Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Monday, Jul 22, 2024

Sun sees light in anthem, tech push

Sun sees light in anthem, tech push

Google has ignored the Hong Kong government's request to remove incorrect national anthem information from its search results, but authorities managed to push websites with the correct anthem up Google's keyword rankings, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Sun Dong said.
The protest-related song Glory to Hong Kong still remains at the top of the search results for "Hong Kong national anthem" as of yesterday.

Sun said the search result is clearly inconsistent with the facts.

As an internationally renowned web search service provider, Google has a responsibility to make sure that it provides correct information to users, he said.

"It violates Google's own policies to continue to put the wrong information on its website and the incorrect anthem may still be used by others," Sun said.

The government has been in close communication with Google with "the utmost patience, sincerity and professionalism."

Sun said that it was "a pity that Google has not taken any measures so far [to remove the wrong search result]" and hoped that the search engine could work with the SAR to resolve the issue.

He said government information technology officers have been working hard to promote a website stating the correct anthem March of the Volunteers and the ranking order of the website has been greatly pushed up.

Meanwhile, Sun said the mainland will share its scientific data, research papers and facilities with Hong Kong, to strengthen cooperation in science and technology.

Hong Kong scientists will be able to use major scientific facilities, including national supercomputing centers in the Greater Bay Area, he added.

Sun signed an agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology in Beijing on Wednesday, speeding up the process of developing the SAR into an international innovative technology hub.

He said the agreement is the first important document signed by the mainland and Hong Kong governments after this year's "Two Session" meetings, which showed that the central government attaches a great importance to the SAR's IT development.

"In the current complex geopolitical environment, Hong Kong is facing more difficulties in scientific research," Sun said. "But we also have opportunities to break out with science and technologies."

The Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park at the Lok Ma Chau Loop will have its first three buildings completed next year and the government will invite companies to move in, Sun said, adding that some companies have already expressed interest in settling into the park.

"Some enterprises in the area of life and health technologies, artificial intelligence and data science are interested in the park as they will be able to enjoy easy access to data from both Hong Kong and Shenzhen," Sun said.

"Companies in new energy and advanced manufacturing have also expressed interests," he said.

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.