Singapore's Lee seen as an inspiration for modern China

Mar 23, 2015

Singapore's Lee seen as an inspiration for modern China

Chinese leaders admired modern Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew for his toughness, economic pragmatism and insistence on respect for authority. In many ways, Lee’s model of “Asian values,” combining authoritarianism and economic planning, became China’s own blueprint for modernity. Most significantly, late Chinese leader ...

Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 23, 2015

Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew

Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91: Sept. 16, 1923: Born into wealthy Chinese family in Singapore 1936-1942: Education at prestigious Raffles Institution and Raffles College Feb. 15, 1942: Japanese occupation begins in ...

Quotable quotes from Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 23, 2015

Quotable quotes from Lee Kuan Yew

Here are some notable quotes from Singapore’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at the age of 91. On Japan defeating colonial power Britain to occupy Singapore in 1942: “The dark ages had descended on us. It was brutal, cruel. In ...

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Mar 23, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Singapore’s first and longest-serving prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, died Monday, the prime minister’s office said. He was 91. “The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr. Lee passed away ...

Mar 19, 2015

Singapore probes hoax on Lee Kuan Yew's death

The Singapore government Wednesday quashed rumors that ailing former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had died and asked police to investigate a “doctored” statement on his passing. The 91-year-old Asian statesman is in critical condition at a government hospital six weeks after being confined ...

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew's condition worsens

Mar 17, 2015

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew's condition worsens

The health condition of Singapore’s founding father and long-serving former leader Lee Kuan Yew, who has been in hospital with severe pneumonia for nearly six weeks, has worsened, the government said on Tuesday. Lee, 91, is being treated at downtown Singapore General Hospital where ...

Mar 16, 2015

Japan launches initiative to boost rice exports to Singapore

A rice export association has launched an initiative to sell more rice to Singapore, taking advantage of the wealthy city-state’s appetite for Japanese cuisine. The program, titled “This is Japan Quality,” was developed by the Japan Rice and Rice Industry Export Promotion Association in ...