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Sexual Fidelity

The litmus test of weakness

In a roller-coaster of events, Henry Tang Ying-yen, the former chief secretary who is widely tipped to be the favourite for the chief executive post, shocked the city earlier this month by cryptically admitting that he has made 'mistake' in his personal life, something

Sunday, 23 October, 2011, 12:00am

Bigamists be warned: national database aims to catch you out

Marriage authorities have announced moves to create a national database in an attempt to clamp down on bigamy.

Shanghai, Beijing and Shaanxi province are among the first regions to pool their marriage records this year in a pilot scheme that should see a national database in place by 2015.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Politicians gone wild put Britney to shame

New York

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Partial to a bit on the side? Tell us about it

Are you having an extra-marital love affair? Are you the mistress of a married man? Do you have a 'Shenzhen wife' or two in addition to your 'dearly beloved'? Do you turn a blind eye to your husband's frequent, extended business trips? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, RTHK Radio 3 wants to hear from you.

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Of wives, concubines and mistresses

I refer to 'Why Hong Kong never really bade farewell to its concubines' (Sunday Morning Post, June 29), by Jason Wordie.

I am afraid that Wordie confuses Chinese wives with concubines.

6 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

'Second wife' set to be outlawed

The controversial amendment draft of the Marriage Law which will outlaw baoernai - having 'second wives' - is expected to be passed on Saturday, according to Xinhua.

It is among several drafts to be reviewed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which convened yesterday.

25 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Wives advised to bank on matrimonial strife

After more than 30 years of marriage, Mrs Leung still keeps a separate bank account from her husband and recommends that all women do the same, whether employed or not.

Replying to a question about the widespread infidelity among men in the territory, she said it was not a phenomenon unique to Hong Kong and advised women to be prepared for such a situation.

5 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Marriage lines

Marriage may be going out of fashion here, as it appears to be doing all over the developed world, but that does not signal the death of romance.

16 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Studious account of innocence lost

IT MAY BE DIFFICULT for many readers of this novel to appreciate that the world Mimi Chan describes did not end that long ago - a world of slavery, rampant adultery, opium smoking and bound feet.

3 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Wife joins husband's leap threat

A 32-year-old man spurned by his mistress threatened to jump from the roof of a 15-storey block of flats in Shekkipmei yesterday.

His wife, who was called to the scene to talk him down, instead joined him on the roof in threatening to commit suicide.

The couple were persuaded to come down after an hour-long stand-off with police and firefighters.

1 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Concubine rights help widow

A 91-year-old widow won a share in her late husband's fortune yesterday when a judge ruled in favour of legal rights for concubines.

Robin Sung So-chun's widow succeeded in her claim that two other women in his life were concubines rather than mistresses, making them part of the traditional Chinese family.

18 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Monica Lewinsky

We had all been thinking, hoping, that there was nothing more to know about Monica Lewinsky but E! apparently has dug up some extra detail about the poor woman in Monica Lewinsky: The Untold Story (Pearl, 8.30pm). E! seems to think Ms Lewinsky (above) has remained 'an enigma' even to those right in the thick of the whole distasteful mess. An enigma to whom?

17 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Relationships survey

The majority of young people want long-term relationships, a survey has found.

Sixty per cent hoped to have a long-term relationship, saying they could not accept extra-marital affairs.

26 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

House agrees to full impeachment inquiry

The US House of Representatives has voted to approve a full impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton - only the third in the nation's history.

After more than two hours of sharply partisan debate, the Republican-led House voted early this morning by a XXXX margin to begin the inquiry.

9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Time now for forgiveness

I live in the UK, where there has been full coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky story.

Although I am not really political, I have been following it closely and I do not think President Bill Clinton should resign.

Fair enough, he lied to those closest to him and this undoubtedly reveals a major character flaw.

26 Sep 1998 - 12:00am