While some see this as a great opportunity for Singapore to demonstrate its diplomatic mettle, it could become the proverbial albatross around its diplomatic neck. Illustration: Craig Stephens

As Asean chair, Singapore may find its warming ties with China turning frosty once more

Mark J. Valencia says however skilled its diplomacy, the challenge of trying to forge a code of conduct agreement between Asean and Beijing, while keeping its relations with both China and the US on an even keel, may prove too much for the Southeast Asian country

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While some see this as a great opportunity for Singapore to demonstrate its diplomatic mettle, it could become the proverbial albatross around its diplomatic neck. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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