06 Apr '11, 4pm

PM Lee: Do you believe everything you read in the Straits Times?

PM Lee: Do you believe everything you read in the Straits Times?

I think, there are very few countries who do it like Singapore. So your question is a very reasonable one. The only other country which does it, something similar to us, is China. It's China because they have a system where they got their key people all over the country kept track of by their zhong zu pu ? central organisation department. It's a super-powerful Public Service Division. And in principle at least, they know where you are, a few thousand cadres, all over China. They track you, they develop you and eventually by some process or consultation, they come to a consensus, or maybe there's some tussle internally, which we don't know, and then they say, 'Okay, next leader probably Xi Jinping; next premier probably Li Keqiang'.

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