An alternative to the Western viewpoint

Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

I recently realised that we should try to get a balanced perspective on world affairs by reading not only Western publications like The Economist, The Guardian or the New York Times, but also influential Asian ones like China Daily. True, it is owned by the Chinese government but the quality of journalism is quite high, the English is respectable and it looks at issues from an Asian perspective.

This commentary from China Daily on China’s disaster assistance to the Philippines is quite interesting. It provides the Chinese response to the widespread criticism of its relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon ever to have made landfall.

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A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from NUS, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 470,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ yahoo.com (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by Steven Ooi, and qualifications will be checked to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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