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  1. Some face-saving tips

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... embarrassment is the most direct and useful way. Just bear in mind some things should not be done because, in some Chinese people's minds, the value of face is as precious as their lives. Giselle ... and feelings, to a point. You are quite right when you say we should always help a person to avoid embarrassment. The problem comes in over what people consider an embarrassment. Susan, Editor ...

  2. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    SFC 'suffers' from an embarrassment of riches in Year of the Horse

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com With enough money in reserve to last five years, the SFC should review its funding structure Embarrassment of riches for some in Year of the Horse ... and is welcome to the ears of investors and brokers. But this may not be the case for our regulatory friend the Securities and Futures Commission. The agency is suffering from an embarrassment of riches. ...

  3. News - China Insider - CINEMA

    Defiant director Feng Xiaogang lashes out at 'embarrassing, shallow' critics

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 12:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... I score you a three… your mockery only reflect your shallowness,” Feng wrote in a post published on his Sina Weibo microblog, adding: “It’s such an embarrassment that you have the audacity ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport

    England captain Alastair Cook says he's not embarrassed by Ashes defeat

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:09pm by Reuters

    ... admitted losing the Ashes was the low point of his 100-test career but said he was not embarrassed by the performance of his team in giving up the urn in three tests. Cook was a member of the team ... turn up and aren't good enough, you're going to get found out. We haven't been good enough and that's the reason we lost. "I'll never be embarrassed for the way we ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Ma told to quit as 'embarrassment to film industry'

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 07:24pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Ma told to quit as 'embarrassment to film industry' Cultural and sports lawmaker Ma Fung-kwok is under fire as he was accused of betraying ... Fung-kwok is an embarrassment to the industry," he said. Arts Development Council member-elect Ng Mei-kwan said in both the TV licence row and Hong Kong Ballet case, Ma had done little to fight ...

  6. News - World - SPAIN

    Release of private emails embarrasses Spain's royal family

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Madrid Scandal-hit son-in-law of king revealed to have sent crude missives about in-laws E-mails embarrass Spanish royal family The release of embarrassing e-mails portraying the Spanish king's son-in-law as a sexist and ungallant character has capped a bad week for the embattled royal, who has also seen various properties confiscated in a corruption ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    For US, shutdown embarrasses but damage won't last

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:20am by AP

    ... PAUL WISEMAN (AP Economics Writer) WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to take a lot more political bungling to do any permanent damage to America's reputation or wreck its financial markets. The U.S. government's partial shutdown and a near-miss with a debt default were a worldwide embarrassment that distracted political leaders and likely slowed the economy. Yet ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US' turn to fear Nobel Peace Prize embarrassment

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says this week's Peace Prize and Sakharov awards have got the US fearing the sort of embarrassment China used to dread Nobel nerves This year's Nobel ... Manning), a former army private who was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison for sending hundreds of thousands of classified US files to WikiLeaks. A win for Putin would be embarrassing ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Embarrassing': judge bemoans delay in bizarre trolley rage case

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com 'Embarrassing' delay in trolley rage case A barrister was due to be sentenced yesterday after being found guilty of pinning a supermarket manager ... prompting confusion in the court. Magistrate Abu Bakar bin Wahab granted the unusual adjournment, but criticised Lau for "embarrassing" his lawyer by forcing him to make such a request. ...

  10. News - Asia

    New Zealand seeks answers on milk scare ‘embarrassment’

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 10:51am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... recalls, calling it a costly embarrassment. Officials sounded the alarm earlier this month after tests showed batches of whey power produced by Fonterra were contaminated with the potentially fatal ... never been any danger to consumers. “The whole thing’s been an embarrassment to New Zealand,” Trade Minister Tim Groser said. “I’ve never tried to conceal the fact that it was going to cost us- ...




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