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Workplace laws need to cover gays

Hong Kong is often hailed as a city of tolerance and diversity. But the reputation is quickly put to the test in the context of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Open to all?

One year ago, I and a few of my colleagues began speaking to employers across Hong Kong about the need to be inclusive to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Our rationale is that inclusive workplaces are better for business than those that are not.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Diner's court win unplugs corkage fee debate

A Beijing court yesterday upheld a diner's complaint against a restaurant's 100-yuan corkage fee, a result the restaurant claims is a blessing in disguise.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Corkage row fizzes as caterers decide not to push BYO ban

The Beijing Catering Industry Association has backed down in a row over corkage fees, saying it will not encourage restaurants to ban patrons from consuming their own beverages.

The controversy began when a Mr Wang and his friends took a bottle of wine to the Xiangshui Restaurant in Beijing in September.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Licence delay has Fringe benefits

It seems the Fringe Club's delay in renewing its liquor licence has affected its upstairs neighbours too.

As of last week, the Fringe Club has been dry after their booze papers expired. Since they share the same licence, M at the Fringe has also been forced to go BYO while they wait like characters in a Beckett play for the arrival of their new licence.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

French polish

In a city where residents dine out more than in and are keen to tick off a new restaurant the minute it opens, it is well nigh impossible to discover an eatery few people have heard of - a little gem you can whisper about in conspiratorial tones.

13 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

On a downer with Titanic

How sick we all are of Titanic, whether it is the clip of the lovers 'flying' at the bow of the ship shown constantly on television or the nauseating Oscars.

29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

CTN hits Japan

China Television Network's (CTN) Zhong Tian Channel will be broadcast through PerfecTV in Japan from October following an agreement signed in Tokyo.

Initially, CTN will broadcast 24 hours in Mandarin, including four hours of bilingual programmes with Japanese voice-over.

28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Let's kick this littering habit for good

CAN somebody please explain to me why littering seems to be such a deeply embedded habit in Hong Kong? Walking anywhere in public places around the territory, even on beaches and in designated picnic and barbecue sites, it is clear that barbecue forks are seen as disposable, as is everything else associated with eating out.

27 Sep 1994 - 12:00am