Hong Kong, Feeling Flu-ish
On first sight, nothing much has changed in Hong Kong since the British colony -- or territory, as late colonial officials preferred to call it -- was returned to China at midnight on June 30. No one has been arrested for his political views. The Peoples Liberation Army keeps out of sight, inside the Prince of Wales Barracks. The corporate skyscrapers still glitter in the wintry sun, and the history of British rule still casts its shadows. The noonday gun, originally from a Jardine Matheson opium brig, is fired every day as a ritual token of respect to the Royal Navy; in Victoria Park, a bronze Queen Victoria watches serenely over picnickers and annual Tiananmen massacre mourners. For the moment, political anxiety has been masked by bad economic news. Property prices are crashing, tourists are staying away from an overpriced city and the stock market has lost almost half of its value in less than six months. In some neighborhoods, real-estate offices dominated the shopping streets only a year ago. Now many of them are boarded up. And since the Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the U.S. dollar, services are becoming prohibitive for people from countries with debased currencies -- that is, all of Southeast and East Asia. I have lunch with a Western stockbroker who used to be one of Hong Kongs greatest boosters, a regular talking head in the international media, telling the world that the place would continue to go up and up. Now, fresh out of a job, he looks pale as he says Hong Kong could be in for a very rough time.. Article on growing unease in Hong Kong holds that its economic future depends to a large extent on the political future of China; the hope, for both democracy and capitalisms sake, is that Hong Kong will have more influence on China than China will on Hong Kong; photos (L)
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Lee Kuan Yew: feared founder of modern Singapore - The.
Lee Kuan Yew: feared founder of modern Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew, one of the commanding figures of Asias post-war economic rise, was an authoritarian leader who transformed Singapore from a.. They had three children, the oldest of whom is Lee Hsien Loong. Daughter Lee Wei Ling became a doctor, and son Lee Hsien Yang became a top corporate figure. Lee stepped down as prime minister in 1990 and handed power to his deputy Goh Chok Tong, who in��.
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Does the former cricket superstar Imran Khan have what it takes to lead an angry and disillusioned nation?. Pankaj Mishra article examines whether former cricket superstar Imran Kahn, who is now one of Pakistans most popular politicians, has what it takes to lead his angry and disillusioned nation.
Hospital designates area for public to leave tributes for Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE: The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has designated an area outside Block 7, near the Bengawan Solo cake shop, for well-wishers to leave tributes for former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Several Singaporeans and foreigners have been .
Singapore and Thailand in a Standoff
A legal confrontation is looming over Singapore’s purchase of the communications assets of Thailand’s deposed prime minister.
Singapores First Premier Lee Kuan Yews Health Deteriorates Further, Remains.
Singapore was co-founded by Lee Kuan Yew in 1965 after it declared its independence from Malaysia, according to CNN. His son, Lee Hsien Loong, came to power in 2004. Earlier in 2011, Lee Kuan Yews daughter Lee Wei Ling, had reportedly revealed in .
Mr Lee Kuan Yew gave me courage to go on, Tampines resident says
Tampines resident, Madam Koh Choo Neo, 77, clutching a bouquet of lilies as she paid tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- ST PHOTO: MIRANDA YEO. Housewife Wendy Ng penned one of these notes, with her three-month-old daughter strapped to her chest.
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He married a shopkeepers daughter, Seow Huan Nio, but returned to China in 1882, leaving behind his wife and three children. Lee Bok Boon built a little manor in his home village, and bought himself a. five daughters and three sons. His son Lee Chin Koon, also English-educated and a British subject, would marry Chua Jim Neo, who gave birth to Lee Kuan Yew in 1923, at 92 Kampong Java Road in Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew had three brothers: Dennis Lee,��.
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A Romance Writer Jabs at Singapore’s Patriarchs
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Living Abroad: Singapore the Clack of Chopsticks
SINGAPORE SINGAPORE has always suffered from one form or another of an identity crisis that only seems oe be growing more acute with the passing years and its rising wealth.. Dave Andelman article on life in Singapore (M)
Wisdom from Lee Kuan Yews Daughter | MattAndJojangs.
