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May 26, 2020

A Hong Kong-based green-energy innovator heads Down Under, paving the way to go global.

Relocating operations has been a perennial theme for businesses in Hong Kong. From the 1950s to 1970s manufacturers flocked to the city, turning it into the factory of the world for everything from textiles and toys to...

May 25, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (15 May 2020) — The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent to 6.4% to 9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP)—as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, says a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

May 22, 2020

19 May 2020 - While most of the world self-isolates at home and skies are emptier than they have been for decades, humanitarian flights transporting life-saving aid are revving up around Asia and the Pacific.

Reaching people in war zones or natural disasters is never easy. With most flights grounded,...

May 17, 2020

On January 23, one day before Lunar New Year’s Eve, China announced its first lockdown in the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19-pandemic. Within a week, nearly ten Chinese cities were locked down as well.

Yet as cities were locked down and transport came to a halt, farm products already sown,...

May 15, 2020

Cambodia shows confidence in a revival of international tourism after the coronavirus pandemic subsides and sticks to plans to open a new airport, the largest in the country so far.

The airport is currently being built for $880 million near the historical site of Angkor Wat in the country’s northwestern...

May 15, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand ─ Climate change could push 62 million people into extreme poverty in South Asia. Those who are living on the edge and above the poverty line are also likely to be affected by extreme weather, floods, heatwaves, and other climate-induced hazards. A World Bank study has concluded that, without...

May 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials – across the world – it has never been more important to bridge the digital divide for the 3.6 billion people who remain off-line.

That’s according to top experts from the International...

May 11, 2020

Singapore, May 11, 2020 23 – ( ASIA TODAY ) -- Singapore Changi Airport was voted by customers as the World's Best Airport for the eighth consecutive time at the 2020 World Airport Awards. Singapore Changi Airport also took the awards for the World’s Best Airport Leisure Amenities and the Best Airport in Asia.

Apr 30, 2020

ROME/NEW YORK --( ASIA TODAY )-- As the COVID-19 crisis pushes up levels of hunger among the global poor, the World Food Programme and UNICEF are urging national governments to prevent devastating nutrition and health consequences for the 370 million children missing out on school meals amid school closures.

Apr 28, 2020

Food brings hope for tribal communities who’ve fled by war and face the threat of COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- For Khaish Meena, a 65-year-old woman from northwest Pakistan, COVID-19 is yet another obstacle that she needs to confront, like any number of hardships she’s encountered over the...

Apr 13, 2020

Hanoi, April 13, 2020 — The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) and Mastercard, is expanding an initiative to build Vietnam’s first-ever digital finance platform for low-income clients and women-led microenterprises. With support from Australia’s Department of Foreign...

Apr 13, 2020

The current coronavirus crisis is a double edged sword for the call center and business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines, with experts saying the business might as well benefit from the coronavirus crisis in the short term, but will not be exempt from a wider-ranging disruption in the medium to...

Apr 10, 2020

Low costs and proximity to Hong Kong are drawcards bringing start-ups to rural communities in southern Mainland China.

Apr 07, 2020

TUYÊN QUANG — A rare primate was released in Phiêng Bung Natural Reserve in Năng Khả Commune, Na Hang District of the northern mountainous province of Tuyên Quang today.

The Indochinese rhesus macaque, also known as 'golden monkey', is an endangered and rare species listed in Việt Nam’s Red Book.

The...

Apr 07, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on March 3 launched the YOUth Innovate! Summit to engage and recognize young innovators in Mindanao, especially those directly affected by the 2017 Marawi Siege.

The summit, organized by USAID and Plan International, highlighted the innovation...

Apr 03, 2020

Humans have long sought to create robots that look like us. In 1495, Leonardo Da Vinci created a mechanical knight and more recently Hollywood movies have imagined robots that can speak, walk, and act as if they were humans.

Recent technological advances are turning our imagination into reality, with robots...

Mar 31, 2020

The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, April 2020, illustrates the damage down by the coronavirus on Southeast Asia’s economies
Asia-Pacific’s emerging economies are facing a sharp slowdown in growth this year and regional GDP could even contract if the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is...

Mar 27, 2020

Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children...

Mar 26, 2020

The Singapore government has earmarked another 48 billion Singapore dollars ($33.2billion) to support its businesses and households after official preliminary estimates showed the Southeast Asian economy shrinking by more than expected in the first quarter of this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Mar 23, 2020

A growing number of Southeast Asia airlines are suspending flights or even completely grounding their planes as multiple governments have decided to introduce strict immigration regulations in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest to announce a tough measure was Singapore...

Mar 17, 2020

The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) analysed more than 300 specimens (including sputum, nasopharyngeal swabs, deep throat saliva, blood, urine and stool) from 14 Hong Kong patients confirmed with COVID-19 and discovered that the virus was detectable in the fecal samples of...

Mar 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing entire Southeast Asia in turmoil as travel restrictions and business closures are getting more extreme and widespread and tourism has almost come to a standstill.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from March 17 has put the entire Philippine island of Luzon under an “...