Goh Keng Swee on China

Author: Yongnian Zheng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814407259
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Touted as one of the main engineers of Singapore's economic growth, Dr Goh's collection of writings and speeches seek to shed light on the various challenges that China faced in the early 90s. His arguments and analyses were presented clearly and concisely while being firmly established upon economic principles. Covering a broad range of topics from the growth of industries and enterprises to financial reforms and the difficulties of doing business in China, this collection provides a comprehensive view of problems the Chinese government faced while providing possible solutions. Despite being written two decades ago, the issues raised in these papers and speeches are uncannily relevant to the issues that the current Chinese government faces today. Contents:China's Economic Policies in a Historical PerspectiveAmerica Looks at China Part I — After Deng, What?America Looks at China Part II — Future of ReformsAmerica Looks at China Part III — Absorbing Modern TechnologyAmerica Looks at China Part IV — Correcting Systemic WeaknessesLi Peng on China's State EnterprisesInto the 21st centuryWhat's Gone Wrong with China?China's Coal Industry: Symptom of a Deeper Malaise of the EconomyDoing Business in ChinaThe Awakening of Asia's Giant — China Readership: General readers, academics, professionals, students interested in China's economy. Keywords:China;Economic;Polices;State Enterprise;Institutional and Industrial Problems and ReformKey Features:This collection of Dr. Goh Keng Swee's writings on China's economic development has not been published anywhere elseDr Goh's analyses are reflective of the times and as adviser to China's State Council at that time, his views will help throw light on development in China todayIt offers a historical perspective on China's development after the reform and opening up, while still maintaining its value for today's ChinaAs an economist, Dr Goh's discussions of economic topics were presented in a concise and lucid way. The book is suitable for both professionals and general readers interested in China's economy

The East Asian Institute

Author: East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814725749
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' This book record achievements of the East Asian Institute (EAI), one of the top five think tanks in the world under the leadership of Dr Goh Keng Swee, Professors Wang Gungwu, John Wong and Zheng Yongnian. The hard work behind the nurturing of this institute is sometimes invisible, unwritten and under-appreciated but the contributions and results are clear and relevant to the scholarly world. The works of EAI''s originating guardians as well as the future endeavours of its current directorship thus need to be chronicled for future generations of scholars to learn from this intellectual experience of managing an institution as complex as EAI. The detailed historiography of EAI in this publication represents the multiple histories of EAI, China''s developmental path since the initiation of market reforms as well as Singapore''s collaborative interface with China''s development. Contents: The Making of the East Asian Institute (Lim Tai Wei)Goh Keng Swee and Contemporary China Studies in Singapore (John Wong)Singapore''s Road to "China Watching" (John Wong) Readership: Professionals, policy-makers and general readers interested in the development of China Studies in Singapore and the history of the East Asian Institute. Keywords:Goh Keng Swee;China Studies;East Asian Institute'

Goh Keng Swee

Author: Barry Desker
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814291390
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Goh held: social welfare; political and constitutional evolution; development economics and finance; the armed forces and defence industry; the education system, from schools through higher education to the research institutes; Chinese studies, from Confucianism to 'China watching'; and cultural development, with special emphasis on the creation of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service will be read by present and future generations of public servants, by Singaporeans in general, and by all students and laypersons with an interest in the modern history of Singapore - social, economic, political, military, and cultural - to which a characteristically simple and frugal Dr. Goh contributed both decisively and unreservedly.

IPOs and Equity Offerings

Author: Ross Geddes
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478784
Format: PDF
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An initial public offering (IPO) is one of the most significant events in corporate life. It follows months, even years of preparation. During the boom years of the late 1990s bull market, IPOs of growth companies captured the imagination and pocketbooks of investors like never before. This book goes behind the scenes to examine the process of an offering from the decision to go public to the procedures of a subsequent equity offering. The book is written from the perspective of an experienced investment banker describing the hows and whys of IPOs and subsequent equity issues. Each aspect of an IPO is illustrated with plenty of international examples pitched alongside relevant academic research to offer a combination of theoretical rigour and practical application. Topics covered are: - the decision to go public - legal and regulatory aspects of an offering; marketing and research - valuation and pricing - allocations of shares to investors - examination of fees and commissions * Global perpective: UK, European and US practices, regulations and examples, and case studies * First hand experience written by an IPO trader with academic rigour * Includes the changes in the market that resulted from 1998-2000 equity boom

From Third World to First

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060197765
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state's security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial–era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always "to be correct, not politically correct." Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one." Though Lee's domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry–spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children –– particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore's deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary's heart, soul, and mind.

