George Yeo

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Opinion | US-China relations are the ties that bind for Singapore and Asean

Beijing’s plan for a more equitable approach to the US and world lies in its dual-circulation economy plan, with Singapore’s future bound up in the outcome

Beijing’s plan for a more equitable approach to the US and world lies in its dual-circulation economy plan, with Singapore’s future bound up in the outcome

12 Nov 2020 - 6:37PM
Opinion | How independent Singapore’s ‘Chinese-ness’ helped shape China’s great revival

Singapore’s ‘Chinese-ness’ had helped build strong ties with China, but it is paramount that this is distinguished from its status as an independent, sovereign, multiracial country, says former foreign minister George Yeo.

Singapore’s ‘Chinese-ness’ had helped build strong ties with China, but it is paramount that this is distinguished from its status as an independent, sovereign, multiracial country, says former foreign minister George Yeo.

30 Oct 2020 - 4:35PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM