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Jun 03, 2022

(Photo : Chien-Tong Wang)

Discarded fishing nets are extremely harmful to marine ecology, but an alliance of fishermen’s associations, fishing net makers and nylon producers in Taiwan are trying to solve the problem by turning waste nets into outdoor clothing. Here’s what they’re up to.

On February...

May 29, 2022

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 78th session in Bangkok today with global and regional leaders calling for strengthened regional cooperation and multilateralism as reverberating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and geopolitical conflicts...

May 29, 2022

Leaders from around Asia and the Pacific – a region at the forefront of the world’s innovation and economic growth – today pledged to leverage its advantages towards protecting people and the planet.

The Bangkok Declaration, adopted at the conclusion of the 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission...

Apr 14, 2022

Singapore-based craft beer brewery Brewerkz Brewing has created what it calls a “uniquely Singapore beer with premium ingredients” called Newbrew which is made from recycled water and will go on sale in a limited edition later in April.

The beer, described as “tropical blonde ale with a special taste profile...

Apr 02, 2022

Suhon Lin, Founder of the Chang Chun Group, is 94 years old. He is a living historical figure from Taiwan’s petrochemical industry. In the 70-plus years he has devoted to petrochemicals, he has been honored as Taiwan’s “Petrochemical Edison”. Even when he takes a swim, he is thinking about how to refine the...

Feb 06, 2022

Photo Source:Ming-Tang Huang

Baked sweet potatoes, a traditional street food in Taiwan that is also sold at 3,700 convenience stores across the island, have now made it into one of Japan’s oldest supermarket chains. How did Jacky Chiu, general manager of Taiwan’s leading sweet potato processing company K.K....