Lee Kuan Yew welcomed Deng Xiaoping to Singapore on November 12, 1978. The success of Singapore and Hong Kong, which both have ethnic Chinese-majority populations, suggests the Chinese are of a calibre to build a great civilisation. Photo: Xinhua
Billy Huang
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Opinion

Billy Huang

China could become a world-class civilisation to rival the West – if it returns to the Singapore model

  • Asia has never had an equivalent of the Western civilisation, in terms of global influence. China has a chance to build such a civilisation, though it has strayed from the path set by Deng Xiaoping after his visit to Singapore

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Lee Kuan Yew welcomed Deng Xiaoping to Singapore on November 12, 1978. The success of Singapore and Hong Kong, which both have ethnic Chinese-majority populations, suggests the Chinese are of a calibre to build a great civilisation. Photo: Xinhua
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