The Liaoning, then called the Varyag, in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001. Picture: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

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The Liaoning, then called the Varyag, in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001. Picture: EPA
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