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The smooth completion of the manual docking shows China fully grasps space-docking technology

President Hu Jintao lauds the crew of the Tiangong-1 space station

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

Do I have to? I don't feel like my Chinese is as good as my English

Andy Zhang, the 14-year-old mainland US Open golfer who now lives in the States, on being asked for a quote in Putonghua.

Now is not the time to grant broad amnesty to nearly 1 million people

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

Obama focuses on Asia for Japanese PM's visit

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Connecting us with humour

Top photo

Don't worry, no kids were harmed during the making of this photo.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Why is C.Y.'s aide worth so much more than Obama's?

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bully's choice for World Bank a betrayal of hope

So, US President Barack Obama and his treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, finally steamrollered their choice of Jim Yong Kim into the president's job at the World Bank, with the slavish support of Japan - which shamefully declared for Kim without bothering to listen to the other candidates - plus Europe, Canada, Mexico and Russia, at least.

21 Apr 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

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When the United States says it is unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say. I don't bluff

US President Barack Obama warns Iran and Israel

It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it

NFL coach Gregg Williams apologises for his role in a bounty scheme for injuring opponents

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Getting to know you - Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama is expected to receive a 'gift basket' of business deals when he receives Vice-President Xi Jinping at the White House on Tuesday.

But analysts say the American leader should not expect compromises on political or security issues that Beijing regards as vital to protecting its core national interests.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Valentine's Day date is unlikely to alter the Sino-US collision course

The China Daily claimed that the visit of Vice-President Xi Jinping to the US next week will help to set relations between the two powers on a better track, and cited 'experts' who expressed the hope that the visit 'will help China-US ties fly clear of US election year turbulence'.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

China can't always be the scapegoat

China is the most convenient of scapegoats for American politicians. The relationship is so complex that accusations can be readily made to an unwitting electorate.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Primitive fears haunt modern military minds

If you're not allowed to enslave people any more, or even loot their resources, then why be a traditional great power?

The US kept over 100,000 troops in Iraq for eight years, yet it didn't enslave a single Iraqi (though it killed a lot), and throughout the occupation, it paid full market price for Iraqi oil. So what American purpose did it serve?

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ruffling feathers

This week, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a historic high-profile visit to Myanmar even as Asians assess a flurry of US moves in the region. The Obama administration has energetically re-engaged Asia when, facing many domestic challenges, a post-crisis America might easily have turned inward.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Regional stability all a matter of trust

Asia's strategic landscape looks markedly different after US President Barack Obama's trip to the region. On three high-profile occasions in eight days, he reasserted his nation's regional primacy and power, telling China in no uncertain terms that it had a competitor that was willing to do whatever it took to maintain its place.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

How can she lead the work of the committee when she cannot comply with the rules?

A lawmaker on Sophie Leung (pictured), of the committee regulating members' interests, who has been accused of failing to declare her own interests

This is no longer injustice, this is already cruelty

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am