Singapore 

Condo residents in Jurong West shocked to find foreign workers listed as tenants under their addresses, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Residents of a Jurong West condominium have found foreign workers registered under their addresses without their knowledge, and are looking for answers. Those affected have raised concerns over being taxed for rental income despite not having rented out their units, and fear they could be on the hook if their purported tenants get in trouble with the law. “I was shocked and confused,” said Mr Ruzaidie Dar Sunik, one of The Floravale’s affected residents. “What if the person took a loan and couldn’t pay it off? The police…

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Singapore 

Jurong West coffee shop boss charged with murder after scuffle with patron, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man who was seriously hurt in a scuffle with another man at a Jurong West coffee shop a week ago has died of his injuries. Mr Huang Wen Cai, a regular patron at the coffee shop, was 51 years old. The accused is the proprietor of the coffee shop, Chen Ming Jin, also 51, who had his charge upped to murder on Thursday (April 18). The scuffle occurred near his business, the NT1 food court, at Block 966, Jurong West Street 93, last Sunday. Witnesses said they…

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Global 

In Europe, China’s economic cold war with the West is over before it’s begun

THERE HAS BEEN an enormous amount of nonsense reported in the last couple of months about the state of economic relations between the European Union and China.First we heard that the EU was adopting an altogether more assertive, even confrontational, stance towards Beijing.Brussels had declared China to be a “systemic rival”, European politicians were slamming the Chinese government’s protectionist industrial policies, and the EU was vowing to stop the Chinese from obtaining cutting edge… Source link

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China 

Xi Jinping can take lessons from Kublai Khan in reaching out to the West

The legendary Italian merchant Marco Polo built his name on extensive travel in the East and particularly China. However, history has not given enough credit to his father Niccolo and uncle Maffeo who took the Silk Road to China in 1266 when Marco was only 12 years old. Only on a trip to China in 1271, did the brothers bring the then 17-year-old with them.When the Polo brothers met Chinese emperor Kublai Khan, the grandson of founding emperor Genghis Khan, the ruler of the middle kingdom liked… Source link

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Home 

As Facebook looks to WeChat, China’s digital world is wowing the West, and globalisation is no longer a one-way street

Mark Zuckerberg’s recent article about Facebook’s future has attracted wide attention. It’s believed that his plan for Facebook as a “privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform” is inspired by WeChat and that the goal is for Facebook to become a similar super app. The fact that he also commented on a re-posting of an 2015 article, suggesting that he should have learned from WeChat earlier, has furthered this theory. This is not only a new direction for an internet giant that… Source link

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Singapore 

Heads up! Woman gets a fright after seeing THIS hanging out of window at Jurong West, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Yasmin was passing through her mum’s home at Block 691 Jurong West Central 1 on Saturday (Mar 23) at about 9.30am when she caught sight of what looked like a head hanging out of a window. It turned out to be a mannequin head turned upside down with its hair hanging over the ledge. “It freaked me out,” said Yasmin. “Imagine looking out your window and seeing this at night!” “It seems that someone was just hanging the mannequin out to dry.” Source link

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China to push 5G commercialisation even as Huawei faces US-led resistance in West

China plans to accelerate commercialisation of 5G as development of the advanced wireless technology enters a “final sprint” phase, with winners poised to achieve accelerated economic development, according to a senior Chinese government official.Wang Xinzhe, chief economist at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), said the agency has set a number of priorities to speed up the commercialisation of 5G as the next generation wireless technology enters what he called the … Source link

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Park Royal regeneration creating investment opportunities in West London

[Sponsored Article] One of the world’s most popular cities to live, work, study and invest, London is a city in perpetual transformation. With a population growing by almost 10 percent every decade, demand for property in London is sky high. Regeneration projects all over the city are creating new residential districts to meet this demand and offer long-term gains for investors, particularly in West London. Spanning 1,600 acres, Old Oak and Park Royal is the UK’s largest regeneration project… Source link

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London's creative professionals are heading west to White City

[Sponsored Article] The former home of BBC Television in London, White City is earning a new reputation as a world-leading center for education, media, science and technology. £8 billion (HKD 82.6bn) in public and private investment is funding a spate of new developments and creating around 20,000 new jobs within the next five years, along with 6,000 new homes to meet the high demand from the influx of creative professionals to the area. In the past, creative development in London has… Source link

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China’s tech moguls bet on 5G to help lift economy amid increased security scrutiny in the West

China’s technology titans look to leverage the faster online connections and other advanced features from upcoming 5G networks to help boost the domestic economy, as the US and other Western nations assess the risks of the next-generation mobile system and products from telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei Technologies.Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive of smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp, and Yang Yuanqing, computer maker Lenovo Group’s chairman and chief executive, separately described… Source link

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