U.S. and Asia; Fear of a Power Vacuum If the Yanks Go Home
HONG KONG- The prospect that the Vietnam war will be settled short of a clear-cut victory for the United States and its allies is throwing ever longer shadows across Americas relationships with East Asian and Southwest Pacific nations.
My Thoughts on Lee Kuan Yew and Singapores Future.
Photo credit for Lee Kuan Yew: Singapolitics I was asked about my thoughts on Lee Kuan Yews legacy. This was my response. Lee Kuan Yew is respected by many Singaporeans, for what he has contributed to Singapores��.
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill, CCTV, CNN.
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill, CCTV, CNN, and Phoenix TV air bogus reports (22 mins ago) Singapores former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, 91, remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime ministers office announced��.
Qufu Journal; Not Equal to Confucius, but Friends to His Memory
When darkness falls on this quiet town, where crooked old cypress trees hang over aimless roads, the mood becomes as calm and silent as the untended apple orchards that cover the surrounding countryside.. Few thousand devotees of Confucius, sage and spiritual father of Chinese culture, gathered in his birthplace, Qufu, on Sept 28 to celebrate his 2,548th birthday; map; photos (M)
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew deteriorates further, critically ill.
Prime Ministers Office: Mr. Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further
Singapores Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Is Still on Life Support
Singaporean officials confirmed on Thursday that the countrys founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, remains on life support in an intensive care unit. The Prime Ministers office released a statement clarifying Lees condition, after rumors swirled.
Condition of Singapores Lee Kuan Yew worsens ��� govt
(UPDATED) In a brief statement, the office of his son Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says: Mr. Lee Kuan Yews condition has worsened
Get-well wishes for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Teck Ghee residents writing get-well wishes for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who underwent prostate cancer surgery recently, at the wards Chinese New Year dinner. After learning that his father Lee Kuan Yew was in hospital, some expressed sadness .
Foreign Affairs: The Edge of the Knife
PARIS President Nixons decision to wipe out the Cambodian bases of Vietnam Communists has precipitated the greatest atmosphere of international alarm since the Cuban confrontation. The reasons, however, are largely tangential to Southeast Asia.. C L Sulzberger holds Nixon has precipitated greatest atmosphere of internatl alarm since Cuban crisis, faces his greatest challenge
U.S. on the Sidelines of Global Trends?
Anne-Marie Slaughter, an international lawyer and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is the author The Idea that is America, and she is spending this academic year in Shanghai.. Anne-Marie Slaughter, an international lawyer and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is the author The Idea that is America, and she is spending this academic year in Shanghai. Last week I heard the Singaporean Foreign Minister, a very impressive man named George Yeo, give a twenty-minute address about the [.]
Lee Kuan Yews health deteriorates
March 18, 2015 10:22 AM EDT - The health of Lee Kuan Yew, modern Singapores founding father, is reportedly worsening, six weeks after the 91-year old was admitted to a hospital with pneumonia. (Reuters) .
Hong Kongs Local Preference; Home-Grown Contender Wins in Phone Deal
The last British governor sailed out of this teeming Asian port in 1997. And today, with the decision of Cable and Wireless P.L.C. to sell its Hong Kong telephone company to a local Internet start-up, Hong Kong has thrown off another vestige of its colonial past. But while Cable and Wireless HKT is passing out of British hands, it will still be firmly part of the local establishment. The company is being bought by Pacific Century CyberWorks, a nine-month-old company founded by Richard Li, an heir to the most powerful family dynasty in Hong Kong.. Cable and Wireless HKT, which is passing out of British hands with Pacific Century Cyberworkss acquisition of company, will still be firmly part of local establishment; company is being bought by nine-month-old company founded by Richard Li, heir to most powerful family dynasty in Hong Kong; there is no hard evidence that Lis political connections were decisive factor in his victory over Singapore Telecommunications; but chairman of Cable and Wireless, Graham Wallace, acknowledges that Lis family ties were attractive; Lis father, Li Ka-shing, is perhaps Hong Kongs most successful tycoon; chart; photo (M)
Zambia Is Spending $14-Million for a 5-Day Conference
LUSAKA, Zambia, Aug. 20 -Zambia, which has a gross national product of about $1-billion and is hard pressed for funds, is spending more than $14-million to build a hall and other facilities for a five-day conference of members of the so-called third, world bloc.. Zambia readies hall and other facilities, Lusaka, for conf of nonaligned nations starting Sept 6; illus; 64 nations eligible to attend; 27 heads of state or govt have so far accepted invs; include Tito, Pres Makarios of Cyprus, Gandhi
Reappraisal in Thailand
The drift toward neutralism in Thailand reported by our correspondent in Bangkok was to be expected.
