Responding to a call on Saturday by Global Times for Hong Kong and Macau to join a boycott of the Philippines, possibly through tourism and trade, security chief Lai Tung-kwok said: "Taiwan has taken a series of actions [in response to the incident], but I think some of these actions would not be appropriate for Hong Kong."Monday, 20 May, 2013, 12:02pm 8 comments
Students of Somerville College, Oxford, whose alumni include Margaret Thatcher, plan to boycott a college ball next month if plans go ahead to display a live shark in a tank as entertainment at the party.25 Apr 2013 - 2:17am
Gay rights activists are boycotting a government initiative that they say has done nothing to help their cause since it was launched more than eight years ago and is merely being used as a delaying tactic.10 Mar 2013 - 6:36am
Cup noodle fans should think twice when booking holidays in the Maldives, according to several Chinese travel agencies. Some luxury resorts have stopped providing Chinese guests with hot water to prevent them from skipping meals and room service in favour of cup noodles.11 Mar 2013 - 11:07am 51 comments
Japan's top three carmakers said yesterday that sales in mainland China slumped last year as a consumer boycott sparked by a territorial row took a heavy toll.
Nissan - which has the most exposure to China of the three - said sales in the world's biggest vehicle market last year fell 5.3 per cent to 1.18 million units.8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am
Egyptian judges refused on Sunday to oversee a referendum due in less than two weeks on a controversial new constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated panel, sharply upping the stakes of a standoff with the Islamist president.3 Dec 2012 - 5:31am
The Shiite minority emerged the main victors in Kuwait's parliamentary polls - boycotted by the opposition which considered the new assembly illegitimate - amid poor voter turnout.3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am
Tennis Australia said yesterday it was confident players would not boycott the Australian Open over a prize money disagreement, but it was taking the threat seriously.28 Aug 2012 - 2:22am
Schools are unlikely to introduce classes in moral and national education in the next three years, making a threat by teachers to boycott such classes next month moot, a leading opponent of the planned curriculum says.
Eva Chan Sik-chee, co-founder of the Parents Concern Group on National Education, was speaking after talks with three major school sponsoring bodies.27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm
A leading group of school principals has called on the government to set up an internet forum to consult the public on national education teaching materials related to sensitive historic events, such as the June 4, 1989 bloodshed in Tiananmen Square.22 Aug 2012 - 3:24am
Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the convenor of Scholarism, said the teachers' union's call on educators to stay away from classes in September in protest at a new national-education curriculum has little support.
'No one wants to boycott lessons,' he said.15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm
From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1973
Hongkong, April 1315 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The so-called orgy arranged by Japanese tourists in Zhuhai last month has understandably caused a furore in the local, Chinese and Japanese media.
Scandalous behaviour no doubt, but certainly not the big deal it has been turned into by people calling for boycotts and the like.14 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
I do not object to the current operation of the on-board television in buses, simply because when it comes to any campaign against bus operators, there are more important things to highlight.7 Jan 2002 - 12:00am
I object most strongly to the bus companies' on-board television advertising.
It is definitely an infringement of the individual's right to choose and an unnecessary addition to the audio-visual pollution of the environment.
For some of us an alternative transport mode may be available but for most people it is not.2 Jan 2002 - 12:00am