With parts of Jakarta sinking at an alarming rate, the result of land subsidence and rising sea levels, the government is looking for an alternative seat of power. Photo: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
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As Indonesia eyes a new capital city, ancient China’s shifting seats of government can offer inspiration

The island nation is considering relocating governance from a sinking Jakarta. In China, the capital city shifted north, south, east and west according to a variety of factors

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With parts of Jakarta sinking at an alarming rate, the result of land subsidence and rising sea levels, the government is looking for an alternative seat of power. Photo: EPA
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Singapore's diminutive size forces it to be deft, even cynical, in its relationships with other countries. Photo: Shutterstock
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

If the US-China trade war continues, what will become of Singapore? Historically, small states haven’t fared well

Jingnan, a diminutive territory in imperial China, prospered despite its size and military weakness. Until the inevitable happened

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Singapore's diminutive size forces it to be deft, even cynical, in its relationships with other countries. Photo: Shutterstock
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