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Closed-Circuit Television

Face-identifying software piques police interest

Facial-recognition technology being developed by Hong Kong academics has caught the eye of the city's police chiefs.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:30pm

Inspired thinking

In the world of design, two beliefs frustrate Cecil Balmond more than anything. 'The assumption that space is empty and can be subdivided and gridded,' he says. 'And the assumption that straightness is efficient and essential.' For a man who has spent most of his career rethinking, reshaping and revolutionising his field, those aren't surprising.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Now dried fruit is hit by food scandal

Preserved fruit is the latest addition to the mainland's expanding list of unsafe foods, after an investigation by state television found that some were processed in filthy factories and contained excessive additives.

Preserved peaches were found packed in bags that had been used to hold animal feed, and hawthorn berries were soaked in a pool of water that contained garbage.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Police identify source of fire at Fa Yuen St

A hawker stall that sold children's clothing has been identified as the source of the city's deadliest fire in 15 years, but a four-month investigation has found nothing to suggest arson.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Regulator backs reports on Da Vinci furniture

Two investigative reports shown on China Central Television about the alleged low quality of furniture retailer Da Vinci's products were 'basically factual', the central government said, though the reporter on the stories was not a licensed journalist.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ai accused of damaging camera outside his home

Maverick artist Ai Weiwei said yesterday he had been summoned by police for allegedly damaging surveillance cameras outside his house.

He denied intentional damage, but admitted a provocative prank designed to mock the authorities.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

CCTV airs flag-burning footage in blunder

China Central Television (CCTV) blundered yesterday when its news channel ran footage of the burning of a North Korean flag and a portrait of Kim Jong-il during a report about the North Korean leader's death.

The footage was widely circulated online despite its swift removal from the channel's website.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

200 traffic police suspended in illegal fine scam

More than 200 rank-and-file traffic policemen in Yuxian county, Shanxi province, have been suspended indefinitely following a scandal last month involving illegal fines, according to one officer who admitted to taking bribes to supplement his low income.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Questions raised over security lapses at museum

Questions have been raised over security measures at the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City after a burglary in which seven precious art pieces owned by a Hong Kong collector were stolen.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

More spy cameras to stop people throwing things from flats

More surveillance cameras will be installed in public housing estates in the second half of the year in an effort to stop residents throwing things out of their windows.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am