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Sep 13, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- More than 1,500 business leaders and participating companies, representing a broad spectrum of industries, are expected to attend “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong”, a one-day symposium taking place on Friday, September 20 at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles...

Sep 12, 2019

Thailand has drafted guidelines to finally regulate ride-hailing companies and aims to legalise existing and new services by March next year, Reuters cited Jirut Wisarnjit, the transport ministry’s deputy permanent secretary, as saying.

This would put an end to the situation that ride-sharing services exist...

Sep 07, 2019

As Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2019) wrapped up on Friday in Bangkok, a key takeaway was that long-term holistic planning would enable countries there to tap into the huge potential of renewable energy, and new technology while maximizing socio-economic benefits.

Other compelling reasons to rapidly shift...

Sep 02, 2019

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing Takes Cooperation with Global Institutions to Strengthen National Water and Food Security

Aug 21, 2019

Aug 21, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China plans to support Shenzhen in building a demonstration pilot zone with more comprehensive development, under a guideline issued on Sunday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.

Aug 15, 2019

Foreign visitors traveling to Singapore using selected transport services can now submit electronic arrival cards up to 14 days before they reach Singapore.

This means that these visitors will need to produce only their passports for immigration clearance upon arrival – instead of filling out paper arrival...

Aug 14, 2019

Farnborough International feasibility study and domestic industry hearing showcase the Kingdom's aviation potential as regional hub under Thailand 4.0

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) – Business is looking to stage a Thai edition of the ‘International Airshow’ as it continues to create...

Aug 12, 2019

Malaysia launched a project on August 9 for a new mass market car to be produced locally with some technical support from Daihatsu Motor, officials said. The move comes as the country seeks to boost development and adoption of high technology in a renewed industrial push by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Aug 08, 2019

The Philippine government approved a plan to build a new $14.5-billion international airport for Metro Manila that will cater to at least 100 million passengers annually, three times the capacity of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), aimed at decongesting Manila’s ageing existing facility.

Aug 08, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One Asia Convention Seoul 2019, organized by Konkuk University and the One Asia Foundation and sponsored by the Seoul City, was held at Lotte Hotel Seoul on August 5th to 6th.

At this year’s One Asia Convention, more than 650 scholars from 325 universities in 32 Asian...

Aug 06, 2019

Mandalay is about to become Myanmar’s first smart city with authorities planning to modernise a number of sectors including power and water networks, traffic management and utilities by using social media and deploying new technologies such as artificial intelligence software and drones to revamp an inefficient...

Aug 01, 2019

Thailand’s state-owned Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) will start distributing its first batch of home-made cannabis oil on August 7, 2019, to selected hospitals in the country with specially licensed doctors.

With that step, Thailand has become the first and only country in Southeast Asia to...

Jul 30, 2019

Indonesia’s sinking capital Jakarta, home to about ten million people, as soon as possible needs a sea wall to prevent getting submerged, the country’s President Joko Widodo told AP in an interview.

Widodo said that speedy construction of such a wall is necessary to push through the slow-moving and...

Jul 24, 2019

The ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week in Bangkok showcased a rapidly growing sector where Mainland China firms are flexing their muscles.

Jul 22, 2019

As a strategy to boost income and sales outreach for fishermen in West Java, Indonesia’s government is going digital: Coordinating maritime affairs minister Luhut Binsar Panndjaitan on July 20 inaugurated the country’s first-ever online fish auction site as a pilot project in the city of Palangpang – known for its...

Jul 15, 2019

Vietnam aims to become the leading digital economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2030 as a result of the national digital transformation strategy by Vietnam’s Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications.

The...

Jul 08, 2019

Malaysia remains on course to become a high-income nation by 2024, the World Bank has reaffirmed its confidence in Southeast Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The organisation said that Malaysia’s aspiration remains possible as long as the country’s gross national income (GNI) per capita continues to grow at a range...

Jul 02, 2019

Kuala Lumpur --( ASIA TODAY )-- The City of Kuala Lumpur returns in hosting the ‘11th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2019 (WCSC 2019)’ to be held on Thursday, 19th September 2019 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jul 01, 2019

CHANGSHA, China, July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted in Changsha city, located central China's Hunan Province from June 27 to 29, the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE) attracted more than 1,600 guests from 53 African countries and over 3,500 Chinese and foreign exhibitors, buyers and professional...

Jun 23, 2019

Port Moresby (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Businesses are well-positioned to offer innovative solutions to key sustainable development challenges, particularly in meeting the infrastructure and connectivity needs of rural and urban communities, concluded the annual Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) in Port...

Jun 10, 2019

Foreign education providers are showing increasing interest in opening branches in Myanmar, with several already having started to invest in the country in the past year after the government loosened regulations for the launch of private educational institutions.

Jun 09, 2019

Tsinghua University serves as the inaugural Chair of the Alliance

On May 28th and 29th, a meeting of the executive committee and academic committee of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) was held in Beijing. University leaders and academic pioneers in the field of climate change from twelve...