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2 January 2014

Stories from 2 January 2014

Political Unrest in Bangladesh – an Observation

  2 January 2014

Millions of Bangladeshis are going through tense days and nights. The deepening political crisis, the extreme rigid stance taken by the polarized political parties and the pending general election coming up on January 5, 2014 that the main opposition parties have boycotted, all point to another vicious cycles of bloody...

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Innovation: A Solar Energy-Powered PC Made in Mali

  2 January 2014

As part of our series on innovation made in Africa, we recently showcased the 3D printer made from E-waste in Togo and a spell checker for Bambara language. Today, we present the first low-power PC made in Mali. The PC called Limmorgal (Calculator in Peul language) is the brainchild of...

Video:One Billion Stories

  2 January 2014

One Billion Stories is a series of short films set in Shanghai about the people we pass by every day. In this video, the BBQ street vendor Steven talks about his life as a migrant worker in Shanghai, his view on freedom and independence and his ideal China. He says:...

China's Top Searches in 2013

  2 January 2014

China's search engine Baidu releases an annual list of their most searched terms. Here are the top searches this year: Weather Taobao (China's online shopping website) Wu Dong Qian Kun (an online novel from Li Hu) The Tang Door  (online novel) Mang Huang Ji (online novel) Zhe Tian (online novel) Double Chromosphere (a...

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