Posts Tagged ‘taiwan’

A news article full of official denials that raises many more questions than it answers, the rumors being either that Shih either angered Lee Kuan Yew, or even more explosively, had an affair with Lee Hsien Loong.  Focus Taiwan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rebutted rumors Thursday that Vice Foreign Minister Vanessa Shih is in […]

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 pops into Taiwan on a low-profile visit — not that he can do any other kind without angering China. Taipei Times: Former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀) yesterday ended a visit to Taiwan, having met President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to express his friendship with Taiwan, as well as the friendship […]

Lee Kuan Yew manages to insult four nations in two sentences.  Today: But Mr Lee noted that corruption will be China’s greatest problem. Doing business in China requires connections, but Chinese officials understand that Singaporean businessmen are reliable and not corrupt. He said: “The Taiwanese are ruthless, Hong Kongers are shameless and Singaporeans are ignorant. […]

Content-free story from the Straits Times. CONTINUED dialogue and cooperation across the Taiwan Strait is beneficial to both sides, especially during the current economic crisis, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said. He made the comment on Thursday when the visiting vice chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party, Mr Chiang Pin-kung, called on him. At […]

The (apparently) full text of the May 9 interview with CNA (Taiwan): Interview with Lee Kwan Yew, Minister Mentor, Government of Singapore Lee Kwang Yew [sic] the elder statesman of Asia discusses issues ranging from Taiwan-China relations rendering support to China’s views on Tibet&Taiwan. He reiterates his view of importance of economic growth and stable […]

Excerpts from a Central New Agency (Taiwan) interview with Lee. No video available. “I believe Taiwan will not have much more international space in the next four years. Beijing will have to take into account that a successor DPP president may exploit this increased space, ” said Lee in the May 6 interview at his […]