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US must ditch its Cold War containment obsession – China is not the Soviet Union

America must understand that China is different, emphasised the late Lee Kuan Yew when some 25 years ago I asked Singapore’s iconic modern founder whether my new newspaper column on Asia, then in the Los Angeles Times, might possibly do some good. His counsel was to try hard to help America get its all-important China relationship right. He said it with urgency.For a quarter of a century now, I have taken his advice to heart. After all, Lee, anything but a communist, was strong-minded about…


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