Two thousand years ago, with only loose translations available, it was difficult to employ the rule of law. Photo: Shutterstock
George Yeo
Opinion

Opinion

George Yeo

Chinese exceptionalism, law vs etiquette and ‘chopsticks people’

  • Former Singaporean foreign minister George Yeo shares his thoughts on Beijing’s simultaneous disdain and awe for the rule of law, the Chinese language and control, and a moral system built without religion
  • The following is an edited excerpt from a speech given by Yeo to a school in Singapore

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Two thousand years ago, with only loose translations available, it was difficult to employ the rule of law. Photo: Shutterstock
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