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Elite Talk: A talk with Alan Bollard on FTAAP, New Silk Road Special

APEC Secretariat Executive Director Alan Bollard joins the Elite Talk show from People's Daily Online to talk about the on-going APEC events.

Op-Ed: Why Hollywood is piling into China's booming theme park market

As the middle class in China grows and becomes more affluent, their appetite for entertainment is growing. In addition to expanding its film and casino industries, China is quickly becoming a world leader in theme parks.

Op-Ed: Ailing Singapore dolphins and dubious SeaWorld connections

Sentosa - Captive dolphins in Singapore made the headlines this week — for all the wrong reasons. Water quality, disease, and a dubious link to a SeaWorld-funded website, raised several eyebrows and great concern.

Super batteries charge in two minutes and last 20 years

Nanyang - A group of technologists have created a remarkable new battery: the battery can be charged up within two minutes and, once fully charged, power on for up to 20 years.

Facebook-owned Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The Facebook-owned image and video sharing social media service Instagram has launched a brand new app called Hyperlapse. The new app will allow users to create amazing time-lapse videos from Instagram.

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Panasonic revolutionizes agri-tech in growing vegetables

Electronics giant Panasonic is well-known for televisions and home theater systems. But Singaporeans got a surprise last week when a unit of the corporation started selling fresh radishes and lettuce to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore.

Genetic cause of common breast tumors in women

Singapore - Singapore scientists have discovered the genetic cause of common breast tumors in women. The study was led by researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

Singapore - An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.

Singapore halts destruction of 'pro-gay' children's books

Singapore - Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state.

Book on 'celestial women' sculptures in Indian temples launched

Singapore - "The Power of the Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture," a 474-page volume by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, curator with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore was launched recently.

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.

Australian, Chinese navies ready to fire

Canberra - Ships of the the Royal Australian Navy and the Navy of the People's Republic of China are operating in close proximity to each other, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Neighbors must put WWII behind them

Washington - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore has stated in an interview today that it is time for Japan's neighbors to "put World War Two behind them" in the interests of peace in Asia.

Op-Ed: Video — Advanced vending catching on worldwide

Japan used to have the market cornered on unusual vending machine practices. The rest of the world is catching up though and we are going to explore the evidence for that.

Singapore match-fixers planned to rig World Cup, says new book

Singapore - Singapore authorities last year placed leaders of a global match-fixing ring operating from the city-state in indefinite detention after uncovering plans to rig the World Cup, according to a new book released Monday.

U.S. rebukes Thai coup-makers, urges immediate elections

Singapore - Thailand's coup leaders faced fresh international condemnation Saturday when U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded immediate elections and the release of detainees held by a junta which says there will be no polls for at least a year.

US accuses China of 'destabilising' acts in South China Sea

Singapore - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned China Saturday against "destabilising actions" in the South China Sea, and backed Japan's plans to take on a more muscular military role as a counterweight to Beijing.

Japan plans more proactive role in Asian security

Singapore - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that his country would play a larger role in promoting peace in Asia, and called for the rule of law to be upheld in the region.

Op-Ed: Africa’s investment needs: is Morocco the next financial hub?

Casablanca - As was emphasised during the recent EU-Africa summit in Brussels, investment is one of the keys to Africa’s economic development; its infrastructure needs alone are estimated to amount to some 90 billion dollars annually.
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