Hong Kong warms to online commerce amid pandemic and protests

Hong Kong warms to online commerce amid pandemic and protests

HONG KONG — Kristy Wong, a 25-year-old marketing officer in Hong Kong, had never shopped online until the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike other young urbanites around the world looking for bargains on popular shopping sites, Wong was accustomed to buying items...
Coronavirus sets online test for Japan’s private cram schools

Coronavirus sets online test for Japan’s private cram schools

TOKYO — Japan’s private education providers are scrambling to go online as a prolonged state of emergency is set to paralyze brick and mortar classrooms. The country’s $9 billion private schooling industry has become an important plank of education...
Vietnam goes online to celebrate 45 years since end of war

Vietnam goes online to celebrate 45 years since end of war

HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam has largely lifted a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus, but events will be drastically curtailed when the country celebrates Reunification Day on Thursday. The national holiday, held every year on April 30, will...
Mommy-pedia: Singapore entrepreneur educates new parents online

Mommy-pedia: Singapore entrepreneur educates new parents online

SINGAPORE — Roshni Mahtani Cheung is solving a lot of problems for Asians with toddlers and small children. The 36-year-old CEO of theAsianparent, Southeast Asia’s biggest parenting website, says it is “like an encyclopedia” for them....
Online learning widens China’s education gap, study warns

Online learning widens China’s education gap, study warns

HONG KONG — China’s shift toward online education due to the coronavirus pandemic means students from less-developed regions are likely to fall behind their urban peers, a new survey shows. Only half of rural students had undisrupted access to online...