Homegrown troupes sparkle at contemporary dance festival in New York

Two Taiwan art troupes are showcasing the country’s rich creative performance pedigree Jan. 14-15 at the Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia in New York, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s performing arts landscape, according to the Ministry of Culture.   Co-staged by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York under the MOC and … Continue reading “Homegrown troupes sparkle at contemporary dance festival in New York”

Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index

Taiwan moved up two spots to 32nd in the Henley Passport Index released Jan. 11 by London-headquartered citizenship and residency advisory firm Henley and Partners.   ROC (Taiwan) passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries and territories. This year’s HPI, based on data from Montreal-based International Air Transport Association, compared visa-free access … Continue reading “Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index”

North Korea’s Zero-COVID Theater Has Created Dire Food Shortages

At a recent party meeting [New Year plenum], North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set aside a discussion of nuclear talks with the United States and South Korea to focus on ending hunger in North Korea over the next decade and the need to maintain tight COVID-19 protocols. In the short term, however, these two goals are … Continue reading “North Korea’s Zero-COVID Theater Has Created Dire Food Shortages”

MOFA welcomes Czechia push to strengthen ties with Taiwan

The decision by the Czech Republic to expand cooperation and exchanges with Taiwan as contained in a new government program statement is sincerely welcomed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jan. 8.   Released the day before, the statement largely encompasses the Central European country’s relations with EU, NATO and Visegrad Group members. It also … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes Czechia push to strengthen ties with Taiwan”

Russia Saved a De-Russifying Government in Kazakhstan

First things first. Kazakhstan is one of these countries like New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, etc, where there is very little freedom. If you or I lived there we would also oppose the cartoonishly authoritarian government — with physical force if necessary. (It’s not as if you get to pick what your … Continue reading “Russia Saved a De-Russifying Government in Kazakhstan”

Metrograph screens Taiwan films in New York

Taiwan films are being screened Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 13, 2022 at Metrograph in New York, according to the Ministry of Culture.   A total of 6 productions from Taiwan are taking center stage at the event as part of its Spectacles & Spirits series.   Headlining the Taiwan delegation for this year’s edition … Continue reading “Metrograph screens Taiwan films in New York”

Exhibitors from 15 countries showcase smart fishery and ocean sustainability solutions at Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2021

Jan 04, 2022 Picture:  Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 opens its doors to welcome visitors to journey around the Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2021 (TIFSS) from Dec. 2 to 4. More than 100 exhibitors from Taiwan, South Korea, China, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia and other 9 countries display their cutting-edge products and … Continue reading “Exhibitors from 15 countries showcase smart fishery and ocean sustainability solutions at Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2021”

DL E&C Wins KRW 1.6 trillion Russia Gas Chemical Plant Contract

Jan 03, 2022 DL E&C Wins KRW 1.6 trillion Russia Gas Chemical Plant Contract – Wins Russia’s largest natural gas development project, proving technological prowess and defeating advanced European competitors – Seeks highly profitable projects in Russia on back of engineering track records proven in the major global plant markets SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DL E&C … Continue reading “DL E&C Wins KRW 1.6 trillion Russia Gas Chemical Plant Contract”

Crisis in America: Deaths Up 40% Among Those Aged 18-64 Based on Life Insurance Claims for 2021 After COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Outs

by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News Finally, the “elephant in the room” that nobody wanted to discuss in 2021 regarding labor shortages and supply chain bottlenecks, which is that record number of younger people in the workforce were dying after the roll-out of the COVID-19 “vaccines,” can no longer be swept under the rug as … Continue reading “Crisis in America: Deaths Up 40% Among Those Aged 18-64 Based on Life Insurance Claims for 2021 After COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Outs”

NID Alumni Make Clothes Using 100% Rainwater & Solar Energy, Brand Reaches US & UK

