Madeleine Albright

Memo To The President Elect

Memo To The President Elect

By Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward

Harper HK$216

Sunday, 17 February, 2008, 12:00am

The Mighty & the Almighty - Reflections on Power, God and World Affairs

The Mighty & the Almighty - Reflections on Power, God and World Affairs

by Madeleine Albright

Pan, HK$128

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Albright sketches role for business on climate change

Former top diplomat urges joint action with governments

Governments and corporations would have to work together to tackle climate change, with businesses pushing government to move ahead on policies while corporate leaders decided how to implement regulations, former United States secretary of state Madeleine Albright said during a visit to Hong Kong.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Institute not linked to CIA, says Albright

An organisation headed by former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright has sent a letter to Hong Kong media outlets denying reports that it is linked to the CIA.

In a letter signed by Dr Albright, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs defended its work to strengthen local political parties and denied any association with the CIA.

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Not all bright spots

Tashkent: US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wrapped up a three-nation tour of Central Asia after a convincing display of Washington's desire to be a player in the oil-rich region but with mixed success on pressing human rights concerns.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Nations urged not to back activists

Foreign governments should not support exiled Chinese dissidents and should keep them from returning to China, Premier Zhu said.

16 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Women can shape Asia's future - Hillary

Hong Kong women are 'pathfinders' who can shape the future of Asia, First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told the SAR's most distinguished female minds.

Today's women can make choices which will sculpt the 21st century and help lift Asia from its present economic mire - if they can overcome certain obstacles to their progress, Mrs Clinton said.

4 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Women's issues top Hillary's agenda

US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is to focus on women's rights and health-care issues in her own busy schedule during the presidential visit.

In Hong Kong, Mrs Clinton's one major appearance will be a public round-table discussion with prominent local women.

24 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Sam hightails it to the White House

President Bill Clinton's visit in July will include an unscheduled stop by his security staff - to pick up suits from Sam the Tailor in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Sam, whose real name is Manu Melwani, was flown to Washington last week where he was asked to copy a dark-grey suit for the President and to measure up US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for a trouser suit.

29 May 1998 - 12:00am

Albright strikes a chord with Jiang

BY all accounts, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright enjoyed a successful visit to Beijing last week, with much talk about a new era in bilateral relations.

Beijing sources said President Jiang Zemin was highly impressed with Ms Albright. So impressed that he would much rather have a woman doing the same job in China.

3 May 1998 - 12:00am

Hint of new Sino-US document on Taiwan

China and the US are discussing a 'new document' on Taiwan, the question of which Beijing regards as the most important and sensitive in bilateral relations.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Tang Guoqiang hinted yesterday that a new statement was being negotiated in preparation for President Bill Clinton's visit in late June.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Hob-nobbing with the bigwigs

Phew, don't know about you but it has been one hell of a week for me. Life has been so hectic that one morning I walked from my flat to the MTR station, which takes about 10 minutes, without noticing a vital piece of my clothing was not fastened correctly.

5 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Washington sees China and the SAR as 'vital centre of global commerce'

Shortly before the handover, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright paid homage to the uncanny foresight of a 12th Century Chinese poet who imagined Hong Kong ablaze 'with a host of stars in the deep night and a multitude of ships passing to and fro within the harbour'.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Disaster-free night at feast fit for 4,000

Diplomatic disasters were averted and gastronomic success prevailed as 4,000 guests dined at the handover banquet last night.

They were ushered to 300 candlelit tables in the 7,782-square-metre hall at the Convention and Exhibition Centre Extension shortly after 9 pm.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

So much fuss before even being invited

International diplomacy is a wonderful business. Let us suppose that I am having a barbecue in my garden next weekend. I have not invited you, gentle reader.

15 Jun 1997 - 12:00am