What's Next: December 14, 2015

The European Union (EU) flag flies as a construction worker passes along walkway on an office building site in Berlin, Germany.
The European Union (EU) flag flies as a construction worker passes along walkway on an office building site in Berlin, Germany.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Christmas-themed MRT train

The Land Transport Authority will launch a Christmas-themed MRT train today to bring some festive cheer to commuters. Commuters can catch the train on the North-South and East-West lines. The move is part of the authority's efforts to transform the public transport network into a community-centred space shared by all.


China rights lawyer goes on trial

One of China's most prominent civil rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, will stand trial today on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and causing disturbance for his online criticism of Beijing, including its policies on the Uighur people in the restive Xinjiang region. Pu, who has argued the cases of dissidents including artist Ai Weiwei, was detained last year and could be jailed for up to eight years if convicted of the charges.


EU to release factory output data

The European Union will release its industrial output figures for November, with expectations that it could see a slight drop from October.

Analysts are expecting factory activity to expand by 1.3 per cent in November, compared with the same month last year. Industrial output rose by 1.7 per cent in October on a year-on-year basis.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2015, with the headline 'What'sNext'. Print Edition | Subscribe