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  1. News - China

    In China, Microsoft losing out increasingly to free software and piracy

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Piracy and free software cost Microsoft dear On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft made in China. ... with Windows... is difficult Sameer Singh, analyst "The great danger for the company is that what has happened to them in emerging markets- basically no revenue from new PCs because of piracy ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong comic book industry struggles against rising tide of digital piracy

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Comic book artists and publishers are struggling against a rising tide of digital piracy that threatens to put them out of business, writes Alan Yu From heroes to zeros Chiu Yuen-wing is a long-time follower of Japanese manga, particularly Naruto, an enduring saga featuring ninjas with superpowers. Like thousands of fans, the 20-year-old student queued up ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tackle root causes to combat piracy in Southeast Asia

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tackle root causes to combat piracy Nowhere has as many pirate attacks as Southeast Asia. The region's growing global economic clout increases the likelihood ... though; longer term, poor coastal communities have to be deterred from turning to piracy in the first place. The initial approach has to be the same as for Somalia. Piracy had threatened ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Legendary movie mogul Jimmy Heung dies in Beijing

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 01:21pm by Staff Reporters

    ... filmmakers who, undeterred by rampant piracy across the border, ventured into the mainland market in the 1990s. The brothers went their separate ways soon after. With Jimmy Heung focused ...

  5. News - Asia - PIRACY

    Southeast Asia overtakes Somalia as hub of global pirate attacks

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Crackdown in Africa has seen surge in raids, mainly in Malacca Strait Southeast Asia new hot spot for piracy Southeast Asia has become the world's hot spot for piracy after an international crackdown slashed the number of hijackings off the coast of war-torn Somalia, the UN says. Last year, 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean ...

  6. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Japan announces plan for 2015 forum on 'peace building' in Asia

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:18am by AP

    ... an increase in piracy cases in the South China Sea, as well as the peaceful settlement of territorial disputes, according to Japanese officials. Abe yesterday urged countries involved in territorial ...

  7. News - Asia - SHIPPING

    Vietnamese oil tanker Sunrise 689 disappears on voyage from Singapore

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... Singapore almost a week ago, officials said yesterday. If confirmed, it would be the 12th such case of piracy since April in Southeast Asia, where tankers have been hijacked, cargo stolen ... Noel Choong, who heads the IMB's piracy reporting centre in Kuala Lumpur, said the ship was classified as missing and believed to have been hijacked. He said all communications equipment ...

  8. Shipowners alarmed by long-range piracy threat

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anti-piracy patrols by international naval forces. Precautions can include blocking entry points on ships- sometimes with barbed wire- priming fire hoses and shutting off location transmitters, as well as registering with international anti-piracy flotillas. Bowring said captains may have to start considering precautions well before the 60th meridian. Commander John Harbour, spokesman ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan rebel leaders accuse US of piracy over oil tanker

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tripoli Rebel accuses US of piracy over tanker A Libyan rebel leader has accused the United States of behaving like pirates after US naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port. Ibrahim Jathran's defiant speech dampened hopes of a quick peaceful settlement with the government to end a blockage of three oil ports his men took ...

  10. The perfect fight?

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode With ransoms topping US$7 million, it is worth looking at the hard realities underlying China's involvement in the fight against piracy off the Horn of Africa. When ... ports, if not full bases, then it has picked the perfect fight. Piracy off Somalia looks set to get a lot worse before its gets better, with the pirates apparently well aware of their perfect ...




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