Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's ambassador to the UN since 2015, brought with her a unique background in academia, journalism and diplomacy. With Asia itself on the rise as both an economic and political power, this multi-faceted background is proving essential to navigating the complex seas of influence within the United Nations.
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Trillium, Inc., a global provider of automotive IoT cybersecurity solutions with primary headquarters in Japan and a second office in the United States, just introduced SecureSKYE, a data mining and analytics solutions for the transportation industry -- that works by creating a comprehensive, dynamically updated profile of the car and its driver.
A University of Washington research team recently found and dated new artifacts in Australia which suggest humans arrived there around 65,000 years ago. That's 10,000 years earlier than past estimates.
With a major announcement in Shanghai on July 20, global computer and smartphone maker Lenovo has announced its plans to enter the home voice assistant market. Lenovo's entry is called Smart Cast+, a concept product featuring 'Turing Robot' as its answer to Apple's HomePod with Siri, Amazon's Alexa-driven products and Google Home.
Hong Kong based C.banner International Holdings Limited, a major integrated retailer and producer of a major mid-to-premium footwear brand within China, just announced it has agreed to acquire just under half of all shares of China-based EtonKids Educational Group Limited.
Hizbut, a conservative Islamic organization which is backing the replacement of Indonesia's pluralist democracy with a Sharia-based caliphate, has been ordered disbanded immediately by Indonesian government officials. For many this is seen as in violation of freedoms of expression and association, rights fought for after Suharto's dictatorship ended in 1998.
Israel's Waterfall Security Solutions, an Israeli enterprise focusing on cybersecurity targeting infrastructure and industrial control systems, just announced a strategic partnership with FireEye Inc. of Calfiornia, a network security company, to bring their two technology product lines together.
As part of the continuing outreach and support of China's Belt and Road (B&R) Intitiative, the first Belt and Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre just opened in Singapore.
Latvia and China are exploring expanded tourism development between the two countries. Riga, the capital of Latvia, was the host recently for a delegation from the Beijing Municipal Commission on Tourism.
Australians are quickly warming to the idea of using internet-connected devices, like a smart home virtual assistant or connected refrigerator, according to new research commissioned by Visa. The percentage willing to do that is over one-fourth of the population (at 29%), versus only 12 percent in a survey conducted in September 2016.
One of China's larger recruiting firms, Talent Spot, is aggressively courting the overseas market in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe, to help companies find the best talent for companies opening up offices and joint ventures in China.
Fujitsu is working with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to share Fujitsu-gathered cyber threat intelligence (CTI) information provided through its its Automated Indictor Sharing (AIS) program. This program rapidly share cyber threat indicators between government and private systems.
Florida-based Celsius Holdings, maker of the thermogenic calorie-burning beverage Celsius, is planning to open its first international presence in Hong Kong.
Sika, a specialty chemical company based in Switzerland, has commissioned a new production line for PVC membranes at its factory in Lobnya, Russia.
One of New Zealand's longest-running pioneering business success stories, Gallagher Power Fence Systems Limited, has announced plans to expand operations in Kenya at Tatu City.
Just for Laughs, producer of the wildly successful Montreal-based Just for Laughs Festival, just announced a partnership with Strut & Fret Production House, the creators of the biggest comedy festival in Australia, the Garden of Unerathly Delights. Together they bring out a total of almost 3 million festivalgoers every year.
Shanghai Zhongmin Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd., an affiliated entity of JMU Limited, a major B2B online e-commerce platform for China's foodservice industry, announced that it, Nippon ACCESS Inc. and TANSH Global Food Group Co., Limited, have signed a strategic partnership agreement for business development in the China food and Beverage market.
Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), Saudi Arabia's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) and manager of one of the largest and busiest Middle East airspaces, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aireon of Virginia. The MOU covers a concept of operations for space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), as an additional layer of surveillance.
Suzhou E Motors Co., Ltd., a specialty electric vehicles and power batteries manufacturer based in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, has sold a 70% equity interest in its company to Tantech Holdings Ltd. of China, an alternative energy company specializing in the use of bamboo-based charcoal products.
Guelph, Ontario, based Canadian Solar Inc., a global solar power company, announced that 52.5 MWp of solar photovoltaic(PV) power plants it built in Japan recently started commercial operation.
The Arab region's unprecedented youth population growth is, along with the changing nature of the region's economies, creating huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates with more than half of all regional jobless, inadequate education and health services, particularly among young women.
Bridge Data Centres (International) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, announced it is stepping up its plans for early investments, with plans for injecting as much as US $400 to $500 million in India over the next two years.
Baidu, Inc., a major internet search and service provider in China as well as in the Chinese language, announced it is partnering with Microsoft Corporation to bring technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide.
China-based Sungrow, the largest inverter manufacturer in Asia, has provided an entire energy storage system for a commercial and industrial (C&I) PV plus storage project in the Bahamas.
The Dubai Future Foundation just announced it is accepting applications to join the third cycle of its flagship Dubai Future Accelerators program. The program focuses on building partnerships and developing regulatory friendly environments that support deep technology start-ups with the potential to radically improve the world.