US military planes aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as it sails in South China Sea on its way to Singapore in October 2019. Photo: AFP
William Choong
Opinion

Opinion

William Choong

Can Singapore maintain its sweet spot between China and the US?

  • The island nation has maintained its ties with Washington and Beijing without provoking the ire of either side
  • But as US-China relations deteriorate and tensions grow in the South China Sea amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore’s balancing act will prove trickier
US military planes aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as it sails in South China Sea on its way to Singapore in October 2019. Photo: AFP
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