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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM… WITH CHINA

Assisting China’s political agendas? A now-deleted controversial tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey offering support for Hong Kong’s anti-government protests saw hostile backlash from China. Various Chinese companies, such as the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Li-Ning, Tencent and the Shanghai Pudong Development…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 7 OCTOBER

MON: SINGAPORE TAKES ON VICE SYNDICATES In a bid to protect women from trafficking and exploitation, amendments to the Women’s Charter have been proposed to give police greater jurisdiction over online vice-related offences. (Picture Credits: TODAY Online) Read more about the proposed amendments to…

DEEPFAKES ARE BECOMING REAL PROBLEMS

The rise of deepfakes Deepfakes are doctored videos that are created by sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) capable of “deep-learning”. Deep-learning is a subset of machine-learning, where algorithms modeled after the human brain learn from large amounts of data. Deepfakes are created by AI analysing…

ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA?

What happened? In June, a London-based organization called the China Tribunal claimed that the Chinese government has been harvesting human organs from minority groups, including Uighur Muslims and members of the Falun Gong religious group. The organization declares itself to be “an independent tribunal”…

A REVOLVER FOR YOUR 70TH BIRTHDAY

What happened in Hong Kong on China’s 70th National Day? Eighteen-year-old protester, Tsang Chi-kin, was shot to the ground by the riot police on 1 October 2019. This marks the first use of lethal force against a protester in the 17 weeks since the…

UKRAINEGATE THREATENS TRUMP PRESIDENCY

What is UkraineGate? A new scandal involving US President Donald Trump has emerged, with allegations that Trump pressured the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky over a phone call to open a corruption investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the…