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Feb 15, 2017

Feb 14, 2017 (China Knowledge) - Chinese men spend USD 310 average on gifts for Valentine's Day according to a report by MasterCard. The average figure of RMB 2,130 calculated shows Chinese men who purchased gifts for their loved ones rank these men first in Asia. Hong Kong men rank second with average spending of...

Feb 04, 2017

Asia's elderly population is projected to reach nearly 923 million by the middle of this century. As a result, the region is on track in the next few decades to become one of the oldest in the world. Governments in Asia are generally poorly prepared for this vast change that will have wide social and economic...

Jan 11, 2017

Online learning is a new trend that’s taken over education in both Asian countries and around the globe. Learning online has a vast number of benefits; in many countries the tuition fees are less than those paid to study in a traditional classroom setting, and learning from home with only a laptop and internet...

Nov 08, 2016

BANGKOK, 8 November 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- Ashland will showcase the company’s new brand strategy and identity to the personal care industry at the in-cos Asia show. Through several new initiatives the company demonstrates how they have solved customers’ most complex problems by enabling them to amplify the efficacy...

Nov 01, 2016

Bangkok, November 1 2016 – On 4-5 November 2016, the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) will hold the “11th Women Ministers and Parliamentarians Conference” in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand.

Oct 27, 2016

Higher education is incorporating entrepreneurship into curriculums to supply graduates—and the economy—with the skills needed to answer market demands.

A few years ago, Paulo Oscuro, a computer science student from the rural region of Bicol—about 250 miles from the capital of the Philippines—observed that,...

Oct 26, 2016

After four centuries, the fashion realm has descended from the top of the pyramid to embrace the 99 percent. And the 99 percent’s taste is sure to have a tighter focus on the “everyday.”

Business of Fashion magazine founder Imran Amed set the tone for the new year in the magazine’s special “The New World...

Oct 19, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – New approaches are needed to address the challenge of rising urban dwellers in the Pacific who live in poor-quality housing with inadequate provision for basic services in settlements known as ‘urban villages,’ a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says.

Oct 18, 2016

In Central Asia and Eastern Europe, a whopping 1/3 of the workforce is involved in unstable jobs. These include vulnerable jobs, as well as informal jobs, and about $65 billion in cash also ends up leaving the area every year. This is according to the United Nations Development...

Oct 07, 2016

Helping migrants to obtain proper documentation and avoid deportation. Do not trust anyone who promises to help you cross a border without the right documentation.

September 2016—Samnang*, a 33-year-old from Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia, learned the hard way that working abroad without the right...

Oct 07, 2016

Farmers use weather forecasts to decide when and what to plant.

September 2016—Situated on the Philippines’ eastern coast, the Bicol region experiences typhoons, flash floods, strong winds, thunderstorms and droughts. Now occurring more frequently and with greater intensity, these hazards are seriously...

Aug 22, 2016

Asia Today editor recently interviewed Mr. Andrew Tjioe, Vice-Chairman, FLA Singapore, discussing about franchising, branding, and the current and future trends faced by F&B industry as a whole. Below are the questions and answers:

Aug 05, 2016

Hong Kong residents are kicking up their heels in novel ways, thanks to businesses catering to the dance fitness craze.

From traditional classical ballet, to ethnic, folk and contemporary “aerial” dance, classes that tap the city’s inner beat are big business in Hong Kong.

Scottish-born Kathryn O’...

Jul 23, 2016

After her father presented her with a Canon camera a year ago, Nguyễn Thu Linh, an 18-year-old student from the National Economics University, began to spend time on the weekend in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter taking pictures of its little animated streets. The Hanoian has always known the city but since she began to take...

Jun 26, 2016

After 10 years teaching in middle school there is one thing that baffles Lee Soo-jung -- how many of the girls are wearing makeup. "Just 10 years ago only a couple of girls in a class wore makeup, but now more than half of them do," she says.

The school tried to ban it, but to no avail. "Many girls put on...

Jun 05, 2016

Forget Facebook, Twitter and Kindle: In times of the Internet, when no-one seems to be reading a real book anymore, Singapore now went retro. An independent bookstore in the city state, BooksActually, on June 3 launched the first-ever book vending machines in the country which allows people to buy books on-the-go...

Jun 05, 2016

Well-known Chinese writer, literary translator and foreign literature researcher Yang Jiang died at the age of 105 in Beijing on Wednesday morning. On the evening of May 25th, groups of Tsinghua students gathered in front of the old library to express their mourning of the pass of Yang Jiang.

Jun 02, 2016

Even Barack Obama couldn’t resist when he sat down for a $6-noodle soup at a street restaurant in Hanoi earlier this week, gulping down one Hanoi beer.

Beer is a staple in Vietnam, and this statement is supported by the fact that Vietnamese are the leading beer drinkers in the Association of Southeast Asian...

May 11, 2016

Seoul, April 28, 2016 — Today, The Asia Foundation announced that Kim Kyoungtae, editor and director of Election Broadcasting Planning at Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation in Seoul, has been selected by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for a prestigious Nieman Fellowship. Mr. Kim is the 28th Korean...

May 08, 2016

Young Korean men are increasingly unashamed to indulge their sweet tooth rather than drown themselves in manly liquor.

"It used to feel very uncomfortable for two men to sit in a café having a dessert," says student Lee Sang-won (26). "But not any more." And a 33-year-old office worker admits, "I need to a...