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  1. An ethical responsibility

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interactions. The trouble with applying it in the modern world is that you could be at home cracking a joke about a foreign culture, but such a seemingly harmless act could whip up a frenzy overseas ... by ethical codes of conduct to form complete guidelines to pre-empt friction and antisocial behaviour. The right to freedom of political speech and public debate is essential, but it cannot ...

  2. Sensation trumps ethics

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... liability should apply to journalists as well as law-enforcement agents, and that the latter should have judicial authorisation to carry out covert surveillance. It also recommends that targets ...

  3. 908 days to go

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... by a good deal more than a whisker. So why not genetically tweak and tone athletes, too? Aside from ethical or moral considerations, while it sounds fairly straightforward in theory, in practice ...

  4. Judge rejects barrister's claim for $2m damages

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Barrister Stephen Yam Chi-ming has failed in his bid to win $2 million damages for a report in a Chinese-language newspaper that was found to have defamed him. Mr Yam sued Sing Pao Newspaper Company after it ran a report in December 2004 quoting him as saying that he knew a District Court judge did not have jurisdiction to rule on a certain matter before he applied ...

  5. In praise of ambiguity

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo It is often very useful to appear non-committal, and thus keep one's options open. This applies to everyday commerce and office politics, to government policy and even international politics. I have often wondered why we do not teach our children how to maintain an ambiguous stand as a matter of moral principle and education. Instead, we train them- or try to, anyway- ...

  6. Asian workers keep mum about salaries

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the employee, particularly when applying for a new role or negotiating a promotion,' Mr Sloan said. 'There needs to be some benchmark to equip employees with the tools and confidence ... generation Y employees had a poor work ethic. Only 2 per cent of the respondents believed generation Y had the strongest work ethic, and about 35 per cent believed baby boomers (those born between ...

  7. Register needed to keep tabs on child-sex offenders, says judge

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... applied to the Court of Appeal yesterday for a tougher sentence. He argued that there were many aggravating factors in the case, including the unprotected sex, the age gap between Chung ...

  8. Cathay incentive scheme prompts ethical questions

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Hong Kong effectively has no anti-competition laws, it is not illegal here. But is it ethical? British Airways states that in line with industry standard, it pays local travel agents 7 per cent ... airlines. So two questions were emailed to Cathay. Firstly, though not illegal here, was their incentive scheme ethical? And secondly, did the company think its practices would be regarded ...

  9. The Rough Guide to Ethical Living

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Rough Guide to Ethical Living by Duncan Clark Rough Guides, HK$160 'Environmental and social impacts of our daily lives are no longer a niche concern,' The Rough Guide to Ethical Living says, and even declares itself to be a 'climate neutral' book. The publishers calculated how much carbon dioxide was generated by the making of the book, from ...

  10. Lesson on work ethics

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Making money is important, but people should make sure that they abide by business ethics, a group of secondary school students were told last Saturday. More than 350 students took part in some workshops on business ethics- part of the New Leaders Programme organised by Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JA) and mainly sponsored by Hang Seng Bank. The programme provides ...




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