Tag Archives: Foreign Policy

UNFAIR TO CHASTISE KISHORE MAHBUBANI FOR HIS OPINION ON A MEEK S’PORE FOREIGN POLICY

Nothing wrong with what Kishore Mahbubani said. He basically said that if it doesn't involve us (i.e. "beyond our borders"), we should be prudent about interfering. He didn't say that if it involves us, we should be cowed and be a pushover. Bilahari Kauisikan, as supported by K Shanmugam Sc, however, read Mahbubani's article to mean that we should be "meekly compliant", "subordinate", "grovel", "running dogs", and a "tame poodle" to larger countries. And took serious offense with that.

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GEORGE YEO: PEOPLE OFTEN “MISUNDERSTAND” CHINA

The historical basis of the Silk Road was fair exchange and mutual benefit, and China’s intentions for its New Silk Road vision are no different, said Singapore’s former Foreign Minister George Yeo yesterday (June 3) at a public forum. China does not intend to subordinate the economic strategies of other countries to its own and is misunderstood by others, said Mr Yeo at the forum on Asia and the middle-income trap organised by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

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