It's tough for big corporations to launch advertising campaigns these days. If they are too tame, no one pays attention. Too edgy, and someone is bound to be offended. Companies run for cover at a whiff of controversy. So General Motors executives who approved politically incorrect lyrics in a worldwide marketing campaign for the carmaker's new Chevrolet Trax SUV had to pull it from distribution.Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 2:51am
Half the people polled in a recent survey think local news media practise self-censorship, a slight increase compared with seven months ago, results released yesterday showed.
Respondents saw the media as more ready to criticise the Hong Kong government than the central government.25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents by Steven Hayward (read by Johnny Heller) Blackstone (audiobook)18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Since the beginning of this year, the world has witnessed one historic event after another. First came the uprising in Tunisia, followed by mass protests in several countries in the Middle East. The situation has come to a boil in Libya, which is facing a protracted civil war.21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Hammering away at the noise laws15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Multinationals embrace diversity and ensure broad staff mix, while local firms drag their feet
The modern workplace in Hong Kong is slowly changing shape. The traditional talent pool is being enriched by people from all generations, sexes, physical abilities, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations.13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
True diversity in the workplace in Hong Kong is a long way off, but some companies are closer to achieving it than others.
The answer, they have found, is to make sure that senior management is on board and then keep chipping away at the issue from every angle.13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Henry L. Parsont in his letter to these columns on January 21, showed that he is, like most Americans, politically naive enough to think that the US represents 'a force for freedom and democracy'.24 Jan 2003 - 12:00am
Extract from Features, SCMP, November 13, 2002
By David Wilson
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are guilty of failing to comply with the dictates of Emotional Correctness (EC). EC requires that everyone respond in the same way to a situation: even if the prescribed emotion conflicts with what he or she really feels.18 Nov 2002 - 12:00am
DO YOU FAIL TO FEEL touched by Hello Kitty merchandise that cooing fans call kawaii (cute)? Do your eyes refuse to mist over with sympathy when you read that a fertility-drug-guzzling stranger produces septuplets? Were you somewhat indifferent to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, or, for that matter, Linda McCartney or Mother Teresa?13 Nov 2002 - 12:00am