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10 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

China, ASEAN discuss new Maritime Silk Road

The coast of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was once crammed with Chinese merchant ships ready to carry ceramics and silk to the Malay Peninsula, Myanmar and India. National and business leaders from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in regional capital Nanning on Tuesday to discuss how to reestablish this ancient maritime route.

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14 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Birthday wishes from one former PM to another, as Mr Lee Kuan Yew turns 91

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong dropped by Mr Lee Kuan Yew's office on Tuesday to wish him happy birthday. On his 91st birthday, Mr Lee was dressed smartly in a casual red jacket and "looked well and sharp and spoke with a strong voice", Mr Goh reported in a Facebook post.

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18 hrs ago | BioSpace

A*STAR Researchers Unlock The Genetic Code Of Cancer-Causing Liver Fluke Parasite

Singapore-An international team of scientists from Singapore, Thailand, China and Australia has cracked the genetic code of the liver fluke parasite, Opisthorchis viverrini, using a unique DNA analysis technique developed at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore . GIS's DNA analysistechnique has allowed the researchers to further study the biology of Opisthorchis viverrini to understand the cause and the eventual development of treatments for bile duct cancer, a condition caused by the parasite.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Straits Times

Lawyer glut can be a happy problem

Lawyers who were newly admitted to the Bar gather to remember the moment with a photo in August 2014. -- PHOTO: EDWARD TEO FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES The current discussion on the implications of the leap in the number of Singaporeans enrolling in overseas law schools raises larger issues beyond the economic realities of finding jobs in the legal sector.

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The Straits Times

PM Lee shares views on 3rd govt-to-govt project with China

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday met senior Chinese leaders in Nanning to discuss areas of Sino-Singapore collaboration ahead of the 11th annual China- Asean Expo. Mr Lee exchanged views with Executive Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on China's proposal for a third government-to-government project in the western region, said a statement from the Prime Minister's press secretary.

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UPI

ST Marine lays keel for first Littoral Mission Vessel

Singapore Technologies Marine has held a keel-laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy's first of eight Littoral Mission Vessels. The LMVs being built by ST Marine will replace the navy's existing Fearless-class patrol vessels, which have been in service for nearly 20 years.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Wishes pour in ahead of Lee Kuan Yew's 91st birthday

The People's Action Party says a #HappyBirthdayLKY movement has "taken Singapore by storm" ahead of the former Minister Mentor's 91st birthday. A screengrab of the happybirthdaylky.org website for well-wishers to post birthday messages for former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew SINGAPORE: Scores are tweeting and posting birthday e-messages to Singapore's founding father and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his 91st birthday on Tuesday .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Rediff.com

Singapore wants to make Andhra Pradesh capital a smart city

This was decided during a meeting between Singapore's former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Prime Minister Modi. Goh, who was on a two-day visit here, was accompanied by Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry S Iswaran and Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, in order to understand the government's vision of building 100 smart cities.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Write a song to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday

The Gift of Song competition invites Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents to write a song that will resonate with the nation. SINGAPORE: To celebrate the nation's 50th birthday next year, MediaCorp launched on Monday a nationwide search for a song that will resonate with the nation.

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South China Morning Post

Singapore to allow Hongkongers to use electronic check system at airport

A mutual agreement on automated clearance is expected to be signed this week during a three-day visit by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, which begins tomorrow. A similar arrangement was launched with South Korea last year, and a deal with Germany is due to begin this month, to reduce immigration processing times for visitors.

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Business Times

Guilin moots China-S'pore...

Friendly talks: Mr Lee was on his first visit to Guilin. He told his host, Mr Zhao, that he would convey to Singapore businessmen that there are business opportunities in Yangshuo.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Straits Times

Wild ideas welcome

Plans for an inspiring Mandai makeover have sprouted a laudable range of green ideas and impulses. Cross-fertilised, germinated and progressively brought to fruition from 2020, these might transform sylvan Mandai into a "must-see, must-stay" destination, in the exuberant words of the Association of Singapore Attractions' chief.

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The Straits Times

Professors engage on the CPF

Headed by National University of Singapore president Tan Chorh Chuan, known for his collegial style of working, it will look at four areas: It convenes in mid-September, must provide initial recommendations by early 2015, and is expected to complete its study within a year - perhaps in time for next August's National Day Rally speech by the Prime Minister. COF reform is an issue with many facets.

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Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee hopes for more economic cooperation with Shenzhen

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday met the Shenzhen Party Secretary Wang Rong, during his eight-day official visit in China. SINGAPORE: Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Shenzhen, on Saturday met the city's Party Secretary Wang Rong.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Xinhuanet

Chinese vice premier to attend China-ASEAN expo

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will attend opening ceremony of the annual expo, business and investment summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday. The 11th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit will be held from Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Straits Times

Success of Guangzhou Knowledge City raises 'hurdle' in Sino-Singapore projects: PM Lee

SINGAPORE Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is happy with the results of the private sector-led, government-backed Guangzhou Knowledge City , and its successful progress has made "the hurdle to do a government-to-government project higher in the future". Mr Lee noted that the GKC was a different model of Sino-Singapore collaboration compared to the flagship Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco-City joint ventures.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop Madhya Pradesh: ESM Goh

The presence of Singapore companies in Madhya Pradesh could attract companies from elsewhere to come to the central Indian state, said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. BHOPAL, India: Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

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AmericanBankingNews.com

S'pore And China Must Foster Free Trade And Investments: PM Lee

Ahead of his visit to Guangzhou, PM Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore and China need to foster free trade and investments if they are to take bilateral relations to the next level. Speaking to the newspaper Nanfang Daily, Mr Lee said that by creating new business opportunities, both peoples can forge closer relationships.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Straits Times

Singaporeans' puzzling behaviour at age 55

ASK: NUS ECONOMISTS Q: What do Singaporeans do with their Central Provident Fund savings withdrawn at age 55? A: Many countries rely on pension savings to meet individuals' retirement needs. A key question that arises is whether individuals should be allowed easy access to pension savings.

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BioSpace

A*STAR Researchers Unlock The Genetic Code Of Cancer-Causing Liver Fluke Parasite

Singapore-An international team of scientists from Singapore, Thailand, China and Australia has cracked the genetic code of the liver fluke parasite, Opisthorchis viverrini, using a unique DNA analysis technique developed at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore . GIS's DNA analysis technique has allowed the researchers to further study the biology of Opisthorchis viverrini to understand the cause and the eventual development of treatments for bile duct cancer, a condition caused by the parasite.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Genetics, Medicine, Asia, China, Biology, Science, Australia

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