Taiwan goes to America to get its technology, which then transits to China. If they take back Taiwan, it becomes Chinese without the same freedom of access to U.S. technology and research labs. So why kill the goose that lays the golden eggsCommentary: Playing with fire Feb 08, 2008
I suppose it is a start (the relaxation), but given Singaporeans' psyches I don't expect people to go overboard and start having a free flow of discussion. The main reason is that people here just don't care. They place much more of a premium on how the society is managed, whether people have jobs, whether they are safe than on freedom of expressionWill Singaporeans embrace changes? Aug 23, 2004
Lee advocated a certain ideal. He encouraged Singaporean to spend more time with their family, to strike a better balance between family life and work, but I'm not very optimistic it will work out this wayWill Singaporeans embrace changes? Aug 23, 2004
He picked up from me a certain way of thinking, certain logic, certain cut of mindLee Kuan Yew says his son is ready to lead Jun 22, 2004
Let's try and help the Americans in whatever way we can to solve this problem, because if they get into serious trouble and cannot maintain the framework of security and stability in East Asia, we are in troubleMinister urges Asians to aid U.S. in Iraq Jun 04, 2004
Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH (Honorary) (English name: Harry, Chinese: 李光耀; pinyin: Lǐ Guāngyào; POJ: Lí Kong-iāu; born 16 September 1923; also Lee Kwan-Yew) is a Singaporean statesman. He was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990, and was one of the longest serving Prime Ministers in the world.
As the co-founder and first secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP), he led the party to a landslide victory in 1959, oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 and its subsequent transformation from a relatively underdeveloped colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World", Asian Tiger. He has remained one of the most influential political figures in South-East Asia.
Under the administration of Singapore's second prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, he served as Senior Minister. He currently holds the post of Minister Mentor, a post created when his son, Lee Hsien Loong, became the nation's third prime minister on 12 August 2004. Because of his continued Ministerial posts, he became one of the longest serving ministers in the world.