Daily Archives: July 28, 2019

The Widening Gap Between Hong Kong And China

CNA Insider
Published on Jul 24, 2019

The protests in Hong Kong over the Extradition Bill are just one of at least five major anti-government demonstrations since the city’s return to China on July 1, 1997. The common thread: Resistance against perceived growing Chinese interference in Hong Kong’s affairs. The territory’s diminishing relative importance to Beijing economically, and Hong Kong’s consolidation of its Cantonese culture and political identity, are putting the “one country, two systems” model to the test.
The programme Insight speaks to Bonnie Leung Wing Man, the woman behind the latest protests, and political observers about the road ahead.

Watch the full episode: https://cna.asia/2LDNfvb
ALSO WATCH: Hong Kong’s Brain Drain: The Unhappy Generation https://youtu.be/NaDAuoBbWWg
The ‘Ten Years’ Controversy: The Hong Kong Film That China Banned https://youtu.be/Ob5wlgX_omo

The Man Helping Myanmar’s Rice Farmers Beat Climate Change

CNA Insider
Published on Jul 13, 2019

A city boy from Singapore helping rice farmers in Myanmar double their yield? Here’s how David Chen, a molecular biology graduate, does it, with innovation and patience. For more,

Some farmers who use the hybrid rice seeds that David’s company develops have seen the yield of their crops double. But not everyone is willing to give the new technology a try. With Myanmar being the Asian country most affected by the effects of climate change in the region, time is running out for these farmers to take action.

Watch the full episode here: https://cna.asia/2Gaajh1
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India’s Vanishing Waters – CNA

30 Aug 2018 10:00AM(Updated: 04 Apr 2019 06:08PM)

How will India cope with life without water and what’s being done to avoid a looming humanitarian crisis?

Read more at http://live.wcms.mediacorp.sg:49080/insight-fy1819/india-s-vanishing-waters-10660554

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India’s Looming Zero Water Day: An Environmental Crisis | Insight | CNA Insider

CNA Insider
Published on Sep 26, 2018

Their water sources dangerously polluted and over-exploited, 21 major Indian cites could run out of groundwater in the coming years and become uninhabitable – among them India’s Silicon Valley, Begaluru (or Bangalore), and its capital, Delhi. Learn more about India’s “worst water crisis in its history” – and how one professor could have a possible solution.

Watch the full Insight episode here: https://cna.asia/2O7AF8u

30 Aug 2018 10:00AM(Updated: 04 Apr 2019 06:08PM)

How will India cope with life without water and what’s being done to avoid a looming humanitarian crisis?

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Climate crisis in India: Heat wave causes water scarcity | DW News

DW News

Published on Jun 21, 2019

A heat wave continues to batter India. Extreme temperatures across the north and east of the country have caused hundreds of deaths. In the south, the searing hot spell has also led to severe water shortages. The situation has reached a crisis point in Chennai, India’s sixth largest city. Residents there are desperate for rain, but monsoon season in Tamil Nadu isn’t meant to begin until late fall. Locals are now blaming authorities for failing to recognize the shortage and deal with it early on.

CNN reporter describes ‘chaos’ as riot police charge protesters


Published on Jul 27, 2019

CNN’s Anna Coren reports from inside a Hong Kong subway station where riot police charged at protesters who were attempting to peacefully leave the demonstration. This incident comes as thousands of marchers packed a town near Hong Kong’s border with China to condemn police violence.

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired at unauthorised demonstrators – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Jul 28, 2019

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets, blocking major roads and defying a police ban. The protesters wore black and held umbrellas, chanting anti-police slogans while marching through the territory’s business district. Police had given permission for a rally in Chater Garden, but warned that protests outside the park were illegal. On Saturday, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at another pro-democracy protest in Yuen Long, in the north. Hong Kong has seen seven consecutive weeks of anti-government and pro-democracy protests. It is ranked as one of the safest cities in the world – but recent protests have been followed by violent clashes between demonstrators, police, and masked men wielding sticks.