5/27/2017

Singapore China relations – Damage control mode




The last few weeks Singapore leaders have been gloating about the good relations between China and Singapore, going back to the days of LKY and claiming all the credits for Suzhou, Tianjin eco city and telling China that we are old friends, honest and reliable, we have common interests, that our good relations have deep roots and small differences should not derail this relationship.

All the negative reports and articles about China have disappeared to a trinkle, though still one or two appearing to irritate the Chinese. There was no need for such pleadings to remind the Chinese that we used to be good friends if only our diplomacy was based on more sensible approach, knowing our place instead of being khongcum and everyday wanting to punch above our weight, to poke China in the eyes. Oops, no we did not do that, according to Tommy Koh and several other highly talented Singaporean diplomats. Even Vivian has been saying all the nice things about how honest we are in our dealings with China and the South China Sea dispute. No, we never do anything bad or harmful against China. And the Chinese are so stupid, thinking Singapore was anti China!

See, relationship with China is now on even keel, back to normal. Everyone is smiling now. Forget about the Terrex incident or the non invite to OBOR. These are normal things and would soon be blown over.

Let’s see how long we can keep the media and the politicians and diplomat’s mouths shut. Let’s see how long Singapore can restrain itself from wanting to punch above its weight and wanting to poke China in the eyes. In diplomacy, they don’t invent such words called diplomatic for nothing, everything is about being diplomatic and not about punching above one’s weight when there is no need to.

Did Singapore learn anything from the hot headed cocky approach prior to this damage control exercise with China?  George Yeo better tell his former colleagues to know their places and stop being ‘boh tua boh suay’ in the international arena. The rule of the game is different, oops, in a way the same as domestic politics except that the person holding the big stick is not Singapore, so be prepared to be clobbered if one steps out of line

The horse has bolted from the barn, is it a bit too late to close the gate? Oops, more military exercises in the South China Sea, this time anti submarine exercise with India. 

Is this a friendly or unfriendly act against China? Why not anti submarine exercise with China’s navy in the Indian Ocean?

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alamak, sg should know that China has Long memory and do not forget thing easily. They still remember the last 100 years of humiliation. The only way the relationship can improved is when sg has a new leader and not past unpleasant baggage left but u and I know it's not going to happen at least for another 10 years. By then the Malayan port is fully developed and we are toast already.

jjgg said...

Good morning RB .. U must have been breathing more than fresh Malaysian air .. our country is already on war footing le ..except u choose to ignore it!! Look at all the BGs fronting our essential services .. from the head of government to the recent head of pang sai chua.. which other government in the world has a higher % of combat ready ppl in charge ..maybe ISIS .. al Qaeda? ..israel? You expect the military trained people to back down? No sir!! If they do.. they'll be equated to our men in blue .. I don't see us backing down.. I see an escalation .. we have friends .. US of A at our beck n call .. mother England to keep on buying stuff stuff from us .. India to supply us with cheap labour ..what me worry!! We will counter China's OBOR initiative with our NBPD (No belt pants drop) .. the Chinese will cringe in fear when they see us charging at them with no pants ( wasn't that why the kilt was invented? The Scots killed their enemies just by flapping their kilts) I daresay that the Chinese will die laughing too!!

Anonymous said...

Very obvious PAP Singapore is poking China's eye - evidence: siding USA on the South China Sea issue, and carrying India's balls - evidence: CECA, offering jobs to India nationals in Singapore at expense of Sinkies; joint naval exercise with India in the South China Sea against potential enemy naval forces (which China guessed is China itself).

virgo49 said...


LHL said Singaporeans had developed our own distinctive indenity. He meant to tell the Chinese Singaporeans - don't look to China.

We are not Chinese, we are more now more Ah Neh than Chinese. Don't know whether maybe they traced their family roots and find that they have Ah Neh blood.

Those Chiap Cheng from time immemorial just simply dislike Chinese. Worse traitors to their own race.

So,sinkie Chinese don't kpkb that we spite the Chinese. You have your own identity and please do not look to them as your kinsmen and saviours.

Virgo49 said...


Hi Jiggs, let their LG Ng Tat Chung be SPH CEO .

Let him also sink SPH. They already said that we must read the ST for the real news and not fake news.

Real news of their Propaganda? ??

Cheers

Anonymous said...

This pee-sai is out of the starring roles in the China OBOR.

This pee-sai not bad, this pee-sai has their OBOR, Own Belt Own Road!

What so good about the pee-sai that China want to learn?

Nothing! Nothing!

China don't need this pee-sai!