At Last, Japan Gets the Pill. Is This Good News?
More than 35 years after the birth control pill was introduced in the United States and other Western countries, an advisory council to Japans Ministry of Health and Welfare finally decided in early June that it was safe enough for Japanese women to use. Japanese couples currently rely on condoms, the rhythm method and abortion (which is nonetheless frowned upon by both Buddhism and Shinto) to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Japanese feminists lobbied hard to have the pill approved, particularly after the impotence drug Viagra was quickly approved by the (presumably) aging men in Japans health bureaucracy. Many people in the West see this as another example of Japans quaint backwardness, like the persistence of keiretsu business networks in an age of high-tech, global capitalism.. Francis Fukuyama Op-Ed article says Japanese Governments approval of birth-control pill may well damage the prized social stability of the nation; notes that in United States and other Western countries, introduction of pill was followed by explosion of illegitimacy, divorce and single-parent families (M)
Executive Education, but Not for Business
In the past decade, graduate schools in arenas outside business have begun developing executive education courses, particularly in niche areas like international relations and public affairs.
Singapore Journal; In the Global Village, Seeking an Exit
LEAD: After years of emphasis on English as the common language in this multiracial, technocratic city-state, its leaders are voicing increasing anxiety about Westernization that seems to reflect a deeper ambivalence about the price of success and what it might mean to be Singaporean.
Singapore tries to imagine a future without its founder, Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE ��� When his ruling party won all but two of the 84 seats up for grabs in parliamentary elections nine years ago, Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, declared: ���Please do not assume that you can change governments. Young people .
Singapore PMO Lodges Report Over Fake Website Announcing Lee Kuan Yews.
Pic:AFPKUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister Office of Singapore is lodging a police report about a fake website boasting official PMO logo announcing the death of the Republics founding father and first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Screenshots of the .
Lee Kuan Yew and the nation-builders | The Toynbee.
Lee Kuan Yew is last great living twentieth-century nation builder, if he is alive. Who were the others? What defines them? They have to have created a nation where none before existed ��� and yet one cant leave out Mandela.
Bush Confers With Other Leaders After Funeral
LEAD: President Bush concluded his visit to Tokyo this morning, meeting with other leaders on East-West relations and regional tensions and offering an upbeat assessment of relations with the Far East as he prepared to leave for China.
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew remains in intensive care, health improves slightly
Lee, who turned 91 last September, has been in hospital since Feb. 5. He is widely credited with the city-states economic success. Lee Kuan Yews condition has improved slightly. He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation in the ICU (intensive.
World War II, From the Ground Up
Max Hastings’s survey of World War II concentrates on the experience of those who took part.. Richard J Evans reviews book Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings.
Singapore PM shares old photos of father Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has shared old photographs of his father Lee Kuan Yew online, and asked netizens to help supply information about them. The photos of the former prime minister are from the National Archives of Singapore .
Zipping along at 186 m.p.h. from Paris to London, traveling between those capitals in the same three hours as the Metroliner takes to go from New York to Washington, even a neo-Luddite has to salute the progress of technology. In that mood, I wonder about fellow-travelers on the info-highway: with waves of data laptopping our shores, many pre-boomers are disquieted. We worry that all this multimedia information on internets and from satellites will engulf us in some tsunami and leave us high and dry.
Minor Detained Over Hoax Website On Lee Kuan Yews Death
Singapore police said in a statement today that the suspect, a student, is believed to have operated alone./Pic:ReutersSINGAPORE: A Singaporean boy, below 16 years of age, is suspected to be behind the circulation of a screenshot of a hoax statement .