In 2007, in an end-of-year message to the staff of the National Neuroscience Institute, Associate Professor Lee Wei Ling, daughter of Lee Kuan Yew, the Minister Mentor, a director in the institute, wrote: Whilst boom time in the��.
LKYs daughter: Why I choose to remain single | The Real.
*Above photo Lee Wei Ling (left), Lee Kuan Yew (right). Written by: Lee Wei Ling. My father became prime minister in 1959, when I was just four years old. Inevitably, most people know me as Lee Kuan Yews daughter.
Lee Kuan Yews Lessons for India ��� At A Glance - WSJ
Singapores founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew who died Monday, dined with Indias first premier Jawaharlal Nehru and knew his daughter, the countrys first female leader, Indira Gandhi, well. In his book ���From Third��.
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Cruz did not scare her daughter, her mom Michelle said in an interview with WRKO Radio in Boston. ���There was no tears,��� Trant said, telling the show she told her daughter that ���Ted Cruz is the one that will put this fire out. And then she then looked.
Notes on People; Danish Royal Couple Sail Into Washington
Sailing into the Washington Navy Yard aboard the royal yacht, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik, were welcomed yesterday by a 21gun salute and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. With him was the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, K.B. Andersen. The visitors had traveled overnight from Norfolk, Va., and went directly to Blair House.. Malik lauds treatment he and his wife recd at hosp, Security Council speech (S)
THE OPULENCE OF SINGAPORE
Barbara Crossette is chief of The New York Timess bureau in Bangkok. By Barbara Crossette YOU KNOW, SAYS FRAN cis Siah Ooi Choe, smiling, we still get Americans over here thinking we live under mosquito nets and ill-treat the workers. At his new plant in Singapores Kallang Bahru industrial complex, Mr. Siah controls what has become a multimillion-dollar empire built on plastic bags. On the rooftop of the plant are a swimming pool, squash courts, sauna, massage rooms, game rooms, bar and cafeteria - all at the disposal of Mr. Siahs factory workers. Independent Singapore and Mr. Siah got started in business in the same year, 1965. They have grown in tandem, and Francis Siah is a dynamic example of what has enabled an island state to make the leap from underdevelopment to high tech in less than 20 years. In Singapore, Mr. Siahs story is not unusual. At 37 years of age, he is a member of the energetic and creative new generation that gave impetus to Singapores boom and then rode that boom to the heights of personal achievement and wealth.
The 21st Century Starts Here
It is better not to be in Shanghai during a heat wave. I was there during the first week in September when a heat wave struck, the hottest September day in 48 years: 87 degrees at night and as humid as a steam bath. Schools closed, as did many museums, which lacked air-conditioning. In one small museum, the former residence of Zhou Enlai, I was followed from room to room by an attendant with an electric fan. At night, in the old neighborhoods of Nantao, or what used to be the walled Chinese City, families slept in the streets, stretched out half naked on bamboo chairs. The houses in Nantao were like little brick furnaces, dark, unventilated, with tiny windows. The streets were not much wider than a grown man lying down. There was no electricity, and often no running water. The air was filled with the stench of public toilets mixed with that of the Huangpu River and piles of rotting food. Dust from nearby building sites left a sticky black film on ones skin. Not everyone was able to sleep. Even after midnight, people were up playing card games, eating snacks, sipping green tea from jam jars, fanning their children.
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Chicago Boyz �� Blog Archive �� A Tribute to Lee Kwan Yew.
my daughter, the thirtyish Marine Corps veteran of two hitches.I got the impression that she was. Philip Sells on Sunset in Chicago. I can never get over the impression of Chicago... Born in Singapore in 1923, when it was a British colony, Lee Kuan Yew studied at Cambridge University after World War II, and was much impressed by the orderly, law-abiding England of that day. It was a great contrast with the poverty-stricken and crime-ridden Singapore of that era.
