How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback

When Erik Prince arrived at the Four Seasons resort in the Seychelles in January 2017 for his now-famous meetings with a Russian banker and UAE ruler Mohammed bin Zayed, he was in the middle of an unexpected comeback. The election of Donald Trump had given the disgraced Blackwater founder a new opportunity to prove himself. After years … Continue reading “How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback”

InnoVEX Brings Together Comprehensive Industry Supply Chain to Unleash Power of Innovation

May 01, 2019 Picture:  Connecting Global Startups with Taiwan’s Advantage Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced today that this year’s InnoVEX, the startup platform of COMPUTEX, will feature a record high of 467 startups from 24 countries, a growth of 20% from last year. Repeat exhibitors include startups from France, the Netherlands, South Korea, … Continue reading “InnoVEX Brings Together Comprehensive Industry Supply Chain to Unleash Power of Innovation”

Groupe GM is Attending Asia’s Leading Hospitality Tradeshow HOFEX

May 02, 2019 Hong Kong, May 1st 2019 – Groupe GM Hong Kong, leader in the guest amenity industry, will be attending Hofex, Asia’s leading Food and Hospitality Tradeshow, in Hong Kong from 7–10 May 2019. Attracting over 42,000 regional visitors, Hofex is a leading event for food and hospitality traders. The tradeshow brings the … Continue reading “Groupe GM is Attending Asia’s Leading Hospitality Tradeshow HOFEX”

Health-Related Blockchain Leader MEDIKEY Goes Public on Bit-Z, Only a Month After It Was Listed on DIGIFINEX

May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019 03:09 PM Hong Kong Time – SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MEDIKEY, a platform that integrates health information into blockchain technology, announced that it went public on Bit-Z, the top 10 percent of cryptocurrency exchange. Before the listing, MEDIKEY was also listed on one of the world’s top five cryptocurrency exchanges, … Continue reading “Health-Related Blockchain Leader MEDIKEY Goes Public on Bit-Z, Only a Month After It Was Listed on DIGIFINEX”

Algorand Foundation Announces Research Leadership

May 02, 2019 Dr. Tal Rabin, former head of the Cryptography Research Group at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, appointed to lead research at the Algorand Foundation May 02, 2019 04:00 PM Hong Kong Time – SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Algorand Foundation today announced the appointment of Dr. Tal Rabin as the head of research. Named … Continue reading “Algorand Foundation Announces Research Leadership”

Favro Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner

May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019 07:00 PM Hong Kong Time – STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Favro, a leader in enterprise agile tools, has been named in the “Cool Vendors in Application Development” published on 5 November 2018 by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company. According to Gartner analysts Keith Mann, Mike West, Nathan Wilson, … Continue reading “Favro Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner”

Tourism New Zealand joins hands with Tencent to boost Chinese tourism growth in 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

May 02, 2019 Picture:  May 02, 2019 05:18 PM Hong Kong Time – HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tourism New Zealand today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, 00700.HK), a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, in Shenzhen, China, to jointly support the growth of Chinese Free … Continue reading “Tourism New Zealand joins hands with Tencent to boost Chinese tourism growth in 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism”

Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc. Appoints Deborah Kirkham to its Board of Directors

May 01, 2019 Kirkham, the first female appointed to Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc.’s Board of Directors, will help to further expand company growth April 30, 2019 11:41 PM Hong Kong Time – SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pole To Win International, Inc. (PTW), industry-leading video games and tech services outsourcer, today announced that its CEO, Ms. Deborah Kirkham, … Continue reading “Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc. Appoints Deborah Kirkham to its Board of Directors”

GP&E, a Recognized Pioneer of Advanced Eco-Material in South Korea Moves its Way to North America and Launches its First USA Branch in San Jose

May 01, 2019 May 01, 2019 12:18 PM Hong Kong Time – SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GP&E Co., Ltd. is a leading global company with eco-friendly technology, based on integrated technologies of environment, biology, and nanochemistry. GP&E Co., Ltd. manufactures and supplies various kinds of high quality Humidity Sensors such as Humidity Indicator Cards (HICs) for … Continue reading “GP&E, a Recognized Pioneer of Advanced Eco-Material in South Korea Moves its Way to North America and Launches its First USA Branch in San Jose”

Gifts Fair and Printing Fair attract about 67,000 buyers, up 4%

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  30 April 2019 – The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair and the 14th Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair both concluded today. Over a four-day period, the concurrent fairs welcomed a total of about 67,000 buyers from 150 countries and regions, an increase of 4% compared to … Continue reading “Gifts Fair and Printing Fair attract about 67,000 buyers, up 4%”

Blackwater Founder Pitching Plan to Washington to Topple Maduro With 5,000 Mercenaries

“The two sources with direct knowledge of Prince’s Venezuela plan said he is seeking $40 million from private investors. He also aims to get funding from the billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets that have been seized by governments around the world “ As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela … Continue reading “Blackwater Founder Pitching Plan to Washington to Topple Maduro With 5,000 Mercenaries”

Goldpac:Maximize Customers’ Value with Innovative Technologies Goldpac Honored Again with Four ICMA Elan Awards

Apr 29, 2019 It’s time for 2019 ICMA Elan Awards, which is the most prestigious reputation in the international payment card industry. Upholding the vision of technologies-oriented innovation, Goldpac drew up the future blueprint for secure smart payment industry and were honored with four finalist awards of ICMA Elan, including Best Secure Payment Card, Best … Continue reading “Goldpac:Maximize Customers’ Value with Innovative Technologies Goldpac Honored Again with Four ICMA Elan Awards”

Hospitals in Taiwan Make a Commitment to Eliminate Preventable Patient Harm & Death in Hospitals

Apr 29, 2019 Picture:  April 29, 2019 08:00 PM Hong Kong Time – IRVINE, Calif. & TAICHUNG,Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and the Taiwan Patient Safety Culture Club (TPSCC) announced today that 4 hospitals and 1 healthcare organization made a public commitment to helping eliminate preventable patient harm and death in hospitals by … Continue reading “Hospitals in Taiwan Make a Commitment to Eliminate Preventable Patient Harm & Death in Hospitals”

tHIS 2019 to Shape Future Health Science and Technology With Expanded Exhibition Scale in Shanghai and Hangzhou

Apr 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 09:16 PM Hong Kong Time – SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Health Industry Summit (tHIS) 2019, organized by Reed Sinopharm, will scale up with a total exhibition area of 400,000m2. For the first time, it will adopt the “Two Cities One Show” mode – to be launched in Shanghai and Hangzhou, two … Continue reading “tHIS 2019 to Shape Future Health Science and Technology With Expanded Exhibition Scale in Shanghai and Hangzhou”

Participants Wanted for Japanese Cuisine Training Program, Subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, JAPAN, for Non-Japanese Chefs, Who Seriously Wish to Learn Japanese Cuisine in Japan

Apr 29, 2019 The program provides Japanese language, basic Japanese culinary training and practical training in premium Japanese cuisine and sushi restaurants in Japan. April 29, 2019 10:00 PM Hong Kong Time – TOKYO & KYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–We are inviting non-Japanese chefs who seriously want to learn Japanese cuisine with a support of the Ministry … Continue reading “Participants Wanted for Japanese Cuisine Training Program, Subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, JAPAN, for Non-Japanese Chefs, Who Seriously Wish to Learn Japanese Cuisine in Japan”

Big Wins for BC&F Dentsu at the 2019 APAC Effies

Apr 29, 2019 Picture:  Claims title as the third most effective agency across Asia Pacific April 29, 2019 10:30 AM Hong Kong Time – SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dentsu Brand Agencies is proud to announce that Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu had a great night at the 2019 APAC Effies, finishing in third place overall against agencies many … Continue reading “Big Wins for BC&F Dentsu at the 2019 APAC Effies”

