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Lee Kuan Yew and his Chinese connections

( Updated: 2015-03-23 04:34
Lee Kuan Yew and his Chinese connections

Then-Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, right, welcomes then-Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping, who arrived in Singapore on Nov 12, 1978, for a three-day visit. His trip reciprocated Lee's China visit in May 1976. [Photo/IC]

Lee Kuan Yew on Deng Xiaoping

"Deng Xiaoping impressed me most among the world leaders I ever met. Though not tall, he has a towering personality."

Deng Xiaoping on Lee

"During my visit, I was surprised by the achievements Singapore has made. It is right for Singapore to carry out policy of opening-up and introduction of foreign investment."

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