Singapore deputy PM said Asean wants to deepen economic ties with Japan, South Korea and the European Union. Photo: Bloomberg
US needs to step up economic engagement with Asia, Singapore says
  • Deputy PM Heng Swee Keat said Washington must come up with an ‘equally substantial alternative’ to the CPTPP trade pact Trump ditched in 2017
  • He also said it is critical that there are safeguards in place to ensure China-US competition ‘doesn’t veer off course into conflict’
1 Dec 2021 - 8:58AM