Workers turn 'double agent'

The faltering economy has led to a rise in corporate espionage, with disgruntled employees taking advantage of the latest high-technology spying gadgets, according to a Hong Kong security firm.

Monday, 24 March, 2003, 12:00am

PLA will attempt to thwart increased spying attempts

The PLA is considering new counter-espionage measures in the wake of intensified reconnaissance activities by Western and neighbouring countries, a report says.

22 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Measuring genius

EVER THOUGHT that you might be a genius? Yes, you, the person reading this article now.

'But I can't answer those IQ [intelligence quotient] questions. My IQ test scores are normal. And my performance in school is average,' you may say.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Britain 'bugged barracks before PLA moved in'

Britain's spies bugged the Prince of Wales barracks before London turned the facilities over to the PLA at the handover, a new book on electronic espionage claims.

6 May 2001 - 12:00am

Spies learn new tricks

One minor by-product of the Cold War's end was a concern about whether the spymasters of the literary world would have to find a new line of work. No one need have worried. As yesterday's news from Washington proves once again, espionage remains a healthy industry, and apparently one with continued growth prospects.

23 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Third Reich Nikita lifts espionage tale

HARVARD GRADUATE John Altman has chosen the murky world of World War II espionage as the setting for this, his debut novel.

Technically, A Gathering Of Spies is an accomplished piece of work and if it is viewed as purely a 'holiday read' then there is really little to criticise.

1 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Ask mr brain...all will be explained

How can one become more intelligent? P K LAM Intelligence has traditionally been regarded by psychologists as the ability to reason, calculate and acquire knowledge, among others.

31 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Measuring different aspects of intelligence

Developed over the past 15 years by Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard University, the theory of multiple intelligences challenges the traditional notion of what it means to be smart.

17 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

What do the five circles on the Olympic flag and the Olympic flame symbolise? The five rings were adopted in 1913 by Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The circles of blue, black, yellow, green and red are interlinked as an international emblem that represents all nations without exception.

15 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Seven on 'MI6 spy list' linked to SAR

A highly sensitive list of alleged agents working for British spy agency MI6 which has been published on the Internet contains the names of seven people said to have lived and worked in Hong Kong into the 1990s.

15 May 1999 - 12:00am

'Emotions' class for civil servants

Civil servants are being trained to manage their emotions.

The 16-week course in emotional intelligence, called EQ and derived from Intelligence Quotient, or IQ, is aimed at improving staff-customer relations.

14 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Private sector may analyse threat to nation

Military intelligence services could be put out to tender in the private sector under plans to give Britain a better understanding of threats facing the nation.

23 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Prodigies not always successful

BEING a child genius may not lead to a glittering career, according to a study published this weekend.

The report quotes research in San Francisco which found that 1,500 children with IQs of at least 135 had not been noticeably more successful than those randomly selected from the same social background.

26 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Analysing the China threat

With the widest-reaching, most determined intelligence-gathering operation in the world, can the United States possibly be in the dark about China's military buildup? And, while you ponder that one, how about the suggestion that Washington is also 'out to lunch' when it comes to Beijing's own spy network on the American mainland?

17 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Smart policy for gifted children

Rex Li Ip-fu, 44, is an educator who specialises in teaching gifted children. He is the founder of the Gifted Education Council and the Hong Kong Mathematical Olympiad School, which offer special classes for gifted students.

12 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

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