The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

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Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, is remembered for lifting his people out of poverty and creating a modern, first-world nation. Under his leadership, Singapore was propelled from a British-Colonial trading post to an independent, wealthy, international business hub.

World leaders will travel to Singapore this weekend to attend the state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew. The 91-year-old, who served as Singapore’s prime minister for 31 years, passed away Monday following a long battle with pneumonia. Lee was instrumental in molding Singapore into a premier international business and financial center. He was also considered a master of “Asian values” and had close ties with China.

CCTV’s Tony Cheng shared some insight with Heat from Singapore.
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The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore\'s Lee Kuan Yew

The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore\'s Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, is remembered for lifting his people out of poverty and creating a modern, first-world nation. Under his leadership, Singapore was propelled from a British-Colonial trading post to an independent, wealthy, international business hub. CCTV’s Tony Cheng shared some insight with Heat from Singapore.

The Heat interviewed a panel of expert on Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy in Singapore:

  • Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng is a lawyer with the international law firm, Quinn Emanuel.
  • Dr. Zheng Wang is an associate professor and the director at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Seton Hall University.
  • Graham Allison is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the co-author of “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, The United States and the World.”
The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore\'s Lee Kuan Yew pt. 2

The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore\'s Lee Kuan Yew pt. 2

The Heat interviewed a panel of expert on Lee Kuan Yew's legacy in Singapore: Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng is a lawyer with the international law firm, Quinn Emanuel. Dr. Zheng Wang is an associate professor and the director at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Seton Hall University. Graham Allison is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the co-author of “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, The United States and the World.”

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The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore\'s Lee Kuan Yew pt. 3

The Heat discusses the legacy of Singapore\'s Lee Kuan Yew pt. 3

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