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  1. Obama town hall Twitter plan looks to skirt mainland censors

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok First it was the town hall speech and now it's Twitter. US President Barack Obama plans to bring his election-winning recipe for public engagement to China- but he'll have to get around the mainland's internet censors first. The United States consulate in Guangzhou set up an account on the micro-blogging service Twitter, one of a host of web ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... growth, except in the short term. But the contrary view has been gaining traction of late. Unemployment has remained persistently high in many industrial countries, especially following the 2008 ... countries. In the perennial political struggle between taxing and spending preferences, those elements of spending that can be cut without upsetting powerful lobbies will be at the front ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... courtrooms, though filming of most cases remains banned. The country’s Supreme Court has streamed its proceedings live online since 2011, and last year began uploading video of its judges reading summaries of their judgments to YouTube. “I hope the Judiciary will take the next step and follow other countries that allow live broadcasting from their courts,” Weisenhaus added. ...

  4. There's a new pad in town: leaner, meaner and smarter

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the United States and selected markets. Available in black or white, the iPad 2 is about 33 per cent thinner and up to 15 per cent lighter than the iPad 1. This is a big plus since I prefer ... Wi-fi + 3G 16GB- HK$4,888 32GB- HK$5,688 64GB- HK$6,488 iPad smart cover- HK$298 (polyurethane), HK$548 (leather) iPad dock- HK$228 iPad digital AV adapter- HK$298 Carriers with iPad plans ...

  5. A country of robot-lovers

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... will have a third model ready for export by October this year.' Across town, at the Information and Communications Ministry's Ubiquitous Dream exhibition, a rather different droid ... can monitor their home from afar. It also functions as a mobile information and entertainment console, offering news, weather, karaoke, movies, recipes and even English lessons. If any country ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... a US information technology security firm, sparked controversy by blaming a special unit of the People's Liberation Army for launching a series of cyberattacks on US companies, the shadowy ... are mostly young men fascinated by information technology. But hackers in China are somewhat different to those in other countries. Hong Kong writer and political commentator Joe Chung's ...

  7. Charting corruption

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Philippines is ranked 139th, and 24th within Asia, on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (the smaller the score, the less corrupt the country). Hong Kong ranked 12th, and fourth best within Asia. These are two of the questions its researchers asked: Which of these six sectors/ organisations would you consider to be the most affected ...

  8. One country, two systems still gives IT sector the edge

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez We are all familiar with 'one country, two systems' and how the Basic Law guarantees this principle in the affairs of Hong Kong and the mainland. But if certain ... for in any central government development plan for science and technology,' Mr Mok said. This is a radical proposal that could produce several consequences, both good and bad. At present, Hong ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Panasonic to halve chip business workforce: reports

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... workforce in half, axing thousands of jobs as the electronics giant overhauls its battered balance sheet following record losses, Japanese media reports said on Thursday. The plan to shrink ... factories both in Japan and overseas, would axe 7,000 jobs from the unit by March 2015 from a total of 14,000 employees, through an unspecified number of lay offs, early retirements and moving ...

  10. Microsoft to boost mainland research unit

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Microsoft Corp plans to boost its mainland research and development staff with about 1,200 people this year at an estimated cost of US$60 million, and it has bought land to set up corporate campuses in Beijing and Shanghai. Microsoft, which has about 3,000 employees on the mainland, last year invested about US$150 million 'in just people costs' in the country, said ...




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