The People’s Republic of The Future
25 May 2019 | 7:48 am
Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a futuristic metropolis bursting with factories. Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance traveled to the heart of China's tech revolution to witness this new reality firsthand.
6 Jul 2021
Emergency services fight flames after an explosion sparked a fire at a plastics factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, killing at least one firefighter and wounding 29 people, according to officials.
10 Jul 2021
At least 52 people were reported dead as a massive blaze broke out in a food processing factory on the outskirts of Dhaka.
31 Jul 2021
In the oldest soap factory in Marseille, French artist Frederique Nalbandian sculpts her latest work. Fabrics soaked in paste are taken directly from the oven and assembled into a body reminiscent of a Greek deity.
2 Oct 2021
An ongoing battle between fishermen from the UK and France has enraged Paris as tiny Jersey rejects fishing license applications. French authorities called the move "totally unacceptable," threatening retaliation.
16 Oct 2021
In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in the heart of Beni territory, plagued by extreme violence from Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, employees of the Virunga National Park are battling to keep a chocolate factory running. Their aim is to process cocoa locally to prevent it being smuggled to neighbouring Uganda and to create jobs to combat enrolment in illegal armed groups.
29 Oct 2021
Tensions over licensing rules for European Union fishing boats are rising as France has vowed to block access to its ports and the United Kingdom has threatened a "calibrated response.''
30 Oct 2021
The two countries have feuded intensely over fishing rights since the UK's decision to leave the EU. The move comes after France seized a British boat in French waters.
1 Nov 2021
The French prosecutor says the captain of the Cornelis Gert Jan faces a possible €75,000 fine for "non-authorized fishing in French waters" by a non-EU boat. The scallop dredger was seized Thursday off Le Havre.
31 Oct 2021
The French president said other nations were watching as the UK clashed with France following its departure from the EU. Tit-for-tat measures are now threatened in the row over post-Brexit access to fishing waters.
24 Nov 2021
An explosion rocked the southern outskirts of Belgrade sending a plume of cloud into the sky. At least two people were killed and over a dozen more were injured.
Overfishing is a growing problem along Tunisia's coast, especially due to trawlers. Their nets pick up sharks, rays and other endangered species. The Med Bycatch Project wants to encourage more sustainable fishing.
More than 1,100 people were killed when the Rana Plaza textile factory collapsed in 2013. The tragedy drew attention to poor safety standards in Bangladesh's lucrative garment industry.
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