We must always keep our doors open to the Americans, to the Europeans, to everybody; this is an open houseAsian nations don't want human rights pressure Aug 05, 2008
The foreign ministers have agreed to establish an ASEAN-led coordinating mechanisMyanmar to let in South Asian experts May 19, 2008
Premier Wen welcomes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's early visit to China and I'm now working on a common date with the Chinese foreign ministrySingapore, China relations warm Feb 02, 2005
The movements towards independence in Taiwan can destabilize the region. Our position opposing Taiwanese independence is clear, and we support China in its desire to seek peaceful unification across the StraitSingapore, China relations warm Feb 02, 2005
We in Southeast Asia have no wish to become merely an adjunct to the Chinese economyFuture looks foggy for Indo-ASEAN pact Dec 01, 2004
George Yong-Boon Yeo (born 13 September 1954; simplified Chinese: 杨荣文; traditional Chinese: 楊榮文; pinyin: Yáng Róngwén) is a politician from Singapore. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Prior to taking up his present role as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yeo previously served as Minister for Information and the Arts, Minister for Health, and Minister for Trade and Industry.
Yeo has been a Member of Parliament representing the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency since 1988. In the 2006 General Elections, Yeo's team won the constituency with 56.1% of the votes to the Workers' Party's 43.9%. This was the narrowest victory in any Group Representation Constitiuency at that election, and came in the wake of the controversy surrounding one of the Worker's Party's candidates, James Gomez. The main issues in the elections included employment; cost of living; government policies; the need for an effective opposition voice in parliament; and the quality of the candidates.