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China threatens retaliation over US law on Hong Kong

China's foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador on Thursday, urging Washington to refrain from applying a bill supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement to "avoid further damage" to relations.China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world's top two economies edge towards a trade truce.


TARC our common legacy

Education is a long-term project for the well-being of our future generations. Instead of arguing endlessly over it, why not put our prejudices aside and join hands to develop UTAR/TAR UC?


Addressing the elite gap

PH would be well-served to take Diana Sharma’s sage advice as a means of avoiding our own early demise in GE15.


Backing down on GSOMIA’s abolishment: How should Japan deal with South Korea redefining the battle lines?

Despite South Korea declaring in August that it would abolish the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan, the South Korean government announced on November 22nd that the abolishment would be “postponed with conditions.”


In US, plant-based diet easier than ever, even at Thanksgiving

When Elysabeth Alfano hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for 12 next week at her home in Los Angeles, the menu will be traditional -- with a few key changes that were all but impossible just a decade ago.


Pompeii's grand baths unveiled, with hidden tragedy

Magnificent thermal baths designed to be the jewel of Pompeii but destroyed by a volcanic eruption before they could be completed opened to visitors for the first time on Monday after a painstaking excavation.


RON95 price to go up 1 to 2 sen weekly to match market price

The price of RON95 will increase gradually from next January by one to two sen a week to eventually match the market price.


Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao dies while filming in China

Taiwanese-Canadian actor and supermodel Godfrey Gao, the first Asian to be the face of Louis Vuitton, died while filming a TV show in China on Wednesday.


Semangat Hari Kesyukuran

By Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and the American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce

Last week in Penang, as the American Ambassador I had the honor of helping launch Malaysia’s second “Signing Starbucks” -- a franchise of the iconic American brand that is optimized to serve customers, baristas and managers from the deaf and hard of hearing community.

This initiative began in Malaysia in 2016, when the company opened the world’s first Signing Starbucks in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysian staff members have now helped launch signing stores in Washington and Guangzhou, China.


Universal values know no borders

The essence of speech freedom is not confined to the right of expressing oneself, but also our respect for the rights of individuals sharing the same living space, country, or planet with us.


 

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