Jonathan Leong

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Ignoring OBOR, India and Japan forge ahead with joint connectivity project

<b>New Delhi:</b> China may not have forgiven India for snubbing its mega trans-continent corridor initiative, but in what may rankle more is that New Delhi …

India

Beijing is China's 'smartest city: Report

GUANGZHOU - Beijing is the "smartest" city in China, according to a report on the cashless society released Monday.<p>The report was jointly published …

After China’s crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

Privacy

China revealed full extent of its military might – and it’s terrifying

<b>China has revealed the full extent of its military might – and it’s fairly terrifying.</b><p>President Xi Jinping inspected troops personally at a parade …

Friends again? China's premier to visit Singapore

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Singapore says that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has accepted an invitation to visit the city state, a sign that recent tensions between the two countries could be easing.<p>The invitation came during a meeting between Li and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam …

China

4 Steps Every Company Must Take to Avoid Replicating Uber's Toxic Culture | Inc.com

The world has learned a lot about new business models from Uber. "We want to be the Uber of ______" has become a Silicon Valley mantra (just fill in the blank with your own industry or market). But given what we've discovered over the last few months about the company's policies and practices, do …

Sexual Harassment

90 Percent of Companies Fail to do This | Inc.com

One of my coaching clients, Jack, is not a happy camper.<p>As the CFO of a multinational company, Jack went to many lengths to plan a three-day retreat at a beautiful resort for his company's executive team. The goal of the retreat: Map out a strategic plan for the firm's future.<p>One year later, Jack …

Management

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel gave the best career advice to a 19-year-old aspiring entrepreneur

Newman dreams of being a tech mogul in the image of Snap. He even launched a company that helped local businesses create geofilters.<p>So when Snap's famous founder, Evan Spiegel, came to USC and spoke to one of his classes, Newman was all over it.<p>Spiegel created Snapchat with his cofounders while he …

Michelin Reinvents The Wheel And The Tire With Its Vision Concept

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel – and the tire too – via the Vision concept the company introduced at its Movin’On conference in Montreal this week. The one-piece wheel-and-tire combo is “airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic,” according to Michelin.<p>Since you’re probably …

Michelin

Russia's surprising reaction to North Korea's missile test may reveal its intentions for the region

But one world leader spoke up for Pyongyang, warning the international community to exercise caution and patience - and stop intimidating the state and its ruler.<p>That man was Russian president Vladimir Putin.<p>One might think that Moscow would be extremely concerned about North Korea's missile …

China Is Building Its Way to an Empire

Don't look now, but Russia isn't the only threat to U.S. dominance.<p>The American obsession with President Donald Trump and the investigation into untoward Russian influence is distracting us from China’s bid to displace the U.S. when it comes to global leadership. The latest major step is the “Belt …

China

How to decide if your startup idea is worth pursuing

If someone thinks the idea is terrible, engage them<p>en_US<p>article<p>https://e27.co/decide-startup-idea-worth-pursuing-20170509/<p>e27

Startups often make disastrous mistakes when launching a brand and website, here are 5 examples and how to avoid them

Your website is an important part of your branding. When launching a new startup, keep in mind that your customers’ impression of your brand …

Chocolate cake and chemistry repair U.S.-China ties. But will North Korea spoil the party?

BEIJING — It was a relationship sealed over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you have ever seen.”<p>After a day spent getting to know each other at his estate in Palm Beach, Fla., President Trump broke some major news to his Chinese counterpart over dessert. Fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles …

North Korea

America’s loss is China’s gain: Trump’s stance on climate change is a gift to the Chinese

America’s whiplash-inducing reversal on climate change is China’s gain. Here’s why<p>In January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech in which he framed both himself and his country as the answer to Trumpism — as proponents of globalization and as proponents …

China's new missile could threaten an arms war in the Pacific

The missiles can evade US missile defenses and undermine the effectiveness of the carrier strike groups the US operates in the Western Pacific.<p>By deploying them, China could be changing the future military balance in Asia, pulling the centre of power away from Washington and its allies and towards …

At Least 10 Million Women Work In China's Sprawling Sex Trade, Author Says

At least 10 million women – a number roughly equivalent to the population of Belgium – work in China’s sprawling yet illegal sex industry, according to an estimate by the author of a new novel that looks at the complex social issues involving prostitution and income gaps in China.<p>That figure …

China

China's Miracle Is Over

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told the National People’s Congress that China’s GDP growth rate would drop from 7% in 2016 to 6.5% this year. In 2016, the country’s growth rate was the lowest it has been since 1990.<p>The precision with which any country’s economic growth is measured is dubious, since …

Economics

China’s brightest journalists argue they’re not brainwashed, but maintaining an orderly society

Are Chinese journalists working for state media outlets simply brainwashed?<p>No, according to a slew of journalists in a new, slickly produced series of videos now circulating on China’s internet. In fact, many practitioners outside the country are “brainwashed” by “Western values of journalism,” …

China

US deploys missile defence system to South Korea | South Korea News

China is warning it will take measures against a US missile defence system deployed in South Korea, with the stated objective of countering threats from North Korea.<p>The equipment needed to set up Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system (THAAD), a missile defence system, have arrived in South …

North Korea

Will Trump’s unilateral trade approach work? History says no.

What happens if the United States decides to bypass the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system — and crack down unilaterally when it thinks other countries are trading unfairly? Here’s the immediate problem: History shows that the U.S. has had more success getting trade concessions …

Globalization

Flamethrower-Drones Clear Powerlines in China

A series of images have emerged showing fiery new technology on display. Power lines, like any other structure, are prone to collecting a bit of …

Drones

Project Loon now needs far less balloons to deliver the Internet, thanks to machine learning

Alphabet's plan to deliver internet connectivity to remote areas of the world via giant balloons may be getting closer to reality. Astro Teller, who …

Machine Learning

5 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Trends to Know in 2017

Most businesses that have moved beyond the startup phase are likely looking into acquiring enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Whether you're trying to get a handle on how your customer relationship management (CRM) efforts are impacting your bottom line, or if you're tracking revenue from …

ERP

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's future – and there's a lot of AI

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has published a 5,500-word essay outlining his views on the company's future.<p>The 'manifesto' follows a difficult …

Internet

The Truth Behind China’s Aid Ambitions in Africa

In August 2013, after a farewell party in the provincial capital of Xi’an, a team of 42 doctors and other medical workers from northwestern China’s Shaanxi province departed for the northern African country of Sudan. They were to spend two years there, tasked by the Chinese government with …

China demands Vietnam's apology for attack alleged by tourist | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday demanded that Vietnam apologize to a Chinese tourist who says he was beaten up by Vietnamese border guards after failing to pay a bribe, an incident that provoked outrage among Chinese internet users.<p>The call comes a month after the neighbors pledged to …

China

Can Europe Go On Like This?

Under pressure from Brexit and Trump, EU leaders reconsider the meaning of "union."<p>For leaders of European nations, it’s impossible to know which of President Donald Trump’s remarks about Europe and the Atlantic alliance—the bellicose or the conciliatory—to take to heart. Is he agitating for the …

China foreign trade still faces big challenges - Business

BEIJING - China's foreign trade still faces downward pressure despite improvements in January, a senior commerce official said Tuesday.<p>"Uncertain and …

China