Monthly Archives: November 2000

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew was this city-state’s first prime minister. He’s now the “Senior Minister” of Singapore. Whatever you think of his politics, which emphatically do not conform to some fundamental American political values including untrammeled free speech, his leadership has … Continue reading

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Singapore

Singapore was described to me as resembling a golf course, ever-so-groomed and maintained. That’s true, but it’s also a work in transitition. I visited one of the city-state’s national research centers on Friday. It’s called Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s Information Age Elevators

Stock market going down, anyone? The elevators in Hong Kong can be highly informative. Gore is Over-Reaching on “Dimpled Chads” San Jose Mercury News: Ballots set to make dent in U.S. history. Democrats are arguing that local election officials should … Continue reading

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Hong Kong at Night

The view from Victoria Peak can be spectacular, especially when the pollution level is lower than normal. This was one such evening. Yahoo and the French Internet Censors The Western world might consider shedding some of its pretenses of political … Continue reading

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Media Follies

Washington Post: Bush Cousin Made Florida Vote Call For Fox News. Which is why media circles were buzzing yesterday with the question of why Fox had installed a Bush relative in such a sensitive post. Eric Mink (NY York Daily … Continue reading

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Blue Skies No More

This masterwork of architecture, designed by I.M. Pei, is the Bank of China Tower. It’s not just one of the two or three the most striking buildings in Hong Kong. It’s one of the world’s great structures. The tower symbolizes … Continue reading

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Who Will Lead?

Consider: Al Gore won the popular vote. Al Gore almost certainly won Florida, but a poorly designed ballot in Palm Beach County led some unobservant voters to vote for Pat Buchanan instead. The ballot in question was approved by Democrats. … Continue reading

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Leadership

We measure leaders by the way they respond to crisis. Maybe my perspective, from this distant shore, is too removed from the scene in the United States to be trusted. But as I watch the way George W. Bush and … Continue reading

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America, America

They looked at me like I was, well, just a bit crazy. They were my students at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre — a bright and capable group who’d assembled for the first of five … Continue reading

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Our Next President?

Harold Evans (author of The American Century: A slavish press connives to hide GW’s shady side. It’s not only his drink-driving arrest Bush has lied about. Gates Takes on the Tech Industry New York Times: Bill Gates Turns Skeptical on … Continue reading

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