Military Awards and Decorations

Who said it?

We are pleased that US companies will now be able to invest in Burma, a step we have advocated

U.S. senators John McCain (above) and Joe Lieberman

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

War veterans relive landing at Inchon

Special forces frogmen dropped into the sea from helicopters, jet fighters roared overhead, and huge fountains of water exploded from the sea as the port city of Inchon re-enacted the daring seaborne landing that turned the tide of the Korean war in 1950.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Palin's handlers take the conservative approach

A triumph of low expectations? Quite possibly, but as always with Sarah Palin, that depends on who you talk to.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


G20 leaders must deliver on their promises

On April 2, the leaders of 20 of the world's biggest economies 'pledged to do whatever is necessary to . . . build an inclusive, green, and sustainable recovery'.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

The gargantuan task

So those of us who plumped for Barack Obama to be the man have had our day. Life is indeed sweet, we are patting one another on the back and basking in the fact that George W., Dick and that lot will soon be out of the White House. In their place will be a man of purpose, understanding, intelligence, charisma and, yes, colour.

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Watching and waiting

The US presidential campaign was closely watched by the rest of the world because something inspiring is happening. It was hard to conceive just a year ago that a black person could be selected as a presidential candidate. The Democratic Party elite initially favoured Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was set to make history as the first woman candidate.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The final showdown

And the 44th president of the United States is ...

By tonight we should know how this sentence ends. With the two main candidates having spent an estimated US$1 billion between them, the US presidential campaign is finally drawing to a close and officials are counting the ballots, state by state.

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Three parties, three points of view

Charles Watson, 17, Hong Kong International School (Republican):

John McCain's campaign is based on two ideals the United States of America was founded on: an end to then colonial ruler Britain's oppressive taxation and the need for less government intervention in our lives.

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Students to play candidates in mock presidential debate

Three local schools will battle it out in a mock-up of the US presidential debate today. The debate was proposed by Giancarlo Lee, a Year 13 student from South Island School.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Obamacaroni or a Plain McCain?

Every business needs a good gimmick, especially if it's a new one in these heady economic times. The folks who opened Soho's Duke's Burger have now started a New York-style deli at Two Chinachem Plaza in Sheung Wan.

20 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Barack Obama is a Muslim. He attended a Wahabi school that taught radical Islamic doctrine and trained terrorists in Jakarta. He swore into office as senator of Illinois with a Koran rather than the Bible. The church he and his family attend is for black people, and excludes whites.

25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Winds of change

From the time that Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville first philosophised on the American democratic project more than 170 years ago, democracy in America has never ceased to captivate world attention. Of all the lessons from the US, the human drama being played out in the current presidential primaries caps them all, with the likely realisation of a number of firsts in American politics.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Condoleezza Rice - bull in a china shop?

And so, this week, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting Asia. By any logic, and in all fairness, I should applaud. And I do. But the truth is that good things do not always happen when American secretaries of state visit Asia.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Misguided approach

The United States proudly proclaims itself the upholder of what its presidents have long termed the liberating light of democracy. Enshrining such values as free speech, transparent elections and the right to practise any religion, democracy has become America's most durable export.

14 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Struggling Stewart gets ready for comeback

LIFE IS NO bed of roses, especially on the gruelling professional golf circuit. Ask James Stewart.

The Hong Kong player 12 months ago stunned an illustrious field at the Omega Hong Kong Open on the opening day, but he has gone full circle and is now down in the dumps.

28 Nov 2002 - 12:00am