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SMEs and the Economic Downturn; Studio Discussion - Creative Commons (with Pindar Wong and Joichi Ito); Swimathon for One World (24 Oct 2008)


Small and medium enterprises are the backbone of Hong Kong's economy, and the driving force of our economic development. SMEs comprise over 98% of business establishments in Hong Kong and employ about 50% of the working population in the private sector. In the face of the economic downturn, many are facing tough times, and were disappointed that the Chief Executive did not highlight their plight in his policy address. We look at difficulties faced by some of these companies, and at what the government has promised to do to help them. Creative Commons Interview - Pindar Wong and Joichi Ito. Joichi Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons, is on the board of Technorati and helps run Technorati Japan. Pindar Wong is at the forefront of the introduction of Creative Commons to Hong Kong. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that allows artists, authors, publishers and musicians the option of creating and defining a flexible copyright for their creative works. Creative Commons was officially launched in 2001 by a group of intellectual property experts, lawyers and web publishers. On Sunday, able-bodied and physically handicapped people took part in a charity "Swimathon for One World", including a world record-breaking relay. The aim of the event, co-organised by the Hong Kong Blind Sports Association, was to promote sport for visually-impaired.

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Friday, October 24, 2008
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