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Permanent wedge between Spore & China. Spore no more premiere trade & finance center
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18-5-2017 3:08 PM
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“The current administration in Singapore is different from the generation of Lee Kuan Yew,” said Xue, the Chinese foreign policy expert. “They are used to dealing with China from their Western perspective that is being a teacher of China, rather than a follower of China,”

Tai, the Cambridge-based observer, said the new Silk Road could drive a permanent wedge between the two countries. “The Belt and Road promises to bring regional connectivity on an unprecedented scale, which could soon undercut Singapore’s most important asset – her position as the premier trade and financial centre between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea,”

The late elder Lee on the vulnerability of small states. Lee in 2009 had said “a small country must seek a maximum number of friends, while maintaining the freedom to be itself as a sovereign and independent nation”.

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2094781/what-belt-and-road-snub-means-singapores-ties-china
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18-5-2017 3:11 PM
littlegroot Offline
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Can we cry over spilled milk?
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18-5-2017 3:12 PM
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We need to remove the wedge I guess.
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18-5-2017 3:13 PM
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Nothing is permanent. Wind direction will change.
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18-5-2017 3:13 PM
ahnya Online
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Must be 'follower of China' ?
I think even LKY wouldn't have agreed to that!
What does a statement like that tells us of China intentions ? Not just towards Singapore but towards the other countries as well?
(This post was last modified: 18-5-2017 3:13 PM by ahnya.)
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18-5-2017 3:16 PM
littlegroot Offline
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18-5-2017 3:13 PMMigrant wroteNothing is permanent. Wind direction will change.

But by then the boat may have already sunk.
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18-5-2017 3:23 PM
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Now you shud know why we need.more submarines.
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18-5-2017 3:23 PM
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18-5-2017 3:16 PMlittlegroot wroteBut by then the boat may have already sunk.

Najib sign 9 MOUs at the recent OBOR gathering.When all these projects cometo fruition, singapore will be left hanging in the air!
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18-5-2017 3:27 PM
littlegroot Offline
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18-5-2017 3:23 PMAvatar wroteNow you shud know why we need.more submarines.

For the ministers and paper generals to run road?
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18-5-2017 3:28 PM
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Old Lee built the bridge!

Younger leaders destroyed the bridge!
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