Photo of the Day: Chicken helmets spotted in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese netizen posted photos of a cute helmet designed to protect his grandfather's chickens from falling durians, but it apparently failed to have the desired ef...

Pizza Hut Taiwan launches 'world's first ramen pizza' today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to build on the success of last year's pearl milk tea pizza craze, Pizza Hut Taiwan on Tuesday (June 30) launched what it describes as the "world...

How Kungfu Durian Blazed the Trail for Durian eCommerce in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 8 June 2020 - Singapore-based business Kungfu Durian's owner Jay Lee was eagerly anticipating durian season this year. It was a time where durian lovers came together to f...

China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 20...

New Mexico educator heading to Cambodia to help teachers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Before he joined Santa Fe Public Schools, Gary Bass taught English in China, Syria and Vietnam. His students at El Camino Real Academy are aware of his world travels and prone to...

Kuala Lumpur: A taste of Malaysia's capital

Koala what? That's what some people asked when I told them I was moving from Berlin to Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, and that makes its cuisine distinctive. ...

China's craving for durian threatens survival of endangered Malayan tiger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmental protection groups have said that excessive planting of durian trees in Malaysia to meet growing demand for the pungent fruit in China has threatened the surv...

Is China going green by dumping brown on its BRI partners?

NEW DELHI (East Asia Forum) -- The environmental impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been fraught with contradictions. While there are efforts to finance and promote green devel...

Taiwan eyes controlled environment agriculture exports

A Taiwanese company is being featured at the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum held in Taipei for its export of controlled environment agriculture factories to other Asian countries, which the Council o...

Customer complains durian cake too smelly, Taiwanese netizens delighted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a baker posted an image of a durian cake he made which was rejected by a customer for being too smelly, Taiwanese netizens are lining up to grab themselves a piece of the...

Fruit's pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. ...

Consumer Alert: My Cafe instant coffee from Malaysia may contain poisonous chemicals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been reported that authorities in Malaysia have found harmful substances in an My Café brand of instant coffee mix from the Malaysian company Coffee Tree. ...

Irma wipes out dreams across independent-minded Florida Keys

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Tim Stanton emerged from his ruined workshop off Highway 1 on Big Pine Key and collapsed to the ground, his sunburned, tear-covered face contorted in anguish. ...

Oklahoma City zoo celebrates orangutan's 50th birthday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's zoo is celebrating the 50th birthday of one of its most popular residents: a Sumatran orangutan named Toba. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical G...

Coca-Cola No. 1 in Japan with drinks galore, but not Coke

EBINA, Japan (AP) — Coca-Cola has been the No. 1 beverage maker in Japan for half a century, but it's not thanks to the popularity of Coke. Instead, the American soft-drink brand has adapted to the qu...