China Focus: From lab to farmland, technology revolutionizes agriculture in China

Thursday, 7th of December 2017

XI'AN, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Pan used to think of agriculture as farmers wearing straw hats, carrying reaping hooks while laboring on the land despite strong winds or scorching heat. However, when he was accepted into a graduate program two years ago he realized that the natural environment can be controlled to prevent plants from harmful weather and improve productivity.

Thailand plans massive $76bn investment in infrastructure

Tuesday, 14th of November 2017

A massive programme of investment in Thailand’s infrastructure, designed to enhance international connectivity and competitiveness, is set to be implemented this year amid a renewed commitment to investment and regional development.

Does Myanmar need a deep-sea port?

Monday, 6th of November 2017

JASON CHIANG 21 SEP 2017 (mmtimes) - Myanmar is one of the fastest growing economies in the Southeast Asia region, with GDP having risen by an average of 7 percent in the past decade. The economy has expanded on the back of rising trade.

Chinese luxury market seen to rise 15% annually

Friday, 3rd of November 2017

CHINA’S luxury market is the fastest growing in the world, set to rise an astounding 15 percent annually thanks to renewed confidence, middle class acceleration, and consumer sophistication.

Smartphone demand continues unabated

Wednesday, 1st of November 2017

SUCHIT LEESA-NGUANSUK 27 Oct 2017 (Bangkok Post) - Despite Thailand's high smartphone penetration rate, the country's handset market continues to grow thanks to replacement demand, says global market research firm Canalys.

MPT to offer free Wi-Fi services starting 2018

Thursday, 26th of October 2017

AUNG KYAW NYUNT 21 AUG 2017 (mmtimes) - State-owned telecommunication operator Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication (MPT) are arranging to give free Wi-Fi services in public areas starting in 2018, a senior company official said Thursday.

What's driving Bangkok's growing co-working industry?

Monday, 16th of October 2017

JESUS ALCOCER (Bangkokpost)- The co-working industry is hot in Thailand, but who exactly pays close to 300 baht per day to use these spaces, and why do they choose these spaces instead of working from home or from a coffee shop?


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