My Hong Kong by Luisa Tam
Frequent bathroom breaks seen as a sign of laziness in China – but that’s not why a company fined shift workers for using toilet more than once
- A firm in China faced backlash after it fined workers for a second toilet break in an eight-hour shift. Frequent toilet use makes you a shirker, Chinese say
- That’s not all that Chinese believe about toilets. Keep the bathrom door open and you could lose your fortune, as feng shui equates water with wealth
Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.