Some face-saving tips

We all know there are differences between Chinese and western culture. The most obvious one is 'face'. To Chinese people, face is paramount. They are really sensitive about it in social life and business because it is a symbol of their status.

Friday, 17 April, 2009, 12:00am


I refer to the story headlined 'Mother's tears for sons at jail door' (South China Morning Post, June 27), regarding the couple jailed for living illegally in Hong Kong for 20 years.

29 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Spreading the word on the buses

On the bus to work yesterday, I was disturbed as usual by the cacophony coming from the TV. It appeared to be some melodramatic soap opera about a young man in a coma and his distraught mother. It caught my attention because much of the dialogue was in very bad English.

24 Oct 2001 - 12:00am


I am directed to write regarding the report headlined, 'Litigant's beauty of a claim denied by puzzled judge', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on July 28.

The way the unusually large-sized photograph of the judge, Mr Justice Wally Yeung, was placed side by side with that of a beauty queen in a swimsuit, causes serious concern.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Stamping out the tourists

Well, really! Week Ending will have to speak to the British Consul General about this. We want to know why we are being discriminated against. How is it British citizens like us are not getting those fancy stamps in our passports too?

18 Jul 1998 - 12:00am


IN A Mother's Day special report carried with the Sunday Morning Post on May 2, the captions which accompanied an article concerning an Estee Lauder make-over were unfortunately transposed. We are sorry for any embarrassment this has caused.

16 May 1993 - 12:00am