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  1. Business - Companies

    Lenovo bid for BlackBerry could collapse under pressure

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:45pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lenovo is considering bidding for struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, but the devil is in the details Lenovo is wading into the BlackBerry jam. The Chinese technology group has gained access to the books of the Canadian smartphone seller, which is already considering a US$4.7 billion approach from shareholder Fairfax Financial Holdings. If it chose ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'Micro-novelist' Chen Peng blogs about life in Beijing

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... in as an everyday white-collar worker in Beijing. But in the online jungle that is the Chinese microblogging community, this 25-year-old from the northern province of Shanxi has made a name for himself ... in 2010, majoring in law. I was an ordinary student at university, and an ordinary young person working in Beijing. Like many other graduates, I started my new life in the capital- from nothing, ...

  3. Beijing acts on bloggers

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer BEIJING- Social media has been in the spotlight, with Sina Weibo's new rules for mainland bloggers coming into effect on Monday. Users can have their accounts closed if they continually post politically sensitive content. Meanwhile, mainlanders spotted Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg making a brief appearance on a Chinese TV documentary about policing. No one seems to know ...

  4. Apple CEO's Beijing visit prompts talk of expansion

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to Beijing this week has prompted bullish speculation about the technology giant's potential new investments ... expansion. It currently has two stores in Beijing, three in Shanghai and one in Hong Kong. Optimism over the firm's future investments is buttressed by its estimated US$8 billion in capital ...

  5. Telecoms investment surge boosts Beijing firm

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com A new wave of investments by mainland telecommunications network operators is expected to boost sales this year for AsiaInfo-Linkage, the biggest information-technology services and software provider to the domestic telecoms industry. The Beijing-based company's upbeat outlook followed its report yesterday that fourth-quarter net income fell 32 per ...

  6. Biden's lunch in Beijing a hot topic on internet

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Visiting US Vice-President Joe Biden's 79 yuan (HK$96) lunch in Beijing has been widely discussed by internet users in China, with many viewing it as more effective than the billions of yuan spent by China on a so-called 'soft power' campaign to boost its image overseas. Biden took his granddaughter to an old Beijing snack ...

  7. Group-buying websites going out of business

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at Beijing-based consulting company Analysys International, said the series of recent closures was partly a result of a dearth of client resources. 'Major clients have already been carved up, so ... the super-cheap deals offered by such sites. Wang Shilin, a white-collar worker in Beijing who said she became addicted to the new form of bargain-hunting a year ago, now seldom shops at such sites. ...

  8. Camera shy over protest

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the flame for the Beijing Games on March 28 in ancient Olympia, Greece. During the disruption, in which three protesters from the group managed to sneak a banner into the ceremony demanding ... flame's journey to Beijing. The international legs of the torch relay were dogged by protests and although such embarrassing scenes were not broadcast on state TV, mainland residents were still ...

  9. Beijing goes slow on power aid

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng in Xining eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing is not in a hurry to subsidise solar power consumption nationwide as it wants to take time to decide on 'suitable' power prices, ... or too many subsidies through a national scheme. Analysts say the reason Beijing has been delaying a large-scale introduction of subsidised solar power prices for more than two years ...

  10. Chan Suk-ha

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... on uniform ordering, training course updates, photos and quizzes about the Beijing Olympics. The website also allows visitors to read about the events. 'I do have passion in doing this. ...




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