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Aug 08, 2019

A new batch of communication satellites used by Myanmar were successfully launched into orbit on August 6 after two years of planning by French satellite launch company Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana.

The two satellites –Myanmar Sat 2 (Intelsat 39) and EDRS-C –...

Aug 07, 2019

Beijing, China --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Portuguese surrealist artist Santiago Ribeiro continues his unstoppable international tour. This time his art debuts in Beijing, China.

The International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Art Weeks in China" will be the next destination to show Santiago Ribeiro´s art...

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 05, 2019

As the world enters the era of Industry 4.0, the role of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to impart knowledge and skills is set to grow in importance, serving not only youth but also mature workers seeking to adapt to the changing nature of work. That was the key message at the SkillsFuture Festival @ NUS (SFF@...

Aug 02, 2019

A Malaysian entrepreneur has developed the country’s first advanced humanoid robot named ADAM which was presented at the Beyond Paradigm Summit in Kuala Lumpur on July 17. The conference showcased innovative technologies of automation and data exchange in the digital age, also known as Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Aug 02, 2019

Rangsit University, a private university in Pathum Thani, Thailand which is one of the few educational institutions licensed by the Thai government to research on the medical use of marijuana and develop respective products, is positive on the development of marihuana as a business case in the country according to...

Jul 31, 2019

It was an ordinary afternoon during the last days of 2015. Ko Tze-kai, CEO of the restaurant group Inkism International (墨力國際), had just turned 32. He locked himself in his office and stared at the shopping bag sitting on his coffee table; it was stuffed with millions in cash. None of the money was his to keep. He...

Jul 29, 2019

The main section of the first huge Mekong river bridge for the China-Laos high speed railway connection has been completed on July 28, seven months ahead of schedule despite challenging conditions, Xinhua reported.

The completion of the Luang Prabang Mekong River Super Major Bridge – so its official name –,...

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 17, 2019

NEW DELHI, July 18, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Eight startups mark a milestone in their entrepreneurial journey at the close of the ShelterTech Accelerator, an initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation Incubation and...

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 13, 2019

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure, a rapidly-developing condition that can be fatal.

The new renal probes, which have been tested in mice, are injected into the blood-...

Jul 12, 2019

Taiwan began banning plastic straws in July, but Starbucks in the United States was already shipping in biodegradable plastic straws from Taichung last year. Why have Starbucks, Apple and Formosa Plastics all gravitated to this under-the-radar Taichung supplier?

When CommonWealth Magazine first meets...

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 01, 2019

According to Bloomberg’s number crunchers, a typical family home in central Hong Kong, with around 93m2 floorspace, incurs an average monthly mortgage repayment of nearly $8,000.

The cost of living is made up of lots of life’s essentials. It includes the food we eat, transport and the energy we use to heat...

Jun 21, 2019

Around 1.7 billion people globally are still unbanked – either having no proper savings or access to credit - according to the 2017 Global Findex Database. In Southeast Asia, only 27% of adults have formal bank accounts and only 33% of businesses have access to proper financing. While the region has been growing...

Jun 13, 2019

Cambodia is among the countries whose citizens are quickly adopting cashless payments, the newly released Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes report by credit card firm Visa released noted, Khmer Times wrote.

Jun 13, 2019

Having reached amazing levels of progress in the last two decades and with continued strong growth, Vietnam is set to become one of the most dynamic markets in the world by 2030, according to market research firm Euromonitor International, Viet Nam News wrote.

An Hodgson, Euromonitor International’s income...

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...

Jun 03, 2019

Launching of the First Asian Society for Engineering Education

After a full year’s preparation, the Asian Society for Engineering Education (AsiaSEE) was officially launched and a launching ceremony was held at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on May 8, 2019.

May 29, 2019

Disney spends a lot of money on training their employees, including the street sweepers because they realize how crucial it is to have a functional team from bottom to the top. When you work in an organization, you are serving many purposes other than the roles you are hired to do. You need to be able to work in a...