MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-to-people exchanges with the region.   Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Southeast Asia Aesthetics Living Exhibition spotlights bamboo weaving, fabric dyeing and traditional musical instruments from … Continue reading “MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia”

InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future

May 19, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– InnoVEX is the startup focused special exhibition of COMPUTEX. Started in 2016, the event has continued to see significant growth every year. InnoVEX saw a 20% growth between 2018 and 2019; with current exhibitors numbering 467 startup teams from 24 countries & … Continue reading “InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future”

The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle

Where it’s at, and the periphery Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, the satellite map showed, quite simply, that “more people live inside this circle, than outside of it”. THE POPULATION EPICENTER We are in the business of … Continue reading “The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle”

L’Université brésilienne fédère la première contestation de masse contre Jair Bolsonaro

La presse au Brésil estime qu’1,5 million de personnes ont manifesté à travers le pays face aux attaques menées par Jair Bolsonaro contre l’Université et la Recherche. Aux Philippines le succès annoncé de Rodrigo Duterte aux élections de mi-mandat renforce le poids politique de sa fille Sara. Au Brésil, le président Jair Bolsonaro affrontait hier … Continue reading “L’Université brésilienne fédère la première contestation de masse contre Jair Bolsonaro”

Bolton and the Road to the War He Wants

Isn’t it obvious? A moronic president with no firm principles other than the preservation of his base’s support chose as his third national security advisor the notorious John Bolton. Bolton is using his position to try to guide the supposedly isolationist president into more wars of imperialist aggression. He is the Wormtongue in Trump’s court, … Continue reading “Bolton and the Road to the War He Wants”

More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair

May 15, 2019 Picture:  16 May 2019 – The 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), finished its three-day run (14 to 16 May) today. The fair welcomed more than 12,000 … Continue reading “More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair”

Trump’s Tariffs Are Pushing Manufacturing to Vietnam, Not the US

An Asian Communist state with a government-directed industrial policy churns out cheap goods for consumption in America. The country has a heavily controlled exchange rate, brandishes its low labor costs, enjoys a trade surplus and is wary of opening sensitive industries to foreigners. Add what might be politely described as some history of antipathy toward … Continue reading “Trump’s Tariffs Are Pushing Manufacturing to Vietnam, Not the US”

Quelles menaces pèsent sur le binturong ?

Pauline Kayser est soigneuse à la ménagerie du Jardin des plantes. Pauline Kayser est soigneuse à la Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes et fondatrice et présidente de l’association ABConservation, qui mène un programme d’étude du binturong en milieu naturel à Palawan, une île des Philippines. Le binturong est un mammifère carnivore arboricole endémique de l’Asie … Continue reading “Quelles menaces pèsent sur le binturong ?”

Pourquoi les processus de paix échouent-ils ?

Depuis la défaite de Daech en Syrie, les membres de l’organisation terroriste exportent leurs méthodes dans d’autres parties du monde. L’un des lieux qui attire leur convoitise est la région de Mindanao, au sud des Philippines. Ce terrain est propice à la radicalisation. Différents clans et groupes militants extrémistes se disputent le contrôle de l’économie … Continue reading “Pourquoi les processus de paix échouent-ils ?”

Philippine International Wire, Cable and Optical Fiber Communication, Electric Power and Electric Machinery Exhibition opened in Manila in June

May 15, 2019 Picture:  “The latest certification trends and requirements for wire and cable in Global” will be held on June 23, 2019 in SMX HALL 1, Philippines. Presented by Darmy Si, the general manager of YCCT. This forum will explain robot wire & cable certification, CPR certification and UL9990 requirements. About YCCT Since its … Continue reading “Philippine International Wire, Cable and Optical Fiber Communication, Electric Power and Electric Machinery Exhibition opened in Manila in June”

72e Festival de Cannes : L’Afrique en force

Le 72e Festival de Cannes a démarré hier soir et va se poursuivre jusqu’au 25 mai. Cette année, de nombreux films d’Afrique ou d’Afro-descendants sont au programme. Exploration pré-festival, avant de découvrir les films ! L’événement est de taille : Mati Diop sera la première femme africaine à avoir son film en compétition pour la … Continue reading “72e Festival de Cannes : L’Afrique en force”

The Threat of Political Climate Change

In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved into nationalism, authoritarianism, … Continue reading “The Threat of Political Climate Change”

ACA Leaders Forum 2019: Unlocking Potential for Cosmetics Businesses in Southeast Asia

