Lebanon War

Words of war

THERE WAS A time earlier this year when Robert Fisk, the longest-serving foreign correspondent in the Middle East, could talk of Beirut, his home city of 30 years, with a measure of hope. 'You'd like Beirut now,' he said. 'It's a beautiful city, bright and cheerful.'

Sunday, 20 August, 2006, 12:00am

Two-tier political system offers no economic benefits

One aim of the government's plan to create positions for politically appointed deputy and assistant ministers is to train up political talent. But will these appointees play a part in the democratic development of Hong Kong or will they serve in an executive-led government that has no interest in democracy?

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

What is at stake is democracy, not party interests

I must confess to finding Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun's line of thought in 'Clearing hazards from the path' (July 25) a little tricky to follow. He writes that former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang and former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee should state their policies.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Immediate ceasefire needed in Middle East

The war in Lebanon has taken an unacceptable turn with Israel's killing of four UN peacekeepers. Enough is enough - Israel and Hezbollah guerillas must lay down their weapons and allow the deployment of peace monitors to keep them apart so that a stable atmosphere for negotiations can settle.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am