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  1. George W. Bush: Why my legacy in Asia is secure

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US president speaks to Chief Asia correspondent Greg Torode in his only interview with a Hong Kong reporter ahead of his swansong Asian tour This is an edited transcript of an interview which took place on Wednesday in the White House's Roosevelt ...

  2. I'll stick with escargots, George

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Put yourself in French President Jacques Chirac's shoes- US leader George W. Bush is coming for dinner and you have just realised there are no more TV dinners in the freezer and the McDonald's across the street has just closed. You have leftover crepes, escargots, and frogs' legs from lunch, but figure that would never do for a man who expects ...

  3. Compromise crucial to forging transatlantic ties

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The conciliatory tone that George W. Bush struck in his keynote speech in Brussels on Monday marks a refreshing change in the president's approach to his European critics. His address focused on shared values and a common agenda. It was well received by European leaders. There is clearly a desire on both sides to put aside the bitter divisions of the recent past. ...

  4. It's the foreign policy, stupid!

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... In the first of a three-part series, foreign editor Peter Kammerer examines the repercussions of a new Bush term or a Kerry presidency. He foresees a shift in attitude towards the outside world With foreign policy making unusually big waves in an American presidential election, the world is watching campaigning nervously. Each new promise by President George W. Bush ...

  5. Forethought essential in second Bush term

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... United States President George W. Bush received 61 rounds of applause from lawmakers during his state-of-the-union address yesterday. As the war in Iraq shows, however, what wins favour in America does not necessarily gain international approval. Mr Bush's speech, mapping out the first year of his second term as president, outlined a vision of the future as he would like it. ...

  6. Re-engaged US has vital role to play in Asia

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deflected a question on whether the George W. Bush administration had neglected US relations in Asia. But the region would welcome the Barack Obama administration's more nuanced world view. ...

  7. US navy cancels aircraft carrier visit to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Greg Torode and Cary Huang US naval commanders have cancelled a visit to Hong Kong this month by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, but say the decision was made for operational ... to the presence of US aircraft carriers in the Yellow Sea. Based in Japan and the only carrier permanently stationed outside the continental United States, the George Washington is a symbol of mounting ...

  8. US carrier in Yellow Sea soon, S Korean envoys say

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing US aircraft carrier the USS George Washington will take part in joint military drills with South Korea in the highly charged Yellow Sea soon, South Korean diplomats ... of North Korea over the incident. 'Senior officials from the Pentagon and State Department have made it clear to us that they will send the George Washington to participate in the upcoming ...

  9. Alliances shift as war memories fade

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The US aircraft carrier George Washington covers a wide area. Two weeks after joining in exercises in northeast Asia, off the Korean east coast, it was down in the South China ... or part by Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei as well as China. While China was roiling waters near the islands, the George Washington was leading US and South Korean forces in northeast Asia ...

  10. PLA conducts 2 more drills in Yellow Sea

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of protecting China's ally North Korea if it was invaded. 'We realised that our navy is incapable of fighting with the USS George Washington, that's why we didn't conduct any ... Tensions between Beijing and Washington began to rise after reports that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington would be involved in joint exercises with South Korea in the Yellow ...




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