Updated Tuesday, March 24, 2015 0:00 am TWN
Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial center.
Lee Kuan Yew, one of the commanding figures of Asia's post-war economic rise, was an authoritarian leader who transformed Singapore from a sleepy British imperial outpost into a global trading and financial center.
Lee Kuan Yew brought prosperity to Singapore with an authoritarian system designed to outlast him, but that legacy may be ill-suited for the 21st-century challenges facing the tropical city-state.
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.
Monday, March 23, 2015
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Singapore's elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew remained in critical condition Thursday, the government said, as police launched an investigation into bogus reports that he had died.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Friday, March 6, 2015
A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state, which enforces hard-line rules on vandalism.
Monday, February 23, 2015
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