Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Masters Insights on China, the United States, and the World by Lee Kuan YewGrand strategist and founder of modern Singapore offers key insights and controversial opinions on globalization, geopolitics, economic growth, and democracy.
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lees voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format.
Lee offers his assessment of Chinas future, asserting, among other things, that China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S. He affirms the United States position as the worlds sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss Indias future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader--including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.
Did A Newspaper In Singapore Say ‘A New Lee Kuan Yew Is Born In India’ About PM Modi?
H aving been born in Kolkata, India and raised in Singapore, I am fortunate enough to call both places my home. Though it may seem counter intuitive to much of the world, India and Singapore have more in common than people might think. India and Singapore have an unsuspecting similarity in the field of politics. Both countries are led by a Westminster style of government with a clear demarcation between the three branches. Both countries have democratic elections.
Nov 10 : The Economic Times Delhi. Ravish Tiwari. New Delhi:. The government estimates that the situation will ease into a comfort zone by November His predecessor Rajan and deputy governor R Gandhi, who heads currency man agement, were the only ones aware of the move before Patel was brought into the loop as RBI governor. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian was not quite aware till the last day, added sources. A highly-placed government functionary even sought to equate him with Singapore's legend Lee Kuan Yew.
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Furthermore, text with the photo claiming that a newspaper in Singapore had said the same about the Indian prime minister is also false as the original article including the photo was created by an Indian business newspaper, The Economic Times just days after demonetisation in November The cropped photo that went viral even in and was carried by fake news and propaganda website Postcard News has made a comeback on Facebook and WhatsApp in the past week. The article quoting unnamed government sources said select few within the government and Reserve Bank of India were privy to the plan to initiate the step of demonetisation. Click here to view an archived version. Separately, a correction made by The Huffington Post India in throws light on the confusion in India about the reportage on demonetisation in the Singaporean media. That information is incorrect. We regret the error.
Demonetisation invited a multitude of reactions from across the country when it happened, exactly a year back. Opinions around the much-debated move were as divided as they are today. While some reacted with shock and curiosity, others lauded the move. He also mentioned a case in Kolkata where a person settled his hospital bill of Rs 40, in coins. Small and medium-size merchants have seen their shops which transact mostly in cash deserted, and ordinary Indian citizens have spent the past week in line outside banks hoping to be able to exchange their cash holdings for legal tender. It also added that those holding large stashes of money may as well have converted it to foreign currency by now, gold or bitcoin. The Seattle Times welcomed the move saying that PM Modi pledged relief for taxpayers and small and medium-sized companies.
Modi is not out to reverse democracy but to compensate for this debilitating sequence of devolution before modernization by harmonizing national infrastructure, taxation, and investment regulations. Khanna says Modi is also trying his best to become an Indian version of his hero Lee Kuan Yew who transformed Singapore to become the envy of the world, by ruthlessly tackling corruption. Khanna notes that after decades of neglect, India is now spending up to 20 percent of its budget on infrastructure, from railways to sanitation. Much as Vietnam has done, India is also seeking to lure investment away from China toward its own coastal special economic zones for manufacturing exports. The combination of the goods and services tax GST and demonetization has formalized much of the gray economy and weakened the black market.