleas from passengers and crew to take him to the cabin toilet, the boy's grandfather and grandmother - who were also on the plane - insisted on letting the boy settle there, it was claimed.

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