10 must-reads for today

Air quality was excellent in Beijing yesterday and residents were out and about in the city's central business district.
Air quality was excellent in Beijing yesterday and residents were out and about in the city's central business district.ST PHOTO: DANSON CHEONG

Blue skies in Beijing have become an increasingly common sight, but a new study by American and Chinese researchers has shown that China's progress in cleaning up its air might not be all it is made out to be, throwing up lessons for other cities battling smog.

The upcoming Budget to be delivered on Feb 18 will focus on education, healthcare, security and defence, as Singapore's needs in these areas are growing. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the Budget will also focus on transforming Singapore's economy. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe