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Singapore is working on how to implement a policy to cut off web access for public servants as a defence against potential cyberattacks – a move closely watched by critics who say it marks a retreat for a technologically advanced city-state.
A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.
Denmark wants to bring the so-called sharing economy into its legal codex so that companies like Uber and Airbnb can be absorbed into the Scandinavian welfare model.
Airbnb agreed to withdraw a payment system in France, suspected of facilitating tax avoidance, after the government complained it could potentially be used to launder money and lead to a loss in revenues.
A startup incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidised housing rent, tax breaks and in some cases, cash of up to 200,000 yuan (RM124,756).
Ireland announced plans to rein in popular short-term rental services such as Airbnb in a bid to address a historic housing shortage.
China’s ambitious plan to assign lifelong scores to citizens based on their behaviour has stoked international concern, even as the project remains nascent and numerous hurdles must be overcome before the experiment can be implemented nationwide.
Why Chinese cities such as Chengdu and Wuhan are attracting top tech talent in search of a better life
Local governments in cities like Wuhan and Chengdu have been eager to boost innovation and cultivate the next big technology unicorns.