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Leading the World in FinTech

Leading the World in FinTech

The way we buy, sell and invest is undergoing enormous change thanks to financial technology. HKU scholars have been quick off the mark to investigate and explain this phenomenon – from identifying the legal and regulatory implications to developing applications for industry; from looking at how migrant workers use FinTech to the darker side of the big data collection that underpins the technology

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China's AI Approach to Information Control

China's AI Approach to Information Control

Censorship is an old-school idea compared to the sophisticated data-driven approach China is taking to control the spread of information in the country

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Taking on Foxconn

Taking on Foxconn

Professor Pun Ngai has produced critical research on the problematic working conditions in Foxconn factories and the state of China’s working class

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Sex with Chinese Characteristics

Sex with Chinese Characteristics

Sexual culture and practices help sustain the political economy in China, even when the state is cracking down on them, argues Professor Petula Ho Sik-ying

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A New Angle on Navigation

A New Angle on Navigation

The Urban Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team has found a solution to the blind spots in city roads that have eluded global positioning systems (GPS) for decades

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