May 14, 2019 Singapore, 14 May 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– In just two months, trade professionals from the cosmetics and personal care industry will gather in Singapore for the ACA Leaders Forum 2019. Organised by Southeast Asia’s cosmetics association – ASEAN Cosmetics Association (ACA), the event will take place on 24 July in the … Continue reading “ACA Leaders Forum 2019: Unlocking Potential for Cosmetics Businesses in Southeast Asia”

Chinese Tourists Can Now Pay with Alipay at More Than 300,000 Merchants in Japan, Six Times More Than a Year Ago

May 14, 2019 TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial, has connected more than 300,000 Japanese merchants as of early 2019 with tourists from Chinese mainland paying through the Alipay app. This was an increase of about 500 percent compared with the beginning of 2018, when 50,000 merchants in … Continue reading “Chinese Tourists Can Now Pay with Alipay at More Than 300,000 Merchants in Japan, Six Times More Than a Year Ago”

The Rising Tide of the Populist Right

by John Feffer In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved … Continue reading “The Rising Tide of the Populist Right”

China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years

Washington now displays the kind of caution around Chinese shores that would be unheard of 20 years ago. It still loves to provoke, but not so much it would risk a clash A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold … Continue reading “China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years”

Déboisements et irrigation accélèrent les dégâts provoqués sur les terres par l’action de l’érosion

Les optimistes croient le problème alimentaire mondial déjà résolu par la « révolution verte », qui fournit enfin aux régions tropicales des variétés de riz (de l’Institut international de riziculture de Manille) et de blés (de la Fondation Rockefeller de Mexico) à haute potentialité. Certes ce sont là (…) / Agriculture, Eau, Écologie, Forêt, Environnement, … Continue reading “Déboisements et irrigation accélèrent les dégâts provoqués sur les terres par l’action de l’érosion”

Critical Pedagogy, Fascist Culture, and Hope in Dark Times

The dark times that haunt the current age are epitomized by the barbarians who echo the politics of a fascist past and have come to rule the United States, Hungary, Turkey, Poland, Brazil, the Philippines, and elsewhere. [1] The designers of a new breed of fascism increasingly dominate major political formations and other commanding political and … Continue reading “Critical Pedagogy, Fascist Culture, and Hope in Dark Times”

US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever

Photograph Source: United States Army – Public Domain It only took a few months under Donald Trump’s presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela … Continue reading “US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever”

Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam … Continue reading “Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget”

The JCPOA One Year after U.S. Withdrawal

by Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon The agreement to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) is an essential building block for restoring vital U.S. national security interests and commitments to allies. An American president should put in place this building block expeditiously. The U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA … Continue reading “The JCPOA One Year after U.S. Withdrawal”

QNET Global Convention brings 13,000 Entrepreneurs to Penang

May 06, 2019 Picture:  Penang, Malaysia –( ASIA TODAY )– Prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET hosted a five-day global convention here recently, bringing together around 13,000 entrepreneurs from around the world to the island state. The high energy convention saw distributors of QNET from more than 30 countries converge at the Subterranean Penang International … Continue reading “QNET Global Convention brings 13,000 Entrepreneurs to Penang”

Tendances inquiétantes chez des gens nerveux ici et maintenant

Par James Howard Kunstler – Le 22 avril 2019 – Source kunstler.com Malheureusement pour notre nation, le fiasco du RussiaGate n’est qu’à moitié terminé. Il y a tout simplement trop de turpitude officielle documentée sur la place publique pour que les autorités puissent en répondre et les dommages institutionnels sont trop importants. Le premier acte, … Continue reading “Tendances inquiétantes chez des gens nerveux ici et maintenant”

Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight

Abandoned passenger car, Astoria, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Joe Biden will never again be more popular than he was the day before he entered the presidential race. Still his residual appeal, a misbegotten nostalgia for the Obama years, vaulted Biden 20 points ahead of his nearest Democratic Party rivals in a Quinnipiac poll … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight”

Why is peace failing in the Philippines?

With the defeat of the Islamic State in Syria, ISIS fighters are exporting their combat to other parts of the world. One of the places they’re eyeing with interest is the Mindanao region in the southern part of the Philippines. This area is fertile soil for radicalisation. Different clans and extremist militants struggle for control … Continue reading “Why is peace failing in the Philippines?”

