Presidency of Richard Nixon

Public Eye

Follow the paper trail to get to the bottom of 'basementgate'

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

US provides fertile ground for ambition - at a price

A while back, when I was visiting my mother's ancestral village in Thai Binh province, North Vietnam, it occurred to me that, after a barrage of questions from distant relatives, not once did anyone ask that common question in America: 'So, what do you do?' Instead the questions were familial and personal: 'How is your mother? Do you own a car? Are you married?'

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Questions over boat ramming by Vietnam

It may be fuelling online rage and diplomatic intrigue, but recently released YouTube footage showing a Vietnamese ship harassing a Chinese Marine Surveillance vessel in the South China Sea is raising more questions than answers.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

China, Vietnam seal accord over maritime territory

China and Vietnam have agreed to seek a long-term resolution to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has stoked tensions between the two countries.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Gates calls for swift action to avoid clashes caused by South China Sea tension

US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates yesterday warned of possible naval clashes in the South China Sea unless a fast regional solution could be found to ease rising tensions.

His comments to a security conference in Singapore came a day after a meeting with Defence Minister Liang Guanglie and amid fresh incidents at sea between China and both the Philippines and Vietnam.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Border stones can point way forward

On many levels, the Sino-Vietnamese border is no place for the faint-hearted.

A 1,350km arc that traverses jungle and mountains, it stretches from the Gulf of Tonkin to a high mountain pass in Yunnan where the borders of China, Laos and Vietnam intersect.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Look who's talking

Given the history of hostility between Vietnam and its former enemies China and the US, they make strange bedfellows. Yet Hanoi is now the stage for an increasingly elaborate diplomatic tango. It's a sign of the strategic shifts under way in the region as smaller countries adjust to China's rise.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Environment is the big loser

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Richard M. Nixon

Excerpt from Richard M. Nixon's presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, on August 8, 1968:

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Watergate revelation a timely reminder of gains

If ever there was a valuable lesson for governments of the day, it is the Watergate scandal. In so many ways, the events 33 years ago this month that led to the downfall of an American president set the rules for how democratically elected officials should act.

4 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

To Kill Or Be Killed

In To Kill Or Be Killed, two assassins wait to fulfil their assignment in a lopsided flat. There are 90 minutes to go before their target arrives.

What do they do? Or in this case, what do they do to one another? Written by local playwright Poon Wai-sum, this Prospects Theatre production features two outstanding award-winning actors Anthony Wong and Tse Kwan-ho.

23 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Tricky Dicky wins the final round in the saga of the Watergate tapes

THIS WEEK SAW the last act of late president Richard Nixon's last great fight played out with considerable irony.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Union urges removal of Viet boys

Vietnamese illegal immigrants should be removed from a boys' home immediately because they are too aggressive and confrontational, a union demanded yesterday.

Posters were put up at the Social Welfare Department-run Pui Chi Boys' Home in North Point in protest at what the union claims is officials' failure to address the problem.

12 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Twenty-five years ago

WASHINGTON (October 8): WHAT has happened to the yearly meetings of the world's financial leaders gathered together under the banner of the International Monetary Fund? Either they are buried under an avalanche of caviar, swamped in a flood of gin, or have simply outlived their usefulness.

3 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Metaphors for suffering

More than 20 years after Tran Vu fled Vietnam, this collection of five short stories paints a disturbing picture of the lingering legacy of war. Through vivid imagery, real and imagined, he gives a haunting portrayal of the pitifully fine line between life and death, slaughter and survival.

7 Aug 1999 - 12:00am