Beh Yuen Hui

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28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

To have or not to have another baby

XIAO Shao is the mother of a six-year-old boy. Like many young married couples in China, she and her husband have been under tremendous pressure from their parents to have another baby after the government relaxed its family planning policy and allowed couples to have a second child.

21 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

A deadly turn in diplomatic feud

Tension escalates between China and Canada after a Canadian was retried for drug trafficking. Originally sentenced to 15 years’ jail, he now faces execution.

Caught in between: Schellenberg on trial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China.
14 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

China shoots for the moon

TOWARDS the end of last year, China launched a major space mission to send a lunar lander to explore the far side of the moon, which is mostly unknown territory. This historic expedition that began on Dec 8 will probably help scientists to uncover more secrets about the moon.

Historic expedition: The screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows the lander of the Chang’e 4 probe (right) and the rover Yutu 2 taking photos of each other. — AP
24 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Smart way’ to lose jobs

Technology is making it possible to do lots of work with less manpower and in less time. What future will this bring?

In the pipeline: Xie showing some of his company’s innovations at the ‘2019 Reloading: Break & Make Conference’.
17 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Homework drives boy to drive

It’s the latest case of bad behaviour by children in a country where indulgent parenting is often in the spotlight.

26 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Patriotic fury over fashion and flags

The Chinese are quick to react, often with much vigour, when they feel that their country and culture have been slighted.

Tasteless: A screenshot from Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘The Great Show’ promotional clip showing a woman struggling to use chopsticks to eat her pizza.
19 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

China, the world’s shopping giant

Despite a trade war with the US and a softening economy, the Chinese shattered sales records on Singles’ Day.

Deals galore: A Nanjing university turned its hall into a store to keep items students bought during the Singles’ Day bonanza.
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Angry passengers, dangerous rides

Authorities in China have introduced several measures including installing safety partitions to protect bus drivers from being disturbed by commuters.

12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Cold Deepavali for Malaysian students

BEIJING: There is much warmth from his Chinese hosts here but this year’s Festival of Lights is the coldest ever for S. Divagaar.

Autumn mood: Malaysian undergraduates participating in a Malaysia-China Youth Exchange Programme taking a group photo at Ritan Park, where Chinese emperors in the Ming and Qing Dynasties offered sacrifices to the Sun.
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29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

If you have to be rescued, you will pay

Public funds are often spent to save visitors in trouble due to their reckless behaviour at tourist spots. However, the authorities have now started charging for emergency assistance.