South Korea Takes the Lead in Food Waste Recycling

May 18, 2019 Picture:  The world wastes more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year. The planet’s 1 billion hungry people could be fed on less than a quarter of the food wasted in the US and Europe. In a recent report, the World Economic Forum identified cutting food waste by up to 20 … Continue reading “South Korea Takes the Lead in Food Waste Recycling”

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”

Jimmy Carter: Trump Called Me, He’s Bothered That “China Is Getting Ahead of US”

Carter advised Trump that “China has not wasted a single penny on war” Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals. According to Emma Hurt, a … Continue reading “Jimmy Carter: Trump Called Me, He’s Bothered That “China Is Getting Ahead of US””

Roaming Charges: Slouching Towards Tehran

The Battle of Borodino by Peter Von Hess, 1843. + It’s easy to plot wars when you’re at no personal risk after your plans go to shit. At the Battle of La Moscova (or Borodino, if you’re Russian) in 1812, 70 generals were killed in a single day. In all US military campaigns since the … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Slouching Towards Tehran”

SID Display Week 2019: a showcase for BOE’s leading-edge display technologies

May 15, 2019 BEIJING, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On May 14, SID Display Week 2019, the world’s largest and most representative barometer of the display sector, opened in San Jose, bringing together innovative high-tech products from all over the world. BOE’s flexible display, UHD display, micro-display and other world-leading technologies and innovative applications drew … Continue reading “SID Display Week 2019: a showcase for BOE’s leading-edge display technologies”

Cio : Amadou Dia Bâ intègre la Commission des athlètes

Amadou Dia Bâ vient d’être nommé agent de liaison de la Commission des athlètes de l’Association des Comités nationaux olympiques d’Afrique (Anoca), avec la Commission des athlètes du Cio, nous informe une note du président du Cio. «Conformément à la recommandation 40 de l’Agenda olympique 2020, j’ai examiné, en consultation avec les présidents, la composition … Continue reading “Cio : Amadou Dia Bâ intègre la Commission des athlètes”

Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?

For decades now China has kept its currency undervalued to the dollar and the US and China have both acted as if this was a boon to China. It is anything but. Yes, by keeping the yuan low China makes it easier for its good to compete on the American market, but only at the … Continue reading “Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?”

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”

Iran and the U.S.: Still Possible to Escape the Worst and Work for the Best

by Francois Nicoullaud The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)— could be an ill-advised, even absurd decision. Like it or not, however, it’s not a violation of international law. Let’s remember the care taken by the American negotiators in Vienna to avoid giving the JCPOA any formal attributes … Continue reading “Iran and the U.S.: Still Possible to Escape the Worst and Work for the Best”

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”

Samsung Enhances Functional Safety to its Automotive Semiconductors with ISO 26262 Certification

May 13, 2019 Picture:  The certification assures safety and reliability in Samsung’s new functional safety management system across its product development process for automotive solutions SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has received the ISO 26262 certification for functional safety in automotive components … Continue reading “Samsung Enhances Functional Safety to its Automotive Semiconductors with ISO 26262 Certification”

Ethereum-Based SNP Coins to Create a New Era of Distribution Industry by Fusing the Real Economy and Blockchain

May 13, 2019 SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SNP (Stable and Profit) has been launched to link profitability to the real economy through transparent Ethereum-based virtual money transactions and return profits to investors. SNP grafted smart contract functions of Ethereum onto distribution industry. It was developed to convert channels for the distribution of food ingredients from producers … Continue reading “Ethereum-Based SNP Coins to Create a New Era of Distribution Industry by Fusing the Real Economy and Blockchain”

China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Held in Hangzhou Has All Eyes from the Global Cartoon & Animation Community

May 11, 2019 Picture:  HANGZHOU, China, May 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The 15th China International Cartoon & Animation Festival was held in Hangzhou from April 30 to May 5. The city, dedicated to creating “an international capital of cartoon & animation”, has entered a city-wide carnival mode for cartoon & animation. Subway stations, special subway … Continue reading “China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Held in Hangzhou Has All Eyes from the Global Cartoon & Animation Community”

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”

Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods

60,000 jobs in Pennsylvania and Ohio at risk Tonight’s the night. And in Trump’s baseland — the farm belt and the small to mid-sized business owner — everything is not all right. Suffice it to say, they are in panic mode. Tariffs of 10% on some $200 billion worth of Made in China goods will … Continue reading “Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods”

IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference Wraps up in Guangzhou

May 10, 2019 Picture:  GUANGZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the afternoon of May 9, with Mr. Chen Hongxian, Director General of Guangzhou Port Authority handing over the IAPH flag to Luc Arnouts from Port of Antwerp, which is the next host of the Conference, IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference wrapped up with full success. IAPH president Santiago … Continue reading “IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference Wraps up in Guangzhou”

Nouvel accès de fièvre entre les États-Unis et la Corée du Nord

La justice américaine annonce la saisie d’un cargo nord-coréen accusé de violer les sanctions visant le pays, dans un contexte déjà tendu après le lancement de deux missiles. Pyongyang, qui a déjà effectué des tirs il y a moins d’une semaine, aurait procédé jeudi au tir de deux missiles au moment où l’émissaire américain pour … Continue reading “Nouvel accès de fièvre entre les États-Unis et la Corée du Nord”

L’armée sud-coréenne affirme que Pyongyang a tiré deux missiles

Pyongyang aurait procédé ce 9 mai au tir de deux missiles alors que l’émissaire américain pour la Corée du Nord Stephen Biegun est en visite à Séoul, selon un communiqué de l’armée sud-coréenne. Celle-ci affirme que la Corée du Nord a «tiré ce qui semble être deux missiles de courte portée». Les tirs auraient été effectués vers l’est sur des distances respectives … Continue reading “L’armée sud-coréenne affirme que Pyongyang a tiré deux missiles”

L-GA, a Korean Confectionery Company, Launches Its Candy-Type MultiVita C365 Series in China

May 08, 2019 SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enjoy vitamins as a sweet and sour candy treat. L-GA, a renowned Korean premium chocolate specialist company, is set on taking over the markets in China, launching candy-type MultiVita C365 series in the country. MultiVita C365 contains vitamin C and vitamin B2. Vitamin C is vital for connective tissue … Continue reading “L-GA, a Korean Confectionery Company, Launches Its Candy-Type MultiVita C365 Series in China”

Republic of Korea Pledges $355 Million to Support ASEAN Green Infrastructure and Ocean Health

May 05, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (4 May 2019) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and the Republic of Korea Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Nam-ki Hong today signed a Declaration of Intent to support green infrastructure in Southeast Asia. The Republic of Korea pledged $350 million for cofinancing and $5 million grant … Continue reading “Republic of Korea Pledges $355 Million to Support ASEAN Green Infrastructure and Ocean Health”

La Corée du Nord tire plusieurs missiles à courte portée : Kim Jong-un s’impatiente

Signe qu’elle n’est pas du tout satisfaite de l’évolution des négociations sur le démantèlement de son arsenal nucléaire, la Corée du Nord a tiré hier plusieurs missiles à courte portée en direction de la mer du Japon. Ces tirs ont été confirmés par Séoul. La Corée du Nord «a lancé plusieurs missiles à courte portée … Continue reading “La Corée du Nord tire plusieurs missiles à courte portée : Kim Jong-un s’impatiente”

South Korea Approves $6.3 Billion Deal for New Warships

The Defense Project Promotion Committee, a division of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, decided on Tuesday to OK the $6.3 billion deal, which will enhance South Korea’s ballistic missile defenses above the waves and its offensive capabilities below. The vessels are expected to join the Republic of Korea Navy by 2028, Yonhap News Agency reported. The 11,000-ton Sejong the Great-class destroyers carry … Continue reading “South Korea Approves $6.3 Billion Deal for New Warships”

La Corée du Nord tire plusieurs missiles en mer du Japon

La Corée du Nord a tiré samedi plusieurs missiles à courte portée en direction de la mer du Japon, a annoncé l’armée sud-coréenne, alors que le processus de dénucléarisation de Pyongyang est dans l’impasse. La Corée du Nord «a lancé plusieurs missiles à courte portée depuis la péninsule de Hodo, près de la ville côtière … Continue reading “La Corée du Nord tire plusieurs missiles en mer du Japon”

Hyundai Mobis: Speed Bumps? School Zones? … My Smart Car is Ready for Anything!

