Sun Xi, a China-born alumnus of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, is an independent commentary writer based in Singapore.
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The city state, a key role model for a modernising China, remains far ahead in social development and governance and continues to have lessons to share.
The course the US-China trade dispute takes will be unpredictable, but we can count on the impact on global production networks to be negative. Some are already scrambling to adjust.
It's debatable whether the ongoing five-day class boycott by students in Hong Kong should be compared with the May Fourth Movement of 1919 in Beijing.
The more than 20-year-old cross-boundary haze malady has hit Singapore again, but this time the situation is much worse, with pollution levels breaking several records.