United States Declaration of Independence

What does the 'Chinese dream' really mean?

What does the 'Chinese dream' really mean?

Since the United States' founding in 1776, Americans have considered it an exceptional nation. Chinese, too, view themselves as exceptional with their connection to the celestial empire. Chinese "exceptionalism", however, diverges from the American concept. The political ideology of the US resonates with the Enlightenment values of democracy, freedom and individual rights. Meanwhile, China strives to preserve and perfect its exceptional nature based on the Confucian model of virtues.

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The Fourth of July

'Celebrate from this time forward forever more' - John Adams

On July 4, 1776, the colonies then making up America declared independence from the kingdom of Great Britain. So the annual 'Fourth of July' holiday is probably the most important celebration of the year for most people in the United States,

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Jon Voight, Justin Bartha, Harvey Keitel

Director: Jon Turteltaub

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

National Treasure

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Category: IIA

Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage have come up trumps again at the US box office - after the gold they struck with The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997) and Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) - but the surprising thing is the nature of their latest effort.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Beacon of hope for free world

I am pleased to join my fellow Americans across the nation and around the world in celebrating Independence Day.

Looking back across two centuries, we still marvel at the courage and vision of our nation's founders.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Courage of small group led to birth of a great nation

The United States is 220 years old today. As a nation, we have come a long way from the small group of representatives from the 13 original states who gathered together in Philadelphia to declare independence from England.

These representatives 'pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honour' to the struggle for freedom.

4 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Revolutionary truths immutable

I am pleased to join my fellow Americans across the nation and around the world in celebrating Independence Day.

On this day each year, we gather with family and friends to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of our Declaration of Independence.

4 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

A time to pass on ideals and values of heritage

TODAY marks the 219th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, by which the 13 colonies of North America announced to the world their independence from Britain.

This was the first concrete step towards the establishment of the United States of America.

This is a joyous day for Americans everywhere.

4 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Embracing change will aid democracy

ON Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of the first and greatest democracy of the modern era.

The ideals embodied by the Declaration of Independence have served as a guide for our nation and as an inspiration for people around the world.

4 Jul 1993 - 12:00am