29 Oct '17, 11am

[Mothership] LKY told Richard Nixon in 1967 that U.S. should engage China despite ongoing Cold War

Singapore’s late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) was well-known as a statesman with astute views on international relations. Many world leaders past and present, including a long line of U.S. presidents such as Barack Obama , had sought his views and advice from him, particularly about the region and China. Advertisement Richard Nixon One notable figure who had sought LKY’s advice in the past was Richard Nixon, the late 37th president of the U.S. from 1969 to 1974. Richard Nixon. Source: Wikipedia Nixon was an admirer of LKY, and in his memoirs written later in his life, had described LKY as one of the two most capable leaders he had ever met. Before he was elected president in November 1968, Nixon travelled extensively around the world meeting various leading political figures and seeking their views on the world. Among others, he met the likes of French presid...

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