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Who said it?

The smooth completion of the manual docking shows China fully grasps space-docking technology

President Hu Jintao lauds the crew of the Tiangong-1 space station

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Quotes of the week

The US side's move is an interference in China's internal affairs

Foreign affairs spokesman, Liu Weimin on how activist Chen Guangcheng was helped to enter the US embassy

He speaks sweet words...but there is also that coolness

Genevieve Cook, Barack Obama's live-in girlfriend in the 1980s

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We have conducted two studies to broaden the tax base, but there was no consensus

Chu Yam-yuen, reporting on another bumper year for the taxman

This time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end

U.S. President Barack Obama, addressing troops during a surprise visit to Bagram air base, near Kabul

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

Obama focuses on Asia for Japanese PM's visit

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Connecting us with humour

Top photo

Don't worry, no kids were harmed during the making of this photo.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Why is C.Y.'s aide worth so much more than Obama's?

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bully's choice for World Bank a betrayal of hope

So, US President Barack Obama and his treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, finally steamrollered their choice of Jim Yong Kim into the president's job at the World Bank, with the slavish support of Japan - which shamefully declared for Kim without bothering to listen to the other candidates - plus Europe, Canada, Mexico and Russia, at least.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

There is a government now that says it is committed to reform and I think it is right to encourage those steps

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Myanmar's reforms

In any part of the world, waste reduction measures do not drag the amount of waste down to zero

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon

U.S. President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager shot dead on February 26 by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman

I was gutted. We'd been looking forward to this for months but it ended in disaster

Irishman Adrian O'Doherty, who bought a fake Sevens ticket

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

When the United States says it is unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say. I don't bluff

US President Barack Obama warns Iran and Israel

It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it

NFL coach Gregg Williams apologises for his role in a bounty scheme for injuring opponents

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Getting to know you - Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama is expected to receive a 'gift basket' of business deals when he receives Vice-President Xi Jinping at the White House on Tuesday.

But analysts say the American leader should not expect compromises on political or security issues that Beijing regards as vital to protecting its core national interests.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Valentine's Day date is unlikely to alter the Sino-US collision course

The China Daily claimed that the visit of Vice-President Xi Jinping to the US next week will help to set relations between the two powers on a better track, and cited 'experts' who expressed the hope that the visit 'will help China-US ties fly clear of US election year turbulence'.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Obama's dreams exposed to the glare of harsh political realities

US President Barack Obama came roaring back this week with a strong state-of-the-union address, promising to put America back to work as the world's greatest country. It was wonderful theatre in the chamber of Congress that has done much to taunt Obama and snuff out the hopes so many Americans had of the new young, intelligent, telegenic president.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

China can't always be the scapegoat

China is the most convenient of scapegoats for American politicians. The relationship is so complex that accusations can be readily made to an unwitting electorate.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Primitive fears haunt modern military minds

If you're not allowed to enslave people any more, or even loot their resources, then why be a traditional great power?

The US kept over 100,000 troops in Iraq for eight years, yet it didn't enslave a single Iraqi (though it killed a lot), and throughout the occupation, it paid full market price for Iraqi oil. So what American purpose did it serve?

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am