10 must-reads for today

Visitors at an exhibition, "A Panorama of the May Fourth Movement", in the New Culture Movement Memorial Museum in Beijing last Friday.
Visitors at an exhibition, "A Panorama of the May Fourth Movement", in the New Culture Movement Memorial Museum in Beijing last Friday.PHOTO: NYTIMES
PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

President Xi Jinping yesterday commemorated the centenary of China’s student-led May Fourth Movement by urging young Chinese to be loyal to the communist party and the country. The 1919 May Fourth uprising was a turning point in Chinese history as students and workers revolted against the country’s feudal traditions and the treatment by imperialist powers after World War I.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his annual May Day message yesterday that the retrenchment rate last year - the lowest in more than 10 years - was due to efforts to retrain workers to handle new technology and different jobs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe