To strengthen competitiveness in the global market, Chinese enterprises are stepping up research and development, while increasingly acquiring intellectual properties (IP). Growing IP demand along with strong government support has bolstered domestic IP applications and technology commercialisation. Hong Kong companies can play a useful role in helping technology transfer and IP commercialisation.
With health monitoring set to see wearable tech go mainstream, exhibitors and attendees at this year's wireless industry Las Vegas trade show pondered the connectivity and security challenges of the sector, as well as its growth potential.
Californian authorities recently took two actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters: imposing a ban on single-use carryout bags that will take effect as early as next year, and circulating for comment a draft work plan that represents the first step in a process that could lead to restrictions or prohibitions on the use of certain chemicals in specified products.