6 min read · From 2016 · I have spent most of my life living and traveling in Southeast Asia; the last two years as the mentor to Asian startups. Southeast Asia — home to 620 million people across 11 countries …
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8 min read · From 2018 · The actress and director Asia Argento, among the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein, arranged to pay an actor after he said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, documents show.
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5 min read · From 2019 · China’s mammoth Belt and Road Initiative promises to build energy, transport and digital infrastructure across Asia – and to reach as far west as Rotterdam. Just six years in, the project has already partnered with more than 100 countries; estimates of its eventual size run as high as $1.3 trillion. But Western critics, including the EU and the International Monetary Fund, are pushing back. In a succinct article for Prospect, British journalist Isabel Hilton outlines Western objections to Beijing’s agenda and identifies the West’s best point of leverage.
From 2019 · Proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has extended from Asia and Europe to Africa, Americas and Oceania, stringing countries together in support of free trade and multilateralism. In April, 2019, China held the second annual Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to reaffirmed China’s commitment to opening up and continue to build bridges with partner countries. In this article, state-owned news agency Xinhua News gives a concise overview of the points arising from the event and what to expect of the BRI going forward.
4 min read · Apr 8th · Once it was enough to explain the Second World War as a military reaction by peace-loving nations to the imperial ambitions of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe and the Japanese military in East Asia.…
6 min read · From 2017 · We’ve talked a lot about the rise of QR codes in Asia, but they may now finally be moving from being a “joke” to being more widely adopted in other places as well. Simply put, QR codes let you…
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~18 min read · From 2019 · From Scandinavia to East Asia, fertility rates are falling and families are shrinking. Has modern life become hostile to reproduction?
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4 min read · From 2020 · We take a look at how media outlets in the UK - and in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA - were all caught out by a Finland story that was just too good to be true. Because it wasn't.
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9 min read · 2020-08-02 · New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.
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6 min read · From 2019 · Uber’s exits from China, Russia and Southeast Asia were billed as failures from the company, but the ride-sharing giant has already made billions on paper from those moves, according to its IPO…
8 min read · From 2017 · Move by @malwaretechblog came too late for Europe and Asia, but people in the US were given more time to develop immunity to the attack
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