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Opinion | ‘The South China Sea connected us, it never divided us’: how Asean can build bridges

Former Singapore foreign affairs minister George Yeo believes Asean countries should remain neutral amid the US-China trade war and transform the South China Sea from a zone of competing claims to one of cooperation.

15 Jan 2020 - 4:07PM

Former Singapore foreign affairs minister George Yeo believes Asean countries should remain neutral amid the US-China trade war and transform the South China Sea from a zone of competing claims to one of cooperation.

‘The South China Sea connected us, it never divided us’: how Asean can build bridges
Opinion | Chinese exceptionalism, law vs etiquette and ‘chopsticks people’

Former Singaporean foreign minister George Yeo shares his thoughts on Beijing’s simultaneous disdain and awe for the rule of law, the Chinese language and control, and a moral system built without religion.

4 Aug 2019 - 3:56PM

Former Singaporean foreign minister George Yeo shares his thoughts on Beijing’s simultaneous disdain and awe for the rule of law, the Chinese language and control, and a moral system built without religion.

Chinese exceptionalism, law vs etiquette and ‘chopsticks people’
China’s trade war pain can be ASEAN’s gain: how Southeast Asia is reaping a windfall of shifting trade and investment

Trade and political tensions are quickening China’s integration with ASEAN’s economy. But even as countries in the bloc vie for Chinese trade and investment, China knows they won’t allow themselves to be locked into its embrace.

16 Oct 2018 - 1:21PM

Trade and political tensions are quickening China’s integration with ASEAN’s economy. But even as countries in the bloc vie for Chinese trade and investment, China knows they won’t allow themselves to be locked into its embrace.

China’s trade war pain can be ASEAN’s gain: how Southeast Asia is reaping a windfall of shifting trade and investment
Asian Angle | Asean and the art of living with China

Southeast Asian nations have a long history of somehow letting China lead the way without getting pushed around. Those geopolitical skills are likely to come in handy once again.

12 Apr 2018 - 7:27PM

Southeast Asian nations have a long history of somehow letting China lead the way without getting pushed around. Those geopolitical skills are likely to come in handy once again.

Asean and the art of living with China
Seeing China for what it is, warts and all, will help bridge the East-West gap
China’s developing connectivity to its neighbours is a story of epic proportions