Catherine Lai
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Singapore transport minister resigns over corruption charges
by Catherine Lai - January 21, 2024 - 9:25am
Singapore's transport minister has resigned his post after being charged with 27 offenses in a corruption probe that has also ensnared a billionaire hotel tycoon.
'Love letters' from death row: Singapore's pre-execution photo shoots
by Catherine Lai - July 5, 2023 - 3:18pm
Death row inmate Nazeri Lajim beams at the camera, fingers raised in a "V" sign, wearing a shirt emblazoned with large motifs and showing no signs of his impending hanging. 
Singaporeans with dementia find their groove at silent disco
by Catherine Lai - June 3, 2023 - 10:32am
Under flashing disco lights, residents at a Singapore care home held hands and danced to golden oldies as part of an initiative to help those with dementia.
Taiwan fruit, fish farmers feel squeeze of China's sanctions
by Catherine Lai - August 26, 2022 - 11:05am
As a Taiwanese fighter jet screamed over the lush green fields of eastern Hualien county last week, pomelo farmer Mulin Ou sat in his orchard counting the cost of China's latest push to squeeze the island.
Taiwan holds military drill after China repeats threats
by Catherine Lai - August 11, 2022 - 12:14pm
Taiwan's army held another live-fire drill Thursday after Beijing ended its largest-ever military exercises around the island, as it repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under its control.
Social dis-dance: Clubbing goes online as COVID-19 shuts nightspots
by Catherine Lai - April 2, 2020 - 1:29pm
Strobe lights flash across a near-empty dance floor, as a DJ live-streams thumping electronic music from a Singapore nightclub to revellers confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus
by Catherine Lai - February 9, 2020 - 1:13pm
Coming up with any vaccine typically takes years, and involves a lengthy process of testing on animals, clinical trials on humans and regulatory approvals.
Protesters set fire to hold off police at Hong Kong campus
by Catherine Lai - November 18, 2019 - 10:06am
Several loud blasts were heard around dawn on Monday before a wall of fire lit up an entrance to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as what appeared to be a police attempt to enter the campus was repelled...
Trundling into trouble: Singapore targets e-scooters after accidents
by Catherine Lai - November 14, 2019 - 7:06pm
Tiny Singapore had embraced electric scooters in a big way, but deaths and fires linked to the two-wheelers have prompted authorities to introduce tough rules that could put a brake on their runaway success.
Property investors turn to Southeast Asia amid Hong Kong unrest
by Catherine Lai - October 15, 2019 - 5:13pm
From luxury Singapore apartments to Malaysian seafront condos, Hong Kong investors are shifting cash into Southeast Asian property, demoralized by increasingly violent protests as well as the China-US trade war...
Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil
by Catherine Lai - August 14, 2019 - 12:40pm
Pro-democracy protesters retreated from Hong Kong's airport on Wednesday following two days of hugely disruptive rallies that turned violent and plunged the global financial hub further into turmoil.
'They're being used': Hong Kong protests divide neighborhood
by Catherine Lai - August 12, 2019 - 1:08pm
The protests have morphed into a broader movement seeking greater democratic freedoms in the international financial hub.
Tourism in trouble: Hong Kong demos hit economy
by Catherine Lai - August 11, 2019 - 11:19am
Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city's economy, with no end in sight.
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