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Word of the Year

Dreamers choose 'meng' as their word of the year

The Chinese character meng, meaning dream, has been named "character of the year" on the mainland, putting poll organisers and much of the public on a collision course over how the word should be interpreted.

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 4:37am

ESC sequences

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6 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Forum to explain on-line effects

A SPECIALIST who has spent many years helping managers and executives to understand the importance of new technology, will be the guest speaker at tomorrow's Hong Kong Quality Forum meeting.

John Underwood, who has researched information techniques for more than 20 years, will talk about the information superhighway at the forum's monthly meeting.

8 May 1995 - 12:00am

Non-events were year's highlights

IT IS December already, as hard as that is to believe, and time for an annual stock-take. Time to reflect, to assess the year's major developments, the great strides made in the Hong Kong telecommunications industry.

6 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Terminals can link to network

ALL computer terminals in Shanghai can now use information available on a national telecommunications network because of the recent opening of a data exchange branch in the city.

Connected to the main network of the national public data exchange, the Shanghai division will become a major part of China's information superhighway, according to telecommunication experts.

22 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

China plans superhighway controls

IT was an odd time to explore the potential of the Chinese stretch of the global information superhighway.

Beijing had recently outlawed private ownership of satellite receivers, forced BBC World Service television off its north Asian footprint and stirred a frenzy of self-censorship in computer networks it could not police.

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Long march down China's information superhighway

IF knowledge is power and information the key to enlightenment, then consider for a moment China's planned telecommunications revolution, and imagine what impact this will have on a fifth of the world's population.

7 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Stressed out by low-tech

IN these unsettling times, where change is the norm and new technologies are introduced at an increasingly alarming rate, there remains three immovable constants: death, taxes and the fact that everyone on the planet hates voice mail.

1 Mar 1994 - 12:00am