Wednesday, 1 April 2009

HK Magazine apologises for offensive article

"The publisher and editors of HK Magazine wish to apologize unreservedly
for any offense that may have been caused by Chip Tsao's column date
March 27. HK Magazine has long championed the rights of Filipinos working
in Hong Kong. We note that Filipinos have often been unfairly treated in
Hong Kong, and that they make an important contribution to this community.
As a magazine, we would never want to say anything that would negate that belief."

(This apology was issued 31st of March by Asia City Publishing Group (ACPG), publisher
of the HK Magazine's print and online editions.
)

The Hong Kong Standard reported:

"Tsao said he did not intend to upset Filipinos but to mock "arrogant employers." Readers had different views on the article and he apologized to anyone who was offended. But he has no plans to explain himself to the Philippine authorities.

"HK Magazine publisher Asia City Publishing and its editors issued an apology and said the column was meant to be satirical."

Chip Tsao is known for his satires of the Mainland and Hong Kong governments.

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