A netizen has translated a Chinese article about Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to China and his meeting with high ranking Chinese officials.
According to the Chinese Communist Party-linked paper, People’s Daily, Lee Hsien Loong’s visit was “sudden” and is in stark contrast to the indifference to China’s interests he displayed over the past 4 years.
Insinuating that Lee was not being sincere in his latest trip to China, the article also continued to fault Singapore for its stance on the South China Sea dispute, which the Chinese view as interference in their affairs.
The South China Sea disputes involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely Brunei, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Republic of China (ROC), Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Lee Hsien Loong will be visiting China for 3-days. His visit follows an invitation by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Singapore will play the role of ASEAN chairman next year, which might explain Beijing’s move to reduce tensions between the countries.