Just look at Malaysia and China, hand-in-hand, smiling and smiling.

Give another 10 to 20 years, Malaysia will be the Asean HUB with the help from China!

That time........ They will shout.....Malaysia boleh!

Will this pee-sai Boleh?

Will this pee-sai shine under the 4th generation leadership? Or fade?

What say you?

Anonymous said...

Oops, more military exercises in the South China Sea, this time anti submarine exercise with India.....Is this a friendly or unfriendly act against China?
RB

Having weigh the pros and cons, PAP thinks it is still in Singapore's interest to have anti submarine exercise with India lah, even though it may be an unfriendly act against China.

Just as 70% Sinkies, having weigh the pros and cons, think it is still in their interest to vote for PAP, even though PAP has "jobs for foreigners and NS only for Sinkies" policy.

Anonymous said...

Is this a friendly or unfriendly act against China?
RB

That'a a wrong question to ask.

The right question should be "Is it in Singapore's interest?"

So Singapore's interest must come first.

And since many already think Singapore = PAP and vice versa, and which is also not that wrong, Singapore's interest also = PAP's interest.

And sometimes, and not always lah, PAP's interest can be very bad for Sinkie and Sinkie opposition's interest.

Anonymous said...

Our powerful politicians think Singapore is the leader of ASEAN and foolishly think they are of world status comparable to Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping. Therefore they always talk the most and the loudest and like to punch above their weight. They will never shut their ugly itchy mouths. They always use third parties or underlings in the many institute of higher learnings and international studies to bad mouth China. No need to tell China Singapore is a friend and is neutral in the affairs between China and the US or Japan or in the South China Sea matter. They must be out of their mind to think China was born only yesterday or as the saying goes they think that China is a three year old child. They are full of their own self importance and inflated ego. Their uncalled for insidious utterances and actions are driving Singapore dangerously over the fatal cliff.

Anonymous said...


hahaha................

anonymous 1128am equation of PAP = Singapore and Singapore = PAP very enlightening

how about PAP = ASEAN and ASEAN = PAP or

how about Singapore = ASEAN and ASEAN = Singapore

yes! we are the world!

anyway........worry not worry not

天無絕人之路! 天無絕人之路!

船到桥头自然直! 船到桥头自然直!

Be happy! Be happy!

Cheers!!!

Anonymous said...

Their uncalled for insidious utterances and actions are driving Singapore dangerously over the fatal cliff.
11:46 am

In what way? Can u be more specific or else my simple mind catch no ball.

Because my simple mind always think that if PAP can win elections and win big, then nothing is dangerous, let alone fatal, for Singapore.

Anonymous said...

PAP's goal is to turn Singapore into a big global city, filled with India nationals . . .

patriot said...


With India and Japan in Asia as friends, Singapore does not need China for anything.
And
with USA having military
base or the Use of military facilities here in Sin, all the More China can be put aside.

Sinkies can pick workers and talents from a pool of almost 1.5 billions from the lndian Mainland.
Mana chiak a liao?
Zero point five percent of lndia lndian come to Sin, the Tiny Dot will boom no end.
lmagine if they cater to the lndian Mainland Market and get cheap labour from there to work in Sin.
On one hand India supplies cheap labour, on the other hand it gives Sin a super huge market, can Sin cope with them?


patriot

Anonymous said...

Welcome so many black ants in Raffles Place and Changi business park is macham like prostitute open legs wide wide like that Sama Sama, Tio bo?

Anonymous said...

PAP's goal is to turn Singapore into a big global city, filled with India nationals . . .
May 27, 2017 1:34 pm

No, no.
To turn Singapore into a big Indian city, filled with global Indians.

Anonymous said...

/// The only way the relationship can improved is when sg has a new leader and not past unpleasant baggage left but u and I know it's not going to happen at least for another 10 years. ///
May 27, 2017 9:10 am

Work 10 years before retiring as Prime Minister.
And then ownself promote ownself to Senior Minister

And then work 10 years before retiring as Senior Minister
And then ownself promote ownself to Mentor Minister

And then work 10 years before retiring as Mentor Minister
And then die.
Then ownself promote ownself to Founding Son & the 10th Immortal.

By that time, Singapore already become the 30th state of India liao.
And Hindi and Tamil are the national languages of Singapore.

Hard truths or Fairy Tales?
You tell me lah.

Anonymous said...

Singapore is a BIG CASINO!

No money no talk!

You die your business!

Anonymous said...

Ah choon just a scagpe goat.

Sph confirm cannot float!

Anonymous said...

