In battle for global tech talent, Beijing offers foreign researchers the perk of bringing their own helpers 

Employees at Google’s $131 million campus in Boulder, Colorado, can play with pinball machines, shoot pool, and enjoy freshly made pizza in the cafeteria. Over in Beijing, the municipal government is offering an unusual perk: allowing foreign researchers to bring along their domestic helpers.  That would be on top of more generous visa terms and even …

The tale of murkiness that is the Lok Ma Chau Loop

Of the HK$50 billion budgeted 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 financial secretary …

Elon Musk expects SpaceX to launch Mars spaceship in 2019

Entrepreneur Elon Musk said a rocket ship that his company is building for trips to Mars could make short flights by as early as next year. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is “making good progress on the ship and the booster,” Musk said at the South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas, where he …

Beijing’s overture to tech firms triggers a tug of war between mainland and Hong Kong bourses

The scramble by mainland China’s two stock markets to lure foreign-funded technology firms is firmly back on track, as its financial regulators revisit their plan to create a fast track mechanism for share offerings by what many consider will be the profitmaking stars of the future. But this time, their on-off-on-again plan – first revealed way …