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Why aren’t South Koreans studying in China anymore?

In December 2023, the Ministry of Education in South Korea announced a dramatic 78 per cent decline in the number of students venturing abroad to study in China. This revelation raised more than a few eyebrows, considering South Koreans were long the largest cohort of international students in the country. This was true until as […]
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Soft Space enables Tap to Pay on iPhone for stera tap iOS app in Japan

Partners with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company and GMO Financial Gate, its investors Allows SMEs to use easy, secure contactless payment handling with a single iPhone Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited (SMCC), GMO Financial Gate, Inc (GMO-FG), SMBC GMO PAYMENT Inc (SGP) and Soft Space, a Malaysian fintech company providing payment services in Asia, announced that they […]
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Seaspan gets stamp of approval for new feeder boxship design

Seaspan British classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle to containership owner Seaspan for its next-generation feeder boxship design. The vessel, measuring 198 m in length and developed by German naval architects Technolog is set to be powered by LNG but can be converted to run on ammonia. LR, Seaspan, and Technolog […]
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Secretary-General of ASEAN delivers special lecture at the Hiroshima University and receives title of “Specially Invited Professor”

Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, delivered a special lecture on the theme of “ASEAN’s Strategic Role in Maintaining Peace and Advancing Prosperity in the Region” at Hiroshima University. In his lecture, Dr. Kao underscored the nexus between peace and prosperity as well as how ASEAN, by ensuring peace in the region, has enabled […]
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Defection and revolution in Myanmar

Since the military coup in Myanmar in February 2021, around 4,000 soldiers and 10,000 police officers have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), aligning themselves with the resistance to the military junta. These defectors are registered as “CDM soldiers” or “CDM police” by the National Unity Government (NUG), formed in opposition to the junta in […]