Nancy Pelosi

Briefs, November 15, 2012

Nancy Pelosi is to stay for another two-year term as House leader for Democrats. Photo: EPA

Pelosi to stay as House leader for Democrats

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 6:30am

Letters

NGOs face constant uphill struggle to get enough money

The increasing number of pet owners in Hong Kong testifies to the benefits and joy that pets can bring people and enrich their lives.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Politics of femininity

Women play an indispensable role in political affairs. The Statute of Liberty, holding up her torch in New York harbour, is a female figure symbolising freedom and democracy. In many famous drawings, the spirit of the French Revolution is represented by female figures in Roman dress.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

No claws in sight when the tiger met the dragon

Vice-Premier Wu Yi showed her softer side by joking about her meeting with members of the US Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, during an address to American business leaders.

'Very difficult,' Ms Wu said in English, with a smile, when asked her about her encounters with senators and members of Congress. Business leaders responded with laughter.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Clash of female titans proves a low-key event

It was a gathering of giants - the most powerful woman in China, Vice-Premier Wu Yi, meeting the most powerful woman in the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Their meeting on Wednesday afternoon was of particular interest because Mrs Pelosi is a vociferous critic of Beijing and is now third in line to the US presidency.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Syria is too important to be left in isolation

The visit to Syria by America's third most important politician, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is grounded in the tried and tested diplomatic logic that the best way to broker co-operation with an adversary is through dialogue. In the absence of President George W.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Pelosi faces tough baptism as the first queen of Capitol Hill

When the Democrats won the 2006 congressional elections it was widely seen as a repudiation of the past six years of Republican rule and President George W. Bush.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Democrats must not miss chance to stop the rot

Nancy Pelosi was born into wealth and married into it. Therefore, until she was elected to the United States Congress - as a Democrat - she is unlikely to have known how easily less fortunate colleagues could fall prey to corruption.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

The Capitol Hillbillies

REMEMBER the wave of 'freshmen' members of Congress, elected on a tide of Republican anti-Washington euphoria, leading the charge to make the government work for the people? Well, many of the new kids on the block don't look much like the rest of America at all.

18 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

US politicians flying in

MORE United States politicians are opting to visit Hong Kong and China during their summer recess, as memories of the Tiananmen Square massacre fade.

About 25 senators and congressmen will have passed through Hong Kong during their six-week summer break this year, according to the American Chamber of Commerce.

21 Aug 1993 - 12:00am