Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s prime minister-in-waiting. “No one deliberately wants to go into battle, but we sleepwalk into conflict … that’s the biggest problem and danger,” he said of rising US-China tensions. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s prime minister-in-waiting. “No one deliberately wants to go into battle, but we sleepwalk into conflict … that’s the biggest problem and danger,” he said of rising US-China tensions. Photo: EPA-EFE
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US, China risk ‘sleepwalking into conflict’, Singapore’s Lawrence Wong warns

  • The city state’s prime minister-in-waiting said the relationship between the world’s biggest economies was on a ‘very worrying’ trajectory
  • He called for both countries’ leaderships to engage each other and de-escalate Taiwan tensions to avoid ‘near-misses, accidents and miscalculations’

Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s prime minister-in-waiting. “No one deliberately wants to go into battle, but we sleepwalk into conflict … that’s the biggest problem and danger,” he said of rising US-China tensions. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s prime minister-in-waiting. “No one deliberately wants to go into battle, but we sleepwalk into conflict … that’s the biggest problem and danger,” he said of rising US-China tensions. Photo: EPA-EFE
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