sky's the limit but not for Japanese

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 April, 2005, 12:00am

My mate Harry the cartoonist, who likes to keep an eye on the opposition, spotted this fine journalistic example of fostering diverse viewpoints with The Standard.

On the front page of the 'Roaring Tiger' on Monday was an Agence France-Presse photo (pictured) of an anti-Japanese protester tearing down a Sony billboard while a Guangzhou security officer tried vainly to stop him. On the back page, columnist Wu Zhong rhapsodised about the sky being the limit on the mainland for display advertising - as opposed to television commercials - in an editorial commentary subtitled, 'Outdoor advertising in China is proving to be a solid investment'.

Never mind that giant Japanese commercial displays have made particularly good targets during recent nationalist protests across the motherland.

Good investment, as long as you are not a Japanese company.