Posts Tagged ‘china’

Lee Kuan Yew opining at Forbes: Barring any major disruption, the speed at which China is growing in terms of total GDP will enable it to catch up to the U.S. by 2020. China will then go on to surpass America. … I believe that during the next 30 years the Chinese will have no […]

A more positive review from the Wall Street Journal: China already dominates Asia and intends to become the world’s leading power. The United States is not yet a “second rate power,” but the inability of its political leaders to make unpopular decisions bodes poorly. Russia, Japan, Western Europe and India are, for the most part, […]

CNA, with video: Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that the country is well-placed to ride on China’s growth. And while Singaporeans have a distinct advantage given their ability to read, write and speak both English and Mandarin, it does not mean they fully understand the Chinese culture. Speaking at the Business […]

Tom Plate heaps more praise on his master.   Khaleej Times: Exceptional leaders are hard to find anywhere on the globe, including Asia. Until his recent retirement, this tough-as-nails guy—now 89 — had helped organise and run tiny Singapore almost like nobody has ever run anything. He certainly didn’t do things 100 per cent the American […]

More from Lee Kuan Yew in America.  AFP: China is in no rush to overtake the United States as the world’s leading power but the two Pacific nations will need to find ways to work together, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew said. … In his acceptance speech, Lee said that historically wars have broken […]

Lee Kuan Yew raises waves at the Singapore Global Dialogue.  Shanghaiist: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who stepped down from the cabinet this year following the ruling People’s Action Party’s worst showing in post-independence elections, revealed recently that he considered Taiwan to have been independent since 1989. Speaking at the recent Singapore Global Dialogue, […]

Lee Kuan Yew opines on China and shares his views on eugenics again.  ST via LexisNexis: CHINA’S next helmsman, Mr Xi Jinping, may not have announced what he plans for the country, but he will seek a legacy as weighty as that of his four predecessors. And if one had to guess what the ‘Xi […]

Lee Kuan Yew interviewed, although apparently only via a “written statement”, with softball questions and answers.  Asahi Shimbun: Question: Do you think Japan will emerge from this period of enormous challenge stronger or weaker? Lee: Stronger as a united people, but weaker in its economy. Q: You point out in your new book, “Lee Kuan […]

Lee Kuan Yew on China.  Chosun Ilbo: Former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew says China is unlikely to challenge the U.S.’ military supremacy in the near future. Speaking at the 17th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Lee said China’s military buildup “is an inevitable development which the civilian government has […]

Senior Advisor to GIC Lee Kuan Yew back in action.  CNA: One of Singapore’s founding fathers Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who recently stepped down as Minister Mentor, also spoke. He said China’s military build-up should be seen as part of its development as an economic power. Mr Lee said: “That is an inevitable development which […]