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  1. Beijing 'used radio investor to dim free speech'

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tanna Chong Businessman Wong Cho-bau was attacking free speech in Hong Kong at Beijing's behest when he decided to force the new Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) ... of speech and the government would not intervene as long as DBC could maintain its services. Since it was granted a 12-year licence to run digital radio channels in 2008, DBC has attracted HK$150 ...

  2. The right speech

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for an educated workforce for a knowledge-based economy. The planned 12 years of free education, starting from the next school year- coupled with the pre-school education vouchers rolled out last year- ... and the low-income strata. Constrained by the existing political system, the chief executive has to compromise with different vested interests. Would measures like a minimum wage, 12 years of free education ...

  3. Film fund is free to back losers

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The soon-to-be-formed Film Development Council would be free to fund films critical of the government and productions that might lose money, a government minister said. Secretary ... even, Mr Wong said officials were prepared for some of them to lose money. 'High quality is the basic requirement,' he said. 'About the topics, we will try to be free and open. We ...

  4. Economic imperialists undermine free market principles

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... congressmen and politicians seeking to heighten fears of a China threat. Washington politics have replaced free market principles as the key factor driving the debate over CNOOC's bid. ... a keynote speech at a petroleum conference in Beijing last October; hailing China's emerging role in the global oil industry and urging its oil companies to invest abroad. 'China ...

  5. More tariff-free access to mainland market likely

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... CARYN YAP Updated at 4.38pm: Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-Yen on Wednesday revealed that in two years time more Hong Kong products would be exported to China- free from tariffs. In his Budget speech, Mr Tang said the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa) had also enhanced Hong Kong's role as a two-way platform for trade with China. He predicted ...

  6. More tariff-free access to mainland market likely

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... CARYN YAP Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-Yen on Wednesday revealed that in two years time more Hong Kong products would be exported to China- free from tariffs. In his Budget speech ... Hong Kong products would be added to the 374 which can be exported to the mainland tariff-free. 'The zero-tariff treatment gives Hong Kong products the edge over overseas products ...

  7. Mixed signals on free trade

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Beijing officials and business- people from China and Australia could be forgiven for feeling more than a little confused at this moment over the proposed free-trade deal between the two ... speech in Canberra, gave no hint of the protectionist stance that Mr MacFarlane is championing. If anything, Mr Vaile's comments were positively bullish on the abolition of trade barriers. ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Sarkozy, in first post-election speech, hints at business career

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York In first public speech since losing French presidential election in May, ex-leader hints at new career in business After politics, Sarkozy wants to do ... in New York, published what it said was Sarkozy's closely guarded speech in which he told the audience he was interested in the business world. "I want a new life, but not just to go ...

  9. Stimulus speech casts spell, but recession jitters remain

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com The market had a sell-off on Monday due to bad US jobs data and perked up for President Obama's job stimulus speech, but call that one a draw. The Hang Seng barely budged over the full week with no big macro themes to move things in either direction. Meanwhile, however, there were some powerful stock-specific stories playing out. ...


    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez If speech-to-text dictation on mobile phones catches on, users might want to avoid saying: 'Oops! I did it again'. The p207 phone, which GSM network operator Cingular ... Samsung's voice-activated technologies, VoiceMode and QuickPhrase, allow users to quickly address a message then use their voice to create text, providing a virtually hands-free and eyes-free short ...




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