Not invited: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP

What new Silk Road snub means for Singapore’s ties with China

Lion City’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was not among the many heads of government invited to a summit for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road project, suggesting Beijing is still smarting from a diplomatic spat

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Not invited: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.