Japan Returns To Whaling

Japan has returned to hunting whales. This move comes 33 years after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned all commercial whaling. This ban was set in place to allow for whales to repopulate and get their numbers back up. Some estimate that Japan has been whaling since the 12th century. This date could actually be earlier though. The Japan Whaling … Read More

China Requiring Facial Scans for Phone and Internet Services

Chinese citizens are now being required to submit to facial scans to sign up for internet or get a new mobile number. The Chinese government will be implementing this new piece of legislation on the first of December. Starting then, telecommunication companies will need to scan the faces of their people. Apart from that, the new legislation will also prevent … Read More

China Breeds Polar Bear-sized Pigs

China is currently breeding pigs that are as big as polar bears. The pigs are currently being bred in a farm in the southern part of China. These massive pigs will be part of a herd that will be used to breed even more of them.  Tibet Pigs in China Why the Big Pigs? China is going through a pig … Read More

iOS Store Pulls then Returns HK Protesters Safety App

Early this week, Apple’s iOS store pulled the Hong Kong protesters safety app. The safety app is called HKmap Live.  The safety app was being used by the Hong Kong protesters to garner valuable information. These pieces of information include where protests are taking place and what kind of police activity is taking place. The makers of HKmap Live state … Read More

Samsung Pulls Smartphone Production Out of China

Samsung has pulled all smartphone production out of China. The decision came due to the low market shares the company has in the country.  It is to be noted that China is known as the leading smartphone market in the world. It is the country that sells and uses the most smartphones.  For the longest time, Samsung has held the … Read More

Hong Kong Protests Drastically Drop Hotel and Airfare Rates

Current Hong Kong hotel and airfare rates have drastically dropped due to the sustained protests. The hotel rates have dropped to as low as $7 (USD), while the airfare rates are at $150. (USD)  Hotel? Apartments? Or Hotel Apartments? Winland 800 Hotel is a three-star hotel in Hong Kong. It can be found in the Tsing Yi district. It has … Read More

Saudi Arabia Strips Dress Code for Female Foreigners

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia will be relaxing the female dress code for female foreigners who are coming in to their country. Opening Doors Women who live in Saudi Arabia must wear an “abaya” at all times. This is the long black garment that covers most of their bodies, save for their hands and face. Even when … Read More

Hong Kong Real Estate Prices Stay Strong Amidst Protests

Hong Kong real estate prices and demand stay strong despite roaring protests.  For the past few months, the people of Hong Kong have been engaging in massive protests against the government. Due to these events, tourism and retail profits have declined.  However, one thing that has not wavered is the demand and the sky-high prices of real estate in Hong … Read More

Drone Attacks Cut Saudi Oil Production in Half

(Aerial view of Khurais oilfield, which was attacked by drones) Saudi Arabia’s oil production was cut in half after several drones attacked their facilities. The drone attacks were claimed by Houthi rebels from Yemen. Last Saturday, the Houthi rebels claim to have orchestrated several drones attacks to Saudi Arabia. The drones attacked Saudi Aramco, the oil company owned by the … Read More

Hong Kong Retailers Suffer Due to Protests

(Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, the biggest shopping district, suffers the most from protests) Hong Kong retailers are suffering due to the ongoing protests. A great number of these retailing shops could be forced to close down by the end of the month. This would displace thousands of people, leaving them jobless.  The Protest Effect The overall feeling in Hong Kong … Read More