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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...

Mar 02, 2018

Indonesia’s initiative to create and promote ten “new Balis” – ten new tourists destinations that could become as popular as the crowded holiday island – would require about $20 billion in investment, the government calculated, hoping for developers from China, Singapore, Thailand and other countries to foot half...

Mar 01, 2018

The study discovered that older people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are 2.3 times more likely to develop dementia

A local study on Singaporeans has revealed that people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. As more than 60 per cent of Singaporeans aged above 60 years...

Feb 19, 2018

Multilingualism is good for the economy, researchers have found. Countries that actively nurture different languages reap a range of rewards, from more successful exports to a more innovative workforce.

“Language matters on a large-scale national level and at the level of smaller businesses,” says Gabrielle...

Feb 19, 2018

South Korea and Sweden are the most innovative countries in the world, according to a league table covering everything from the concentration of tech companies to the number of science and engineering graduates.

The index on innovative countries highlights South Korea’s position as the economy whose...

Feb 14, 2018

At the recent 38th edition of FITUR 2018, a travel fair exhibition in Madrid, targeting Spanish countries in Spain and Latin America, country brand Malaysia Truly Asia received overwhelming response from trade buyers, medias and visitors.

Feb 14, 2018

Vietnam and Qatar have decided to work closer in the field of food security as the Middle East country is looking for new import sources and food trading partners in the wake of continued tensions with other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

According to Vietnam’s ambassador in Qatar, Nguyen Dinh Thao,...

Feb 05, 2018

Thai people are spending an average of nine hours and 38 minutes daily on the Internet, with around one third of this time used for consuming social media. This makes the country ranking first in Internet time spent in the world, followed by the Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa.

These are the...