Foreign Affairs; The Free Elections Trap
Last Sunday, 87 percent of Georgian voters cast their ballots for Zviad Gamsakhurdia and independence from Moscow. On the same day, Saudi fundamentalists petitioned their King to broaden participation in government. The proliferating number of American Savonarolas who preach democracy as the salvation for U.S. foreign policy surely will rejoice at the news. The general sentiment is terrific, but its application at this time in the Soviet Union and the Middle East is highly questionable.
August 7 declared Lee Kuan Yew Day, a new annual public.
Children and adults are encouraged to dress up as Lee Kuan Yew that day.
Mahathir, Malaysias Autocratic Modernizer, Steps Down
Asias longest-serving leader, Mahathir Mohamad, stepped down Friday, leaving a legacy of a modern Muslim nation that he molded on the back of often autocratic rule and the use of tirades -- often anti-Western and anti-Semitic -- intended to create national cohesiveness. Dr. Mahathir, 77, better known on the international stage for his crude outbursts than his economic and political accomplishments at home, handed power to a handpicked successor, Abdullah Badawi, 63, in a televised ceremony in the new government capital, Putrajaya.. Mahathir Mohamad, 77, retires as Malaysian prime minister, post he held for 22 years; molded modern Muslim nation through often autocratic rule, using anti-Western and anti-Semitic tirades in bid to spur national cohesiveness; turns power over to his handpicked successor, Abdullah Badawi, televised rite; Abdullah is expected to present more subdued image, while continuing Mahathirs economic modernization; faces challenge of squaring modernization with increasing religiosity amony Malay Muslims; table of data on state of nation; photo (M)
Derek Davies, 71, Top Editor Of Influential Asian Review
Derek Davies, an editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review for 25 years who built the magazine into a major source of news and comment on the region despite his love-hate relationship with its prickly rulers, died on Sept. 15 in Antibes. He was 71 and lived in the south of France. The cause was liver cancer, his daughter, Sian, said.. Derek Davies, editor of Far Eastern Economic Review for 25 years who built magazine into major source of news and comment on region, dies at 71; photo (M)
Serangoon residents pen well wishes for Lee Kuan Yew
More than 600 residents gathered at the Serangoon Community Club on Saturday (Mar 7) morning to write well-wishes for Singapores first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. PHOTOS; VIDEOS. Young Singaporeans well-wishes for Singapores first Prime .
Talk at Lee Kuan Yew School on March 9 | Alasdair S. Roberts
I gave a lunchtime talk at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore on March 9. More details here | Flyer here. The paper that was the basis of the lecture is available on SSRN.
Singapore probes hoax on Lee Kuan Yews death - Rappler
SINGAPORE ��� The Singapore government Wednesday, March 19, quashed rumours that ailing former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew had died and asked police to investigate a doctored statement on his passing. (READ:��.
Good wishes for Mr Lee Kuan Yew up in his office
PM Lee Hsien Loong said the cards and messages for Mr Lee Kuan Yew are displayed in his fathers office at the Istana to welcome him back when he is better. -- PHOTO: FROM FACEBOOK PAGE OF PM LEE HSIEN LOONG .
Rumours rife that Lee Kuan Yew had passed away - Borneo.
THE Prime Ministers Office (Singapore) update as of Feb 26 states Lee Kuan Yew is still warded in ICU at Singapore General Hospital. He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation. His doctors have restarted him on��.
Next: Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016- $300000 Prize
Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the worlds water challenges by applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity.
Condition of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapores founding father, deteriorates
Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further, the office said in its latest update. Born in 1923, he co-founded the city state in 1965 when it declared its independence from Malaysia and was its prime minister for.
Former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew critically ill after.
Mr Lee, the countrys first elected prime minister, has been receiving treatment for severe pneumonia at Singapore General Hospital since February 5. The government said his condition had worsened due to an infection. Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains.
Lee Kuan Yew wouldnt have been Lee Kuan Yew had it not.
Lee Kuan Yew is a man who needs no introduction, but wed give it to him anyways. He is a myth. He is the legend. He is despised and revered in the same breath. A no-nonsense visionary who is practical and perpetually��.
Lee Kuan Yew has been in hospital the past 17 days.
