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Huawei pushes ahead with self-reliance drive with US$1.4 billion R&D centre in Shanghai in spite of US trade restrictions

Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier, plans to invest 10 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) in a new research and development (R&D) centre in Shanghai as China pushes for self-reliance amid intensifying competition with the US in science and technology.The new centre, to be located in Shanghai’s Qingpu district, will focus on R&D in fields including chips for different devices, wireless networks as well as connected device networks known as the Internet of… Source link

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Việt Nam- Malaysia Centre of Halal opens in Cần Thơ – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The signing ceremony on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm  CẦN THƠ – The Việt Nam – Malaysia Centre of Halal, which is responsible for Halal certification, opened in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ on Tuesday. The launch of the centre – the first of its kind in the region – followed an agreement inked between the NHO-QSCert Organisation under the city’s NHONHO Technology Company and RSD Management Solution from Malaysia. Halal refers to any action or behaviour that is permissible in Islam, and requires animals to be slaughtered…

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Google’s Street View mapping of hawker centre stalls could help visibility of halal food vendors , Digital, Singapore News

As Singaporeans, we’ve spent our whole lives looking for and committing to memory the best makan places to hit at hawker centres.  As the biggest search engine in the world, Google has and still is dedicating its entire existence to organising the world’s information. Our foodie culture and the company’s omnipotent technology will soon combine in a new project that seeks to chronicle the country’s beloved hawker centres and the vendors behind the food.  Beyond navigation, detailed and reliable mapping info is helpful. The technological guidance hits another level when a…

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Bamboo Airways starts construction of aviation training centre – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The groundbreaking ceremony for the Bamboo Airways aviation academy in the central province of Bình Định. — VNS Photo  BÌNH ĐỊNH — Bamboo Airways, a subsidiary of real estate developer FLC Group, began construction of an aviation academy in the central province of Bình Định on Sunday. Covering an area of 10ha, the VNĐ700 billion (US$30 million) project is located at Nhơn Hội Economic Zone in Quy Nhơn City. It is scheduled to be operational in 2022, and will train nearly 3,500 students per year as pilots, flight attendants, technicians, ground service…

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Central Group Vietnam proposes new trade centre in Bắc Ninh – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Customers shop for food at the Go!Market supermarket in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thu Trà HÀ NỘI — Central Group Vietnam expressed its desire to develop a trade centre in the northern province of Bắc Ninh at a working session with local authorities on Thursday, according to the provincial portal. During the event, the company’s CEO Philippe Broianigo praised the province’s potential to develop a strong trade and service sector. Broianigo said the plan to open a trade centre in the locality is part of its long-term investment orientation and that his company also wanted…

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Education centre founder Julia Gabriel, 67, dies after long battle with cancer, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Education centre founder Julia Gabriel, a well-known figure in early childhood education, died early Monday morning (July 22) after battling cancer for more than 10 years. She was 67. Ms Gabriel, a British citizen who is a Singapore permanent resident, opened the Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama Centre for children in 1990 to provide a different learning experience for children. Her son Mark Gabriel, 44, a director and senior teacher at the centre, told The Straits Times on Monday: “She was an incredibly caring and sensitive mother, somebody…

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Hong Kong as a financial centre could drown if ‘river water’ from China continues to rise

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin famously said that well water and river water do not mix. Jiang’s point, made soon after the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings, was that Hong Kong shouldn’t try to pollute the mainland with ideas about democracy. Cadres from up north, in turn, wouldn’t try to inflict communism on postcolonial Hong Kong. Of course, the idea that Hong Kong would be as separate from China after 1997 as it was during British colonialism was never realistic. Now, although Hong Kong… Source link

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House Tour: This luxurious 2,700 sq metre house features a courtyard, fitness centre, squash court, and more, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Setting out to build a house for his multigenerational family, a managing director of a listed company tasked Ta.le Architects to build a home that can uphold Asian values which he holds dear – such as filial piety and hierachy – and much more. Photo: Home & Decor This includes a space where he could host business associates, extended family and friends, as well as features such as a movie theatre, KTV room, sauna, squash court, and a wine cellar. For Ta.le Architects, the challenge was designing a house to…

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HCM City moves closer to setting up Information Security Centre – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM CITY – The HCM City Information Security Centre will be set up at the High-tech Park in District 9, according to People’s Committee vice chairman Trần Vĩnh Tuyến. The Sài Gòn Industry Corporation has been assigned to work with High-Tech Park management to lease land for the centre, he said. The corporation has also been tasked with drafting policies to attract potential investors in the proposed HCM City Information Security Management Centre Joint Stock Company. The centre, together with the Open Data and Data Ecosystem Development Warehouse, HCM…

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SAF to set up counter-terror centre, Singapore News

Due to open by year-end, it will manage counter-terrorism ops; SAF also ramping up defence against cyber attacks, says Ng Eng Hen While the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has done well in building a modern military to defend Singapore’s interests, it cannot afford complacency or hubris. Highlighting this last Friday ahead of SAF Day today, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the SAF is facing its challenges squarely, but he also warned that it must guard against being too rigid in its thinking or risk getting caught by surprises. Focusing…

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