Standards Organizations

Jobs offer measure of public safety

Canadian testing and certification company CSA Group is expanding in the Greater China region, creating jobs and upgrading skills in the process.

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Opportunity to show innovative products

With product safety, ingredients, quality and other product details becoming increasingly important for retailers and consumers, GS1 Hong Kong will use Retail Asia Expo as an opportunity to highlight its BarcodePlus system.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Reinstatement of 'punished' officials is pure farce

Soon after President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao took the country's reins, they faced the first major test of their leadership in March 2003 - the outbreak of Sars and international criticism of the central government's initial attempts to cover up the crisis.

11 May 2009 - 12:00am

Milk-scandal official gets new job with watchdog

A senior official disciplined for his part in the melamine-in-milk scandal has been given a new job with the national quality watchdog, sparking a fresh public outcry just weeks after a previous promotion was discovered.

The first time he was quietly promoted to a key post in Anhui province . Now he has been transferred back to the watchdog.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

Raising the bar code

Melamine became part of the local lexicon last year when baby milk powder tainted with the industrial chemical gave many mainland babies and toddlers kidney stones. The scandal exposed loopholes in food safety on the mainland and put a state-run dairy company chief in prison for life.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing court dismisses first anti-monopoly case

The Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court has rejected an anti-monopoly case that is considered the first of its kind in the country, the Beijing Times reported.

One factor the court had cited in its ruling on Thursday was that the plaintiffs' litigation had been filed after the deadline, the newspaper quoted lawyer Zhou Ze as saying.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Industry experts to share their insights

Local pilot programmes and international radio frequency identification (RFID) initiatives used by companies such as Wal-Mart, Sony and Gillette will form part of today's conference at the JW Marriott Hotel, organised by GSI Hong Kong and EPCglobal Hong Kong.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Decision makers require good information

The GDS initiative is designed to provide a framework to harmonise business data between companies and their trading partners worldwide

UNIVERSAL STANDARD serves as the bedrock of modern supply chain management to ensure a seamless flow of information and data between companies around the world.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Conferences and events enlighten industries on the latest trends

GS1 HONG KONG offers a wide scope of services from article numbering and barcoding to its e-commerce trading platform EZ*TRADE, as well as training and consultancy programmes.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Bulky laptop sacrifices size for power

Product: Sony Vaio PCG-GRT40ZP Price: $25,000 Pros: Large screen, fast Cons: Will leave a hole in you wallet, heavy

Space is a consideration in a city where most people have to squeeze into apartments of 600 square feet, and owning a computer that can be tucked away on a shelf saves a valuable amount.

12 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

This one's on the house

BY NOW, you probably know all there is to know about spam. But it's not the spam itself I want to talk about. An inbox full of garbage is only half the problem; there is also an attendant loss of privacy. Just how much do those people oh-so concerned about your dental cover, home insurance and desperate need for old TV programmes know about you?

17 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Operation set up to handle calls for assistance from computer users in government departments achieves ISO 9001

The Information Technology Services Department (ITSD) has achieved ISO 9001 certification for its Central Computer Centre Helpdesk service, vindicating months of hard work and reinforcing its commitment to upgrade the efficiency of its inter- office technical assistance programme.

19 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

SAR wins battle for WWW meeting

Hong Kong has won the bid to host the prestigious 10th international World-Wide Web conference in May 2001.

About 2,000 researchers, software developers and policymakers are expected to attend the conference, organised by a Geneva-based committee affiliated with the W3C - the body that oversees standards and software for using the Web.

25 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

SAR launch for Sharp notebook

The debut of Sharp's new notebook PC was a fancy affair more resembling a Canto-pop concert than a product launch. Canto-pop music, dizzy disco lights, scantily clad male dancers and pop sensation Athena Chu set the stage for what was the real star of the show - Sharp's new anorexic mobile offering, the Just FIt PC-A250 B5 Notebook.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

Business is brisk for top agency

Certification to ISO 9000 series standards is becoming increasingly important for government departments and agencies, according to Howie Ng, chief executive of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA).

Mr Ng said the move had been partly driven by the insistence of the Works Bureau and the Housing Authority for ISO certification among contractors and consultants.

20 Mar 1998 - 12:00am