George Yeo on the redwood, the giant bush and the banyan tree

Former politician George Yeo talks to Opinion Editor Grace Ho about US-China, India, the Singaporean identity and Chinese schools.

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George Yeo is fond of tree analogies.

In a 1991 speech on Singapore, he likened the state to a banyan tree - a large evergreen tree native to Asia - and spoke of the need to prune it so that civic participation could grow under its canopy.

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