Having interacted with many Chinese nationals during work and sometimes socially, I am astonished whenever I hear the proclamation of Singapore owing loyalty to China, or that we would do well to be part of their family. I wish I was joking here, but when my cousin's in-laws(she married a Chinese national) came to Singapore, they literally spoke of our country as if it was a part of China. There's no argument, no discussion, no questioning. We simply are a part of China, just as water is wet and fire is hot. What is their government teaching them?