When Susanna Chiu was born, her mother apologised to her paternal grandfather for not giving birth to a son for the family.Monday, 18 March, 2013, 2:41am
A top Venezuelan opposition leader called late on Sunday for street protests if the government goes ahead with a plan to delay the inauguration of ailing President Hugo Chavez.7 Jan 2013 - 1:35pm
The change of mood in Plaza Bolivar could hardly be more dramatic. Less than three months ago jubilant crowds filled the main square in Caracas to celebrate another election triumph for Hugo Chavez with chants of " Oo, ah, Chavez no se va [Chavez won't go]".6 Jan 2013 - 3:40am
An associate of former Mongolian president Nambar Enkhbayar who was jailed along with him for corruption earlier this month may have funnelled government funds at the centre of the court case through two Hong Kong companies.
The associate, Jambal Myagmarjargal, is the sole director of the two companies.31 Aug 2012 - 4:52pm
We expect Wong Yuk-man would go after us during the campaign on politics too. But our edge is on the livelihood issues
Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood vice-chairman Tam Kwok-kiu, on possible attacks by the People Power lawmaker
My birthday could be the last one I celebrate as president, but that's not up to me - it's up to you15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm
He's too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president
Clint Eastwood, endorsing Mitt Romney
Independents should not rely on traditional media ...We need to think out of the box
Pong Yat-ming on the tactics needed to win a Legco seat
Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm
Former president Jiang Zemin's recent unusual and frequent public appearances show he still wields considerable power over the transition to a new leadership later this year, analysts say.
It also suggests intense horse-trading among factions as they finalise major personnel and policy issues ahead of the 18th party congress.15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm