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Jul 11, 2020

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing Php126 million ($2.5 million) to help the Philippine government’s implementation of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan to advance education delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 emergency...

Jul 11, 2020

From eggs to cookies, from feed to vaccines, from livestock to schnitzel - the business of Taiwan’s DaChan Great Wall Business Group spans the entire supply chain from producing livestock to processing foods and bringing them to restaurants and dinner tables. What started out as a small processor of soybean oils in...

Jul 09, 2020

An interactive Q&A learning app from Hong Kong is gaining traction in Asia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut schools, bringing the classroom into homes. Learning is not a matter of simply absorbing information, however, and students need professional guidance and explanations from teachers when they...

Jul 04, 2020

Vietnam’s government will sell its remaining 36-per cent stake in the country’s largest brewer Sabeco by the end of this year, according to a government document released this week, Reuters reported.

Sabeco, formally known as Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp based in Ho Chi Minh City, has a market...

Jul 02, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced Taiwanese to travel more at home. Can Taiwan harness this opportunity to go higher end and create experiences that will have consumers coming back for more rather than heading abroad?

Mr. Wu, a tech executive who retired just last year, headed to Chiayi County on June...

Jul 02, 2020

FTA between Hong Kong and ASEAN’s largest member takes effect.

Indonesia – a massive archipelago linking the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean – has long been known as the source of a wide range of spices and original home of at least three global food products – cane sugar, bananas and domestic chickens.

Jun 28, 2020

The set-up of automatic dispensing machine providing free rice in Vietnam – originally a measure to help jobless people during the Covid-19 crisis – is now going to become a permanent instalment in the country to make life easier for the poor.

The so-called “rice ATMs” have been installed starting in April...

Jun 27, 2020

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed female cancers in Taiwan, as well as one of the leading causes of female cancer deaths. Certainly, early detection and diagnosis are critical to improving breast cancer treatment outcomes and patient survival rates. Conventional screening procedures include a...

Jun 20, 2020

The popular chain is expected to ride the country’s rapid shift to modern retail

7-Eleven Cambodia is finally setting up shop. The renowned brand hopes to open its first branch in Phnom Penh by 2021. The Cambodian franchise will be administered by CP All Public Co. Ltd, the conglomerate that also operates...

Jun 14, 2020

HÀ NỘI — Online teaching will be recognised as a formal method, in parallel with teaching in schools, following months of experimenting with the method as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the education minister said.

Phùng Xuân Nhạ, Minister of Education and Training, was speaking at a recent conference...

Jun 13, 2020

Bikes are so in demand since COVID-19 lockdowns were instituted across North America and Europe that they are out of stock at shops, with lines forming even before stores open, and governments not only encouraging cycling, but offering stipends towards bike purchases. And the stock prices of Taiwan’s two major bike...

Jun 07, 2020

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on June 7 said in a televised address that the country would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago, local media reported.

Yassin said that the disease was...

Jun 02, 2020

Export-focused wholesalers adopt virtual sales pitches to woo domestic buyers.

With many traders and manufacturers in Guangdong’s key apparel hub finding themselves with huge amounts of surplus stock and nowhere to export it to amid the COVID-19 lockdown, targeting the domestic market via live video-...

Jun 02, 2020

BEIJING, June 2, 2020 -- Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, aiming to build the southern island province into a globally-influential high-level free trade port by the middle of the century.

A free trade port system focusing on trade and investment...

Jun 02, 2020

Ho Chi Minh City’s local government is planning to develop three eastern districts of the city into an “innovative urban area” that would resemble California’s Silicon Valley, local news outlet VnExpress International reported.

The 22,000-hectare area will see the integration of an existing hi-tech park in...

May 29, 2020

Malaysia plans to boost digital connectivity country-wide as the government acknowledges that improved digitisation has become “a vital aspect” in the daily lives of the people, even more so in times when the country is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia’s state news agency Bernama cited communications...

May 26, 2020

A Hong Kong-based green-energy innovator heads Down Under, paving the way to go global.

Relocating operations has been a perennial theme for businesses in Hong Kong. From the 1950s to 1970s manufacturers flocked to the city, turning it into the factory of the world for everything from textiles and toys to...

May 25, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (15 May 2020) — The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent to 6.4% to 9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP)—as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, says a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

May 22, 2020

19 May 2020 - While most of the world self-isolates at home and skies are emptier than they have been for decades, humanitarian flights transporting life-saving aid are revving up around Asia and the Pacific.

Reaching people in war zones or natural disasters is never easy. With most flights grounded,...

May 17, 2020

On January 23, one day before Lunar New Year’s Eve, China announced its first lockdown in the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19-pandemic. Within a week, nearly ten Chinese cities were locked down as well.

Yet as cities were locked down and transport came to a halt, farm products already sown,...

May 15, 2020

Cambodia shows confidence in a revival of international tourism after the coronavirus pandemic subsides and sticks to plans to open a new airport, the largest in the country so far.

The airport is currently being built for $880 million near the historical site of Angkor Wat in the country’s northwestern...

May 15, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand ─ Climate change could push 62 million people into extreme poverty in South Asia. Those who are living on the edge and above the poverty line are also likely to be affected by extreme weather, floods, heatwaves, and other climate-induced hazards. A World Bank study has concluded that, without...