China’s E-Commerce Boom a Lesson for Creating Jobs in India

India needs to add about 80 million jobs by 2025 to ensure enough chores for its bulging youth population, so its demographic dividend doesn’t become a liability. Yet, even with the government’s pushing to boost manufacturing, it will be short 24 million jobs as the large service sectors doesn’t make enough employment, HSBC Holdings Plc…

Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring

Police say a Chinese administrator seems to be the mastermind behind an illegal rent a womb operation at two Phnom Penh apartments Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying newborns on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday. Police arrested the group…

Nuclear weapons hazard greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief

William Perry listings a series of factors that he says mean the chance of a cataclysm is higher today than in the 1970 s and 80 s The risks of a nuclear catastrophe in a regional war, terrorist attack, by accident or miscalculation is greater than it was during the cold war and rising, a…

China considers paying couples to have a second child

After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys indicated economic constraints were constructing many reluctant to expand their families, the state-owned China Daily has reported. The notion…

Shark fin soup: a dangerous delicacy for human beings and sharks alike

Hong Kongs shark fin trade is still robust, even devoted recent frightens over unsafe mercury levels. But public attitudes towards consumption are slowly changing Its early February two days before the Chinese New Year. I am in Hong Kong and there are shark fins everywhere, to suit all types of customer. You can buy them…

What’s the world’s loneliest city?

In Tokyo, you can rent a snuggle. Loneliness is a health issue in Manchester. And perhaps nobody is as isolated as a migrant worker in Shenzhen. But can we really know what makes a city lonely? New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness, if you have no inner stabiliser, wrote…

Barbara Bush, Matriarch of U.S. Political Clan, Succumbs at 92

She was the wife of one president and the mother of another Exemplified a type of first lady who has gone out of style Barbara Bush, the spouse of one U.S. president and mom of another who embodied the old-fashioned sensibility that household comes before careers or politics, has died. She was 92. She died…

Air Pollution Thought To Kill 5.5 Million People Every Year

Last year it was reported that over threemillion people a year succumb prematurely due to air pollution. But new research has found that this is in fact an underestimate, and that the real figure is somewhere in the region of 5.5 million. From this, they found that more than half of these premature deaths occurred…