Global Hakka

Author: Jessieca Leo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004300279
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In Global Hakka: Hakka Identity in the Remaking Jessieca Leo offers a needed update on Hakka history and a reassessment on Hakka identity in the global and transnational contexts, and views the concept of ‘being Hakka’ in the 21st century as Hakkaness – a quality determined by lifestyle and personal choice.

The ASEAN Miracle

Author: Kishore Mahbubani
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9814722499
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a miracle. Why? In an era of growing cultural pessimism, many thoughtful individuals believe that different civilizations – especially Islam and the West – cannot live together in peace. The ten countries of ASEAN provide a thriving counter-example of civilizational co-existence. Here 625m people live together in peace. This miracle was delivered by ASEAN. In an era of growing economic pessimism, where many young people believe that their lives will get worse in coming decades, Southeast Asia bubbles with optimism. In an era where many thinkers predict rising geopolitical competition and tension, ASEAN regularly brings together all the world’s great powers. Stories of peace are told less frequently than stories of conflict and war. ASEAN’s imperfections make better headlines than its achievements. But in the hands of Kishore Mahbubani and Jeffery Sng, the good news story is also a provocation and a challenge to the rest of the world.

The Complete Plain Words

Author: Ernest Gowers
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567922035
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This classic guide to the intricacies of the English language provides clear, succinct explanations of such topics as jargon, spelling, punctuation, superfluous words, the overuse or misuse of words, sexist language and the ground rules of grammar.

Singapore China Relations

Author: Yongnian Zheng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814713570
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' Showcasing the substantive and multi-faceted Singapore–China relationship, this book examines the political, economic, socio-cultural, people-to-people and even military exchanges between the two countries. It also highlights flagship projects and other key private sector-led projects that have become hallmarks of bilateral cooperation. The book argues that the current level of cooperation is built on the earlier foundation laid by Lee Kuan Yew and Deng Xiaoping. In a way, the bilateral relationship is a unique one. For one, Deng Xiaoping had singled out Singapore as a model for China''s reforms and China today continues to find Singapore''s experience relevant. Singapore is also learning from China in the process. The two countries also have a number of bilateral institutional mechanisms that have become more important in reviewing existing cooperation and identifying new ways of working together. Rather than simply provide an overview of bilateral relations, the book highlights the unique or distinguishing features of the Singapore–China relationship. Contents:Introduction (ZHENG Yongnian and LYE Liang Fook)China–Singapore Relations: Looking Back and Looking Forward (John WONG and LYE Liang Fook)Lee Kuan Yew: Th e Special Relationship with China (ZHENG Yongnian and LIM Wen Xin)Resilient and Enduring Singapore–China Bilateral Economic Relations (Sarah Y TONG)Tourism Exchange between Singapore and China: Smooth Expansion and Bright Prospects (CHIANG Min-Hua)Suzhou Industrial Park: More than Just a Commercial Undertaking (LYE Liang Fook)Tianjin Eco-city: A Low-Carbon Model in Singapore–China Cooperation (CHEN Gang)Sharing Singapore''s Successful Development Experience (Singbridge)Growing Educational Exchanges Between Singapore and China (ZHAO Litao)Th e Chinese Community: Huashe and Its Contributions (LIM Tai Wei)Singapore''s Media Image in China (HUANG Yanjie and ZHAO Lingmin)Chinese Studies in Singapore (John WONG and LIM Tai Wei) Readership: Academics, undergraduate and graduates students, professionals and policy makers interested in Singapore–China Relations. Key Features:Highlights the unique or distinguishing features of relationship rather than simply provide an overview of bilateral relationsOffers a timely review of the state of relations on the occasion of Singapore''s 50th anniversary of independence and 25th anniversary of Singapore–China relationsKeywords:Lee Kuan Yew;Deng Xiaoping;Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation;Suzhou Industrial Park;Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City;Guangzhou Knowledge City;Jilin Food Zone;Economic Relations;Educational Exchange;Tourism Exchange;Chinese Studies;Singapore''s Media Image "This book highlights the distinguishing features of the Singapore-China relationship such as the strong foundation laid by the leaders of the two countries, the high-level institutional platforms that drive bilateral ties and the number of flagship projects and multi-faceted cooperation that lend substance to the relationship. It underscores Singapore''s efforts to stay relevant to China''s growth as well as China''s inclination to work with Singapore for mutual benefit. A timely, well-written and informative publication that covers key aspects of the bilateral relationship." Wang Gungwu Chairman, East Asian Institute, NUS Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS Chairman, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute '