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  1. China opens TV production sector

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a sign of the rising pressure to produce high-quality programming as the mainland introduces foreign and domestic competition to its media market. 'China has a huge programming gap,' ... needed shot in the arm. China's television industry has been stymied both by a lack of local talent and a shortage of capital for development. With 300 million television households, ...

  2. Software firms want fair crack at deal

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'This was unfair to domestic suppliers because we can provide an operating system to satisfy government demand.' Yesterday, Beijing vice-mayor Fan Boyuan called a meeting of China ...

  3. North Koreans' only option is to follow the Dear Leader

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... elder and he spent 21 of his first 30 years in China- not the childhood expected to produce a dictator who was militantly atheist. The youth of Kim Il-sung is one jigsaw in the puzzle of North ... and is a director of Access Asia, a market research and business intelligence company set up in 1997. 'North Korea will go on indefinitely as it is,' he told the South China Morning Post. ...

  4. Surf's up north

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Karen Angel

    ... Hong Kong's surfers are looking for a new wave, and the mainland could be their next frontier. Karen Angel joins two busloads of board-riders competing in China's first surfing ... the awards ceremony, his substantial trophy standing in the sand next to him. An unprepossessing, stocky man with shoulder-length bleached hair, Yoshida has just won the 720 China Surf Open, billed ...

  5. Few frills in a plain PDA

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... CAROLYN ONG Product: Viewsonic Pocket PC V36 Price: $2,280 Pros: Good screen Cons: No Bluetooth and hardly any bundled software, making it hard to compete against Pocket PC market leader Hewlett-Packard The Viewsonic Pocket PC V36 is a plain-looking PDA, but its main attraction is the 3.5-inch high-resolution screen capable of producing rich colours and vivid images. It is equipped ...

  6. New tack puts Nokia back on top in China

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... in China's north and west. Mr Giles said reports by two market research companies found Nokia had turned the tables on its rivals this year. He said Nokia was looking to expand on a city-by-city ... Ben Kwok Nokia says it regained the top spot in China's retail handset market over the first two months of this year, surpassing home-grown manufacturers such as Bird and TCL, ...

  7. Flag Telecom broadens China connections

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of increased competition between China Telecom and China Netcom. To meet China Telecom's requirements, Flag Telecom is to provide an integrated system based on its own North Asia Loop connection ... Bien Perez The network operator plans to supply more bandwidth to the mainland in the run-up to the Olympics With the ink just dried on its landmark deal in China, international cable ...

  8. Flag Telecom broadens China connections

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ With the ink just dried on its landmark deal in China, international cable network operator Flag Telecom is planning to make a big push to supply more bandwidth to mainland carriers as they prepare for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The company believes its optimistic market strategy is justified by the multimillion-dollar contract it signed last month with China ...

  9. Fast-track attempt to feed China's fondness for French fries

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan in Vancouver As North Americans shun fat-inducing carbohydrates for new low-carb diets, mainland Chinese are tucking into French fries. So much so that potato farmers ... agreement to produce seed potatoes in China with South Korean-developed technology that greatly reduces the length of time it takes for potato shoots to grow. Penn Biotech president Jay Lee said ...

  10. Data overload intensifies as China grows

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... of western enterprises, but as China plays an ever-growing role in the global economy, its contribution to the information overload will also increase. This is creating opportunities for companies ... mining what NCR has done for the ATM: lead the market in China. 'A big issue for us in China is to get the transaction data under control,' he said. As China does more and more ...




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