No wonder we did not see former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at this years Chinese New Year festivities yet. According to a statement by the Prime Ministers Office (PMO), Lee, 91, has been in intensive care for severe��.
Singapore Journal; For Chinese Mothers With a Dream, Hard Knocks
Propelled by his parents ambitions, Han Weiding, 13, left behind all that he knew in China and decamped this summer with his mother to this city-state to go to school. In a cramped apartment, the strapping teenager struggles with English homework. After two months, the television cartoons are still unintelligible, and his ultimate goal of fluent English seems frustratingly far away. His mother, a diminutive, poorly educated woman, remains without a job.. Thousands of Chinese women are bringing their children for schooling to Singapore, where first language is English but where population is dominated by descendants of scrappy immigrants who fled Chinese mainland generations ago; officially, students and their mothers are being welcomed; elsewhere, reception has been chilly, with scarce work for women and rude remarks about their true intentions; for some Singaporeans, determination of Chinese to succeed, and their increasing mobility, represents threat; photo (M)
Singapores Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in.
Editors note: An earlier item sourced to CNN on the death of Singapores former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has been deleted from our site following reports that the statement attributed to the government there was faked. The prime ministers office.
Singapores Lee still critical; PM thanks public for support
STILL CRITICAL. A file photo dated 01 July 2009 of Singapores Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew delivering his speech during an event to celebrate the formation of the restructured Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)��.
The Next World Order
Both the Chinese and the Indians are convinced that their prosperity will only increase. In China it will be induced by the state; in India, it may well happen despite the state.
Lee Kuan Yews place in history is guaranteed
But Lee Kuan Yew differed from them in two crucial aspects. First, he outlasted them in office and in life. Mr Lee led Singapore as prime minister from 1959 to 1990, and went on to play an influential role as senior minister (1990-2004) under his.
Japan Foreign Minister wishes Singapores Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida also thanked Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugan, who is in Sendai for the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, for Singapores contribution to Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.
Sporeans remember Lee Kuan Yew, bet big on 9191 for 4D.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on 5 Feb 2015 for severe pneumonia. His condition has stabilised and he remains on mechanical ventilation in the ICU. He is conscious and lightly sedated.
Lee Kuan Yews condition worsens ��� Singapore PM - Rappler
SINGAPORE (3rd UPDATE) ��� The health of Singapores founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has worsened due to an infection after nearly 6 weeks in hospital, the government said Tuesday, March 17. The 91-year-old former��.
U.S. ASKS PORTS TO DENY HAVEN TO CRUISE LINER
The Reagan Administration has undertaken a worldwide effort to deny the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship a sanctuary in any port, high-ranking Administration officials said today. They said that the United States, in diplomatic messages, has urged Syria and other Mediterranean nations not to allow the ship, the Achille Lauro, to dock. The ship apparently tried to dock in Syria today but was turned away. There were reports late today that the ship was near Cyprus, one of the countries that received a message from Washington. State Department officials said they had no reason to believe that the Cyprus Government would let the ship dock.
Former Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yews condition worsens
Lee Kuan Yews condition has worsened, a statement from the prime ministers office said on Saturday, a day after the government had said Lee remained critically ill. Singapore residents have been leaving flowers, cards and other gifts at the.
Grandson visits critically ill Lee Kuan Yew, crowds gather at.
Crowds have begun to gather at the hospital following the latest update on the critical status of Singapores founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. ���Mr. Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further, said a��.
Right to Protest In Hong Kong To Be Cut Back
In a severe blow to civil liberties here, the man appointed by China to run Hong Kong after July 1 announced plans today to impose more stringent controls on public protest and free association. The proposed controls, which offered the first detailed glimpse at how China will run Hong Kong, include requiring all organizations to register with the police, restrictions on public demonstrations and allowing the government to ban some organizations altogether.. China will impose more stringent controls on public protest and free association in Hong Kong after it reverts to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997; proposed controls include requiring all organizations to register with police, restrictions on public demonstrations and allowing government to ban some organizations altogether; Tung Che-haw, shipping magnate chosen by China as territorys first Chief Executive, says Hong Kong is extremely vulnerable to external forces, and that new Government must strike balance between civil liberties, social stability and personal rights, as well as individual interests and common good (M)