What’s required to travel to Thailand? Only one Covid document now

Travelers wondering what it’s like to visit Thailand now may be interested to know the country is “allowing almost everything” again. That’s according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the governmental entity responsible for promoting tourism to the country. Masks are no longer required, and the country’s color-coded system – which placed limits that … Read more

New G-7 infrastructure plan offers alternative to China Belt & Road

The Group of 7 has announced a new infrastructure funding program that could rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative. One expert says the G-7’s plan offers hope to developing countries but it remains to be seen whether it can match the BRI. On Sunday, the US and the other members of the G-7 including Canada, … Read more

Signs of forced labor found in China’s EV battery supply chain: Report

Hundreds of Uyghurs are working for a mining conglomerate that produces raw materials for electric vehicles as part of a so-called work transfer program in China, the New York Times reported. Shen Longquan | Visual China Group | Getty Images Chinese companies that produce raw materials for electric vehicle batteries show indications of using forced … Read more

Australia’s leading wine authority to close office in China as exports plunge

Lin Tiangui, a representative of Winston Wine, looks at a bottles of wine produced from Winston Wine’s own Australian winery at one of its stores in Shanghai, China on October 18, 2011. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | In Pictures | Corbis Historical | Getty Images Australia’s leading wine industry body Wine Australia will be closing … Read more

Singapore imports 90% of its food – how is it coping with inflation?

A rooftop farm in Singapore on May 27, 2020. The small island nation lacks natural resources and imports more than 90% of its food from more than 170 countries and regions. Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg | Getty Images Singapore is known for its variety of street food and local cuisines, but many may not know … Read more

Jokowi lays out his pitch for why Elon Musk should invest in Indonesia

Elon Musk, here seen at an event in New York in early-May, is being aggressively courted to produce his electric vehicles “end to end” in resource-rich Indonesia. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images President Joko Widodo denied that Indonesia has turned protectionist during his tenure, saying the gates remain open to all players – … Read more