Tucked away in scenic Almora in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, is a bustling textile design studio – Peoli. Founded in 2015, by two alumni (and batchmates) of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad – Abhinav Dhoundiyal and Vasanthi Veluri, Peoli is named after the yellow wildflower native to this region. The Peoli blooms through … Continue reading “NID Alumni Make Clothes Using 100% Rainwater & Solar Energy, Brand Reaches US & UK”

Japanese Think Tank Predicts South Korea’s GDP per Capita Will Surpass Japan’s in 2027

South Korea is poised to pass Japan in per capita gross domestic product six years from now, analysts are predicting. The prediction is drawing even more attention for coming not from South Korea, but from Japan itself. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper published an article Thursday quoting data from the Japan Center for Economic Research predicting that … Continue reading “Japanese Think Tank Predicts South Korea’s GDP per Capita Will Surpass Japan’s in 2027”

MOFA stages New Year’s Eve function for Indo-Pacific diplomats

Diplomats from 11 Indo-Pacific countries stationed in Taiwan took part in a specially organized New Year’s Eve function staged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underscoring the commitment of the government to strengthening bonds with the country’s like-minded partners.   Hosted by Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang at the MOFA’s Institute of Diplomacy and International … Continue reading “MOFA stages New Year’s Eve function for Indo-Pacific diplomats”

Les protestations concernant les décès post-vaccinaux s’étendent à la Corée du Sud

L’une des nations les plus vaccinées au monde voit son opinion publique s’opposer de plus en plus aux vaccins Covid-19. Les manifestations contre les décès consécutifs à la vaccination se multiplient en Corée du Sud. Des manifestants se sont réunis à Busan dimanche, après qu’un rassemblement similaire ait eu lieu à Séoul le jour de … Continue reading “Les protestations concernant les décès post-vaccinaux s’étendent à la Corée du Sud”

Il n’y a pas qu’en Europe que la résistance s’installe

Les protestations concernant les décès post-vaccinaux s’étendent à la Corée du Sud Par Russia Today − Le 26 decembre 2021 Des manifestants affirmant que des membres de leur famille ont été tués par les vaccins Covid-19 sont montrés lors d’un rassemblement au début du mois en Corée du Sud. YouTube / Conseil des familles et … Continue reading “Il n’y a pas qu’en Europe que la résistance s’installe”

Epilogue sur le mouvement anti-mondialisation

Traduction d’un texte du collectif CrimeThinc qui analyse 22 ans après le blocage de l’OMC à Seattle ce que le mouvement qui a débuté à ce moment là peut nous apprendre aujourd’hui. Il y a 22 ans aujourd’hui, des anarchistes et d’autres manifestants ont réussi à bloquer et à fermer le sommet de l’Organisation mondiale … Continue reading “Epilogue sur le mouvement anti-mondialisation”

Un nourrisson de sept mois vacciné par erreur contre le Covid en Corée du Sud

En Corée du Sud, un nourrisson de sept mois a été accidentellement vacciné contre le Covid-19 au lieu de la grippe, ont annoncé le 18 décembre les autorités locales, relayées par l’agence de presse Yonhap. Le 29 septembre, un pédiatre de Seongnam, au sud-est de Séoul, a administré par erreur à ce bébé une dose pour adulte du vaccin … Continue reading “Un nourrisson de sept mois vacciné par erreur contre le Covid en Corée du Sud”

Restaurant Brands International Inc. Partners with Ant Group to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Its Restaurant Operations Across Asia Pacific

Dec 20, 2021 Picture:  Business Collaboration Agreement Signing Ceremony between RBI and Ant Group (left: Angel Zhao, President of Ant Group’s International Business Group, right: Ekrem Ozer, President of APAC, Restaurant Brands International) (Photo: Business Wire) SINGAPORE — Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”), one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies and the owner … Continue reading “Restaurant Brands International Inc. Partners with Ant Group to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Its Restaurant Operations Across Asia Pacific”

Dubai International Content Market Hosts More than 50 Media Exhibitors from 20 Different Countries

