A new British naval base in Singapore could stoke resentment
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UK Foreign Minister Jeffrey Hunt and Defence Minister Gavin Williamson have been quoted as saying Britain will establish a permanent naval base in Southeast Asia – perhaps in Singapore or Brunei. This would be the first new British military base in the region in more than half a century.

The idea has been stimulated in part by Brexit. At least initially, the UK will be weakened by withdrawal from the European Union. Some members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s government reckon that, to thrive after the separation, the nation must boost economic relations with Asia. To ensure this, it must protect sea lanes and investments there. Because Britain cannot do this alone, it must enhance military relations with the United States, which needs help to constrain Beijing in the South China Sea.

But China is likely to see this as a move by one of its former colonial masters to become part of the US strategic cabal to confront and constrain it. Indeed, China also sees the new US Indo-Pacific Strategy and the revival of the Quad – a potential loose security coordination mechanism between India, Japan, Australia and the US – as evidence of this strategy.

Beijing is also likely to view the move as compounding a strategic existential threat. China has built a new submarine base at Yulin, on Hainan Island in the South China Sea for its nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed submarines. These are its deterrent to a nuclear first strike against it. They need to hide in the South China Sea to be effective.

The presence of a major British base and patrols mean more intelligence probes that could inhibit their ability to hide, thus removing its deterrent capability and exposing China to defeat in a nuclear exchange. Already, much to China’s angst, a British warship has challenged China’s claimed baselines around the Paracel Islands........

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can give dual citizenship best.
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Useless Brits stay away from Stinkapore, last time you around, you pointed guns at the wrong direction and you lost Stinkapore. It's ok we can defend ourselves. At least we know where to point our guns
PRC ktv* hostess once told me "台湾人无情, 香港人无义,新加坡人无稚" dance dance
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Huat ah. Welcome them. Boost to local economy. Best place the base on refilled land facing Boleh land
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11-1-2019 5:39 PM
Cory said:
Huat ah. Welcome them. Boost to local economy. Best place the base on refilled land facing Boleh land

Pap may hv to pay them $b every yr hor. Rolling on the flor laughing
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11-1-2019 5:39 PM
Cory said:
Huat ah. Welcome them. Boost to local economy. Best place the base on refilled land facing Boleh land

That is a good idea......... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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If they come then, there'll be more spg liao
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Good if SG needs help can use them
Lol
What goes around comes around
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11-1-2019 6:05 PM
Lukongsimi said:
Good if SG needs help can use them
Lol

Former Master?.which one better.?.
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Our White-Angmoh worshiping bananas are waiting for pop champagne Rolling on the flor laughing
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