China honours Lee Kuan Yew for 'long-standing' support of its development

China honours Lee Kuan Yew for 'long-standing' support of its development

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2018-12-18 16:13

Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew smiles as he attends the LKY School of Public Policy 7th anniversary dialogue session in Singapore September 14, 2011. (Photo: REUTERS/Tim Chong/File Photo)

SINGAPORE: China on Tuesday (Dec 18) honoured Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in recognition of his and Singapore's "long-standing support" of China's development.

The Reform and Friendship Award was conferred by the People's Republic of China government on Mr Lee as the Communist Party celebrated the 40th anniversary of the country's "reform and opening up".

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