Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign PCs and software

Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign PCs and software

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Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment and software within three years, in a potential blow to the likes of HP, Dell and Microsoft. The directive is the first publicly known instruction with specific targets given to Chinese buyers to switch to domestic technology vendors, and echoes efforts […]

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Employers seek clarity on Boris Johnson’s immigration plan

Employers seek clarity on Boris Johnson’s immigration plan

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Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent December 8, 2019 Print this page Boris Johnson’s new post-Brexit immigration regime lacks detail and has left employers concerned some sectors would face a shortage of workers, business lobby groups warned. The reaction came after the Conservative leader on Sunday sought to flesh out how his plans for a new […]

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Column: The California stem cell program wants too much money

Column: The California stem cell program wants too much money

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California’s stem cell program, created by voters in 2004, has made great strides in advancing what’s known as regenerative medicine and placing California at the center of the developing science. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM, which was established by Proposition 71, has spent its original endowment of $3 billion in state bond […]

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Ukraine talks promise slim hope of peace with Russia

Ukraine talks promise slim hope of peace with Russia

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Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France meet in Paris on Monday for long-awaited talks to end the war in eastern Ukraine amid low expectations of substantive agreement but hopes at least of renewed diplomatic engagement. A peace deal, known as the Minsk accords, was struck in 2014 and 2015 but efforts to implement it […]

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