Thanks to the pettiness and petulance of the US Congress,

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    the US has been overtaken. Beijing 1, Washington 0.

    Lee Kuan Yew once dismissed the idea of democracy for its own sake by saying: "You're talking about Rwanda or Bangladesh, or Cambodia, or the Philippines. They've got democracy, according to Freedom House," a US research institution.

    "But have you got a civilised life to lead? People want economic development first and foremost. The leaders may talk something else. You take a poll of any people. What is it they want? The right to write an editorial as you like? They want homes, medicine, jobs, schools."


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