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”

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%”

Ephéméride des luttes : le 1er mai

Dans l’éphéméride des luttes, le premier mai a une place à part. Contrairement aux manifestations souvent bon enfant auxquelles on associe aujourd’hui cette date, le premier mai est la date de la commémoration d’une combativité dans la lutte, de radicalité, d’un internationalisme révolutionnaire. Tout au long de l’histoire, les manifestant-e-s réuni-e-s à cette occasion ont … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : le 1er mai”

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”

Filipina Journalist Maria Ressa Helped Expose Duterte’s Deadly Drug War; He’s Now Trying to Jail Her

The award-winning Filipina journalist Maria Ressa has been arrested twice in recent months by the Philippines government as President Rodrigo Duterte cracks down on critics and the media. In February, she was detained in a cyber libel case that’s widely seen as politically motivated. She was arrested again in late March for allegedly violating a … Continue reading “Filipina Journalist Maria Ressa Helped Expose Duterte’s Deadly Drug War; He’s Now Trying to Jail Her”

As The Philippines Declares War on Canada Over Garbage, Middle East Reconsiders Reasons For Conflict

Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declared threat to go to war against Canada for the latter’s shipment of tons of garbage to the South East Asian nation, the countries of the Middle East are reconsidering reasons for war. “We’ll be honest with you, a lot of our wars out here have been over pure and … Continue reading “As The Philippines Declares War on Canada Over Garbage, Middle East Reconsiders Reasons For Conflict”

More dry years ahead for South-East Asia – New UN-ASEAN study reveals slow but devastating impacts of drought in the region

Apr 25, 2019 Mandalay (ESCAP news) – Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the … Continue reading “More dry years ahead for South-East Asia – New UN-ASEAN study reveals slow but devastating impacts of drought in the region”

Letter to the Emperor

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Japan’s 85 year-old Emperor Akihito is tired.  The popular and charismatic king says he will retire at the end of this month, becoming the first Japanese Emperor in history to voluntarily step down from the Imperial throne.   Indeed, the weight of his monarchy is heavy, weighed by the 2,600 year … Continue reading “Letter to the Emperor”

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”

China’s Grand Naval Parade Marred by Heavy Smog

 US Navy skipped the event but everyone else — including South Korea, Japan and Australia — thought better than to snub the Chinese Editor’s note: Last year for the 69th anniversary of their modern navy the Chinese staged a massive Beijing-only parade in the contested South China Sea. Having made their point, they this year for the 70th anniversary … Continue reading “China’s Grand Naval Parade Marred by Heavy Smog”

Nouveau tremblement de terre aux Philippines

Mardi 23 avril, un nouveau tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,6 a frappé les Philippines, a annoncé l’Institut d’études géologiques des États-Unis (USGS). Ces secousses interviennent au lendemain d’un autre séisme qui a fait trembler hier la partie centrale du pays et a fait au moins cinq morts. Les secousses ont été enregistrées à 5h37 … Continue reading “Nouveau tremblement de terre aux Philippines”

Comment les sociétés tolérantes se laissent porter par la haine

Graffiti, probablement de Banksy, dénonçant les conditions d’incarcération des prisonniers à Guantanamo. Londres Eadmundo/Flickr, CC BY-SACela fait presque dix ans que le film Le Ruban blanc du réalisateur autrichien Michael Haneke est sorti. L’action se déroule à l’été 1914 dans un petit village protestant du nord de l’Allemagne, au moment où une série d’événements violents et … Continue reading “Comment les sociétés tolérantes se laissent porter par la haine”

Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: “Brits Know Something’s Wrong Here”

“The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV” says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question’s Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum … The post Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: “Brits Know Something’s Wrong Here” appeared … Continue reading “Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: “Brits Know Something’s Wrong Here””

Grab and NKF Come Together Anew for a Good Cause

Apr 22, 2019 Kuala Lumpur, April 2019 – Following the successful campaign last year, Grab Malaysia and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia are joining hands once again in raising funds to purchase a dialysis machine for the poor kidney failure patients in NKF. The collaboration between Malaysia’s first non-governmental organisation to offer haemodialysis … Continue reading “Grab and NKF Come Together Anew for a Good Cause”

Indian, Australian and Japanese Warships Arrive in China for Beijing’s Naval Parade

The US is “snubbing” the event and will send neither a warship like its allies, nor a high ranking delegation. It will be represented by a lowly military atache from the US Embassy Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday (April 21) to … Continue reading “Indian, Australian and Japanese Warships Arrive in China for Beijing’s Naval Parade”