Etiquette in North America

Looking westwards

A good understanding of Chinese and Western etiquette can assist young people to socialise more comfortably in cosmopolitan Hong Kong.

Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am

Twists of fete

Christian Louboutin, shoe designer

If I could have attended any party in history it would have been a tribal sun ceremony or a coronation during the Inca or Aztec period. Or the entry of Cleopatra into Rome.

My fantasy is to host a ballroom party with a line dancing contest between Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and E.T., the alien.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Phone politeness

If we are chatting to our friends on the telephone then our tone is likely to be very relaxed. We will still have to be careful what we say so that we don't accidentally offend people.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The tricky business of corporate giveaways

Gift-giving tip sheet

Corporate gifts are always given with the best intentions, but have you ever considered their implications?

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

E-mail etiquette

The Internet has revolutionised our lives. Along with the internet comes electronic mail, commonly known as e-mail, which has changed the way we communicate with each other.

A lot of people remember the days when they relied on letters and the telephone to communicate with people, both locally and overseas.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am