24 January 2017
The question “What if Singapore has to choose between China and the United States?” featured prominently at a conference yesterday.
Professor Joseph Liow, dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said it is unlikely Singapore will reach that crossroad.
China’s growing clout in the Asia-Pacific, and concerns that America’s engagement with the region will weaken should it turn inward, had led some observers to wonder whether countries in the region will have to take sides at some point.
However, Prof Liow noted, among other factors, that the scope of bilateral relations between the US and China has expanded.
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