Douglas Hurd

UK hopes it's Blair's turn next

After President Jiang Zemin's two meetings in as many months with Bill Clinton, Britain thinks it is about time the Chinese leader had a summit with Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Sunday, 30 November, 1997, 12:00am

Hurd warns crisis threatens trade

The philosophy of free trade is likely to come under systematic attack around the world in coming months as the slide in Asia's financial markets deepens, British elder statesman Lord Douglas Hurd warned yesterday.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Hurd unconcerned by 'expansionist plans'

Former British foreign secretary Lord Douglas Hurd has dismissed claims China plans to spread its economic and political power across the world.

Lord Hurd, who was foreign secretary from 1989 to 1995, said that while the mainland did not appear to have expansionist aims there would remain 'edges of dispute around the Chinese world', such as Taiwan.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Time for sincerity

WHEN the visit by Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind was first announced, it was said he would be coming for talks with the Governor and Legislative Councillors. Given the relationship between Legco and the previous Foreign Secretary, Douglas Hurd, the second half of that agenda seemed to have been given too much prominence.

4 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Hurd tipped to head NATO

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd is being tipped as the next secretary-general of NATO following a Belgian bribery scandal which threatens the future of the current incumbent Willy Claes.

The European Union peace envoy to the former Yugoslavia, Lord Owen, is also in the running but differing views on his handling of the Balkan crisis may go against him.

25 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Britain slowly retreats

IT was simply astonishing. The heads of state and national leaders from 121 countries gathered in one place and the would-be protector of Hong Kong was not among them.

18 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Ruling indicates judicial curbs on politics

TO even the most blinkered observer there never seemed much doubt that Britain's GBP234 million (HK$2.9 billion) aid for Malaysia's Pergau dam was linked to arms sales.

It was, in the words of the the head of the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Sir Tim Lancaster 'a very bad buy'.

12 Nov 1994 - 12:00am


'We are not carpetbaggers seeking to cut and run with the loot.' - Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, defending accusations that Britain was eager to 'make a killing' in Hong Kong before 1997.

6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Lacking sincerity

ANY report on the performance of Douglas Hurd and Qian Qichen at their meeting in New York this week would have to conclude with the classic schoolroom observation 'could do better'. The meeting cannot be written off as an unmitigated disaster.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Hurd calls for co-operation

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd yesterday called on China for renewed co-operation on the transition of Hong Kong.

Mr Hurd was speaking on his arrival at New York to attend the UN General Assembly where one of his key meetings will be with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Qian Qichen, tomorrow.

28 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Hurd stresses shared interest

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd said he was determined to convince China that the shared interests of Beijing, London and Hong Kong were best served by co-operation on transitional matters.

His 'shared interest' theme was received coldly.

17 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Airport visit 'purely for update'

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd looked relaxed in shirt sleeves and hard hat at the new airport construction site yesterday, despite the continued wrangling over finances and problems of delays.

17 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Hurd urges JLG action

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd will today make a direct push for the bogged-down Joint Liaison Group (JLG) to get on with the job.

He will hold an unprecedented meeting with the Chinese JLG delegates, officials from the Foreign Ministry who answer to Foreign Minister Qian Qichen.

16 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Qian in hope for progress at talks

CHINESE Vice-Premier Qian Qichen is confident that next week's talks with British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd on Hong Kong will make progress if London adopts even the slightest degree of co-operation.

Mr Qian and Mr Hurd are due to meet in New York during the United Nations General Assembly in about a month.

27 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Appeal to Hurd

THE father of a former Hong Kong model kidnapped in Cambodia has called on Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd to clarify discrepancies in information being released about his son. Lamma Island writer and photographer David Chappell said news of his son Dominic differed depending on which Government was releasing it.

20 May 1994 - 12:00am