Xi Jinping, right, with Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2007. Photo: Xinhua Xi Jinping, right, with Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2007. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping, right, with Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2007. Photo: Xinhua
George Yeo
Opinion

Opinion

George Yeo

How independent Singapore’s ‘Chinese-ness’ helped shape China’s great revival

  • Former Singapore foreign affairs minister George Yeo points to one particular element that has helped the city state build strong ties with China
  • But it has also caused complexities in foreign policy for a multicultural, sovereign nation that has to ensure it isn’t seen as a Chinese state in Asean

Xi Jinping, right, with Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2007. Photo: Xinhua Xi Jinping, right, with Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2007. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping, right, with Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2007. Photo: Xinhua
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