Actress Wang Luodan the bee's knees on Chinese social media

Wang Luodan plays journalist Yang Jiaqi in the Chinese movie Caught in the Web. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Mainland actress Wang Luodan is currently best known for her cameo in new Andrew Lau flick The Guillotines, but its Wang’s battered knees that have been rising to fame.

Friday, 28 December, 2012, 8:44am

Even if you can't afford a flat you can still join the elite - by putting on a new condom

Everything has to be 'elite' in Hong Kong. There are elite schools - basically cram schools for the children of well-off families. There are the luxury flats, which are really overpriced shoeboxes that target the so-called elites, a code word for deep-pocketed mainland buyers.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Where following safe-sex guidelines can be anything but safe

Safe sex on the mainland can make you sick, kill you or get your girlfriend pregnant. That's because up to a third of the prophylactics may be fake in some areas.

14 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Volunteers face a testing time

Condom maker Durex is asking volunteers to test its products. For your pleasure, you will be provided with three different types of condoms, a vibrating ring - don't ask me how it works - and a lubricant that heats up on contact. You and your partner probably need to fill in a questionnaire afterwards.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

TVs, condoms, voodoo dolls - what a Cup spree

The city's economy has already scored a World Cup goal, with shoppers going on a spending spree for everything from condoms featuring their favourite teams to flat-screen televisions.

With soccer's biggest tournament kicking off on Friday, shops, advertisers and bookmakers are forecasting record profits as the game becomes an obsession during the next few weeks.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Advertising blow for Durex

Posters advertising a sexual lubricant have been withdrawn from MTR stations and magazines after a report in last week's Sunday Morning Post.

Condom maker Durex said it had decided to withdraw advertisements for its Play brand of lubricants following complaints by parents and at least one social pressure group.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Sex may be only twice a week and unadventurous, but HK is happy

Hongkongers have sex infrequently and are among the least sexually adventurous, yet most of them are happy with their love lives, condom-maker Durex's annual world sex survey shows.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


We know that business cards are supposed to give a sense of who you are but it looks like condom maker Durex's marketing executives are giving away their male essences.

9 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Durex gunning for James Bond

James Bond is involved in a courtroom battle with a renowned British firm for the title of China's condom king.

In the red corner is the Wuhan firm named James Bond, or Jissbon in Chinese, one of the top domestic producers, while in the blue corner the 70-year-old London International Latex Company, which makes Durex.

24 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Mainlanders prefer TV to sex, survey finds

Chinese people were found to be the most faithful to their partners in a worldwide study that showed that 70 per cent of mainland people have had just one sexual partner.

31 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Most opt for shopping over love-making as SAR's libido shrivels in downturn, poll reveals

Hard-working Hong Kong people prefer to shop or visit friends than have sex - and on the rare occasions they are in the mood they would rather make love in the office, a survey released yesterday showed.

28 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Economic recovery puts spark into SAR love-lives

Updated at 5.09pm: Hong Kong couples are having sex far more often than they were two years ago, according to figures released on Tuesday showing that the economic recovery has put the spark back into locals' love-lives.

17 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Gene-genies just let themselves go - for a price

We see Frankenstein is hosting a lecture in praise of his monster.

Hmm. That was probably very unfair and ill-informed of Lai See - and just the sort of attitude the Biotechnology Association hopes to change.

16 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Stamps show we've got the opposition licked

Have you seen our new $1.30 stamp yet? Under the words 'Hong Kong, China' is a colourfully drawn cityscape, with boat-plied waters in the foreground.

How nice.

But we were a little puzzled by the skyline.

6 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Anger at festival's condom advert

An advertisement for Durex condoms to be shown at a French cultural festival has been ruled unsuitable for children.

A Category IIB rating has been placed on the show, which will be screened at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

16 Apr 1997 - 12:00am