Posts Tagged ‘united states’

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, […]

Lee Kuan Yew gets a medal in the US.  AsiaOne: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was presented with the Lincoln Medal, an award which honours those whose accomplishments exemplify the legacy of America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Mr Lee is the first Asian to receive the annual award, reported The Straits Times. Previous winners […]

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 […]

An interesting and lengthy interview of the kind rarely if ever seen in Singapore’s local rags, where Lee Kuan Yew expounds in detail about his views of Asian geopolitics and offers pointed critique about Japan. Asahi Shimbun, with full transcript: With his insightful analyses of trends in international politics, Lee Kuan Yew can be considered […]

Lee Kuan Yew on the Japanese and American economies.  As quoted in the Straits Times: Prospects for the American economy:‘There are many opinions on this, but I think the majority opinion, and one which I subscribe to, is that the recovery will not be V-shaped. ‘Consumers are heavily in debt. Their credit cards are unpaid […]

Lee Kuan Yew at the APEC CEO Summit.   The respected, the insightful, the quick-witted and the candid at CNA: Mr Lee was addressing delegates at the APEC CEO Summit in Singapore on Friday evening. The dialogue lasted just under an hour and touched on wide-ranging issues. Businessmen, academics and government officials gathered at the dialogue […]

Lee’s remarks last week about “balance” between US and China are raising some ripples in China, where they’ve been interpreted as anti-China. Singapore’s Minister Mentor Mr. Lee Kuan Yew has warned the United States that it risks losing global leadership if it does not remain engaged in Asia to “balance” China’s military and economic […]

Quotes from Lee’s speech yesterday. Straits Times: THE United States must be an important part of any new East Asian framework, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said on Wednesday, cautioning against defining the region in closed or racial terms. ‘Whatever the challenges, US core interests require that it remains the superior power on the Pacific. […]