Joseph Lian apologises in row over CY Leungs daughter.
Controversial columnist Joseph Lian Yi-zheng has offered an apology to Chief Executive Leung Chun-yings daughter Chai-yan for linking her emotional problems with the political situation in Hong Kong in an article published in the Hong Kong.. I always tried to be correct, not politically correct: Lee Kuan Yews memorable quotes �� Son who chopped up parents and kept heads in the fridge jailed for life in Hong Kong �� Pregnant Hong Kong maid missing after telling��.
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Lee Kuan Yew delivered the 37th Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture on November 21, 2005 in New Delhi. Nehrus. I had read Nehrus books like The Discovery of India, culled from his letters from prison to his daughter Indira and many of his speeches.
LKYs daughter Lee Wei Ling proclaims herself as an angel.
Above Photo: Lee Kuan Yews youngest daughter Miss Lee Wei Ling. No ego this big - Lee Wei Ling proclaims herself an angel sent by God. (Sunday Times, Think Section, Pg 35 - An atheist sent by God). Guess we know by��.
Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Prime Minister of Singapore, Dies at 91
Lee Kwan Yew, then Singapores outgoing prime minister, second right, taking his oath of office as senior minister in the new government of Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, left, in Singapore, on Nov. 28, 1990. Photographer: Roslan. He was diagnosed.
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: Brother used his wits to help family
. toys were not available, so my mother made her own by cutting out letters from The Straits Times headlines. She said she showed the alphabet to LKY only once and when she shuffled the letters, my brother - who was just a few years old - managed to.
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: Daughter Lee Wei Ling on Mr Lee as a father
Then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his daughter, Dr Lee Wei Ling, on board a boat travelling along the Three Gorges of Changjiang River in November 1980. Mr Lee was in China for a two-week visit, during which he held talks with Chinese leaders.
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Singapores Lee Kuan Yew on life support
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumonia, after quashing rumours the 91-year-old had died. He remains sedated and on.
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���But more than anything else, she was my loving daughter, a caring sister and a wonderful friend. ���She was our everything.��� Masa was running along the Koonung Creek Linear Park at 7pm on Tuesday last week when she was stabbed to death in a random .
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Singapore ex-PM Lee Kuan Yews health worsens
The health of Singapores founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has worsened due to an infection after nearly six weeks in hospital, the government said Tuesday. The 91-year-old former prime minister -- widely credited with transforming Singapore from an .
Singapores founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91
Lee Kuan Yew, the leader who designed the nation of Singapore from scratch and touted its astonishing economic success as vindication of his governing philosophy of authoritarian ���Asian values,��� has died. He was 91. Lee, who had been hospitalized with .
U.S. Officials Tackle Crisis In Indonesia
With Asias economic crisis threatening to set off political upheaval in Indonesia, a team of President Clintons top aides arrived here this evening and immediately began searching for ways to stop the free fall of the regions currencies and stock markets. The officials met tonight with one of Asias senior leaders, Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore. Both American and Asian officials acknowledged that the potent mixture of Asias continuing market panic and the sudden political uncertainties over the future of President Suharto of Indonesia will make the situation over the next several days particularly volatile.. Team of Pres Clintons top aides arrive in Singapore and immediately begins searching for ways to stop free fall of Asian currencies and stock markets; economic crisis in region is beginning to take a political and social toll, especially in Indonesia, where Pres Suharto is under pressure from three directions: the markets, International Monetary Fund and retired generals and academics calling for him to step aside or designate a successor whoc an soon take over; photo (M)
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Modern Singapore’s Creator Is Alert to Perils
Lee Kuan Yew sees perils for the city-state’s future in China’s rise, the world economy and climate change.
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Lee Kuan Yew ruled Singapore with an iron fist. Photo: AFP. Maybe what Hong Kong needs is a dose of dictatorship Lee Kuan Yew-style. A bizarre. Leungs 23-year-old elder daughter Chai-yan is emotionally unstable.
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