December 7, 2023

The New Grand Tour

By Jan Ritch-Frel Author Bio: Jan Ritch-Frel is the executive director of the Independent Media Institute and a co-founder of the Human Bridges project. Source: Independent Media Institute Credit Line: This article was produced by Human Bridges, a project of the Independent Media Institute. All of humanity can now take the Grand Tour: a travel […]

The Human Mania for Roadbuilding Is a Threat to the Great Apex Predator Species

Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads. By Jeffrey Dunnink / Independent Media Institute Designed for speed and efficiency, roadways across the globe are effectively killing wildlife whose futures are intrinsically linked to the future of the planet: apex predators, those species including big cats like tigers […]

Welcome to the new SCMP website

By Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief South China Morning Post As the Year of the Pig begins, I’m delighted to introduce you to our all-newSouth China Morning Post website. Our mission is to elevate thought by creating world-class journalism every day for our millions of readers around the world, and to lead the global conversation about China. With […]

Jim Cramer: ‘Rise of Machines’ worsened stock market plunge

CNBC’s Jim Cramer blamed trading algorithms for Tuesday’s stock-market plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average’s 800-point tumble on Tuesday “was all about the rise of the machines,” Cramer explained on “Mad Money.” The investment guru said complex algorithmic programs, set up by professional money managers to sell when the odds of future market losses increase, […]

Cayman Islands highlighted as an extender of value for Chinese investors

From Cayman Finance Leading international business lawyers and investment specialists in three major Asian cities have become better familiarised with the importance of the Cayman Islands financial services industry in facilitating the global flow of investment capital. Cayman Finance CEO, Jude Scott, focused on these areas as the featured speaker at Maples Insights China Offshore […]

Taiwan train crash

Eighteen killed in Taiwan high-speed train crash From The National At least 18 people dead and 180 injured in accident Rescuers searched through wreckage on Monday after one of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others. The Puyuma […]

The cure for Asia’s doctor shortage is in the Caribbean

By Dr G Richard Olds From The Times of India This fall, tens of thousands of students will apply to medical schools all across Asia. They’ll face daunting odds. Acceptance rates at two medical schools in Hong Kong and Singapore- which collectively host five institutions- hover around 10 per cent. One school in New Delhi […]

The Editor Speaks: Plastic bags. Should we practice TCI’s example?

We have published a story today titled “Goodbye to single use plastic bags Ban to take effect from January 2019”. It tells us that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government are cracking down on the single use of plastic bags which will be soon removed from all the country’s supermarkets and shops. From the TCI […]

Bund in rain

The Bund In The Rain From Stuck In Customs A LITTLE INTRO TO AURORA HDR 2019 Here is a little video we put together for the Aurora HDR Pre-Order launch. If the idea of low noise, no halo HDR images appeals to you, then check it out here where you will also get loads of […]

Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech

By Joyce YangFrom TechCrunch Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing. Many folks in traditional tech have not heard of them before, but these funds will only be growing more important as cryptocurrency and blockchain solidify their […]