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Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Legco finance panel debates restructuring motions

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

B-lister auditions for real-life West Wing role

As a character actor, Fred Thompson's born-to-command qualities have been well noted by Hollywood.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

On the case

Linda Fairstein likes to say that she's driven by two passions: writing and the law. So potent in her life are these twin obsessions that it can be difficult to discern just where one ends and the other begins. Spend a short time with former Manhattan assistant district attorney and it almost seems that she's never retired from public office at all.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Death Dance

Death Dance

by Linda Fairstein

Sphere, HK$105

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Budget cuts affect those in need

The Social Welfare Department has announced that the budget for community centres and the salary of social workers will be cut by 30 per cent in the near future. It will have a serious effect on our society.

25 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Permanent NTR past first hurdle

The quest for permanent Normal Trading Relations (NTR) for China passed its first hurdle in the US Congress late last night with a ringing endorsement from the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am

Visit carries no message to China despite imminent Taiwan election, says admiral

A US aircraft carrier group anchored yesterday, the biggest arrival of American firepower since last year's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.

The commanders of the John C. Stennis group said the visit was a 'purely routine' rest stop for the 7,000 crew and symbolised continuing improvement in Sino-US ties.

9 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Frantic moves to save President from full impeachment process

Bill Clinton is set to become only the third president in United States history to be subjected to the indignity of an impeachment inquiry.

The Republican-led House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee brushed aside Democrats - and the apparent ambivalence of the country at large - and voted to recommend an inquiry in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

7 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Hawkers ignore Starr ban

The report by US special prosecutor Kenneth Starr is being sold at street stalls in Guangzhou despite a ban by the authorities.

Officials are investigating a book, sold under the title The Sex Report of Clinton, which is available at stalls in Taojinlu for 20 yuan (HK$18), according to Guangzhou media reports.

2 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Clinton Sex scandal in China

Beijing has banned the public dissemination of special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report on Mr Clinton.

Circulars have been sent to publishing houses ordering them not to put out Chinese versions of the report.

Those which violate the rule will be given 'heavy punishment'.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am