Studies how Lee Kuan Yew and subsequent individual leader have been in shaping Singapore, and goes on to consider the specific new challenge. Explores rapid population growth, migration and a changing population mix, the rise of china, One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan and possible shifts in the regional balance of power, and anxieties about the economy and an increasing global backlash against the neo-liberal free trade regime. Discusses critical factors for the development of a “Smart Nation” and 3 key pillars: digital government, digital economy, and digital society. Considers key areas of economic policy, social policy, foreign policy, and explores the changing nature of governance. Examines the Singapore government’s effort to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
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