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China-watching in Singapore

Lee Weng Choy

WANG GUANGYI, Red Visa No. 3, 1995, oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm.

How will the world watch over Hong Kong? Surely the West will be watching anxiously. At least we in Singapore seem to think so; we too are watching with some apprehension. Why the fuss over Hong Kong? Like the West, what Singapore has, besides any economic stake in the newly returned Chinese territory, is an ideological investment. Western journalists may be, as Lee Kuan Yew pointed out, ‘looking for

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