Daily Archives: June 21, 2022

Fragile steel bars/Tofu-dreg project in China

.. “Tofu-dreg project” is a phrase used in the Chinese-speaking world to describe a poorly constructed building. The phrase was coined by Zhu Rongji, the former premier of the People’s Republic of China, on a 1998 visit to Jiujiang City, … Continue reading

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The number of China Chinese seeking political asylum has risen by tenfold in 10 years to 120,000 in 2021

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New Japanese court ruling on same-sex marriage crushes activists’ dream for equality

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Mahathir: I was quoted out of context over my remark that “Malaysia should claim Singapore and Riau Islands”

.. By Yiswaree Palansamy Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 4:09 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad clarified today that a report of him saying Johor should reclaim Singapore and the Riau islands lacked … Continue reading

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China’s massive Shortsightedness Problem: Is it in the genes?

.. Nearly 60 per cent of students aged six to 18 across China are myopic – also known as short-sighted or nearsighted – according to a recent study by researchers from Shanghai’s East China Normal University. Under pressure to perform … Continue reading

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China State media: China’s new aircraft carrier Fujian has 3 major flaws, lagging behind U.S. carriers

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Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has changed her name: Xavier Alexander Musk is now legally Vivian Jenna Wilson

.. In her petition, the former Xavier Alexander Musk, has requested the Court to change her gender from male to female. Reportedly, she has requested for a new name, Vivian Jenna Wilson. The former Xavier is the daughter of Canadian … Continue reading

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Commentary: Why China is not rising as a financial superpower – CNA

.. Excerpts: Unlike the US and Japan, China’s economic rise has not resulted in the yuan becoming a global currency. Beijing has not found the confidence to lift capital controls and make the yuan fully convertible, says the Financial Times’ … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines Safety Video | #SatuDuaTigaJom

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China: The US$19 billion Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macao Bridge, the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, could become a “ghost bridge” from infrequent use

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