Faux Pas

Cambodian factory fires Chinese supervisor in Sihanouk faux pas

The suspect prays before the late king's portrait. Photo: EPA

Factory managers expressed regret and dismissed a Chinese supervisor yesterday after angry Cambodian garment factory workers demanded that she be punished for tearing up a poster of their late former king.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 11:18am

Executives need to mind their manners

Manners make the businessman or woman. But standards in Hong Kong are slipping, experts on corporate networking and communication say.

Christa Koch-Kessler, who teaches manners and etiquette to business people through her company, ClassAct Hong Kong, said young Hongkongers had become overly casual in the way they acted, even when they were on company business.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tote control

Are you torn between this season's military and cocoon-shaped trends? Not sure whether to go for leggings or a tartan cape? With so much variety, faux pas are almost inevitable. But you can never go wrong with the perfect bag, like the latest must-have, the Prada Gauffre. It has already been spotted on the arms of Beyonce, Halle Berry, Madonna and Victoria Beckham.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Tang unfazed by flag faux pas

ENTREPRENEUR David Tang and French Consul-General Laurent Aublin are all smiles (above) after the latter conferred the honour of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres on Tang at the China Club. Astute readers will have noticed the French flag in the background hangs the wrong way around.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Presidential-size mistake

IF the Hang Seng Index jolted alarmingly for a few seconds soon after 11 am yesterday morning, then FM Select's sprightly mid-morning DJ Louis Castro must take the blame.

20 Apr 1994 - 12:00am