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Amid Climate Change Threats, a Strain of Asian 'Floating Rice' Might Hold the Answer

As Southeast Asian countries struggle to adapt to the mounting challenges brought about by climate change, a potential solution has "floated" to the surface.

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These Fish Slippers Are the Must-Have Items This Summer in Thailand

The latest trend in Thailand involves ultra-realistic fish accessories including sandals, pillows, and keychains.

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Is China’s Social Credit System a 'Black Mirror' Dystopian Scenario?

On 14 June 2014, the State Council of China issued the "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System," one of the most ambitious e-governing efforts in the country.

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Taiwan Officially Bans Use of Plastic Items in Restaurants, Shops

Starting next year, in Taiwan, food and beverage outlets will be banned from providing plastic straws to customers for in-store use.

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Japan Is Preparing to Build the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo

Tokyo's skyline will soon feature the world's largest wooden skyscraper. 

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Uber Prepares to Sell Its Operations in Southeast Asia to Grab: CNBC Report

Although no deal has been reached yet and it’s unclear when the said deal will be made, many believe that the merge seems inevitable given Uber's current business situation in Asia.

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Myanmar's First Public Drag Olympics Was a Celebration of Queer Identities

As part of the fourth annual &PROUD LGBT Film Festival, the country's first ever Drag Queen Olympics took place at Thakin Mya Park in downtown Yangon on January 28.

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Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Monkeys Using SCNT Technique

Scientists in China recently achieved a major scientific breakthrough by cloning two monkeys.

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Southeast Asia's Fondness of Air-Conditioning Is Putting Strains on Local Environment

As our world continues to warm up, tropical dwellers depend heavily on cooling technologies to combat their habitat's harsh elements. For most of Southeast Asia, this means cranking up the air-conditioning, thus putting immense strain on the already-fragile regional environment.

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Vietnamese-Thai Wildlife Kingpin Arrested in Thailand for Smuggling $1m Worth of Rhino Horn

A notorious Vietnamese wildlife trafficker was arrested by Thai police for his involvement in the smuggling of over US$1 million worth of illegal rhino horns.

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Taiwan Finalizes Vietnamese Language Syllabus for Children of Cross-National Marriages

Taiwanese grade schools are responding to demand for Vietnamese language lessons by opening language classes in grade schools this year.

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