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  • News & article

    Xiaomi unveils phone aimed at iPhone

    Published on 15/01/2015

    » BEIJING — Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone.

  • News & article

    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

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    Beyond digital payment

    Asia focus, Published on 04/02/2019

    » The way we pay for things has evolved rapidly in recent years. Even carrying a physical wallet containing cash and cards is no longer essential when a smartphone or biometric recognition can be used to complete a transaction.

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    Huawei innovates to move up mobile value chain

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Huawei Technologies of China is riding a wave of innovations in its campaign to achieve premium status in mature smartphone markets in Asia, competing head-to-head with Samsung and Apple.

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    Huawei angling for premium status

    Business, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 12/05/2018

    » Huawei Technologies Co plans to position itself as the premium smartphone brand in the international market as appetite slows for such items in China.

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    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

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    Recovery on course

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 21/11/2016

    » Asia Pacific is expected to remain on a macroeconomic recovery path supported by stabilised economic conditions in China and relatively low exposure to "external asymmetrical shocks", says Swiss banker Peter Rosenstreich.

  • News & article

    'Bad Genius' exception to Thai film rule

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/10/2017

    » She cheats because she wants money, and because she believes the system has cheated her first. No politics please! The exciting Thai pop-culture news of the week was the box-office triumph of the Thai film Chalard Games Goeng (Bad Genius in English), an exam-cheating thriller packed with heart-racing set pieces in which bright students orchestrate an elaborate international cheating ring, outsmarting the system on the expense of their moral equanimity. When you're 17, perhaps that's a small price to pay.

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    Smuggling Thai culture by film

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A group of Chinese fans of Thai actress Davika Hoorne shouted her nickname -- "Mai! Mai!" -- as she slowly walked out from the gate at the arrivals hall of Shanghai International Airport. They had prepared bouquets of colourful flowers and a large bunch of 999 red roses for the admired star of Phi Mak Phrakanong and 20 Mai U-Turn Wai Huai Jai Return (Suddenly Twenty).

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    Feeling the pulse

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/03/2017

    » When Tamara Ingram was named CEO of J Walter Thompson (JWT) in March last year, many in the industry cheered the fact that a big glass ceiling had finally been shattered where women in advertising are concerned.

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