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  1. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... Productivity increases typically lower prices, encouraging increased demand. Technological change and innovation are at the heart of the creation and destruction that underlies economic progress ... countries. In the perennial political struggle between taxing and spending preferences, those elements of spending that can be cut without upsetting powerful lobbies will be at the front ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... hopes the government will review the Summary Offences Ordinance and reform the law. Britain, on which much of Hong Kong’s legal system is based, has slowly embraced modern technology in its ...

  3. Media censorship of premier's words mocked online

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's southern tour, during which Deng restated his support for reform. 'I always emphasise that reform, not only economic reform but also political reform, should ... Wen's vague words were part of a pre-retirement vanity project designed to burnish his political legacy- with no action on concrete reforms to be seen. 'The premier again talked about ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Lenovo bid for BlackBerry could collapse under pressure

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

    ... a state-owned company, but Blackberry’s popularity among the business and political elite – including President Obama – would be unlikely to survive a Chinese takeover. Regulators may even demand ... to be discounted for the difficulty and complexity of a break-up – and for inevitable political meddling. Canada, the United States and China would all want time to deliberate. If investors felt a Lenovo ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book review: To Save Everything, Click Here, by Evgeny Morozov

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to harvest wheat or potatoes, and since the motivation was lacking, they too were assigned points and badges." The cyberhustlers are constantly demanding that society be reformed according to the demands of the internet. But their understanding of the institutions they dream of seeing torn down- politics, the media, and now even university education- is superficial, ...

  6. Drawing talent

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the World Economic Forum, especially in smaller economies such as the Philippines and Vietnam. For another, entrepreneurs are required to complete around 100 procedures to start a new business. Swift reforms would make markets more accessible to foreign investors and entrepreneurs. Of course, it's not all about economics and efficiency; there are social factors too. For example, ...

  7. Major developments achieved despite political setbacks

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Talent returning from overseas to the mainland has helped develop mainland science and technology, but politics has often hindered progress. Thousands of patriotic Chinese ... The break only came in 1978, when Deng Xiaoping launched reforms and reopened the country. Then, for more than two decades, large numbers of mainlanders went overseas to study, triggering occasional ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Hong Kong keeps innovation lead in Asia

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:28am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... is a key factor in a country’s international competitiveness and is becoming a rallying symbol for progress and reform around the world,” said Bruno Lanvin, the report’s co-editor and executive ...

  9. Leaders and laggards in politics of cyberspace

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai There is no doubt Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwanese president, is an unpopular figure now. But as a veteran politician who won election to his post in the only political entity in China with universal suffrage, he is fully aware of the importance of staying in touch using the latest technology. Mr Chen, nicknamed Ah bian, is probably the first Chinese political ...

  10. More controls urged over cyberspace

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... as 'a major matter that could impact the reform and opening-up policies and our overall socialist cause'. 'We should strive to build the internet as a new channel where socialist ...




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