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.