TOM PLATE WRITES – Ever since my initial meeting with Lee Kuan Yew a quarter century ago, Singapore remained in my mind as special. By the time of the brilliant founding prime minister’s passing at 91 in 2015, that assessment was not so novel and was going global; even in…Full Article SINGAPORE: CALIBRATING A ROLE BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U.S.
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TOM PLATE WRITES – Over the decades, China’s leaders have been known to greatly respect the tell-it-like-it-is political instincts of Malaysian maestro Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. But now you have to wonder how much love may have been lost of late. No one in Beijing or anywhere else doubts even…Full Article HONG KONG: A COLUMNIST’S PERSPECTIVE ON CHINA