May 03, 2019 – Newly developed “preview air suspension” automatically adjusts vehicle height and absorbs road shock, linked with navigation data – Lowers vehicle height for improved view before entering school and playground zones from 500m away – Also developing further sophisticated suspension control technology based on proprietary camera May 03, 2019 09:00 PM Hong … Continue reading “Hyundai Mobis: Speed Bumps? School Zones? … My Smart Car is Ready for Anything!”

Did CIA Run the Attack on the North Korean Embassy in Spain?

On Monday night, the Department of Justice issued a “wanted” poster for the leader of Free Joseon, a shadowy group of Korean exiles suspected of leading a violent assault on the North Korean embassy in Madrid on February 22. A suspect, Adrian Hong Chang, “is considered to be armed and dangerous,” says the poster, which … Continue reading “Did CIA Run the Attack on the North Korean Embassy in Spain?”

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”

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”

India and China to Set Up an ‘Anti-OPEC’ Buyers Club to Curb Power of Oil Producers

Remains to be seen if it will have the desired effect but good to see the two are able to work together on common interest The old power structure of world oilNSE 0.66 % markets could be on the verge of a great, potentially far-reaching shift, thanks to India and China. Reports have revealed that … Continue reading “India and China to Set Up an ‘Anti-OPEC’ Buyers Club to Curb Power of Oil Producers”

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”

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”

La CIA à l’oeuvre en Espagne…

…Les citoyens américains qui ont perquisitionné l’ambassade de Corée du Nord en Espagne sont-ils des « dissidents » ? Par Moon of Alabama – Le 26 avril 2019 Les autorités espagnoles ont suspecté la CIA d’être impliquée dans le raid contre l’ambassade de Corée du Nord à Madrid le 22 février : Au moins deux des dix assaillants … Continue reading “La CIA à l’oeuvre en Espagne…”

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”

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”

Iran Is No One’s Colony: US Aggression Escalating to a Level that Threatens World War

The American aggression against Iran is escalating to a level that threatens world war. On Monday April 22, the USA declared that it has withdrawn “waivers” given to China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece, under the … The post Iran Is No One’s Colony: US Aggression Escalating to a Level that … Continue reading “Iran Is No One’s Colony: US Aggression Escalating to a Level that Threatens World War”

ConnecTechAsia – The Region’s TMT Platform for Networking and Business Intelligence Under One Roof

Apr 24, 2019 Picture:  Asia’s Mega Infocomm, Media and Technology Event presents the latest innovations and thought leadership to help Asia thrive in the digital age SINGAPORE, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With transformation at the top of their agenda, business leaders are meeting at ConnecTechAsia, held in Singapore from 18 — 20 June 2019, … Continue reading “ConnecTechAsia – The Region’s TMT Platform for Networking and Business Intelligence Under One Roof”

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”

South Korea Says Will Take “Military Measures” Against Japanese Planes Within 3nm of SK Warships  

Much like the Greeks and the Turks, just because these two both bow to Washington does not mean they’re allied *to each other*.  South Korean government warning that military measures would be taken in cases where Japanese patrol aircraft fly near South Korean warships prompted the Japanese government to demand a retraction, it was reported … Continue reading “South Korea Says Will Take “Military Measures” Against Japanese Planes Within 3nm of SK Warships  ”

The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions

by Joseph Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose “malign activities” are the cause of all the chaos in the Middle East. They know what … Continue reading “The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions”

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”

Taiwan retains 4th in latest BERI global investment report

Taiwan retained its fourth spot ranking among 50 major countries and territories in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation report by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence SA. Finishing behind Switzerland, Norway and Singapore in that order, Taiwan trumped its Asian neighbors South Korea, fifth; Japan, eighth; and China, 21st. Taiwan’s combined score of 65, down two … Continue reading “Taiwan retains 4th in latest BERI global investment report”