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Shenzhen ad agency gets flak for billboard with nude children

A Shenzhen advertising firm has come under fire for using the image of four naked boys on an eight-metre-high billboard dominating a busy highway on the border with Hong Kong.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 10:03am 3 comments

Officials fumbling in the dark on light pollution problem

Each night, if we look up at the sky from our urban areas, it's almost impossible to see the twinkling stars because the lights in the city centre are up to 500 times brighter than those in our rural areas.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Landlords make a killing as the 'billboard jungle' takes root

Hong Kong landlords are famous for squeezing revenue out of every last square inch of their buildings. For some, that means renting not just the horizontal surfaces, but the vertical ones as well.

The rights to hang neon signs and billboards from Hong Kong's high-rises increasingly equates to big money for landlords.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Profane warning signs at bus station leave police red-faced

They may have got the message across, but red-faced Shenzhen police have ordered staff at a bus terminal to remove three official public warning signs littered with profanities, mainland media reported yesterday.

23 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Billboards in dangerous condition, study finds

About 86 billboards in six densely populated districts are dangerous and might hurt pedestrians if they collapse, a study by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has found. Twenty-six billboards had been abandoned, lawmaker Starry Lee Wai-king said. She urged the Buildings Department to investigate. The department said it had to examine the study.

9 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

City needs more enlightened approach to nightly neon blaze

The brighter the lights in our city and the longer they shine, the hotter and dirtier it will become. Excessive use of lighting for shops, advertising billboards and building decorations is fast becoming the norm, creating a new kind of pollution, known as light pollution.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

HK officials have done little to promote Olympic Games

I would like to know what the Hong Kong SAR government is going to do about the upcoming Olympics.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Advertisers ordered to drop models with non-Malay faces

The Malaysian modelling and advertising industries are in shock after the government announced it was reviving a ban on the multiracial Asian faces that dominate billboards and magazines.

Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin said yesterday that models with so-called 'pan-Asian' features were not representative of Malaysian demographics.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


It's not exactly Minority Report but you can catch a glimpse of what the future holds for billboard broadcasting and advertising in Hong Kong at the Polytechnic University (PolyU) this afternoon.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Dual strategy essential for business success in Vietnam

WITH a market that is clearly driven by consumption and not investment, Vietnam is a golden opportunity for exporters.

But there are some problems to be overcome. One of the biggest, in a country that has been effectively sealed off from the outside world, is educating consumers and users as well as building corporate identities and product names.

3 Feb 1993 - 12:00am