Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings said it would shut down its Kandian platform on August 15, but some features would still be available on QQ. Photo: SCMP
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Tencent shuts down another app meant to compete with ByteDance
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Tencent notified users of Kandian to back up their data before August 15, when the app will stop working, but some features will still be accessible on QQ.

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings said it would shut down its Kandian platform on August 15, but some features would still be available on QQ. Photo: SCMP
Tencent shuts down another app meant to compete with ByteDance

Tencent notified users of Kandian to back up their data before August 15, when the app will stop working, but some features will still be accessible on QQ.

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The Samsung Electro-Mechanics complex in Thái Nguyên province, in the northeast region of Vietnam. Photo: SCMP
Samsung to invest US$3.3 billion, manufacture new chip parts in Vietnam

Samsung is preparing trial production of its flip-chip ball grid array in Vietnam, as China remains concerned over South Korea potentially joining a US-led semiconductor alliance.

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Baidu launches China’s first fully driverless taxis in Chongqing, Wuhan

China’s biggest search engine and AI firm has been given the green light to launch the unmanned cab services, giving it the upper hand in a fierce competition among EV start-ups to commercialise autonomous driving technology.

China’s biggest search engine and AI firm has been given the green light to launch the unmanned cab services, giving it the upper hand in a fierce competition among EV start-ups to commercialise autonomous driving technology.

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Alibaba launches tool to encourage low-carbon living on shopping app

The e-commerce giant launched a ‘carbon ledger platform’ on its Taobao app to help consumers adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

The e-commerce giant launched a ‘carbon ledger platform’ on its Taobao app to help consumers adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

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China skyscraper plans teeter as indebted developers face new height rules
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Hongkongers should brace for higher electricity bills, warns CLP chairman
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Can carbon-eating bacteria alter the course of climate change?

Technology that uses microorganisms to turn carbon emissions into raw materials is edging closer to commercialisation as production is scaled up to cut costs, experts say.

Technology that uses microorganisms to turn carbon emissions into raw materials is edging closer to commercialisation as production is scaled up to cut costs, experts say.

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How a Hong Kong ‘eco-friendly’ toilet system is fighting greenhouse gases

Dehtlet Eco-system treats human waste without water or chemicals and turns it into fertiliser, eliminating greenhouse gases formed in traditional processing.

Dehtlet Eco-system treats human waste without water or chemicals and turns it into fertiliser, eliminating greenhouse gases formed in traditional processing.

10 Jul 2022 - 3:38PM
Climate change a far greater threat to global economy than Covid-19: Swiss Re

With extreme weather events such as heatwaves and floods becoming the norm rather than the exception, net zero by 2050 is required to avert the worst catastrophic impacts of climate change, scientists say.

With extreme weather events such as heatwaves and floods becoming the norm rather than the exception, net zero by 2050 is required to avert the worst catastrophic impacts of climate change, scientists say.

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A roof tiler balances on a roof at a residential building site in Sydney on August 1. Photo: Reuters
The View | Why Sydney’s sharp housing slowdown is the canary in the coal mine

Home prices in Sydney have been dropping at their fastest pace since the early 1980s, largely because of the sudden about-turn in Australian monetary policy. While some cities, such as Adelaide and Perth, are still enjoying price gains on a monthly and quarterly basis, the trend in Sydney should have alarm bells ringing.

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Inside Out | Saudi prince’s desert megacity is a classic case of billionaire hubris

Saudi Arabia plans to build a 170km-long skyscraper across empty desert, providing zero-carbon living in one of the world’s top fossil-fuel economies. The unrealistic vision suggests Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been listening to yes men for too long.

Saudi Arabia plans to build a 170km-long skyscraper across empty desert, providing zero-carbon living in one of the world’s top fossil-fuel economies. The unrealistic vision suggests Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been listening to yes men for too long.

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Saudi prince’s desert megacity is a classic case of billionaire hubris
Macroscope | If markets can’t be trusted to invest wisely, governments should step in

The vast majority of market funds come from institutional investors and fund managers dealing with other people’s money. Instead of driving boom and bust cycles, institutional investors should focus on basic and critical industries and improve capital market functioning.

The vast majority of market funds come from institutional investors and fund managers dealing with other people’s money. Instead of driving boom and bust cycles, institutional investors should focus on basic and critical industries and improve capital market functioning.

8 Aug 2022 - 3:30AM
If markets can’t be trusted to invest wisely, governments should step in
A roof tiler balances on a roof at a residential building site in Sydney on August 1. Photo: Reuters
The View | Why Sydney’s sharp housing slowdown is the canary in the coal mine
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Inside Out | Saudi prince’s desert megacity is a classic case of billionaire hubris

Saudi Arabia plans to build a 170km-long skyscraper across empty desert, providing zero-carbon living in one of the world’s top fossil-fuel economies. The unrealistic vision suggests Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been listening to yes men for too long.

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