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20th Century in the United States

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Briton vies to take He Kexin's gymnastics crown

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Who said it?

I'm still quite optimistic about the European situation ... In fact Europeans can rescue themselves

Former bank regulator chief Liu Mingkang said the euro-zone debt crisis should be solved by Europeans

It is a miracle that the building is now standing proud

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ford's role as healer should not be forgotten

In death at the age of 93, 30 years after he left the White House, Gerald Ford was introduced to a generation that never knew him as America's only unelected president. That was true, but the description hardly did justice to the man or reflected his tumultuous times. The state funeral with which a grateful nation honoured him yesterday made up for that.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Shocked by discrimination

A few days ago, Cable TV news reported that a 10-year-old primary schoolboy who was interviewed for a place at a top local secondary school was asked: 'Why are you so short?'

He proudly told the reporter that his answer was: 'I am short because of my family genes, but I am smart.'

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Bush policy a dangerous strike against diplomacy

The reaffirmation this week by US President George W. Bush of his pre-emptive strike policy is a cause for concern. Since becoming part of his security strategy after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the doctrine has had a profound impact on US foreign policy. But it has not made the world a safer place.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

I started a war

In the final seconds before he released the single 250kg bomb from below the belly of his aircraft, Lieutenant Zenji Abe had blocked out all that was going on around him. Multi-coloured tracer rounds were arcing up towards him, the air was whipping past the canopy and a towering pall of black smoke rose from where the USS Arizona was blazing out of control.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Foreign funds buying up prime developments

Sino Group has sold its luxury investment property The Royal Cliff in Repulse Bay for HK$1.58 billion to the Australian fund Lend Lease.

Analysts expect more acquisitions of prime sites by overseas funds amid falling interest rates.

Sino Land and its controlling shareholder, the Ng family, each own 50 per cent of the 53-unit luxury development.

20 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

China should learn from Japan's costly mistake

Given China's behaviour during the US spy-plane saga, it is clear that its leaders have not heeded the lessons of history.

On December 7, 1941, just before 8am, Japanese aircraft, Mitsubishi bombers and zeroes, carried out a sneak attack on the United States' military base at Pearl Harbour, destroying many American ships and killing many American servicemen.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Lethal right

Surprise, surprise! Children know where the trigger is on a gun, how to pull it and are fascinated by this lethal weapon.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am