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  1. Get smart

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu It's hard to wrap our heads around the political hysteria that seems to be taking over this city. It's also hard to understand how we've come to this. Blaming the upcoming Legislative Council election can only go so far. Take the m ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    New Delhi to give 6 million mobile phones to the poor ahead of election

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... alcohol, blenders and televisions are some of the freebies that Indian politicians have given to voters at election time. Now it is mobile phones. The government plans to distribute more than 6 million mobile phones for free to families below the poverty line, along with 200 minutes of free call time. Costing some 70 billion rupees (HK$9.7 billion), the objective behind the 'A ...

  3. The principled and smart approach to democracy

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... as the odds are increasingly stacked against the realisation of this dream, the time has come to be both principled and smart- and that's not an easy call. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based ...

  4. Legislator's assurance on iPads, iPhones

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Hong Kong residents crossing the border would not be taxed on electronic devices if they could prove they were for their own use, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong legislator Ip Kwok-him said yesterday after meeting the head of Shenzhen customs. This followed officers' confiscation of some iPads and iPhones in a crackdown ...

  5. Flexibility urged over duty on iPhones, iPads

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Pro-business parties have acted to protect the sector from taxes being imposed on iPhones and iPads at the border. The group Economic Synergy contacted Guangdong and mainland authorities, urging flexibility over the policy under which a customs duty of HK$1,000 is imposed on iPhones and iPads. Party lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung said the mainland authorities agreed ...

  6. My $100 says the government is too smart to censor

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... An anonymous group posted a full-page ad in Apple Daily on Monday warning that the government is planning to grant Commercial Radio a three-year licence instead of the usual 12 years. The paper in the same edition ran a report claiming top management at t ...

  7. Party smarts

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Nicola Lloyd-Williams

    ... Nicola Lloyd-Williams When I was small, birthday parties were simple affairs. With me in my best party frock, clutching a small, badly wrapped gift, the occasion promised a pleasant afternoon of games, culminating in a splendid tea. After which, standard ...

  8. Phone calls criticise ban on Falun Gong-linked dance group

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But People in Hong Kong have been bombarded with pre-recorded phone messages recently criticising the government's decision to deny visas for some members of a dance troupe ... reader said he received a pre-recorded message when he picked up the phone at home on Friday afternoon. The message summed up the details of the event and warned that Hong Kong's freedom ...

  9. Complaint channel a step in right direction

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government's new 'Tellme@1823' application for the iPhone and Android phones should therefore be welcomed as at least an attempt to reconnect with the younger generation and encourage greater ...

  10. Surveillance bill ignores 3G phones, critics say

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... But legislators at yesterday's committee meeting told government officials they had not addressed using mobile phones to track individuals. Liberal Party legislator Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun said that with the growing capabilities of 3G phones fitted with global positioning systems, the locations of people could be easily tracked. She said this type of technology was not considered in the draft ...




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