On a trip to Southeast Asia recently, Asia Media Editor-in-Chief Tom Plate was interviewed for a brief video by the crack External Affairs division of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Pubic Policy, at the University of Singapore. Here is the video:Full Article In Conversation With Tom Plate: The Tomorrow in a U.S.-China World
ELIZABETH SOELISTIO WRITES FROM INDONESIA – Prof Tom Plate, author of the Asia bestseller “Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew,” visited Singapore in May with a new book that delves into U.S.-China diplomacy. The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) invited Plate, from the faculty of Loyola Marymount University…Full Article SINGAPORE: LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL’S PROF SELINA HO HOSTS A PACKED SESSION ON THE ISSUE OF U.S. WORRIES ABOUT CHINA
TOM PLATE WRITES — To what does Mr Xi Jinping truly aspire? Who does China’s ‘paramount leader’ think he is? Mr Xi Jinping doesn’t need fawning media coverage to mislead him into believing something he may or may not be. Whether China’s president is crowned person-of-the-year by a self-important U.S.…Full Article HONG KONG: SCMP COLUMNIST – THE DOWNSIDE OF BASKING IN FAWNING MEDIA COVERAGE
PROFESSOR TOM PLATE WRITES — The U.S. public rarely gives larger-than-life Indonesia, the most populous country in Southeast Asia, more than passing thought, and even on those rare moments it might mainly be thinking about nothing more than a dream vacation in Bali. Yet, as every cosmopolitan knows, the world’s…Full Article ONE COLUMNIST’S VIEW: SUPERB NEW BOOK ON SOUTHEAST ASIA’S ASEAN REVEALS CHINA-U.S. OPPORTUNITY
COURTESY OF THE WORLD POST, KISHORE MAHBUBANI WRITES FROM SINGAPORE — The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in American politics has shocked the world. America has consistently projected itself as the country that could be trusted for political predictability and stability. While extremist or fringe movements might emerge…Full Article SINGAPORE: BEHIND THE TRUMPET OF THE PESSIMISTS
ASIA MEDIA WRITES: Singapore has been marking the 50th anniversary of its independence in many distinctive ways. One is with the launch of a book on the United Nations – on the 70th anniversary of its founding — that needs to be added to the short list of truly great…Full Article SINGAPORE: BEST NEW BOOK ON THE ‘REAL’ UN!