Taipei AMPA 2019 6-in-1 Show Surpasses Previous Show Grand exhibition takes place at TaiNEX 1 and TaiNEX 2

Apr 26, 2019 Picture:  The Taipei AMPA 2019 6-in-1 Show, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), will be held April 24 to 27 (Taipei AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei, Taiwan ITS, Taiwan EVS) and April 25 to 28 (Taiwan Motorcycle and Taiwan Car Tuning) at TaiNEX 1 and TaiNEX 2. Taipei AMPA is the … Continue reading “Taipei AMPA 2019 6-in-1 Show Surpasses Previous Show Grand exhibition takes place at TaiNEX 1 and TaiNEX 2”

Moonton Kicks Off Mobile Legends’ 515 Unite Campaign in Singapore

Apr 26, 2019 The 515 Unite global campaign with the slogan United We Win has been launched to bring gamers and the general public to the Mobile Legends game April 26, 2019 02:08 AM Hong Kong Time – SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mobile game developer Moonton Shanghai Technology proudly announces that they have now launched their 515 Unite … Continue reading “Moonton Kicks Off Mobile Legends’ 515 Unite Campaign in Singapore”

Wenco and Hitachi Construction Machinery Announce Open and Interoperable Partner Ecosystem for Autonomous Mining

Apr 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 07:30 AM Hong Kong Time – TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6305) (“HCM”) is pleased to announce its vision for autonomous mining — an open, interoperable ecosystem of partners that integrate their systems alongside existing mine infrastructure. Grounded in support for ISO Standards and a drive to … Continue reading “Wenco and Hitachi Construction Machinery Announce Open and Interoperable Partner Ecosystem for Autonomous Mining”

Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-Joon Launches Campaign to Support School in Vietnam

Apr 26, 2019 Picture:  April 26, 2019 09:00 AM Hong Kong Time – SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyosung (KRX:004800) completed a project to renovate an elementary school in a village in Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province in the central part of Vietnam on April 23. The project was funded with donations from its employees. Some … Continue reading “Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-Joon Launches Campaign to Support School in Vietnam”

Baoneng Times Bay Ushers in a New Age of Asia

Apr 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 01:18 PM Hong Kong Time – SHAN TOU CITY, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Since April 25, appearances of China’s Shantou have been made frequently in the MBK Business Circle, Singapore Orchard Road and Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after the Baoneng Times Bay made its debut on the NASDAQ Screen of … Continue reading “Baoneng Times Bay Ushers in a New Age of Asia”

2019 Creative Expo Taiwan unveils the Cultural & Creative Award winners

Apr 26, 2019 Picture:  26 April, 2019, Taipei, TAIWAN –( ASIA TODAY )– 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan announces five Best of Cultural & Creative Award winners. The five Best winners were awarded trophies at the ceremony in S Hotel Taipei on the evening of April 25, along with twenty-five other Cultural & Creative Award winners … Continue reading “2019 Creative Expo Taiwan unveils the Cultural & Creative Award winners”

240 graphic IP brands exhibit at 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan

Apr 25, 2019 Picture:  Fair On the Move – Licensing in Taipei Expo Park – Expo Dome, April 24-28 25 April 2019, Taipei, TAIWAN –( ASIA TODAY )– The annual Creative Expo Taiwan IP licensing exhibition takes place again at Taipei Expo Park – Expo Dome from April 24 to 28. A total of 240 … Continue reading “240 graphic IP brands exhibit at 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan”

The Economist Group announces Lara Boro as new chief executive

Apr 25, 2019 HONG KONG – 25 April 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– The Economist Group has announced that Lara Boro will become its new chief executive. Lara joins from Informa, where she is currently CEO, Informa Intelligence. She will take up the position later this year, when Chris Stibbs, the current chief executive, will … Continue reading “The Economist Group announces Lara Boro as new chief executive”

