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Singapore Removes Racist Chinese-language Book

Singapore publisher Marshall Cavendish Education has apologized for any misunderstanding caused to readers after its Chinese-language children’s book Who Wins? was removed from all of the country’s libraries due to a complaint about racist content. “We have decided to cease the sale and distribution of this series and recall the books from retail stores,” the publisher said in a statement...

Singaporeans Urged to Renew Mandarin Learning

Singapore has to acknowledge that it is losing its bilingual competitive edge and put in more effort to speak Mandarin at home, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, speaking last month at the 40th anniversary of the Speak Mandarin Campaign—an initiative to encourage Chinese Singaporeans to speak more Mandarin and less of other Chinese dialects. After the campaign...
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