Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan during the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia this month. He says he is worried about rising US-China tension spiralling out of control. Photo: AP
Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan during the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia this month. He says he is worried about rising US-China tension spiralling out of control. Photo: AP
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Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan worries US-China tension may ‘spiral’ into war

  • Balakrishnan says he doesn’t believe the two nations ‘are setting out to wage war on each other, but I do worry there is a very real risk’
  • He told The Straits Times the worsening relationship between Washington and Beijing reminded him of what transpired before WWI

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan during the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia this month. He says he is worried about rising US-China tension spiralling out of control. Photo: AP
Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan during the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia this month. He says he is worried about rising US-China tension spiralling out of control. Photo: AP
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