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Sep 13, 2020

In its quest to keep parts of its business running, Singapore’s flagship carrier Singapore Airlines is resorting to an unusual solution: The airline is planning flights to nowhere.

This means flights that start and end at the same airport to give potential passengers the feeling of being airborne again. The...

Sep 08, 2020

KUNMING, China, Sept. 8, 2020 -- On August 27, the Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism issued a notice on its website announcing 10 intangible heritage-themed tourist routes in Yunnan Province, detailing the intangible heritage resources involved in the routes.

Aug 30, 2020

Self-driving smart technology has created a fad, sweeping the world with the development of self-driving vehicles. German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) suggests that solving metropolitan transportation issues by combining zero-carbon emission, green electric vehicle, and self-driving technology will...

Aug 30, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in June 2020 was faced with the challenging task of delivering urgently needed personnel protective equipment (PPEs) to member countries in Southeast, East, Central, and West Asia, at a time when travel and transport restrictions were at their most severe.

The COVID-19 crisis...

Aug 27, 2020

United Nations ESCAP and Switzerland to partner for disaster relief in Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Government of Switzerland has pledged USD300,000 in contributions for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Tsunami,...

Aug 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak brings a cycling renaissance, Taiwan has found its becalmed bicycle-manufacturing sector putting pedal to the metal if it is to meet renewed demand.
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Aug 22, 2020

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are using new technologies to contain the global pandemic and mitigate its impact, the UN’s regional socio-economic development arm has said, as governments and experts work together to identify ways to innovate further, and build back better, after COVID-19.

Advances...

Aug 18, 2020

Suhon Lin, Founder of the Chang Chun Group, is 92 years old. He has devoted his life to research. His latest invention: Taiwan’s first biodegradable plastics plant, which he spent NT$2.6 billion to develop and build. In doing so, he has busted the myth that petroleum-based plastics cannot be degradable. Using less...

Aug 18, 2020

Southeast Asia’s largest economy is an attractive destination for manufacturing relocation.

The world’s manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains were undergoing profound changes last year, driven by trade disputes, rapid technological advances and the long-running rise of Asia. The change was then...

Aug 16, 2020

Uncertainties in the evolutionary tree of birds and their closest relatives have impeded deeper understanding of early flight in theropods, the group of dinosaurs that includes birds. To help address this, an international study led by HKU Research Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Pittman (Vertebrate Palaeontology...

Aug 14, 2020

With the increasing awareness in oral health around the world, it is estimated that, by 2026, the market for dental implants alone will reach approximately $6 billion USD. Dental clinics and dental supply venders around the world are all gearing up and preparing to welcome the industry’s golden age, the epicenter...

Aug 14, 2020

• The main foods imported by Asia in recent years are grapes, cranberries, mangos, mandarins and avocados, among others.
• Peru has positioned itself among the top ten fruit and vegetable exporters worldwide.

Aug 11, 2020

To help the maritime industry reduce carbon emissions, tech firms can receive a boost during this COVID-19 recession from a new multi-million maritime technology scale-up initiative led by the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

Aug 07, 2020

A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced.

The supplies were...

Aug 02, 2020

In the past five years, 340 new restaurant brands have sprouted up in Taiwan and old favorites have gotten facelifts as second-generation restaurateurs take over. How are they changing the vibe of Taiwan’s food scene?

Step into the Sinchao Rice Shoppe in the Breeze Xinyi complex in eastern Taipei and one is...

Jul 31, 2020

Faced with arrivals streaming in from across the world, the transport hub of Hong Kong urgently needed an intelligent disinfecting solution.

The COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the need to regularly clean and disinfect surfaces in areas where large numbers of people congregate and pass through - such as...

Jul 31, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak may have put physical fairs on ice, but it is generating e-business opportunities and prompting the launch of virtual shows such as Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE.

Jul 25, 2020

SINGAPORE – MP Biomedicals Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a diagnostic corporation which has been operating for over 30 years focusing on various infectious disease testing development and manufacturing, today announced the successful development of a rapid antibody test kit for COVID-19, in collaboration with the Agency...

Jul 24, 2020

Lithium-ion batteries are used to power everything from the mobile phone in your pocket to a Tesla truck. They pack a powerful current punch, making them very versatile for devices that need a brief, heavy jolt of electricity, like a digital camera.

Jul 24, 2020

Taiwanese electric scooter powerhouse Gogoro has talked of overseas expansion for years, but those plans have been put on hold. As it looks to deepen its presence in Taiwan, what other obstacles is it facing and how serious are they?

“You can’t be too worried about making it abroad. You have to first see if...

Jul 23, 2020

The Southeast Asian bloc has overtaken the European Union as Mainland China’s No1 trading partner.

Rapid economic growth and changes in global trade patterns have boosted trade between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and Mainland China to such an extent that ASEAN is now the mainland’s...

Jul 19, 2020

An electronics fair in London held on the eve of the COVID-19 shutdown featured many technologies that became boons during lockdown.

Little knowing just how imminently contactless‑payment facilities and anything that digitally facilitated distance-working would be mandatorily in vogue, this year’s United...