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Leaders to mark World Aids Day

Wednesday, 30 November, 2011, 12:00am

Political parties ensure greater continuity

The former ombudsman, Alice Tai Yuen-ying, made headlines when she criticised the ministerial system for creating a lack of co-ordination, and continuity within departments. But she did not offer any solutions.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Giving by Bill Clinton Arrow Books HK$136

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Asians rely on state for answers: Lee Kuan Yew

NGOs did not flourish in Asian countries where people looked to governments to solve their problems, Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said yesterday.

The founding father of the city state made the comments yesterday in conversation with former US president Bill Clinton and during a question-and-answer session afterwards.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

His plans are grand, but can he save the world?

The world's greatest thinkers, most powerful politicians and wealthiest entrepreneurs have for decades been trying to solve global problems like poverty, disease and hunger, with little success.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

The voice that just keeps rolling along

Paul Robeson was a man with an extraordinary voice. This site has some information on him and a download of the only version of Old Man River anybody ever listens to. www.african OldManRiver.htm


This is fascinating, if you like

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

ESC sequences

The voice that just keeps rolling along Paul Robeson was a man with an extraordinary voice. This site has some information on him and a download of the only version of Old Man River anybody ever listens to.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

My take on Bill, Hillary ... and Anna

Of all my lifelong regrets, the biggest has been ignoring the advice imparted in childhood by an aged great uncle. Quaffing what was undoubtedly the umpteenth whisky of the day, he turned his ruddy face in my general direction, focused long enough to put his hand on my shoulder, and said: 'Lad, don't let a chance go by.'

25 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Keeping Clinton's Life under wraps

US publishing giant Random House has been less than an open book over the Hong Kong release of Bill Clinton: My Life, CitySeen spies say.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Clinton's love affair with China Inc is paying off

China has been doing its bit to keep former US president Bill Clinton comfortable in his retirement.

In the past three years, Mr Clinton has made at least six appearances in Hong Kong and the mainland, pocketing upwards of US$1 million in fees.

21 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Lai See

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Former CA Pacific boss Jason Wong But-sit was in the High Court yesterday concerning an action stemming from the brokerage's infamous 1998 collapse. In his remarks to the court he cited the example of another brokerage we hadn't heard of before but - as pronounced by Mr Wong - sounded a lot like 'F*** It Securities'.

4 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Clinton states case for closer Sino-US ties

Closer trade ties between the United States and China will benefit both countries and bring prosperity to Asia, former US president Bill Clinton said yesterday.

Delivering a keynote speech at the Business Week CEO forum, he said China should further promote free trade and increase transparency in its trade regime.

7 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Courting trouble

The administration of United States President George W. Bush is making a mockery of its supposed respect for international law through expressing its disapproval of the International Criminal Court by vetoing a renewal of the United Nations police force in Bosnia.

2 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Clinton puts off $10,000-a-head dinner date

Former US president Bill Clinton has postponed a visit to Hong Kong just eight days before he was scheduled to speak at a fund-raising dinner at which guests would have paid at least $10,000 a head.

The black-tie event - at which a table for 12 was going for between $120,000 and $200,000 - was to assist the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong.

6 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Put off by ivory

I refer to the report headlined 'Evening with Bill a drain on the pocket' (South China Morning Post, August 23).

Regarding the planned event, 'An Evening with Bill Clinton', I do not think that making a contribution to a very good cause - in this case, the World Wide Fund for Nature - should be characterised as 'a drain on the pocket'.

31 Aug 2001 - 12:00am