Friday, December 12, 2014
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. has been barred by an Indian court from selling its handsets in the country for allegedly infringing mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has finished the new draft of the Labor Law that stipulates laborers' working hours are to be set at 40 hours per workweek as opposed to an 84-hour two-week work schedule, the MOL announced yesterday; the ministry hopes the new regulation will take effect in 2015.
Hong Kong police dismantled the city's main pro-democracy site Thursday, clearing tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies and leading away more than 100 demonstrators, who vowed their struggle lives on.
U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.
A strong report on retail sales pushed U.S. stocks higher in early trading Thursday, easing investors' jitters over the global economy and another slide in oil prices.
Starting next week, domestic airlines will offer discounted fares due to declining fuel prices, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hong Kong authorities started clearing barricades Thursday from a pro-democracy protest camp spread across a busy highway as part of a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months.
When the CIA set out to design a program to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists with no practical interrogation experience and no specialized knowledge of al-Qaida, according to a Senate investigation released this week.
When asked by media if China would be waiting for Taiwan to pass the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement (兩岸服務貿易協議), Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS, 海協會), confirmed the sentiment though he emphasized that the time frame would be within two years and not after two years.
Local master chef Cheng Yen-chi, better known as Ah-chi-shih (阿基師), yesterday admitted to having hugged and kissed a fan after being caught visiting motels twice with the same woman by paparazzi., 1 Comment
CIA torture of al-Qaida suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged, did not produce useful intelligence and was so poorly managed it lost track of detainees, a scathing U.S. Senate report revealed Tuesday., 1 Comment
China's consumer inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.4 percent in November, the government said Wednesday, fuelling concern about the danger of deflation in the world's second-largest economy.