Talking Points

Chicago teachers vote on ending dispute

Record attempt marks 15 years since handover

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 2:57am

Who said it?

We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences

U.S. President Barack Obama, welcomes predecessor George W. Bush (above) back to the White House

China is treating a campaigner for democracy in North Korea as if he were one of its dissidents

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon

U.S. President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager shot dead on February 26 by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman

I was gutted. We'd been looking forward to this for months but it ended in disaster

Irishman Adrian O'Doherty, who bought a fake Sevens ticket

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

How Irish eyes smiled on Xi

What a study in contrasts it was when leader-in-waiting Vice-President Xi Jinping went travelling this month.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Kids do make mistakes ... the next thing the club will do is to give him a helping hand

Sapling team manager Philip Lee Fai-lap on player Iu Wai (pictured) confessing to match-fixing charges

A stable condition has been achieved. It is judged that the accident at the plant itself has ceased

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Who's really working the system to their advantage?

'What is also true is that China has been very aggressive in gaming the trading system to its advantage.'

US President Barack Obama SCMP, October 7

I have always been of the view that in matters of finance and economics Barack Obama distinguishes himself with a matchless talent for looking thoughtfully into the middle distance ... and little else.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Today: Austrian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Outlook on Austrian business'. Kee Club, Central.

American Chamber of Commerce event: 'Opportunities and challenges in China for Illinois, USA. Speaker: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn'. The American Club.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Security Bureau meeting over Manila tragedy claims

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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

Civil servants await pay fate

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ask what Asia can do for the US and Obama

The agreement on free trade concluded this month between the United States and South Korea is important not only for the two countries; there are wider implications for the US and Asia.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Signs of good leadership

After Barack Obama's recent visit to the mainland, many people have been comparing the American leader with President Hu Jintao . I am not very familiar with politics so I cannot comment on their abilities. But, having watched them speak, I can see some differences.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Obama choice threatens credibility of Nobel Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize elevates US President Barack Obama to the company of icons of his race such as Martin Luther King, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. The question is why, and why now?

10 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing says US tyre duties may backfire

Beijing called on Washington to refrain from imposing any punitive tariffs against China's tyre exports to the United States, saying such a protectionist move may backfire.

'There is neither factual basis nor legal ground in [launching] the case against China ... it's a protectionist act,' Vice-Minister of Commerce Fu Ziying said yesterday in Beijing.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


Tomorrow it will be two months to the day that Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, becoming the nation's first African-American leader.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

French chocolatier sweet on Hong Kong, but linguistic creativity is bitter-sweet

La Maison du Chocolat is obviously sweet on expansion. After opening a shop in Pacific Place in June, the French chocolatier now has a second branch in Elements mall. This time, their creative director, Gilles Marchal, arrived in person to show off some new snowflake and Christmas tree-shaped bonbons just in time (actually, early) for the holidays.

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am