Bruce Einhorn
Europe's Ariane 6 rocket takes off in Kourou, French Guiana, on Tuesday.
Jul 10, 2024
Europe’s Ariane 6 rocket goes retro in challenge to SpaceX
Reusable rockets and frequent launches "were once aspirational but are now minimal requirements" to compete commercially, said the Rocket Lab CEO and founder.
A screen shows news footage of China's Chang'e-6 lunar probe collecting a sample from the far side of the moon, in Beijing on Tuesday.
Jun 5, 2024
China’s moon mission leaves patriotic graffiti on surface
The lunar surface was left with a mark that resembled the Chinese-language name for China.
A Nuri rocket takes off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, on June 21, 2022.
May 28, 2024
South Korea is gearing up to become space powerhouse
KASA will work on ambitious projects such as an uncrewed moon landing by 2032, with a Mars mission proposed by the middle of the following decade.
A big selling point for Starlink is its ease of setting up and use.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
Elon Musk’s Starlink terminals are falling into the wrong hands
A thriving black market results in kits being smuggled into territories where the service has no agreement to operate and their use by repressive regimes.
China trails Musk in low-Earth orbit — a zone within 2,000 kilometers of the planet’s surface that’s become increasingly attractive for companies such as SpaceX offering high-speed internet access.
Nov 17, 2023
China’s rivalry with Musk’s SpaceX moves to even lower orbit
Beijing is looking to deploy satellites in very low-Earth orbit, a so-far untapped region within an altitude of 450 kilometers.
Esquel Enterprises Chairman Marjorie Yang has been named to the board of food delivery company Meituan, the most recent high-profile firm to name its first ever female director.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2023
More mainland China holdouts add women to their all-male boards
Major Chinese firms are appointing female directors, or setting targets for diversity, ahead of a deadline set by the Hong Kong stock exchange
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2023
Sanctioned Chinese military giant’s U.S. business keeps growing
For more than a decade, Cirrus Aircraft has been a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corp. of China, a maker of fighter jets, helicopters and drones for the People’s Liberation Army.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2023
Musk ultimatum to Taiwan imperils its push to war-proof internet
His Starlink network offers one solution, but Taiwan’s is wary of the billionaire and his deep business ties to Beijing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2023
One of Hong Kong’s oldest companies becomes pioneer in gender diversity
CLP Holdings, a 122-year-old utility, now has five women on its 14-person board.
Japan Times
May 24, 2023
Korea space race heats up with North and South planning launches
The North is upgrading its space center to accommodate the increased demands of leader Kim Jong Un, raising alarm in Seoul.
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2022
Is China about to end 'COVID zero'? Here’s what we know right now
Having committed so much of his legacy to his 'COVID zero' policy, exiting from it will require Chinese President Xi Jinping to signal clearly that victory is in sight.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2022
Hong Kong cuts hotel quarantine to three days to revive hub
New arrivals will be required to go to an approved quarantine hotel and, if they test negative for COVID-19, can then serve four days of health monitoring either at home or in a hotel.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 18, 2022
China and U.S. race to make billions from mining the moon's minerals
The countries' inability to cooperate on space risks not only an arms race, but also clashes over resources on the moon and elsewhere.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 22, 2022
Hong Kong seniors who refused COVID-19 vaccines are a ‘ticking time bomb’
Only 43% of seniors who are 80 or over have received even one dose. While that is up from 22% in early January, it still isn't enough.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2021
Drones take center stage in U.S.-China war on data harvesting
A top Chinese drone manufacturer has become the poster child of a much wider national security threat: The Chinese government's ability to obtain sensitive data on millions of Americans.
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2021
Hong Kong’s quarantine flip-flop creates chaos for travelers
The city has abruptly scrapped a new rule allowing vaccinated residents returning from medium-risk locations to quarantine in a hotel for just one week, half the typically required time.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2021
Hong Kong faces setback as fearful older residents refuse vaccines
Older people are still staying away in part due to advice from ultracautious doctors to defer vaccination if they have chronic conditions not yet under control.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2021
World carved up into haves and have-nots by mRNA vaccine access
The cutting-edge technology, which made its debut during the pandemic, has proven more effective than any other in staving off infections and serious illness from the coronavirus.
Japan Times
May 26, 2021
Elon Musk’s Mars ambition could be the riskiest human quest ever
A spate of robotic missions to the red planet, including NASA's Perseverance rover and China's Zhurong, have led to the inevitable question: When can humans follow?
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2021
With 1.1% of people vaccinated, Japan lags behind the developed world
Within Asia, Japan trails China, India, Singapore and South Korea and is only slightly ahead of lower-income nations like the Philippines and Thailand.


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