Founded in 1847, Siemens is a German conglomerate and Europe’s biggest electronics and electrical engineering company. Its products range from gas turbines to trains ultrasound machines and hearing aids.

SEC policy expected to encourage whistle-blowers in Asia

GSK is being investigated for suspected mainland bribery.

The number of employees informing on a company's wrongdoing in Asia, including China, is expected to continue rising with a new policy by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect the whistle-blowers, analysts say.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 2:05am

Inside the battle at Germany’s Siemens

Ousted Siemens chief executive Peter Loescher. Photo: Reuters

Tension in the highest ranks of German engineering giant Siemens had been brewing for months when top managers gathered late last month to review the state of the business.

5 Aug 2013 - 2:22pm

I'm sorry, says businessman who stole US$100m software from companies including Microsoft

Xiang Li admitted selling stolen American software from Microsoft, among others. Photo: Reuters

In a case US officials say is the first of its kind, a Chinese businessman pleaded guilty on Monday to selling stolen American software used in defence, space technology and engineering - programmes prosecutors said held a retail value of more than US$100 million.

8 Jan 2013 - 12:33pm 2 comments

Is China Buying the World?

Is China Buying the World? by Peter Nolan Polity Press

This excellent book aims to demolish the idea - widely believed in the West - that, with its record level of foreign exchange reserves, China is 'buying the world'.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Army days handy for his winning ways

Being an officer in the German army may seem very different from being the regional chief executive of a company that sells washing machines and cookers. But Dirk Hoffmann, now a regional head of BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, has found that both careers demand similar management skills.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile executive goes on trial for bribery

A former vice-chairman at China Mobile, the world's biggest cellphone service operator, went on trial in Hebei province yesterday for allegedly taking 7.5 million yuan (HK$9 million) in bribes.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Telecoms man sentenced to death

A former senior executive of China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, was last month sentenced to death with a two-year suspension for accepting millions of US dollars in bribes from industrial giant Siemens, according to a report in the Caixin Century Magazine.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Zhenjiang-Nokia in 'strategic' tie-up

The government of Zhenjiang, in southwestern Jiangsu province, has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks to help implement a so-called 'machine-to-machine' communications infrastructure in the city. The project will automate the ability of wired and wireless networks to communicate with relevant electronic devices.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Planting the seeds of change

This summer, technology giant Siemens welcomed 17 students from Form Five to Seven to its youth programme, showing them how the firm puts sustainability into practice by addressing its social, economic and environmental responsibilities.

Denis Leung, CEO of Siemens Hong Kong and Macau, says the focus of the programme this year was corporate sustainability.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

HK invention speeds up phone downloads

Smartphone users tired of watching YouTube videos with an intermittent freeze can expect faster download times thanks to a piece of technology developed by Chinese University.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Hopes high as Huawei executive heads TD-Tech

TD-Tech, a mainland joint venture established by Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei Technologies to develop 3G mobile technology, has appointed a Huawei executive as its head, signalling that the company will take a more active role in the nascent market.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Reaping rewards from hard work

Turning a dotcom bomb company from near bankruptcy into a profitable organisation may not be a story that most in the business community are familiar with. But that is what the management of e-Kong Group has achieved since it bought the telecommunications company in 2000.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

ZTE narrows the gap on European rivals

Shipments of GSM base stations grow 300-fold to make vendor fourth-largest supplier

ZTE Corp, a leading mainland telecommunications equipment vendor, said shipments of its Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) base stations surged 300-fold last year, ranking it the fourth-largest supplier in the sector.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Siemens earmarks another 10b yuan in mainland push

Europe's engineering giant seeks to boost R&D and output

Siemens, Europe's largest engineering firm which faces a sweeping reorganisation globally, has stepped up its push into the thriving but competitive mainland market by earmarking a 10 billion yuan outlay for investments.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Room with a brew

It's all very well having a good night's sleep but when it's time to wake up coffee may be required. Siemens obviously sees the importance of that morning brew, having designed a coffee-maker that kick-starts the brain and is easy on the eye. The easy-to-operate TK69009GB (HK$12,530) offers a cuppa in 15 seconds after selection of coffee strength and size.

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am