OT High-tech executive found beaten in China

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A strange one. The first off-topic post I've knowingly made. Or is it?


(for educational purposes)

"High-Tech Exec Beaten, Brain-Dead

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A Silicon Valley entrepreneur visiting Beijing for a high-tech conference sponsored by the Chinese government was declared brain dead after he was severely beaten and left unconscious in a bar, relatives say.

Family members told the San Jose Mercury News that Steven Leung, chairman of Mountain View-based Scenix and the president of Santa Clara-based Emvix Communications Inc., was found unconscious with a head wound on Jan. 18 in a karaoke bar several hours after the conference.

Leung, a resident of San Jose and the father of three, is now being treated in a Hong Kong hospital. Relatives say they have received little information from Chinese law enforcement authorities.

``This is so horrible and we want answers to what happened,'' Leung's wife, Melody Leung, said from Hong Kong, where his family has chartered a plane to bring him home Monday.

Beijing authorities would not say if they knew about the case. The State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, citing privacy laws, also refused to discuss it.

According to Melody Leung, her husband arrived in Beijing Jan. 13 to attend the technology conference organized by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industries.

She said Beijing police told a U.S. Embassy official that Leung was found slumped over the table of the An Ka bar and dance hall in downtown Beijing, but family members and associates insist he doesn't frequent such places.

``Steven doesn't drink and he isn't known to go to karaoke bars,'' Melody Leung said.

No one knows how much time elapsed between the injury and when he was brought to a hospital. After an emergency operation, Leung was declared brain-dead, she said.

Leung, who immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong in the 1960s, has founded several companies. In 1988, he started Resumix, which scans resumes and matches applicants with job openings, said his brother, John Leung.

In 1993, he founded DocuMagix, which developed paper management software. He founded Scenix, which makes chips to connect common appliances to the Internet, in 1996. And he had just established Emvix, a developer of telecommunications products, John Leung said."

-- Rachel Gibson (rgibson@hotmail.com), January 30, 2000


Thanks Rachel,

"In 1988, he started Resumix, which scans resumes and matches applicants with job openings, said his brother, John Leung."

Whilst it is appalling what happened - jealousy, a hit, a signal? - his first "invention" above smacks of 1984 anf Fahrenheit 451 combined -

When I submit my CV I expect some sucker to read the bugger - not put it through some F###ing meat-grinder.... - call me old-fashioned, but those companies that use this crap are missing out on real talent.

Their loss. It stinks.


When applying for jobs, much like Echelon, liberally sprinkle those buzz[wank]-words that the pointy-heads want to read...

It works.

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 30, 2000.


You are so far off the mark you must be facing the wrong way. I actually *write* programs for a living that scour the web for resumes, parse them, stick them into searchable databases and then try to match them to open job positions. I have to tell you the recruiters who use my stuff absolutely LOVE IT (and they pay through the nose to use it too)!

Yes, they do eventually read the resumes when they come up on a 'match' for an open position, but why the hell should they waste their time looking as resumes that they don't have positions for? If they have an opening for C++ programmers why should they look at your resume if you don't have C++ skills? Isn't that what computers are for? Making peoples jobs easier??


-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), January 30, 2000.

tech 32:

can we talk ... my email is real.



-- Perry Arnett (pjarnett@pdqnet.net), January 30, 2000.


Sorry, but only 2 or 3 people up here know my real name/address and I'd like to keep it that way. What's your question?


-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), January 30, 2000.

Andy, the process that I am aware of has an initial screening in which very low level people check to see whether the application contains each and every key word in the job announcement. It's done by humans but it's totally mechanical.

-- Peter Errington (petere@ricochet.net), January 31, 2000.

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