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Who said it?

I'm just a tennis athlete. I'm not here for the country. I am just doing my job to the best

Li Na, in comments that have angered her fans on the mainland

Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

I do policy much easier than I do personal

Newt Gingrich, after crying when he talked about his mother

We will continue to manage the relationship between stable and relatively quick economic growth, structural adjustment and inflation well

President Hu Jintao in a New Year's Eve speech on state radio and television

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We are doing things that you are not doing ... We are taking actions - we want to see your actions

China's chief climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua, accusing some of the developed countries of hypocrisy

Sensitive issues such as the June 4 incident will not be touched if there are only [Henry] Tang and Leung [Chun-ying] in the race

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cheney right in 'cheap shots' row, ex-aide says

Former US vice-president Dick Cheney may be under fire from his old White House colleagues Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice for taking 'cheap shots' at them in his new memoir, but a one-time Cheney aide visiting Hong Kong has defended his boss's remarks.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Would elite vote for war if their family had to go?

War has long tested the patriotism of the privileged classes. Those with the most to lose are not always the most willing to risk sacrificing life and limb on active service. Prince Harry's presence among British troops fighting the Taleban in Afghanistan for the past two months is, therefore, a cause for reflection.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

B-lister auditions for real-life West Wing role

As a character actor, Fred Thompson's born-to-command qualities have been well noted by Hollywood.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Taleban says Cheney was target of suicide blast

A suicide bomber targeting US Vice-President Dick Cheney killed at least 14 people and wounded about a dozen more at the main US military base in Afghanistan.

The blast yesterday was triggered at the main entrance to the Bagram base, north of Kabul. Mr Cheney was unhurt and later met Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul before leaving the country.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

What price friendship?

US Vice-President Dick Cheney stood before an audience in Sydney on Friday and let China have it between the eyes.

He began by praising Beijing for its role in bringing about an agreement with North Korea over nuclear technology.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


Sydney laid on a warm welcome for a pair of American visitors this week. The Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liners may bear the names of British royals and evoke a lost era of aristocratic elegance, but they are both US-owned.

Thousands of people armed with cameras lined the shores of the harbour, while a flotilla of yachts bobbed about on the water.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Cheney pregnancy spawns fresh debate on gay unions

Mary Cheney is surely one of the most talked-about second daughters in US history. As a lesbian whose father, Vice-President Dick Cheney, is one of the most prominent members of the political party that has fought the advance of gay rights, she is the frequent subject of armchair psycho-analysis: Why is she a Republican? Is she trying to advance gay rights from the inside?

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Teen held over Bush threats

A 13-year-old boy whom police said threatened the life of US President George W. Bush has been released after it was decided his anger was directed at his school and not the leader of the free world.

Police Captain Linny Cloyd said the teen was investigated for making threats in e-mails against Mr Bush, the city of Florence in Kentucky, and a school.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sales tax must bring full democracy

A goods and services tax, or GST, is a good idea from the point of view of providing a more stable tax income and a broader tax base ('Tang should think again about GST', February 23).

It would be reasonable in a more open and democratic society, where the taxpayer has a more direct say on where and how tax money is spent.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

The 'evil genius' is forced out of his hole

This past week should have been a tough one for US President George W. Bush. There was fresh controversy over conditions at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, as well as a Republican backlash over Hurricane Katrina and increased calls for the president to speak up about his alleged ties with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Just a cheap shot

As tempting as it may be to join the joke fest surrounding US Vice-President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of his friend during a hunting trip in Texas last weekend, I must hold myself back. This is, after all, a serious business, no matter what some of those late-night American television talk-show hosts might think.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See

SHANGHAIED BY DICK CHENEY Yesterday was a bad day for Shanghai cabbies. The city had two high-profile guests - United States Vice-President Dick Cheney and European Union Commission president Romano Prodi - and dozens of financial big-wigs attending the spring meeting of the Institute of International Finance, which is being held in Shanghai for the first time.

16 Apr 2004 - 12:00am