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  1. Consortium powers search for wire-free charging standard

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Firms join forces in Hong Kong in quest of a global model An international consortium founded in Hong Kong wants to cut the last cord that limits the mobility of wireless consumer electronic devices. Member-companies of the Wireless Power Consortium aim to develop a universal standard for people to charge over-the-air all of their portable electronic gadgets ...

  2. Far East Consortium plans spin-off

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Far East Consortium International, a mid-sized Hong Kong developer, said it would grant priority to its planned hotel-property trust for the purchase of its five hotel developments in Hong Kong and the mainland. The right of first refusal would provide growth potential for the trust over the next two to three years, Far East Consortium said. The developer, which ...

  3. Police manhandle HK journalists

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... the Olympic Games,' she said. A TVB spokeswoman said the company had complained to the Beijing International Media Centre and had urged the authorities to investigate the incident thoroughly ... and tainted our country's image,' it said. The association urged relevant authorities to investigate. 'It must be made sure that journalists will not encounter harassment ...

  4. Concern at removal of veteran journalist

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A veteran journalist in charge of one of the most progressive newspapers on the mainland was removed from her post yesterday and transferred to a minor position within ... party committee meeting, sources said. Censors from the Guangdong propaganda bureau had investigated the paper for 'field work', sources said. Jiang is widely regarded as one ...

  5. Former Sing Pao employees will ask police to investigate 'missing' MPF contributions

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Hei-chung said most of the interns had returned to university and more than 20 full-time journalists now worked in the paper's local news section. 'Most interns only work for three to four ... Agnes Lam Former Sing Pao Daily News workers say they will ask police to investigate what has happened to provident fund contributions which they allege were deducted from their pay ...

  6. Outrage over Beijing barring HK journalist

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a joint statement, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and the International Federation of Journalists said they were appalled by the incident. 'This is entirely at variance with the Chinese government's pledge to the international community to allow complete freedom of the press during [the Olympic] period,' the statement said. In a letter to Gao Siren, director ...

  7. Journalist unions demand apology

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The International Federation of Journalists and the Hong Kong Journalists' Association have demanded an apology after police confiscated Ming Pao reporter Chen Yang's camera in Beijing on Friday. Chen had been taking photos of investors protesting over the alleged embezzlement of 170 million yuan (HK$194.1 million) by China Commodity Spot Exchange president ...

  8. In Brief

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

    ... Petition for Hu Jia launched The International Federation of Journalists has launched an online petition for jailed journalist Hu Jia. On April 3, Hu was sentenced to 31/2 years' jail for giving two interviews to foreign media and publishing five articles banned in China on a Chinese-language website. The federation said the sentence was a clear demonstration of Beijing's ...

  9. Screws tighten on mainland journalists

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson, Staff Reporter

    ... the facts.' The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said yesterday that plain-clothes Chinese security staff were photographing journalists interviewing athletes and locals. 'This ... to Beijing to hold daily meetings with the press from their provinces, according to mainland journalists. According to the directive, which was issued last month, the mainland press is not allowed ...

  10. Officer showing seized guns wounds journalists

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Three journalists were wounded when a police officer in Sichuan accidentally fired a gun at reporters. The incident happened during a news conference on the seizure of illegal guns at the police bureau in Nanchong on Thursday, reporters and state media said yesterday. After the officer briefed journalists about the haul of weapons seized in a recent gun-control ...




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