An online celebrity famous for her work with children in rural schools in central China has been exposed for collecting donations from the public without a charity licence. Gina Long Jingjing, who has a master’s degree in social work from New York’s Columbia University, which she has used to build her profile, was previously hailed in China as the “most beautiful rural teacher” with an overseas degree. Earlier this month a man surnamed Xu tipped off the Changsha Civil Affairs Bureau that Long’s company had collected donations from the public even though it was not a licensed charity, Thepaper reported. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge , our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Long’s previously pristine image has taken a hit since the story broke, with many people accusing her of using disadvantaged children ... » Learn More about China’s ‘most beautiful teacher’, famed for work in poor schools, exposed collecting money with fake charity
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SINGAPORE - Temasek is working with regulators and companies to explore greener fuels for the aviation and maritime industries as they are one of the key drivers for reducing carbon emissions. Developing sustainable fuels is "absolutely critical" for Singapore given the Republic's status as a maritime and aviation hub, said Temasek's head of transportation and logistics Juliet Teo on Tuesday (Sept 28) during a panel discussion at Ecosperity Week, a three-day hybrid sustainability conference organised by the state investor. Temasek is working with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to explore decarbonisation solutions for the shipping and port industry, and has collaborated with the Government to study sustainable aviation fuels and how to scale them up, she said. Mr Peter Vanacker, chief executive of Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste, said his firm is in "intensive discussions" with Temasek, the Singapore government, Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport ... » Learn More about Greener aviation and shipping fuels ‘absolutely critical’ for S’pore: Sustainability conference
Presidential aspirant Isko Moreno has been on the receiving end of criticism for what people call fence-sitting or a lack of categorical answers when it comes to issues like Leila de Lima and the Duterte war on drugs. He’s been called “Duterte Lite” or “Duterte 2.0” as people speculate that his lack of clarity is proof that he is a puppet being controlled by President Rodrigo Duterte or that he would adopt his controversial policies if elected into Malacañang. Then there’s the sneering at a man once invited by opposition coalition 1Sambayan and suspected of being impostor who does not represent the “true opposition.” Veteran journalist and Inquirer columnist John Nery wrote that there's no way Isko can now be considered an opposition candidate. Two political analysts say fence-sitting is nothing new and Moreno likely won’t be the only candidate to be accused of this in the months ahead. With President Duterte still enjoying fairly high ... » Learn More about Duterte Lite: Is fence-sitting a sin or strategy in 2022 elections?