Baidu’s Facemoji Keyboard Brings Sanrio Anime Characters to Life via Augmented Reality

Apr 24, 2019 Picture:  April 24, 2019 09:00 PM Hong Kong Time – SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop culture icon Hello Kitty, and Baidu, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the leading Chinese-language internet search provider, have partnered to bring the immensely popular Aggretsuko™ and Gudetama™ characters to millions of users via … Continue reading “Baidu’s Facemoji Keyboard Brings Sanrio Anime Characters to Life via Augmented Reality”

Udemy Appoints Irwin Anand as India Managing Director

Apr 24, 2019 The company is expanding local operations in one of its fastest-growing markets April 24, 2019 09:00 PM Hong Kong Time – SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online with over 30 million students and 42,000 instructors worldwide, has appointed Irwin Anand as the company’s India Managing Director effective … Continue reading “Udemy Appoints Irwin Anand as India Managing Director”

Droit de réponse des sociétés mises en cause par l’ONG britannique EIA

Mondafrique a reçu un droit de réponse des quatre entreprises SBM, SSMO, SICOFOR et CDWI,mises en causes par le rapport de l’ONG britannique EIA dont nous avions publié le compte rendu dans un article du 13 avril 2019. L’ONG britannique EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency), a, dans son rapport intitulé « Commerce toxique » et publié … Continue reading “Droit de réponse des sociétés mises en cause par l’ONG britannique EIA”

Saki Corporation Introduces Ultra-fast, Inline, 2D Bottom-side Automated Optical Inspection for PCBs

Apr 23, 2019 Featured at NEPCON China and SMTconnect April 23, 2019 08:03 PM Hong Kong Time – FREMONT, Calif. & TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and x-ray inspection and measurement equipment, announces the release of its new 2Di-LU1 inline bottom-side automated optical inspection (AOI) system at NEPCON China, … Continue reading “Saki Corporation Introduces Ultra-fast, Inline, 2D Bottom-side Automated Optical Inspection for PCBs”

Relativity’s 3D Printed Terran 1 Rocket to Launch mu Space’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite

Apr 23, 2019 Picture:  April 23, 2019 10:00 PM Hong Kong Time – LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Relativity, the world’s first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellite constellations, today announced a partnership with mu Space, the innovative Thai satellite and space technology company, to launch a satellite to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Relativity’s … Continue reading “Relativity’s 3D Printed Terran 1 Rocket to Launch mu Space’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite”

Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Opens My Melody, Little Twin Stars Rooms on June 15, 2019

Apr 23, 2019 Picture:  – Sweet Dreams in Our Hello Kitty and Sanrio Character Rooms April 23, 2019 10:05 PM Hong Kong Time – TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Keio Plaza Hotel Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s most prestigious hotel companies operating hotels located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo and other locations, is proud to announce the … Continue reading “Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Opens My Melody, Little Twin Stars Rooms on June 15, 2019”

Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair draw close to 47,000 buyers

Apr 23, 2019 Picture:  23 April 2019 – The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair, both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today. Over a four-day period (20-23 April), the two fairs welcomed close to … Continue reading “Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair draw close to 47,000 buyers”

Le propriétaire du club serait en faillite : Un flou total secoue le Fc Sochaux de Omar Daf

Un nouveau coup dur pour le club de Omar Daf. Le Chinois Li Wing Sang, propriétaire du club depuis 2015, a été déclaré en faillite personnelle par la Haute-Cour de justice de Hong-Kong le 2 avril dernier. Selon une information dévoilée par notre confrère France Bleu Belfort, sur la base d’un document consultable en ligne, … Continue reading “Le propriétaire du club serait en faillite : Un flou total secoue le Fc Sochaux de Omar Daf”

Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan Opens in Beijing’s Stunning Nature Retreat of Yanqing