Dec 20, 2021 Picture:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2021: The Dubai International Content Market (DICM) has launched today its 4th edition, offering brands in the global and regional media, entertainment, and content sector an interactive platform in the heart of Dubai which allows them to explore the regional market, gain entry and expand … Continue reading “Dubai International Content Market Hosts More than 50 Media Exhibitors from 20 Different Countries”

“An icon of the Cold War becomes a center of culture” Gyeonggi Province resumes Camp Greaves Ammunition Depot Project next month

Dec 16, 2021 Picture:  ‘ONE’ by Kim Myung-beom SUWON, GYEONGGI PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA, December 10, 2021 – Gyeonggi Province announced on November 29 that it will resume the ‘Camp Greaves Ammunition Depot Project’ through which visitors can enjoy media and installation art from December 1. The ammunition depot project is part of the ‘Camp Greaves … Continue reading ““An icon of the Cold War becomes a center of culture” Gyeonggi Province resumes Camp Greaves Ammunition Depot Project next month”

Squid Game and the long shadow of American empire

The dystopian survival drama Squid Game has a bidirectional relationship with the history of modern Korea—just as Korea’s historical context suffuses the plot and characters of Squid Game, Squid Game as an allegory bleeds backwards onto Korea’s historical material reality. Understanding Korea and Korean history, particularly the second half of the 20th century, can help … Continue reading “Squid Game and the long shadow of American empire”

10 inspiring environmental victories of 2021

Hope is a natural resource too, and it can sometimes feel in short supply. Here are 10 important and inspiring wins for people and the planet this year: let’s joyfully celebrate them and renew our strength to keep pushing for change in 2022. Forward! 1. Netherlands – Court orders oil giant Shell to cut emissions … Continue reading “10 inspiring environmental victories of 2021”

South Korea’s Green New Deal: Myths and Realities

The Green New Deal is a progressive wish list that combines the reduction of carbon emissions with investments in Green technologies and Green jobs. In the United States, the Green New Deal has largely remained aspirational: a non-binding resolution that has not yet come to a vote in Congress. In South Korea, on the other … Continue reading “South Korea’s Green New Deal: Myths and Realities”

La Chine, première puissance sportive de demain ?

Critiquée de toutes parts – à la fois pour le sort qu’elle réserve aux Ouïghours, pour sa remise au pas de Hongkong, pour la « dictature numérique » qu’elle a instaurée à l’intérieur de ses frontières, ou encore pour l’inquiétante affaire de la tenniswoman Peng Shuai –, la République populaire de Chine s’apprête à accueillir à Pékin … Continue reading “La Chine, première puissance sportive de demain ?”

Maison intelligente : un piratage en Corée du Sud déclenche l’alerte

À l’approche des fêtes, de nombreux foyers profitent des promotions de fin d’année pour acheter des objets connectés qui permettent, en théorie, de sécuriser facilement leurs maisons, pour pouvoir partir l’esprit léger pendant les vacances. Cependant, un récent piratage en Corée du Sud montre à quel point l’automatisation de la sécurité de la maison peut … Continue reading “Maison intelligente : un piratage en Corée du Sud déclenche
l’alerte”

Boycott diplomatique des JO de Pékin par les États-unis : La colère de la Chine

La Chine a exprimé sa colère hier après l’annonce, la veille, par les Etats-Unis d’un boycott diplomatique des Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Pékin, au nom de la défense des droits humains. Lors d’un point de presse, le porte-parole de la diplomatie chinoise, Zhao Lijian, a accusé les Etats-Unis d’avoir violé le principe de la neutralité … Continue reading “Boycott diplomatique des JO de Pékin par les États-unis : La colère de la Chine”

Animations we loved this year — 7 short films that inspire action

Who doesn’t admire a well crafted animation? Especially one that lifts the spirit and emboldens you to uproot oppressive systems and make way for a better world. Here are seven short animated films we loved in 2021. Stories that make us angry and sad in parts, but also fire our hearts and inspire action for … Continue reading “Animations we loved this year — 7 short films that inspire action”

