Hong Kong Science Park on track to attract top-notch research institutes

The city is competing for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs like Singapore, Israel and Silicon Valley.

10 Jul 2019 - 6:45AM
Elon Musk’s fleet of Starlink satellites dot space, leave astronomers upset

Astronomers worry about the growing number of communications spacecraft planned and how these will interfere with research that depends on delicate visual observations of distant galaxies and nearby asteroids.

Astronomers worry about the growing number of communications spacecraft planned and how these will interfere with research that depends on delicate visual observations of distant galaxies and nearby asteroids.

8 Jul 2019 - 9:57PM
Elon Musk’s fleet of Starlink satellites dot space, leave astronomers upset
Taiwanese cancer DNA test provider opens lab in Hong Kong

Taiwan-based ACT Genomics opens a HK$20 million laboratory at the Science Park in Sha Tin to process cancer patients’ samples

Taiwan-based ACT Genomics opens a HK$20 million laboratory at the Science Park in Sha Tin to process cancer patients’ samples

5 Jul 2019 - 10:53PM
Taiwanese cancer DNA test provider opens lab in Hong Kong
US blacklisting to accelerate China’s supercomputer self-reliance drive

China will need to step up the development of more supercomputers to handle the growing requirements of its industries, according to tech authorities.

China will need to step up the development of more supercomputers to handle the growing requirements of its industries, according to tech authorities.

28 Jun 2019 - 6:15AM
US blacklisting to accelerate China’s supercomputer self-reliance drive
Robots could displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030

The report highlights how the structural shift in the labour market is throwing up new challenges as an increasing array of tasks are automated.

The report highlights how the structural shift in the labour market is throwing up new challenges as an increasing array of tasks are automated.

26 Jun 2019 - 1:37PM
Robots could displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030
China said to play down US supercomputing rivalry amid trade war

China’s concession to play a low-key game on supercomputing rivalry did not stop the US from adding five Chinese top supercomputing developers to its trade blacklist

26 Jun 2019 - 8:08AM
Explainer | A look at the Chinese supercomputer firms added to US trade blacklist

China’s developers of supercomputers have found themselves in Washington’s cross hairs after the US Commerce Department added them to the Entity List, which effectively bars them from purchasing US technology.

China’s developers of supercomputers have found themselves in Washington’s cross hairs after the US Commerce Department added them to the Entity List, which effectively bars them from purchasing US technology.

25 Jun 2019 - 11:19AM
A look at the Chinese supercomputer firms added to US trade blacklist
China fails to wrest supercomputer crown from US amid tech tensions

China is planning a multibillion-dollar investment to upgrade its supercomputer infrastructure to regain leadership after the US took top spot in 2018.

China is planning a multibillion-dollar investment to upgrade its supercomputer infrastructure to regain leadership after the US took top spot in 2018.

18 Jun 2019 - 11:02PM
China fails to wrest supercomputer crown from US amid tech tensions
Trump’s academia clampdown risks scaring Chinese talent away

How to protect intellectual property without scaring away some of the world’s top talent is a major challenge for the Trump administration.

How to protect intellectual property without scaring away some of the world’s top talent is a major challenge for the Trump administration.

14 Jun 2019 - 7:01AM
Trump’s academia clampdown risks scaring Chinese talent away
China rolls out rules on commercial space rocket development

The detailed rules come as the number of private companies engaged in the commercialisation of China’s space industry increased rapidly last year.

The detailed rules come as the number of private companies engaged in the commercialisation of China’s space industry increased rapidly last year.

12 Jun 2019 - 2:36PM
China rolls out rules on commercial space rocket development
More China scientists rail at IEEE’s Huawei peer review ban

The IEEE storm comes as tensions between the world’s two-biggest economies spill over from trade into the tech space, scientific research and academia.

The IEEE storm comes as tensions between the world’s two-biggest economies spill over from trade into the tech space, scientific research and academia.

31 May 2019 - 6:08PM
More China scientists rail at IEEE’s Huawei peer review ban
Sexism in science seen all the way down to the hormonal female mice

Essay in the journal Science argues that the stereotypes that have plagued women since at least the 1800s have also affected decades of neuroscience research involving mice and other animals

Essay in the journal Science argues that the stereotypes that have plagued women since at least the 1800s have also affected decades of neuroscience research involving mice and other animals

31 May 2019 - 10:12PM
Sexism in science seen all the way down to the hormonal female mice
Huawei employees banned from peer review of research

IEEE’s ban has ignited a backlash from its Chinese members, resulting in calls to boycott the organisation.

IEEE’s ban has ignited a backlash from its Chinese members, resulting in calls to boycott the organisation.

30 May 2019 - 11:16AM
Huawei employees banned from peer review of research
Expert says China needs more than 10 years to build its own chip industry

While China is on a par with global peers in chip design, there is a 10-year gap in terms of the foundry business, says former Intel China MD.

While China is on a par with global peers in chip design, there is a 10-year gap in terms of the foundry business, says former Intel China MD.

29 May 2019 - 11:09AM
Expert says China needs more than 10 years to build its own chip industry
Growing disquiet in China as US steps up war on tech champions

Rising concern in China that the US’s campaign to contain Huawei and other Chinese tech champions risks ending the decentralised open-source development model that encourages collaboration.

Rising concern in China that the US’s campaign to contain Huawei and other Chinese tech champions risks ending the decentralised open-source development model that encourages collaboration.

27 May 2019 - 8:05AM
Growing disquiet in China as US steps up war on tech champions
China’s biggest chip maker to delist from NYSE as US targets tech

The sudden delisting comes as Washington steps up efforts to cut off US technology from China.

The sudden delisting comes as Washington steps up efforts to cut off US technology from China.

28 May 2019 - 10:00PM
China’s biggest chip maker to delist from NYSE as US targets tech
Huawei can weather business suspension with UK chip designer, Jefferies says

ARM is the latest partner reported to be cutting ties with Huawei following the Trump administration’s move to add Chinese firm to a US trade blacklist.

ARM is the latest partner reported to be cutting ties with Huawei following the Trump administration’s move to add Chinese firm to a US trade blacklist.

23 May 2019 - 11:37PM
Huawei can weather business suspension with UK chip designer, Jefferies says
US firm accuses Huawei of using professor to access its tech

CNEX is alleging that a professor at Xiamen University asked for one of the company’s circuit boards as part of a research project and details ended up in Huawei’s hands.

CNEX is alleging that a professor at Xiamen University asked for one of the company’s circuit boards as part of a research project and details ended up in Huawei’s hands.

10 May 2019 - 10:19PM
US firm accuses Huawei of using professor to access its tech
This China AI firm helped police catch a criminal on the run for 20 years

DeepGlint joins a host of other facial recognition tech companies such as SenseTime Group and Megvii competing to help authorities maintain public order.

DeepGlint joins a host of other facial recognition tech companies such as SenseTime Group and Megvii competing to help authorities maintain public order.

7 May 2019 - 9:14AM
This China AI firm helped police catch a criminal on the run for 20 years
Li Ka-shing-backed start-up aims to boost babies’ immune systems

Evolve BioSystems’ dietary supplement works by reintroducing a beneficial gut bacteria that is missing in today’s babies

Evolve BioSystems’ dietary supplement works by reintroducing a beneficial gut bacteria that is missing in today’s babies

6 May 2019 - 6:00AM
Li Ka-shing-backed start-up aims to boost babies’ immune systems