Henry Kissinger

WikiLeaks collates Kissinger files from '70s to make them searchable

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

The data released yesterday were records from the start of 1973 to the end of 1976, covering a variety of diplomatic traffic including cables, intelligence reports as well as congressional correspondence.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013, 9:11am

Kissinger reveals the dark heart of his realpolitik by what he leaves out

Henry Kissinger has captured headlines and captivated some of the world's best minds with his 580-page book, On China. Most reviews have been favourable, though Professor Andrew Nathan in the upcoming issue of Foreign Affairs neatly dismisses the tome as 'really neither history nor memoir'.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

China, US meet face to face on Asia-Pacific

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Not letting the facts ruin a good story

It was one of the most quotable quotes of the 20th century. When asked about the influence of the French Revolution, the late premier Zhou Enlai is reputed to have said: 'Too early to say.'

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

At cross-purposes

It is extremely rare for an American administration to formulate a clear strategy for its China policy during the first presidential term. Richard Nixon is one exception, thanks mainly to the help of a world-class strategic thinker, Henry Kissinger, the architect of the rapprochement between the US and China in 1971.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

After all, the 10th anniversary celebrations and similar anniversary celebrations only happen once every 10 years or so.

Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, in dismissing a judicial review in relation to the turning away of hundreds of Falun Gong protesters in the run-up to the 10th anniversary last year

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Jiang trip aims to distance Beijing from 'evil' comment

President Jiang Zemin's visit to Libya at the weekend and coming trip to Iran are aimed at showing the United States that Beijing does not have 'axis of evil' or 'rogue nation' in its foreign policy vocabulary.

16 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Nixon's Nixon

On August 7 1974, president Richard Nixon called a meeting with secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Unlike much of what happened in the White House during the Nixon years - which was infamously preserved on secret tape - nobody except the two men present that night knew what was said.

13 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

A tricky situation

Nixon's Nixon: Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger meet in secret in the White House on August 7, 1974, to discuss the Watergate crisis. This play by Russell Lees, part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, is described as a 'gripping and ingenious blend of chilling fact and hilarious fantasy' (in English). The performers are, from left, Tim Donoghue and Keith Jochim.

10 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

The plug show

It seems few Americans are able to resist the chance of appearing on Late Show With David Letterman (World, 11.55pm), even when the consequences of their public image are severe. Henry Kissinger really should have known better last week, when he accepted an invitation to go on and plug the last volume of his epic book about world geopolitics.

30 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

HK success vital for China, says Kissinger

Chinese leaders were committed to Hong Kong's autonomy and only an accident would disrupt a smooth handover, former US Secretary of State Dr Henry Kissinger said last night.

Beijing wanted the end of 150 years of colonial rule to be celebrated and send a positive message for reunification with Taiwan.

21 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Mannings succumbs to dose of optimism

Mannings, the Hong Kong chain of chemist stores, has a clever new method of raising funds for advertising.

Spencer Po, the retailer's director of merchandise and marketing, has written to suppliers of items sold at the shops with the following 'request'.

29 May 1996 - 12:00am

US must learn, says Kissinger

CANBERRA: The United States had to learn it could no longer be the world's policeman or would pay a 'horrendous price', former US secretary of state Dr Henry Kissinger said yesterday.

Dr Kissinger said the United States had to develop a 'structured' approach to foreign policy and would learn this by insight or 'bitter experience'.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Hope for improved US links

SINO-AMERICAN relations are set to improve over the next month, former US Secretary of State Dr Henry Kissinger said yesterday, reversing his earlier assessment of a 'free fall'.

He now believes a continued improvement in ties will follow the meeting of presidents Bill Clinton and Jiang Zemin on the fringes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Osaka this month.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Kissinger warns on way ahead

THE killing will pose huge difficulties for the peace process, former US secretary of state Dr Henry Kissinger said yesterday in Hong Kong.

Shaken by the murder of his close friend of 35 years, Dr Kissinger questioned whether a new Israeli leader would be as skilled in moving the process forward.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am