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OCT 14, 2013 - The Economist

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Flaws in the diamond

LEE KUAN YEW, Singapore’s elder statesman, who turned 90 this week, offers some characteristically blunt analysis of China’s approach to territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas. In a new book (“One Man’s View of the World”), Mr Lee notes: “The Chinese know that they are the biggest boy in the neighbourhood and that, as they grow in power, they can expect more respect for their rights from their neighbours.”If the respect is lacking, China becomes menacing. Tensions with Japan over the Senkaku islands (known in China as the Diaoyu) have been mounting again. On September 11th ... Read More

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