Stories from our volunteers

We are grateful for and inspired by our volunteers who are fighting for a better world and encouraging others to tackle the issues that our planet is facing. From organising peaceful protests and fighting forest fires, to painting banners and working on digital content to spread awareness, Greenpeace volunteers come from all ages and backgrounds … Continue reading “Stories from our volunteers”

Tied to Beijing’s ‘Zero Covid’ strategy, Hong Kong quarantine pushes Cathay Pacific pilots to ‘breaking point’

by Jerome Taylor Cathay Pacific has been hit by a wave of pilot resignations in recent weeks as resentment over Hong Kong’s strict quarantine regime boils over and crew scramble for emerging opportunities overseas. The departures come as Hong Kong ties itself to Beijing’s closed-border zero-Covid strategy — a move that has kept the city coronavirus-free but internationally isolated. File … Continue reading “Tied to Beijing’s ‘Zero Covid’ strategy, Hong Kong quarantine pushes Cathay Pacific pilots to ‘breaking point’”

Old school : le Pentagone inquiet de l’«incursion de l’Union soviétique en Ukraine»

Lapsus révélateur ? S’exprimant lors d’une conférence de presse à Séoul le 2 décembre, le secrétaire américain à la Défense Lloyd Austin a partagé son inquiétude quant à l’escalade des tensions entre l’Ukraine et… l’URSS. «La Russie dispose d’une quantité de forces substantielle dans la région frontalière [de l’Ukraine], et nous continuons d’être préoccupés par cela», … Continue reading “Old school : le Pentagone inquiet de l’«incursion de l’Union soviétique en Ukraine»”

Biden to Pentagon: Keep the War Machine Running

After two decades of unceasing warfare in the Middle East and Central Asia, the Biden administration has unveiled its first comprehensive review of the deployment of U.S. forces globally — and it envisions a virtually unchanged military footprint, with a sharpened commitment to the bipartisan policy of Cold War-style hostility toward Russia and China. The administration chose to release … Continue reading “Biden to Pentagon: Keep the War Machine Running”

Shuttered Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily and founder Jimmy Lai win press freedom award

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the staff of his now-shuttered Apple Daily newspaper have been awarded a prestigious press freedom prize by the World Association of News Publishers. Apple Daily, formerly Hong Kong’s most popular pro-democracy newspaper, collapsed in June after authorities froze its assets under a national security law imposed by … Continue reading “Shuttered Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily and founder Jimmy Lai win press freedom award”

Oil Markets: A War of International Interests

This photo shows climate activists from the Ocean Rebellion group, disguised in oil heads, at a demonstration outside the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in central London on November 22, 2021. Niklas HALLE’N / AFPAli Noureddeen During the past year, the average price of a Brent Crude oil barrel hit as low as $41.84, a … Continue reading “Oil Markets: A War of International Interests”

Pourquoi supprimer des autoroutes peut réduire les embouteillages

Autoroutes et voies rapides sont des « aspirateurs à voitures » (c’est le trafic dit « induit »), dénoncent les critiques de l’automobile. A contrario, supprimer ces infrastructures entraînerait « une évaporation du trafic » (c’est le trafic dit « déduit » ou « évaporé »). Est-ce bien sérieux ? Par quel prodige pourrait-on faire naître de tels effets ? Ces phénomènes sont pourtant scientifiquement fondés et … Continue reading “Pourquoi supprimer des autoroutes peut réduire les embouteillages”

Press Freedom and the Indian Judiciary

Indian courts have protected press freedom over the years Originally published on Global VoicesIllustration by Moshtari Hilal. Via Unbias The News. Used with permission. This article was originally written by Ankita Anand and  published in Unbias The News. An edited version is republished by Global Voices as part of a content sharing agreement. Article 19 … Continue reading “Press Freedom and the Indian Judiciary”