"With India and Japan in Asia as friends, Singapore does not need China for anything."

patriot May 27, 2017 2:36 pm


Late President Nathan took a close picture with Lt Kokubu, commandant of a Japanese Imperial Guard unit in Muar during World War 2 after the Japs invaded Singapore , ( http://www.theindependent.sg/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/5.jpg?x83497 ) and also a picture of him wearing a Jap cap with Jap soldiers ( ttp://www.theindependent.sg/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/4.jpg?x83497 )



Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder, why Changi Business Park and those in the Marina financial district got so many nationals from a certain country hah?

Why they are not from China, Myanmar or Philippines? Or even from Ang Mo countries?

Or lagi best, why not Sinkies from Sinkieland?

Why hah? And is the anti submarine exercise with India also got something to do with the above?



Anonymous said...

PM Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore manages population growth carefully - so careful that essential water becomes short supply due to increased population demand, and he had to hike the water price by 30% (excluding GST and additional water tax on the incremental 30%) . . .

Anonymous said...


what is the use of kpkb kpkb and kpkb here

70% already voted "YES" and projected to be 80% at next GE with both H and A going back to PAP

people will only kpkb kpkb and kpkb, but when come to voting.......PAP

singapore is like that, is like that

so......don't waste your time, no use no use

just try your best to 3Ms

be happy and worry less

this is singapore

Anonymous said...

"so......don't waste your time, no use no use
just try your best to 3Ms
be happy and worry less
this is singapore"
May 27, 2017 10:03 pm

So why the fuck Yew still here?
Fuck off already.

Anonymous said...

@ statistic idiot 10.03pm Fffffffffffff70% already voted "YES" and projected to be 80% at next GE with both H and A going back to PAPffffffffffff


There is no basis for your MORONIC projection. U need to eat shit when it doesn't happen. H & A highly unlikely will change but E & M & many others highly possibly will ...... Ha ha ha u moron. 80% is your farting wishful wet dream & masturbation plucked from the sky. When the opposite happen, make sure u swallow 80 eggs for your foul mouth lousy moronic no basis 80% projection! That's why some people could be busy redrawing boundary to make E & M disappear from the map but that will only fall into Mr Ah Hia trap! As the saying goes, "Don't blardy count your farting piglets before they come out from the bitchy piggy CBs" .... ha ha ha

agongkia said...

What your leaders had done is for your country's interest and own good though the way it's executed may not be acceptable to some.
When you appear to be botuabosuay to your elder brother,naturally he got to show colour to let you know your status and as a junior,just kwaikwai n be humble.
A matter of time that your big brother will forget any unhappiness.
Big brother is known to be magnanimous.He will still support you
so meantime do not fall into any trap and got yourself involve with those up to no good so call street brothers like "cobra or whatever".
Most important now is to be more friendly to our immediate good neighbours.
Chinese use to say ,far away relatives cannot compare with nearby neighbours.
遠親不如近鄰。
So,let's move on.

Anonymous said...

Agongkia, your backside itchy already. Why don't u just go to Jalan Besar and open your ass to be fucked by the many black ants there then u know.knn

agongkia said...

Anon 5.35
Hang around jalan besar frequently.Want to have good time with them but they always avoid me cos I got chenghoolarng look.
Got sister?No bryani,horfun oso fine:-)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha.......

Anonymous 1052pm & 325am.....Good morning to both of you!

Don't be angry lah! No good for health!

Don't be too serious in life leh!

Just fortune telling.

What can u do as a single person?

So..,.,be happy and worry less and try to 3Ms.

All the best to all!

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

In a democracy, today yew may be a PM or minister, tomorrow got voted out and become nobody and walks the street like nobody, if yew keep talking about boh tua boh suay, and believe in it, when yew are nobody, then yew know what the people will do to yew.

Anonymous said...

@ Parrot 7.22am
>>>Just fortune telling. <<<


If spineless say so lah! What fortune tellng? Only spineless nodding brainless parrot keep repeating same thing in every single post! Other than sulk cork & sa ka the sagging balla, what else can u do to make a living? The 3Ms u made this way likely bring good karma to u very soon one day .....

denk said...

India , the u.s. new pit bull in SCS,

http://bit.ly/2qZjzyr

http://bit.ly/2rp7Qt0

sg is india's deputy now, expect more rapists here soon from rapistan.

walan, that verify process like playing computer game these days.

Anonymous said...

They think their family members would not be raped. So what is wrong with more rapists?

Anonymous said...

MacRitchie Reservoir and Botanic Garden would soon be as safe as New York's Central Park.