Under the leadership of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore more than a decade ago adopted the growth strategy of making the medical industry the core of the nation’s industrial development.

Lee, the eldest son of the city state’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, known for his “developmental dictatorship,” has invited the world’s top ranking medical scientists to the National University of Singapore (NUS), offering them abundant research funds and high salaries.

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