Scientists Worried as US Gives Green Light to Genetically Modified Rice

The approval of genetically modified Huahui No.1 rice by the US Food and Drug Administration paves the way for the Chinese GMO product to the international market. Speaking to Sputnik, Na Zhongyuan, the director of the Yunnan Institute for Ecological Agriculture, expressed his concerns about the use of genetically modified food. The US Food and … Continue reading Scientists Worried as US Gives Green Light to Genetically Modified Rice

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The rough face of Indonesian tourism development

By Alek K Kurniawan Tourism is a priority of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He has built a lot of infrastructure for it. He has created a friendly policy toward investors. He has also conducted a friendly policy toward foreign tourists – but he has often forgotten his own people. Many infrastructure developments do not bring … Continue reading The rough face of Indonesian tourism development

Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth

International Monetary Fund estimates higher global temperatures, rising sea levels and climate-caused migration could cut growth by 10% by 2021 By Alan Boyd Climate change refugees are streaming out of Vietnam’s vital Mekong Delta agricultural region amid warnings of deep economic losses unless the government steps up its commitment to environmental sustainability. The International Monetary … Continue reading Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth

Japan’s need for foreign labor to get dire as 2050 nears

by Reiji Yoshida As the nation struggles with a shortage of workers and an aging population, this is the first in a four-part New Year’s series examining Japan’s immigration policy. Tokyo-based Ips Inc. is a telecom firm specializing in business targeting Japan’s 250,000 Filipinos, the third-largest foreign community in the nation. Masako Uemori, one of … Continue reading Japan’s need for foreign labor to get dire as 2050 nears

Students across Asia Pacific embrace computer sciences

By Daniel Maxwell STUDENTS are embracing coding and computer sciences in increasing numbers, with millions expected to participate in the global  Hour of Code initiative taking place this week. Over the past five years, the number of students in the Asia Pacific region who are learning to code has increased dramatically, with China, Japan, South Korea, … Continue reading Students across Asia Pacific embrace computer sciences