National & Features Syndicate content

Jul 22, 2018

According to recent studies, 21% of children aged three and four have their own tablet. How is digital technology influencing modern childhood?

Jul 16, 2018

The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just behind India, rank within the top four in the latest international consumer confidence survey compiled by US-based research organisation The Conference Board and business intelligence firm Nielsen.

Jul 14, 2018

Taiwanese singers Nana Lee Chien-na and Judy Zhou Ding-wei, who both became famous through the Taiwanese “One Million Star” talent contest TV show, play the lead roles in a new pop version of the original Chinese-language musical Mulan. With their powerful vocals, the pair brings to life a version of Mulan that...

Jul 07, 2018

Radio show, home visits bring critical services to the hard-to-reach

June 2018 — When Ailleene Joy Verbo was a child, she loved listening to her grandfather’s solar-powered radio. “Our rural village did not have electricity,” she said. “The radio broke the quietness of the day.”

Verbo grew up in Siay...

Jul 01, 2018

With the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) today established a S$18 million research centre to enable Singapore’s maritime and port industries to develop innovative capabilities and enhance their...

Jul 01, 2018

In the mid-19th century, Taiwan had three major exports: tea leaves, camphor laurel, and sugar cane. Tea leaves and camphor laurel were mainly cultivated along the Taiwan Romantic Route 3. The Chiang A-Shing Tea House in Beipu Township, Hsinchu, the Formosa Tea Industry and Culture Gallery in Guanxi Township,...

Jun 19, 2018

CHENGDU, China, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th annual meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was held in Krakow and Katowice, Poland. Themed "Creative Crosscroads," and built on the idea of cross-sector cooperation among the UCCN members, the event started on June 12 and concluded on June 15...

Jun 17, 2018

Chinese opera is set to enchant the city with an upcoming festival and the soon-to-open Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon.

Few art forms can evoke the mystery and charm of ancient China as eloquently as Cantonese opera. In Hong Kong today, this centuries-old tradition of story-telling through musical theatre is...

Jun 15, 2018

This article is a reader’s contribution to Crossing. It explores the environmental pollution caused by the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, one of Taiwan’s most famous tourist attractions. What can be done to create a win-win situation for the environment and the tourism industry?

Jun 13, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the launch of an online learning initiative called “Huayu 101”, a brand new online Mandarin learning material, at the end of May in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jun 09, 2018

Farmers prepare seed trees to sell to the market in the Cao Bằng northern mountainous provinces. Experts said a forest resource database was needed as the software was not only effective for State management but also useful for future scientific research on forestry development. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết

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May 27, 2018

China overtook the United Kingdom in 2017 as the second biggest art market after the United States.

That's according to the latest Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, which looks at trends in the art industry.

Market Growth

The US, China and the UK are the three largest markets for...

May 07, 2018

Clinics gain accreditation and reimbursement from national health program

April 2018 — Throughout Estela Tudio’s first pregnancy in 2013, she worried about medical expenses. Estela, a homemaker in Bayambang — a town in the Philippines’ northern region of Luzon — and her husband, Almar, who earned $6 (300...

Apr 26, 2018

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang in Vietnam will be part of the network of smart cities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) proposed by Singapore, the city state’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on April 25.

“I visited all three cities during my two visits to Vietnam last year and...

Apr 19, 2018

The growth of Thailand's direct selling industry seen by top MLM companies as a key factor that makes the country a hub for their corporate’s events. Later this year, more than 40,000 top distributors from overseas-based MLM companies will be coming to convene in Thailand. Meanwhile, TCEB is confident that the...

Apr 19, 2018

Taiwan has muddled through an extended period of relatively low growth, stagnant wages and outflows of talent to other countries. The central bank recently revealed why this is happening relative to some of Taiwan’s neighbors.

In late 2017, Academia Sinica sociologists published a study called “Unfinished...

Apr 18, 2018

The East African nation of Kenya has the potential to become a role model for Thailand when it comes to curb the exorbitant use of plastic bag across the country and the unavoidable serious pollution and other trouble it creates.

Kenya’s government just issued a decree banning the production, sale,...

Apr 03, 2018

Millions of Chinese farmers are reaping the benefits of a massive agricultural study, which has helped them increase their crop yields whilst reducing the use of fertilizer.

Specific, evidence-based recommendations were made to 21 million Chinese farmers over a decade, offering them detailed advice about...

Mar 26, 2018

How can a player in Taiwan’s conventional paint industry establish a foot in the U.S. market? Using its unique competitive advantages, Kaohsiung-based Yung Chi Paint and Varnish is taking a three-phase approach of acquisition, expansion and localization.

From colorfully decorated roadside electrical...

Mar 26, 2018

Uber on March 26 sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab, ending a bruising battle between the ride-hailing behemoths and marking the US firm’s latest retreat from international markets.

Singapore-based Grab is taking over the ride-sharing and food delivery operations of Uber in the region,...

Mar 16, 2018

Pingtung County’s Great Chaozhou Artificial Lake is completely dry on the surface, defying traditional notions of a reservoir. This reservoir redirects floodwater underground, filling up underground water storage space until it can be extracted for use as potentially life-saving water in times of drought.

Mar 13, 2018

Singapore tops the list of the world’s best performing smart cities ahead of London, New York, San Francisco and Chicago in a new study by UK-based market intelligence firm Juniper Research sponsored by IT giant Intel.

The city state ranks first in all four major categories surveyed, namely mobility, health...