SINGAPORE REPORTEDLY DENIES ENTRY TO TAIWAN EX-DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENSE, SIGN OF BEIJING PRESSURE?

According to a news report by the Taipei Times, Singapore has allegedly denied entry to Taiwan’s ex-Deputy Minister of National Defense Lee Shying-jow, despite tacit agreement that his visit to Singapore was approved.

Taiwan’s Trade Representative to Singapore Liang Kuo-Hsing could not be reached for comment on the incident. Lee was on his way to Thailand at the invitation of the Thai Royal Family Agricultural Foundation and decided on a stopover in Singapore.

This came after Hong Kong customs officials seized terrex armoured vehicles belonging to Singapore after they were being shipped home after military training exercises in Taiwan.

Is Lee Shying-jow’s reported denied entry linked to China’s persistent pressuring of Singapore over its relationship with Taiwan?

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