Autor: Jordy Leo

China’s lawmakers will adopt an amendment to its current Antitrust Law to establish and improve its fair competition review system, as reported by China Daily on June 25. The amended law clarifies that business operators shall not exclude or limit competition by abusing data, algorithms,...

China’s internet watchdog Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) launched a cybersecurity investigation into China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the country’s largest online academic database, to safeguard national data security and public interest, as reported by South China Morning Post on June 24. The CAC declared...

Toyota Motor [7203:JP] has teamed up with US battery recycling company Redwood Materials, which is led by Tesla [TSLA:US] co-founder JB Straubel, to collect and recycle vehicle batteries, as reported by Bloomberg on June 21. The two parties plan to establish a closed-loop supply chain...

Solar Philippines, the largest solar company in Southeast Asia, has submitted offers to contract renewable energy projects for a total capacity of 9,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) a year, in a move to ramp up the Philippines' renewable capability, as reported by Bloomberg on June 20. If...

Singapore-based sustainable packaging company Tria and KFC Singapore launched a pilot project to recycle food and packaging waste from one KFC outlet into fertilizers for agricultural use, as reported by Strait Times on June 21. Upon completion of a six-month trial, the fast-food company will...

The Hong Kong branch of Cathay United Bank (CUB) [2882:TT] and the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen their collaboration in sustainable and green financial services, as reported by Yahoo News on June 19. As an international...

Japanese chemical producer Asahi Kasei [3407:JP] has developed a technology to produce lithium-ion battery materials from carbon dioxide (CO2), as reported by Nikkei Asia on June 16. The new technology will produce a solvent used in battery electrolytes, while the CO2 consumed during the manufacturing...

Wine Australia, a statutory corporation that regulates the Australian wine industry, announced a multifaceted program focused on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) as well as sustainability, as reported by National Tribune on June 17. Rachel Triggs, Wine Australia’s General Manager of ESG and Market...

China’s National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (NISSTC) issued a draft management guideline that regulates the processing of personal data by mobile internet applications, as reported by Caixin on June 14. The document requires the operating systems of mobile terminals (MTs) to inform users when...

Shanghai issued a four-year action plan (2022-2025) to conduct carbon-reduction and energy-conservation reform in the city’s industrial and communication sectors, aiming for an average 1% reduction in power use every year during the period, as reported by Securities Times on June 13. According to the...

South Korea’s major shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) [042660:KS] formed collaborations with ship classification organizations American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Greek liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier manufacturer Gaslog [GLOP:US] to jointly develop onboard carbon capture and storage (OCCS) technology, as reported by...

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