National & Features Syndicate content

Mar 19, 2019

The Philippines is the only nation from the region to make the Global Gender Gap Index's top 10.

Despite a shrinking gender gap in many parts of the world, a lot of work still needs to be done to fully eradicate inequalities between the sexes.

Asian economies that recognize the contribution gender...

Mar 18, 2019

Taiwan’s fertility medicine has long enjoyed international acclaim, with many anxious parents from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia coming to Taiwan in hopes of fulfilling their dream of having children. However, as the market has become saturated, fertility clinics have begun to actively seek ways to sustain their...

Mar 07, 2019

Pollution data suggests Taiwan’s air quality should be getting better. But a CommonWealth Magazine investigation has found that the data may be tainted, with companies using various tactics to hide high air pollution emissions readings.

A gray smog engulfs western Taiwan, setting off red alarms at air...

Mar 07, 2019

Explore Art Basel, the city’s diverse art happenings and much more in Hong Kong Arts Month

Mar 07, 2019

Manila, March 06, 2019 – International volunteers from Habitat for Humanity break ground today in Fiji for this year’s Pacific Build, following in the footsteps of other volunteers at the Asia Build in Myanmar last month.

Fifty-two young Japanese volunteers spent 10 days from February 10 to 20 to help build...

Mar 04, 2019

Malaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on February 26 at the launch of the “Growth Malaysia” initiative in Kuala Lumpur.

The prototype, which was developed domestically by national car maker Proton, was...

Feb 08, 2019

The Philippines are topping the global country ranking of Internet usage per day with an average ten hours and 2 minutes of screen time. The country was joined in the top five by Thailand and Indonesia, according to findings in a new report on online habits released by HootSuite and We Are Social.

Feb 08, 2019

While some parts of the world have limited access to vaccines, patients in other regions are reluctant to use them, partly because of the anti-vaccine movement. Another area of huge concern is the toll that pollution and climate change take on health.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified 10 of...

Jan 24, 2019

What if we did something with carbon emissions, instead of continuing to try and contain them on a massive scale?

The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to...

Jan 19, 2019

Major electronics makers are desperately seeking new production bases as the U.S.-China trade war shows no signs of abating. For many, Vietnam is the top choice, with a powerful electronics cluster taking shape in the northern part of the country. We went there to find how what’s happening.

Jan 07, 2019

WUHAN, China, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "Meet in Wuhan", the online campaign launched by the Wuhan Tourism Development Committee on international social media, came to a successful end on December 25. The campaign offered overseas audiences a glimpse into Wuhan's diverse tourism attractions and cultural heritage...

Jan 06, 2019

Her project is called ‘Developing a Smart Infrared Based ROV to Identify Microplastics in Marine Environments’ – ROV stands for remotely operated vehicle. Inspired by a visit to the beach, where she was struck by the volume of plastic littering the sand, Du has developed an underwater vehicle fitted with an...

Dec 31, 2018

SONGYUAN, China, Dec. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --The 17th Chagan Lake fishing cultural tourism festival opened on Dec. 28, once again showcasing the unique folk culture of the last fishing tribe in north China to tourists from China and abroad. Demonstration of ancient traditional fishing method featuring under-the-...

Dec 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Beijing is putting in place more facial recognition-enabled smart locks in its public housing to crackdown on the practice of illegal subletting in the city.

The new facial recognition locks are expected to cover all of Beijing’s public housing projects by June 2019 and...

Dec 29, 2018

Older adults make the same financial decisions for themselves and others, while young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others

A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older...

Dec 27, 2018

Is people analytics as developed in Asia as it is in the US? If not, what opportunities remain untapped?

I was at the Wharton People Analytics conference, watching a machine learning expert describe the power of algorithmic hiring.

"Can an algorithm make a better hiring decision than a human?" the...

Dec 06, 2018

The Malaysian government has set an annual growth rate target of 20 per cent for the e-commerce sector in the country, from 14.3 per cent growth posted in 2017, via various initiatives.

International trade and industry minister Darrell Leiking said e-commerce contribution to GDP in Malaysia continuously...

Nov 24, 2018

As the aviation industry continues to expand rapidly over the next two decades, growing demand for airline seats will outstrip the supply of qualified pilots. The biggest shortage will be in Asia where airlines have more new planes on order than anywhere else.

Economic growth and rising incomes across the...

Nov 13, 2018

Asia Foundation, Litara Foundation, Estée Lauder Corporation host Jakarta BookLab

Oct 19, 2018

Two small islands in Viet Nam have been named among a list of 10 beaches in Southeast Asia unspoilt by tourism suggested by a travel piece in the UK newspaper The Telegraph.

They are An Thoi islet off Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang province, and Binh Lap island in the central province of Khanh Hoa....

Oct 18, 2018

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on October 18 announced an upcoming regulatory change for the city state’s property developers, mandating that the average size of new private flats outside the central area will have to be at least 85 square meters in average of gross floor area, up from previously...

Oct 18, 2018

Oct 18, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Data released by the World Payments Report 2018 showed that in terms of the total number of online payments in the statistical period, the U.S. topped the list with 148.5 billion, with Eurozone coming in second with 74.5 billion and China third with 48 billion online payments.