Foxconn unit Hon Teng shares jump after new venture targets booming autonomous car market

Shares of FIT Hon Teng broke a three-day losing streak in Hong Kong on Thursday after the company, a unit of Foxconn Technology, the world’s biggest contract electronics maker, said it had formed a joint venture with Japan’s Sharp to make components for self-driving cars. Hon Teng’s shares rose as much as 4.8 per cent […]

This Chinese battery maker will soon surpass Tesla in capacity

The next global powerhouse in the auto industry comes from a small city in a tea-growing province of southeast China, where an unheralded maker of electric-vehicle batteries is planning a US$1.3 billion factory with enough capacity to surpass the output of Tesla and dwarf the suppliers for battery-powered cars GM, Nissan and Audi. Contemporary Amperex […]


Best friends have exceptionally similar brain activity, suggesting relationships rely on how we ‘process the world’

Dating sites would be well-advised to add “brain activity” as a compatibility criterion, according to a study released on Tuesday showing that close friends have eerily comparable neural responses to life experiences. “Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways,” said lead author Carolyn Parkinson, director of the Computational […]

China’s secret 1960s mission to send two dogs into space 

It’s 1966 and at a secret military base in southeast China, a small dog called Little Leopard is about to be sent into space. Scientists carefully place the two-year-old animal, known as Xiao Bao in Mandarin, into a basket and hoist it up to a tiny capsule mounted on a T-7A rocket. He was selected […]

The tale of murkiness that is the Lok Ma Chau Loop

Of the HK$50 billion budgeted [for innovation]HK$20 billion will be earmarked for the first ­ phase of the Hong Kong Shenzhen Innovation ­ and Technology Park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop, for infrastructure and initial operation and start-up costs. SCMP, March 1 Let’s put some things in perspective here. That HK$50 billion that our […]

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