China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi (left) takes a stroll along the Singapore River with Singaporean senior minister Teo Chee Hean last month. Photo: FacebookChina’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi (left) takes a stroll along the Singapore River with Singaporean senior minister Teo Chee Hean last month. Photo: Facebook
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi (left) takes a stroll along the Singapore River with Singaporean senior minister Teo Chee Hean last month. Photo: Facebook
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

Shi Jiangtao

With China’s diplomats in overdrive, Singapore had a subtle message for Beijing

  • Politburo member Yang Jiechi’s trip to the city state included a stop at a commemorative marker for Deng Xiaoping
  • Beijing may see itself as a peace-loving, responsible power, but it is increasingly seen by others as an intimidating, self-centred giant

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi (left) takes a stroll along the Singapore River with Singaporean senior minister Teo Chee Hean last month. Photo: FacebookChina’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi (left) takes a stroll along the Singapore River with Singaporean senior minister Teo Chee Hean last month. Photo: Facebook
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi (left) takes a stroll along the Singapore River with Singaporean senior minister Teo Chee Hean last month. Photo: Facebook
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