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SINGAPORE Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Vypredaj , March 23 (Xinhua) -- Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore and one of the most influential political figures in Asia, passed away at the age of 91 Monday morning.

Lee served as Singapore's prime minister from 1959 till 1990.

Born in September 1923 into a family of Chinese descent, Lee did well in high school and later majored in law at Cambridge.

He married Kwa Geok Choo in 1950 and they have two sons and a daughter. His eldest son Lee Hsien Loong became the third prime minister of Singapore in August 2004.

Lee had a fairly tough experience during the Japanese occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945.

Lee Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Vypredaj , who returned to Singapore in 1949 as a lawyer, helped with local elections and also worked as a legal advisor to labor unions.

In November 1954, Lee, together with a group of fellow English- educated middle class men Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Essential Vypredaj , formed the socialist People's Action Party (PAP), and Lee served as its secretary-general.

Lee won the Tanjong Pagar seat in the 1955 elections. He led the PAP to a national election victory in 1959 and was sworn in as the prime minister of the autonomous government.

In September 1963, Singapore became part of Malaysia in a short- lived union. In August 1965, Singapore was expelled from Malaysia Nike Air Max 90 Ultra BR Vypredaj , and hence the Republic of Singapore was created.

Lee served as the prime minister of Singapore till 1990 when he handed over power to Goh Chok Tong.

Lee tried to create a unique Singaporean identity in the early decades of the republic by recognizing the multiracial reality and stress multicultural harmony.

He stressed the rule of law and clean government.

Lee remained a member of the cabinet as senior minister and, later, minister mentor before stepping down in 2011.

Lee was active in recent years attending dialogue sessions and fora and writing books to "disseminate his wisdom."

LONDON, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Britain's second biggest city Nike Air Max 90 Leather Vypredaj , Birmingham, is rebranding its airport as Shakespeare's Airport to attract thousands of Chinese tourists to central England.

The birthplace of the famous English playwright in Stratford Upon Avon is a short journey from Birmingham.

The airport has announced a partnership with Hainan Airlines and Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic. The new partnership will see 17 charter flights this summer between Beijing and Birmingham, bringing around 4,000 Chinese tourists to Britain on package tours.

The airport plans to continue to use its new Chinese branding -"Birmingham Airport Nike Air Max 90 Essential Vypredaj , Shakespeare's Airport" as a gateway to promote more tourism into a vast area known in Britain, as the Midlands.

Officials at the airport say the agreement with Hainan Airlines could create 30 million U.S. dollars for the Birmingham and wider West Midlands economy.

A 62-million-dollar extension to the airport's main runway has paved the way for a long-term plan to attract scheduled flights from China to Birmingham.

Hainan Airlines' first flight will leave Beijing on July 3, with twice weekly flights on Mondays and Fridays using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with 223 seats - 32 in the business cabin and 191 in economy.

Jo Lloyd Nike Air Max 90 Glow Vypredaj , commercial director at Birmingham Airport, said: "We are honored to host the UK's only direct charter flights from Beijing this summer and look forward to welcoming the thousands of Chinese passengers arriving twice weekly into the Midlands during the summer."

"Not only is this a significant market test, it paves the way for future sustainable scheduled flights into Birmingham from China that will support the growth in Chinese visitors as well as the region's economy." Lloyd said.

Lloyd also hopes future flight programs will include departures from Shanghai and Guangzhou as well as Beijing to Birmingham.

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