National & Features Syndicate content

Jun 03, 2022

(Photo : Chien-Tong Wang)

Discarded fishing nets are extremely harmful to marine ecology, but an alliance of fishermen’s associations, fishing net makers and nylon producers in Taiwan are trying to solve the problem by turning waste nets into outdoor clothing. Here’s what they’re up to.

On February...

May 29, 2022

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 78th session in Bangkok today with global and regional leaders calling for strengthened regional cooperation and multilateralism as reverberating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and geopolitical conflicts...

May 29, 2022

Leaders from around Asia and the Pacific – a region at the forefront of the world’s innovation and economic growth – today pledged to leverage its advantages towards protecting people and the planet.

The Bangkok Declaration, adopted at the conclusion of the 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission...

Apr 24, 2022

Introduction – The remarkable story of EWS1294, the national early warning system of Cambodia

Apr 23, 2022

The Philippines has the potential to install 21 gigawatt of offshore wind power by 2040, equivalent to about a fifth of its electricity demand by then, the World Bank said in a study released on April 20.

The energy department of the global development bank said that the installation of more wind power would...

Apr 20, 2022

The educational technology (edtech) or e-learning market in Vietnam is expected to reach revenue of around $3 billion by 2023 on the back of a high potential of new digital learning forms in the country in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and growing interest from investors.

The sector has had a compound...

Apr 17, 2022

LAI CHÂU — Last week was a special one for the White Thai people of Lai Châu.

To celebrate the annual Then Kin Pang festival, Phong Thổ District's People's Committee recreated the traditional Áp Hô Chiêng Festival (also known as the New Year Shampoo Festival) of the White Thai people in Khổng Lào Commune....

Apr 02, 2022

Suhon Lin, Founder of the Chang Chun Group, is 94 years old. He is a living historical figure from Taiwan’s petrochemical industry. In the 70-plus years he has devoted to petrochemicals, he has been honored as Taiwan’s “Petrochemical Edison”. Even when he takes a swim, he is thinking about how to refine the...