Talking points

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

Ma welcomes high-ranking American visitors

Monday, 12 December, 2011, 12:00am

Symbolically at least, mission accomplished

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's recent four-stop swing through Asia led to some accusations of symbolic superficiality. Perhaps - but there can be more real meaning in acts of diplomatic symbolism than first meets the eye.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Clinton says crisis will force US to be more responsible

The financial crisis will force the United States to become more responsible with its money, which will be 'very, very good' for it, former US president Bill Clinton says.

Mr Clinton said the turmoil had taught the US what other countries had always known - that markets without proper regulations would eat themselves alive.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Bill, the super-surrogate

There were still four hours to go before Bill Clinton was to speak at the University of California and already the queue for seats stretched around the auditorium and on to a neighbouring football field.

As the hour neared, and Mr Clinton prepared to stump for his wife's presidential bid, a warm-up speaker was dispatched on stage to get the 7,800-strong crowd buzzing.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

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Former CA Pacific boss Jason Wong But-sit was in the High Court yesterday concerning an action stemming from the brokerage's infamous 1998 collapse. In his remarks to the court he cited the example of another brokerage we hadn't heard of before but - as pronounced by Mr Wong - sounded a lot like 'F*** It Securities'.

4 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Clinton a great leader

I think the [Associated Press] report headlined 'Comeback kid Bill Clinton reinvents himself' (South China Morning Post, May 11) was in poor taste.

1 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Knowing Bill

One of the reasons why most people will probably like the Clintons more, rather than less, after watching the first of four programmes in the series The Clintons: A Marriage Of Power (World, 10pm) is because it shows that, despite the talk, they have not always succeeded.

28 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Leave it to history

A moderate Republican congressman has advanced a modest plan which, if adopted, would let Americans and everyone else - finally - put the tedious Clinton impeachment process behind them.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Steamy discounts to City of Life

WELL! We are shocked! What price Asian Values now? Up to 80 per cent off, actually, if we understood the Hong Kong Tourist Authority (HKTA) correctly.

Guess where Quarry Bay spotted that slogan: 'Hong Kong, City of Life'.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Get serious

Presumably ATV's decision to broadcast United States President Bill Clinton's full testimony on Monday night, in place of Ally McBeal (unforgivable!) and the film In the Army Now (thank God), is part of the new re-launch as the Channel of Record and Serious programming. It cannot, surely, have been because executives expected anyone to sit right to the bitter end.

23 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Sad loss

The 'push against Clinton' is an attempt to oust a populist who tried to bring health care to millions; disarm kids and protect them against cigarette ads; who visited slum schools and was moved by the agony of underfunded faculties.

15 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Heavy security presence keeps curious away from clockwork welcome

IT was China 1, US 0, in the morning of President Clinton's first full day in Beijing, when he reluctantly attended a welcoming ceremony overlooking Tiananmen Square.

From the early morning, police sealed off the square and the streets round it were thick with security staff.

28 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Journalists stay sober

State-controlled mainland newspapers gave Mr Clinton a restrained welcome yesterday.

He shared the front of the People's Daily with articles on the Government's anti-drug campaign and efforts to increase public compassion.

27 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Protest-prone residents ordered to be on best behaviour

Shaanxi province's party leaders have been cleaning up Xian for Mr Clinton's visit by sweeping beggars off the streets and telling its protest-prone citizens to put aside their grievances.

Party television broadcasts have appealed for order, asking everyone to be on their best behaviour.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Women's issues top Hillary's agenda

US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is to focus on women's rights and health-care issues in her own busy schedule during the presidential visit.

In Hong Kong, Mrs Clinton's one major appearance will be a public round-table discussion with prominent local women.

24 Jun 1998 - 12:00am