Apr 22, 2019 Hotel connects guests with the rejuvenating beauty of nature near the Great Wall April 20, 2019 01:00 PM Hong Kong Time – CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan, located in the vibrant Yanqing District of China’s capital city. Yanqing is known as an … Continue reading “Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan Opens in Beijing’s Stunning Nature Retreat of Yanqing”

ExxonMobil Signs 20-Year LNG Agreement with Zhejiang Energy

Apr 22, 2019 Zhejiang Energy to receive 1 million metric tons of LNG per annum over 20 years Agreement demonstrates ExxonMobil’s commitment to help meet China’s natural gas demand Zhejiang Energy to build a Wenzhou LNG receiving terminal April 22, 2019 08:00 PM Hong Kong Time – IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil said today that it signed … Continue reading “ExxonMobil Signs 20-Year LNG Agreement with Zhejiang Energy”

How Hong Kong Umbrella movement was crushed and pro-democracy activists gradually silenced

Young Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were released on bail from jail on October 23. They will now appeal against the prison sentence for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Hong Kong’s version of “Occupy Wall street”, the Umbrella movement against Beijing politics was the most important protest … Continue reading “How Hong Kong Umbrella movement was crushed and pro-democracy activists gradually silenced”

Taxes on sugary beverages are not enough on their own to halt march of obesity in Asia

New taxes on sugary drinks won’t alone solve obesity issues in Asia. By Janine from Mililani, Hawaii/Wikimedia, CC BY-NDFacing declining markets in Western countries, multinational food companies are targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America as new consumers of packaged foods, in a move that may worsen the global epidemic of chronic illness related to diabetes. … Continue reading “Taxes on sugary beverages are not enough on their own to halt march of obesity in Asia”

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that he had recently … Continue reading “Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’”

Taiwan retains 42nd global ranking in press freedom

Taiwan retained its ranking of 42nd in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index released April 18 by France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF). On a scale of 0-100, with zero the best possible result, Taiwan scored 24.98, down 1.62 points from the previous edition. This positioned it among the 24 percent considered to have “good” or … Continue reading “Taiwan retains 42nd global ranking in press freedom”

NCH Looks Forward to Another 100 Years With 100 CSRs on Its Centennial Year

Apr 18, 2019 Picture:  April 18, 2019 10:59 AM Hong Kong Time – MANILA, Philippines–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NCH Asia is proud to share its contribution to “NCH Cares”-one of the biggest worldwide corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects of NCH Corporation in its history. NCH Corporation, a manufacturer of product and equipment maintenance solutions was founded in 1919 … Continue reading “NCH Looks Forward to Another 100 Years With 100 CSRs on Its Centennial Year”

HSBC and Walmart Join Forces on Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

Apr 18, 2019 April 18, 2019 10:00 AM Hong Kong Time – NEW YORK & HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HSBC and Walmart today announced the roll-out of a sustainable supply chain finance programme that pegs a supplier’s financing rate to its sustainability performance. This global programme allows Walmart’s suppliers who demonstrate progress in Walmart’s Project Gigaton or … Continue reading “HSBC and Walmart Join Forces on Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme”

Watch Hong Kong’s Ancient History Come to Life

Apr 18, 2019 Picture:  Experience the city’s ancient Chinese past with four unforgettable festivals this spring April 18, 2019 02:00 PM Hong Kong Time – HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Steeped in culture and tradition, Hong Kong honours its Chinese past with unique ancient festivals. Coming up this spring, peek into the past with four fascinating festivals: the … Continue reading “Watch Hong Kong’s Ancient History Come to Life”

Debut Clean Energy District Heating Area to feature at next month’s ISH China & CIHE

Apr 18, 2019 Asia’s leading trade event for the HVAC industry returns to Beijing next month with a strong focus on eco-friendly products and technologies, including a new Clean Energy District Heating Area. Running from 6 – 8 May, the fair will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from around the world. Last year, the fair … Continue reading “Debut Clean Energy District Heating Area to feature at next month’s ISH China & CIHE”