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Carbon helps develop low-cost, 3D-printed TB testing device for developing countries

Where you live should not determine whether you live or die, to quote Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2, but, sadly, it often does. I was reminded of Bono’s phrase as I was reading about the contribution that Silicon Valley–based 3D-printing technology company Carbon (Redwood City, CA) made to the development of a low-cost, easy-to-use in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device to test for tuberculosis (TB).
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Cambodia: Government fails to recoup on rubber expenses

Despite a 31 percent increase in Cambodian, rubber exports, during the first 11 months of this year, the Ministry of Agriculture is failing to recoup on expenses it, has spent sending expert technicians into the field in order to help boost production.

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Vietnam Has Homework to Do on ASEAN

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Oct 13 (Reporting ASEAN) – A Vietnamese reporter once visited the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, and randomly asked five local youngsters: “What organization is this?” Three of them shook their heads, one said something about ‘foreign cooperation’, and the third one gave the correct answer.
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ASEAN-China Ties: Ticking Time Bomb or ‘Asian’ World Order?

NINGBO, China, Sep 20 (Reporting ASEAN) – It is disturbingly obvious that the ASEAN states do not – and will not – possess the same enormous politico-economic clout that China has to be able to accommodate the West while at the same time strive to reshape a world order dominated by Western hegemony. Hence, the 10-member Association is likely to continue being a receiver of rules of the game that are delineated by the great powers around it, such as China and the United States.
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