Half of Hong Kong workers bullied, with most suffering in silence: survey

About 53 per cent of people polled said they had been victims of  workplace bullying. Photo: Thomas Yau

Half of Hongkongers say they have been bullyiing at work, with most suffering in silence and superiors most often to blame, a recent survey shows. 

Tuesday, 6 August, 2013, 7:34pm 1 comment

Singapore supervisor caught on video slapping intern to 'nurture him'

Screenshot from the video clip. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A supervisor at a Singaporean company was seen slapping and bullying an intern, according to a video that has since gone viral online.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Staring down the bullies

Eddie Ng is a rising star on the mixed martial arts scene.

Growing up in the northeast of England was tough for Hong Kong-born Eddie Ng Gar-wei. Because of his Asian heritage while living in Chester-le-Street, a small town near Newcastle, Ng was bullied almost daily.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

US swimming coach says accuser is ‘bully’

A San Diego swim coach alleged to have multiple identities and a felony conviction has fired back, calling his accuser a “bully” with a checkered past.

James Pantera issued a statement on Tuesday, one day after complaint was filed with USA Swimming by Mike Saltzstein, a former vice president with the governing body.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:15pm

Study says psychological effects of bullying can last years

Children who were bullied and those who were bullies themselves are both at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years later, according to a US study.

Researchers had known that bullying can take a psychological toll on both bullies and victims, but it had been unclear just how long those effects would last.

22 Feb 2013 - 9:43pm

Review details ‘toxic’ environment in Aussie Olympic swim team

Review details ‘toxic’ environment in Aussie Olympic swim team

A review into the Australian swimming team’s performance at the London Olympics has detailed a “toxic” environment including misuse of prescription drugs and bullying.

19 Feb 2013 - 1:22pm

Letters to the Editor, January 8, 2013

Bluefin tuna after being sold to a Tokyo sushi chain. Photo: EPA

Drying fins is sensible use of available space

I do not accept the claim that rooftop drying of shark fins or any other animal or plant product is a “dirty trade” (“Shark fin blanketing roof proves dirty trade thrives”, January 4).

8 Jan 2013 - 2:58am 12 comments

How to grab the bully by the horns

Illustration: Corbis

Young children's friends are the people they play with most. These children become familiar and predictable. Later, by four years of age, children start to select friends who match their developmental skills, their activity levels and their temperament. This is the beginning of true reciprocal friendship.

11 Nov 2012 - 9:57am

China Digest, November 7, 2012


Bullies sued

7 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Briefs, October 21, 2012

Prince Guillaume and his bride wave to the crowds. Photo: AFP

Big turnout for heir to throne's wedding

21 Oct 2012 - 3:16am

Teenager who posted YouTube video on bullying dead

Canadians were shocked, angered and saddened after learning the fate of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was found dead, an apparent suicide, five weeks after she uploaded a video to YouTube describing years of bullying that drove her to drugs and alcohol.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:01pm 1 comment

Mr Gay hopefuls vow to campaign for Aids awareness and against bullying

This year's Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant contestants. Photo: Sam Tsang

They may have been battling it out for the right to be called Mr Gay Hong Kong - just don't call it a beauty contest.

The beautiful men were strutted around the stage in a Lan Kwai Fong nightclub wearing first swimwear and then formal wear - but organisers and contestants say the competition was about something far more important than looking good.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am

Briefs, September 23, 2012

Parents want to know national education plan

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am


Put on a brave face and drive off bullies

There are bullies in every school and the bullying victims we hear about are only the tip of the iceberg. We cannot imagine the actual numbers.

Bullying can have far-reaching consequences. It can put victims in a constant state of fear even when they grow up.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm


New subject is unnecessary

The Hong Kong government has decided to introduce national education into the curriculum as a required course. Many parents and teachers oppose the move.

They say the subject portrays the mainland's political system in an overly favourable manner.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm