What's Next: December 9, 2016

South Korean President Park Geun Hye bows during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea on Nov 29, 2016.
South Korean President Park Geun Hye bows during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea on Nov 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Motion to impeach S. Korean leader

In South Korea, an opposition-sponsored impeachment motion against President Park Geun Hye is almost certain to be adopted by the National Assembly today, with some 30 rebel MPs from Ms Park's Saenuri party saying they will vote in favour of the motion.

The President had said that she would accept the result of the looming and possibly lengthy impeachment process, but defied pressure to resign immediately.

Festival celebrating Teochew culture

A festival that celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the Teochews in Singapore will be launched today.

Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the festival will feature more than 30 vendors. Highlights include artefacts that illustrate how early Teochew migrants communicated with their families in China, as well as live demonstrations by craftsmen.

China to release inflation data for Nov

China is set to release its inflation data today with producer and consumer price index figures expected to rise. Producer prices rose 1.2 per cent in October from a year earlier, with analysts expecting them to have almost doubled to 2.3 per cent last month. Consumer prices also rose 2.1 per cent in October year on year, in line with market expectations - the highest inflation rate since April.

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