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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Analysis: Lieutenant General Cai Yingting's United States visit signals promotion

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... It is the second high-ranking visit to the United States by PLA top brass in recent months, following a visit by Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie, a member of the Central Military Commission (CMC), ...

  2. PLA generals to visit United States

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Two senior People's Liberation Army generals will soon visit the United States, according to US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Peter Rodman. Mr Rodman told a seminar at the University of Chicago at the weekend that Central Military Commission vice-chairman General Guo Boxiong and General Jing Zhiyuan, commander of the Second ...

  3. George Bush. Position held: president of the United States

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin, Sunny Tse

    ... about how much the mainland's growth relies on the United States. grade: C+ War George invaded Iraq after terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers. A popular decision in the US ...

  4. The United States of Canada

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Looking at that extraordinary electoral map of the United States, with all the liberal, quiche-eating, Kerry-supporting states of the northeast and the west coast coloured ... or next to other states that do. True, the US would lose its whole Pacific coast, but we could probably arrange for an American free port in, say, Tijuana. And lots of Canadians could move ...

  5. Small steps towards a sound relationship

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the United States have key roles to play on both these issues. Further afield, China's help will be needed to curb Iran's nuclear proliferation, end ethnic unrest in Sudan ... of transparency that has so often plagued ties in the past. The presidents' discussion yesterday was wide-ranging. They spoke about swine flu, the state of the global economy and regional security. ...

  6. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks Penguin, HK$128 When Washington Post reporter Thomas Ricks began writing Fiasco in 2005, colleagues warned that the title seemed premature. Three years later, few would ques ...

  7. Hillary pips Bill in clash of Clinton memoirs

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan Hillary Clinton tipped the delicately balanced scales of her marriage when she banished her husband to sleep on the couch during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. If former US president Bill Clinton thought he could shift that balance by recou ...

  8. Party politics abroad: the view from HK

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... The heads of the two US parties in Hong Kong tell Nick Gentle why they sit on either side of the divide 'It's an extremely dangerous time for the US,' said Democrats Abroad Hong Kong chairman Michael Ceurvorst. 'In my opinion, we haven ...

  9. Two missiles miss, drone crashes in 'successful' drill

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's military flexed its muscles yesterday, testing the ability of various missiles to hit their targets in a major annual drill. However, in addition to two missiles missing their targets, a drone ...

  10. Government does U-turn on landfill plan

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Gary Cheung The government last night did an abrupt U-turn on the extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. Instead of the extension into country park land starting next month it will start in January 2012. The move is an attempt to buy ...




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