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North Korean Workers Prep Seafood Going to U.S. Stores, Restaurants

The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes. »


The 'Smartphone Effect' Is Weakening, Economists Say

The 'Smartphone Effect' Is Weakening, Economists Say

The rush to upgrade smartphones may be ebbing, prompting economists to dial back the outlook for Asian exporters. »


China's Harsh Words Mask a Trade Boom With South Korea

China's Harsh Words Mask a Trade Boom With South Korea

Forget geopolitics: Leo Li, a 33-year-old language teacher in China, wants his essence of South Korean snail slime. »


The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

Down Dandenong way, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Amazon is staking out a beachhead for the invasion. »


3rd China Air Logistics Development Conference and Exhibition 2018 will be held in Beijing in March next year

The Silk Road Economic Belt will link China with Europe through Central and Western Asia, while the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will connect China with Southeast Asian countries, Africa and Europe. Known collectively as “One Belt, One Road” initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, it... »


Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

Before the Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn pledged to spend $10bn and create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, the company made a similar promise in Brazil. »


Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis

Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis

Consumers these days are no longer strangers to the dark underbelly of the $3tr fashion industry. The textile and garment industry, second only to oil in its polluting effects, has been criticized for its labor standards, hazardous chemicals, and greenhouse gas and waste production. »


Most Brands in Malaysia and Singapore Don't Disclose Palm Oil Use

A new scorecard rating companies headquartered in Singapore and Malaysia on their palm oil sustainability commitments has found that the majority do not disclose any information on their sourcing practices. »


Asian Businesses Mull Tech Solutions to Fight Modern Slavery

Asian Businesses Mull Tech Solutions to Fight Modern Slavery

Asia Pacific business leaders are working on recommendations to protect migrant workers from modern day slavery and to ensure companies' supply sources are free from such unethical employment, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking. »


China Airlines Enters Into Master Agreement with Dokasch Temperature Solutions

21 September 2017 – DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, the German provider of climate-controlled solutions for intercontinental air shipment of temperature-sensitive cargo, expands its global network via China Airlines. This enables customers to lease the Opticooler, the newest technology of active... »


Tougher Sanctions Enacted Against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on North Korea this week, imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country's textile imports and access to gas liquids, and more closely inspecting cargo ships going in and out of its ports. »


Ship Emissions Make Thunderstorms More Intense, Study Says

A new study mapping lightning around the globe finds lightning strokes occur nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea than they do in areas of the ocean adjacent to shipping lanes that have similar climates. »


Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference

The 7th edition of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) on 23-24 November 2017 will spotlight the Belt and Road Initiative, with special focus on ASEAN and silk road railway logistics. The growth of e-commerce and new technology advancements would also be the key themes of the... »


Top Five Cargo Communities Improve Supply Chain Speed, Accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a "cargo community" at an airport was little more than an attempt by various cargo executives to know all the names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. »


With Some Countries, China Is in the Red

China's big trade surpluses hog all the headlines, but imbalances go both ways. »


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