The Valle de los Caídos, from which the remains of dictator General Francisco Franco were recently exhumed. Photo: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Shenzhen is home to the tomb of the last emperor of China’s Southern Song dynasty

  • A modest mausoleum in the city’s Chiwan District is the alleged resting place of Zhao Bing, who was still a child when his dynasty fell

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The Valle de los Caídos, from which the remains of dictator General Francisco Franco were recently exhumed. Photo: EPA
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Chinese people are turning to genetic testing to determine whether they are descended from emperors. Photo: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

In China, genetic testing can determine if people are descendants of emperors. What good is that?

  • Chinese people have jumped on the DNA-mapping bandwagon, driven by dreams of imperial descent
  • Surely genetic readings of a person’s susceptibility to certain diseases is more beneficial than blue blood?

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Chinese people are turning to genetic testing to determine whether they are descended from emperors. Photo: Alamy
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