Assignment Asia: Saving those left behind

About This Source - CGTN

This story is an English language news item from CGTN. CGTN is a Chinese state-funded broadcaster.

Recent from CGTN:

  • Xiangshan Global Studios: Ningbo cultural tourism industry’s shinning star
  • Is there a night shift in the space station?
  • How does China plan to break new ground in diplomacy?
  • CGTN published this video item, entitled “Assignment Asia: Saving those left behind” – below is their description.

    For more:

    When bike-sharing companies like oBike and Mobike went bust, they left behind tens of thousands of bikes in countries that they exited. Many of these bikes ended up in bicycle graveyards. But one entrepreneur from Myanmar found a way to turn this trash into treasure – by donating them to underprivileged children in Myanmar who take hours to walk to school, via the LessWalk Movement. #Bike

    In Tajikistan, economic hardship drives millions of men abroad in search of jobs, leaving women behind. This has resulted in a cultural shift in this conservative, patriarchal society. More women are empowering themselves to work – as plumbers or taxi drivers – jobs that used to be mainly taken by men. #Tajikistan

    CGTN YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

    2 Recent Items: Myanmar

  • Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh still hope to return to Myanmar | DW News
  • Pope joins Myanmar bishops’ appeal for humanitarian corridors
  • In This Story: Tajikistan

    Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near the national capital Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. The range encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a notable bird habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers. 

    2 Recent Items: Tajikistan

  • Horsewoman breaks into male-dominated ‘goat pulling’ sport in Tajikistan
  • Efforts to end Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan dispute with Russia as mediator
  • Leave a Comment