Shenzhen, one of the cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Photo: Bloomberg

Singapore and China eye deeper ties in Greater Bay Area project

  • The countries signed a slew of agreements relating to the blueprint during the visit of education minister Ong Ye Kung to Guangdong this week
  • Analysts say the city state’s enthusiasm for the plan is part of its effort to ‘stay relevant to China’s development needs’
Topic |   Singapore

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Shenzhen, one of the cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Photo: Bloomberg
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Lee Kuan Yew in 1970. Photo: Handout

China, friend or foe to Singapore? How a wily Lee Kuan Yew made it both in building his nation

  • Beijing has largely been seen as a hindrance to the Singaporean statesman’s efforts to construct a country after World War II
  • But a new paper by Taiwanese scholar Philip Liu argues Lee and China had a tacit understanding that pragmatic cooperation trumped ideological divides
Topic |   Singapore

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Lee Kuan Yew in 1970. Photo: Handout
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