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Call for Entries: International Competition for Schematic Design of Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall

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Call for Entries: International Competition for Schematic Design of Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall

Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall is now open for pre-qualification application. Design teams from home and abroad are welcomed to participate in this competition. 

I. Project Overview

Shenzhen is born, develops itself and becomes powerful as a result of reform and opening-up. The construction of a reform and opening-up exhibition hall in Shenzhen is of great significance for fully demonstrating and publicizing the great achievements of reform and opening-up, remembering this historical decision, great memory and valuable experience, and continuing to show our resolution and confidence in reform and opening-up.

Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall (hereinafter referred to as the “Reform Hall”), as one of the “Ten Major Cultural Facilities in the New Era” of Shenzhen City, will be built into a world-class large

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U.S. lawmakers detail Big Tech’s market abuses and press for strict reform

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By Nandita Bose and Diane Bartz

(Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smite rivals, charged exorbitant fees and forced small businesses into “oppressive” contracts in the name of profit.

The antitrust subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee recommended that Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google, Apple Inc <AAPL.O>, Amazon.com <AMZN.O> and Facebook <FB.O> – with a combined market value of over $5 trillion – should not both control and compete in related businesses.

The panel’s report also broadly recommended structural separations but stopped short of saying a specific company should be broken up.

The scathing 449-page report – the result of the first such congressional review of the tech industry – suggested expansive changes to antitrust law and described dozens of instances where the companies misused their power, revealing corporate cultures apparently bent on

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DuckDuckGo calls on EU to reform Google Android choice screen

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  • Google is facing calls to overhaul the bidding process for space on its Android ‘choice screen’ in Europe after competitor DuckDuckGo said it had been ‘priced out’ of the process.
  • The tech giant started letting competitors auction for space on Android phones after the EU slapped it with a $5 billion fine for anti-competitive behavior in 2018.
  • In a blog post, DuckDuckGo said the process was “fundamentally rigged by Google to benefit Google”. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Google is facing calls to overhaul the way its Android “choice screen” allocates space to rival search engines in Europe.

Unlike anywhere else, new Android phone owners in Europe are offered an on-screen choice about which search engine they may want to use as the primary search engine app on their phones.

That’s after the EU slapped Google with a $5 billion fine for anti-competitive behavior in 2018, saying it

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Singapore urges need for international organisations to ‘reform’ in digital age

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Singapore has called on global organisations such as the United Nations (UN) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) to reform, so international rules are in line with cybersecurity and other key digital developments. The Asian nation also underscores the need for unified cooperation against COVID-19, which it notes has accelerated “self-defeating” sentiments worldwide including protectionism and xenophobia. 



In this image made from UNTV video, Singapore's Foreign Minister, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (UNTV via AP)


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In this image made from UNTV video, Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (UNTV via AP)

Continued international cooperation was key to overcoming the impact of the pandemic as well as to rebuilding, and nations needed to build greater trust and learn from each other, said Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, in the country’s national statement at the UN General Assembly’s General Debate of

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