Monthly archives: September, 2017

Japanese octogenarian battles to spread knowledge of Unit 731

Gas masks and other equipment used at Unit 731 are exhibited in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. Photo: VCG “As long as I’m still alive and able to talk, I won’t stop telling the truth and advocating for peace,” said Japanese Yamabe Yukiko. The 89-year-old is one of the few Japanese who are now sharing the history …

More unicorns are emerging, perhaps too many

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT   It may be too early to get nervous about frothy bubbles in China’s Internet sector, but the country’s remarkable rise to global fame in terms of churning out unicorns does merit attention. The world’s second-largest economy – one of the twin engines of global Internet development along with the US …

Entrepreneur raises millions of bugs to tackle food waste problem

Food waste Photo: VCG In a food waste recycling plant in Zhangqiu district in Jinan, East China’s Shandong Province, piles of food waste, freshly delivered here from local restaurants and canteens, are waiting to be recycled – by cockroaches. After being ground, the food is pumped into glass containers in the plant through a pipe, …