Mccarthyism

Hospital 'blacklists patient again'

For the second time in 10 months, the same Hong Kong hospital has been accused of blacklisting a patient for complaining about service or making demands, prompting concern from a patients' rights group.

Tuesday, 5 June, 2012, 12:00am

After 31 years in wilderness, Darby can finally walk tall

This is a story that begins at the end. Last week in Australia, the governing body of horse racing in Victoria granted former jockey Darby McCarthy a formal pardon over a race-fixing scandal for which he was wrongly convicted 31 years ago.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

We did not take bribes: Democrats

Democrats who were reportedly on a blacklist yesterday insisted they were not bribed nor were they being controlled by mainland officials, while chairman Lee Wing-tat said a blacklist did not exist.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Democrats deny a blacklist of suspects

A Democratic Party taskforce set up to investigate possible infiltration of the party by mainland agents insists it does not have a blacklist of suspect members.

The five-member panel, whose members include party veterans Martin Lee Chu-ming and Szeto Wah, met for the first time last night to map out its approach.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

What's On

DAY FOR DESIGNERS

The third annual Designers' Saturday will be held this Saturday from 11am to 6pm. More than 30 design studios and showrooms in Central, SoHo and Sheung Wan will open their doors to the general public.

The event provides an opportunity for designers and visitors to meet and exchange opinions.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Blacklist targets substandard food outlets

A blacklist which names and shames substandard food suppliers and restaurants was launched by the Health Supervision Institute in Beijing's Haidian district to mark World Consumers' Rights Day.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Letters

Communist campaign

All Hong Kong citizens, especially educators, should be highly appreciative of Communist Party officials' patriotic provocations, especially those of Vice-Minister of Commerce An Min.

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

The Crucible

The Crucible

The American Community Theatre stages Arthur Miller's 1953 classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in 17th-century Salem. Today-Sat, 8pm; tomorrow, also at 10.30am, Sat, also at 3pm. Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre, Wan Chai. $150, $220 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9419 7096

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Flurry of blacklists 'out of control'

The trend towards blacklisting of companies and individuals with a history of failure to repay loans or late bill payments has increased concern over privacy violations and libel.

Recent mainland reports reflect mounting unease as a number of industries - particularly financial institutions and watchdogs - resort to blacklisting to avoid underperforming loans.

20 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

MOVIE WATCH

The Crucible

Pearl, 9.30pm

Since Arthur Miller handled the screenwriting for this film, which is based on his 1953 play of the same name, it comes as no surprise that The Crucible is faithful to the original

4 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

800 evictees blacklisted

About 800 evicted tenants have been exposed on a landlords' blacklist since the scheme started about four years ago.

The Homeowners' Club started compiling the blacklist in 1996 but only posted it on its Web site in March.

4 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Film would be spoiled by TV station

I refer to Peta McAuley's letter headlined, 'Witch-hunt drama reflects our times' (South China Morning Post, February 6), requesting a TVB or RTHK screening of the film The Crucible.

If readers are interested in seeing this movie, I recommend they watch it on video. First, TV versions are often edited for family viewing and cut for shorter length.

24 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Phone staff 'mishandle client data'

Mobile-phone companies have been accused of hiring untrained sales agents who inadvertently leak customers' personal data. Privacy Commissioner Stephen Lau said the most serious complaints were about inexperienced sales agents sending debt collectors to the wrong address.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Unfair

I refer to Tim Hamlett's column (Sunday Morning Post, February 27), in which he referred to South China Morning Post contributor Peter Woo as another Joseph McCarthy.

Mr Hamlett is entitled to his opinions, however, I do take exception to the McCarthy epithet, because Mr Hamlett obviously does not know what that Senator did and stood for.

5 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Fifty Years ago

WASHINGTON (June 5): THE Secretary of the Treasury, Mr John W. Snyder, said today that American loans to non-Communist China would be 'most unwise'. He added his objections to those expressed earlier by Mr Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, on the US$1,500,000,000 credit proposed in the Congress for military and civilian aid to anti-Communist forces.

6 Jun 1999 - 12:00am