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Party Looks Set to Enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into Charter

Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed accumulation of personal power has been oft-noted throughout his first term, no clear “banner term” representing his ideological and political legacy had yet emerged as he approached his se...

Children of the Chinese Dream

As Xi Jinping begins his second term as CCP general secretary and president of the PRC, Reuters’ John Ruwitch and Anita Li profile 10 members of the generational cohort that entered the workforce as Xi’s tenure began 5 years ago—from whose contemporaries a future generation of Party le...

Busted: 6 health myths on chocolate, caffeine and alcohol

SINGAPORE: Does cutting back on chocolate, caffeine and alcohol really help to improve your health? Not always, according to a new book, Longevity List - Myth Busting the Top Ways to Live a Long and Healthy Life, highlighted in a Daily Mail article. In it, Professor Merlin Thomas, a physician ......

China’s Communist Party Congress and Xi’s Next Five Years

On October 18th, China’s ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th Party Congress—a five-yearly high-level meeting of senior party officials that will determine the future makeup of the Chinese leadership. The list of likely candidates for promotion to the Party’s top echelon include...

4 things Singaporeans can do to live a happier, longer life

SINGAPORE: The world has yet to discover the fountain of youth. But if there is something that can help mid-lifers (those in their 50s) improve the quality of their later years, then improving psychological resilience is a close second to a miracle substance, said Professor Angelique Chan ......

Ma Ying-jeou government under fire again

As time moves forward, Ma's administration moves backwardA group of 39 observers of Taiwanese politics from around the world -- many of whom were part of an earlier series of open letters on the erosion of justice in Taiwan under the Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) government -- is in the news yet again. T...

President Tsai Vows to Defend Taiwan’s Freedom and Democracy

Delivering a speech on October 10, Taiwan’s National Day, President Tsai Ing-wen pledged to defend the island’s democracy despite increasing pressure from Beijing, while also assuring Taiwan that her government is working to better diplomatic relations with China. Cross-strait tensions h...