Articles about Government : Asia
South Korea plans to invest $300 million this year in biotech, with the aim to become the producer of at least five global products by 2017.
A senior VP at ZTE reportedly ran off in February, after his possible accomplice at China Unicom was removed from power and put under criminal investigation.
The government sector in the Asia Pacific region, not including Japan, is on track to spend $32.5 billion (AU$41.3 billion) in IT investments in 2018, according to new research by IDC.
Government continues to provide financial support to encourage skills upgrading and drive research and development efforts in the country. SMBs are offered grants to innovate and expand internationally.
Misinterpretation of regulatory requirements and a lack of local talent and knowledge about the different risk profiles are hindering wider deployment of cloud among Asia-Pacific enterprises.
Earnings per share are also projected to land a little higher with estimates between $4.85 to $5.05 a pop, compared to the prior guidance range of $4.75 to $5.05.
Google fights WikiLeaks, Aussies are fighting data retention, and FTC issues IoT guidelines [Government IT News]
There's a bit of a fuss in Australia about new data retention regulations, and how it plays out Down Under may have implications for IT across the world. Plus Google, WikiLeaks, FTC, Internet of Things, and data center consolidation. It's been a pretty good week.
The Chinese government has introduced new rules that require foreign tech companies to turn over source code, submit to audits, and build back doors into hardware and software.
Slated to begin operations from April 2015, the new agency will have centralized oversight of the country's IT security functions and develop new capabilities in this area.
It wouldn't be another news week if our governments didn't disappoint us in some way or another. The UK seems to be tiring of civil liberties, Russia is tiring of civility, and North Korea is way overdue for its little nap. Plus (no surprise), the Department of Homeland Security is insecure.
Even the hermit kingdom seems to acknowledge the potential of the Internet of Things.
South Korea is planning to invest $75 million in titanium that may have a wide application in aerospace and medical sectors, as well as other new materials.
The Chinese government is set to pour 40 billion yuan, or AU$7.8 billion, into a venture capital fund aimed at supporting startups in emerging industries and fostering innovation in the private sector.
Congress has actually done something useful, blocking the release of Internet domain and address administration. Of course, it's all part of Congress blocking everything Obama, but still, you take your wins where you can find them. Plus lots of international gov news.
Pyongyang dismisses allegations it breached the system of South Korean nuclear power operator, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, which saw a spate of cyberattacks over the past week.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Americans' privacy worries, DHS: it's not 2003 anymore, spies in the sky [Government IT News]
- 2 Cisco issues legal challenge to Huawei, tiptoes US-China dispute
- 3 Japanese ISPs to block Tor, users 'guilty until proven innocent'
- 4 Defining 'intelligence' in Singapore's iN2015
- 5 Chinese IP address behind South Korea hacking: Report