Asia is experiencing a huge digital revolution, with mobile payments on the surge in the region. China is leading the way with the world’s largest internet user population and smartphone market, but other countries such as India and Indonesia have also stepped up to the plate.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) consistently makes the top 100 in all higher education rankings worldwide, and this year it came a quite prestigious 11th in one ranking. We asked the rector of NUS, renowned mathematician and French knight, Professor Eng Chye Tan about the secret of their success.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway on Monday as it was set to begin commercial operations, a key project under China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative that will drastically reduce the travel time between two key cities.
As Chinese tech companies emerged as worldwide important players in the IT industry, the legal regulation of the sector became a more and more pressing issue for the government as well. China has taken a number of steps over the last few years to develop data protection and IT security regulation, and finally, the topic of AI also got the attention of the state.
Chinese scientists have achieved a breakthrough that could boost the country’s production of a new-generation semiconductor the US has tried to ban from China because of its use in sectors such as defence and crucial infrastructure.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education has instructed all public and private secondary schools in the Kingdom to implement the program of teaching Mandarin Chinese language at the rate of two classes per week, the Saudi Gazette reported.
With the rapid growth of the population, the gradual reduction of arable land and the acceleration of urbanisation, agriculture is facing increasingly serious challenges. Chinese policymakers fully understand that the future of China's agricultural sector lies in modernisation, and the key to promoting it lies in the development of technology.