Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

The Straits Times attempts to outdo Xinhua in sycophancy, but why only “would” have impressed the world? CHINA’S opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday was a spectacular and really professional affair which would have impressed the world, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said on Saturday. The Minister Mentor was at the event accompanied by Chinese […]

Virtually content-free article from Xinhua: BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Thursday told visiting foreign dignitaries that the Beijing Olympics would be a unique and high-level sports event. Xi met separately with Iranian Vice president and head of Physical Education Organization Muhammad Aliabadi, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and the president […]

Brief note on CCTV (Chinese state TV): Chinese ambassador to Singapore Zhang Xiaokang says cabinet mentor Lee Kuan Yew will attend the Olympic opening ceremony [August 8]. And then on the second day he will return to Singapore to attend the country’s national celebration.

A column by Lee in Forbes, regarding views of China in the West and in Hong Kong.  Oddly, it’s datelined June 16, 2008, but published almost three weeks ahead of time. Two Images of China Huge crowds welcomed the torch parade. The usual pro-democracy demonstrators were outnumbered by crowds of ordinary people cheering on the […]

Full transcript of the Bloomberg interview on 29 April 2008 (PDF), courtesy of the Straits Times.  Covers the gamut: food prices, world economy, banking bailouts, Olympics, Tibet, Lee’s approach to the media, Malaysia and even a tantalizing question about the future successor to Lee Hsien Loong — with, alas, a totally noncommittal reply. LEE: The […]