Reflections by Wee Kek Koon
How Empress Dowager Cixi brought curtain down on Qing dynasty China
Wee Kek Koon reflects on the similarity between Aung San Suu Kyi's position in Myanmar and the imperial Chinese practice of 'rule from behind the curtain'
Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.