Ho Kwon Ping
Ho Kwon Ping
Ho Kwon Ping is executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings.

Fundamental civilisational tensions between the US and China could persist well into the future, and one possible outcome is the bifurcation of the digital world which would result in a severe setback for globalisation.

China sees its rise as the fulfilment of a historical destiny and is willing to play a long game to achieve it. Singapore is well positioned to mediate between the world views represented by the US and China in a new co-equal civilisation era.

A new global order, with China as the dominant player in Asia, is coming into force. To every Chinese person with a keen sense of history, Pax Sinica is a legitimate reversion to the golden Han and Tang eras.