• Tue
  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 12:38pm

Chink

Long-distance call

Bing Wing Thom was one year and 10 days old when Japanese soldiers marched over the border into Hong Kong. Today, he is a celebrated architect whose designs are known from London to Dalian to Washington.

Sunday, 12 July, 2009, 12:00am

Toothpaste name gets a brush up

Just as the toothpaste brand Darkie has been changed to the more politically correct Darlie, so Chinky has been renamed Cinky.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Colonial overtones

I refer to the letter 'Political Choice' (August 28).

Geoffrey L. Hills' support of Taiwan's political split from China is equivalent to Chinese scholars employed in the US or UK openly supporting the independence of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales or California.

Most Chinese scholars are decent enough to avoid taking a sensitive position in a foreign land.

30 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Sense of humour

I was saddened to read that much of Regina Ip Lau Yuk-see's life has been coloured (pardon the expression) by a bit of name-calling some 30 years ago in Glasgow ('No love, no sleep and lots of tears', August 23).

Being called 'Suzie Wong' by Glaswegian builders, although perhaps embarrassing, and no doubt 'sexist', was almost certainly meant as a compliment.

29 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Hong Kong as racist as West

I find it incredible that a Hong Kong-born man has won thousands of pounds (South China Morning Post, March 30) for taking police to task for roughing him up and calling him a 'Chink', bearing in mind this man refused to open his door and let police officers in to his home as requested.

10 Apr 1996 - 12:00am