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WORLD LEADERS PAY TRIBUTE TO SINGAPORE’S FOUNDING PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW

"Lee Kuan Yew was one of the most extraordinary leaders of modern times. He was a genuine political giant. He was the first to understand that modern politics was about effective Government not old-fashioned ideology. Whether in the economy, social cohesion or law and order, he applied methods of rigorous analysis and detailed implementation. He built Singapore into the success story it is today by intelligence, wisdom and determination in equal measure. As a result Singapore has a respect and admiration far above its size." - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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PRC NATIONALS PAY TRIBUTE TO MAO ZEDONG ON HIS 121st ANNIVERSARY

December 25th is the 121st anniversary of the birth of Comrade Mao Zedong, people gather at Mao Zedong Square in Hunan Shaoshan [Mao’s birthplace] to offer flower bouquets in front of Comrade Mao Zedong’s bronze statue. On December 25th in Hunan Shaoshan. People from all walks of life came to pay tribute in front of Chairman Mao’s bronze statue.

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CHINA SHOWS GREAT BRITAIN THE MIDDLE FINGER

BEIJING - China has rebuffed as "useless" complaints by British Prime Minister David Cameron about a ban on a group of British lawmakers from visiting Hong Kong, saying the former colonial power would reap what it sowed. "China's opposition to any foreign government, organisation or individual interfering in Hong Kong's affairs in any form is resolute," ministry spokesman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing, when asked about Mr Cameron's comments.

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DENG-LEE MEETING DEPICTED IN CHINA TV SERIAL

It was his only official visit to Singapore, the last stop of a three-country tour that included Malaysia and Thailand. But only the Singapore leg is featured in the 48-part serial titled Deng Xiaoping At History's Crossroads, which was produced by state broadcaster China Central Television to mark his 110th birthday anniversary last Friday.

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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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CHINA PAPER CRITICIZES THE MADNESS OF ‘WESTERN DEMOCRACY’

"Over the past few months, from Kiev to Bangkok, the politics of the street and public clashes have caused deep sorrow," the newspaper said. "Looking back at the 'colour revolutions' which have occurred in recent years ...how can we not say with deep feeling: Rejoice that we have resolutely upheld socialism with Chinese characteristics. Otherwise, would China have peace?From western Asia to North Africa, many countries have slipped into the confused madness of 'western democracy', which has neither brought happiness nor stability," the People's Daily newspaper say.

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CHINA: “IF YOU DON’T HAVE INTERNET ORDER, HOW CAN YOU HAVE INTERNET FREEDOM?”

There can be no Internet freedom without order, China’s top Communist Party newspaper said on Monday after several U.S. television shows were pulled from Chinese video sites, the latest signs of Beijing’s tightening grip on online content. Four U.S. television shows, The Big Bang Theory, The Practice, The Good Wife and NCIS, were removed from video websites at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency said. The series are all popular and it was not clear why these particular programmes had been singled out. Searches on Youku Tudou, Sohu and Tencent, which provide the shows, produced messages that the content was temporarily unavailable. None provided any immediate comment.

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PRC CHINESE SPIES AT SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

Jocelyn Chey, a former diplomat in Beijing and Hong Kong who is a fellow at the Institute of International Affairs and visiting professor at the University of Sydney, said: "It's quite clear that a large part of the business of Chinese diplomatic missions here is just keeping tabs on their citizens." Dr Chey has watched the networks become "increasingly complex" since the Chinese embassy opened in Canberra in 1973. Outside the diplomatic missions, Chinese surveillance work is mainly co-ordinated by the Ministry of State Security and several of the ministry's provincial bureaus. Surveillance and influence work is also performed by the United Front Work Department, through various business and patriotic associations, as well as two departments of the People's Liberation Army.

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Why China President didn’t visit Singapore

Singaporeans tend to look at China’s leaders with ambiguity, much like watching a very powerful distant relative with wariness and caution tinged with a modicum of pride. Every move is analysed, but there is no way to confirm the suspicions.At the recent Apec meetings in Bali, Chinese president Xi Jinping made the necessary rounds of networking, hobnobbing with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and holding talks with South Korean president Park Geun-hye, Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Malaysian PM Najib Razak and his host, Indonesian president Susilo. Bambang Yudhoyono

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