8/20/2019

Singapore caught between the US and China

Linette Lai, political correspondent, posted an article in thenewpaper on Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech on relations with the US and China. Below are a few points on the article.
 

Hsien Loong emphasized that ‘We must always be principle in our approach, and not swayed by emotions…When we agree with either major power, we will do so. When we cannot, we must maintain and explain our stand.’ This looks very simple and straight forward, a matter of principle. Unfortunately it is very hard to put to practice when the evil American Empire is violating all international rules and laws and fabricating fake news and false flag incidents to provoke and incite wars, conduct regime change and imposed unilateral sanctions like a terrorist against its chosen enemies. How could Singapore slitter through the American treachery without being entangled and looked like another evil little USA?
 

Relations with China is complicated by our Chinese majority with Singapore suffering from the hangover that it cannot be seen to be too close to China and offend the neighbouring countries, sensitive to domestic racial minorities and the Americans for being so. ‘If we support China, the US and other countries may think we do so because we are a majority-Chinese country and therefore accede to China.’ This view was in vogue in the days of Cold War rhetoric and propaganda when China was the enemy.
 

This legacy of the past when China was smeared as the devil, the threat to the region by the Americans and the West and gobbled up by the silly neighbouring countries as the unquestioned truth is becoming less credible given a stronger Chinese involvement in international affairs except for the incalcitrants that would not change the anti China programme implanted in their heads after a life time of reading American and western propaganda against China.
 

If Singapore is true in maintaining a principle position and relation with China, then there is nothing to fear. The Cold War mentality is over. The anglophile mentality is losing its grip. China is not the devil made out to be by the West. Singapore must be brave and strong enough to take its stand for or against China based on principles and not on fear and deference to the irrational emotions of its neighbours and the evil Americans and their anti China agenda.
 

Singapore is still beholden to the Americans if you understand what this meant. ‘The US is a major security partner, he said, noting that Singapore buys advanced military equipment from the US, trains with its troops and cooperates with its troops and cooperates with it on counter terrorism. (Why not the US be beholden to Singapore for allowing it to base its military forces in this strategic region to protect American hegemony?) On the economic front, the value and scale of US companies’ investments in Singapore outstrip those of any other country.’ So, would this position change when Chinese investments outstrip those of the Americans one day and Singapore be free from getting its armed twisted by the Americans and flirted with the Americans in regime change?
 

Unlikely. ‘We hope the US will continue to remain engaged in the Asia Pacific, and continue to safeguard regional peace and stability.’ This can be read by China as anti China, and American presence to safeguard the American Empire and hegemony and to cause instability for the interest of the American Empire… This ensures the security and prosperity of the whole region.’ Or to ensure the security and prosperity of the American Empire. Singapore has this blind spot about the Americans and could not see the evilness and mischiefs the Americans are doing in the region and the world. This position of Singapore is by choice.
 

If Singapore continues to take this position, it cannot blame others for seeing Singapore as the little USA and Singapore may have to pay a heavy price one day for siding with the Americans while proclaiming that it wants to be friends to both the US and China. Singapore cannot be neutral in its relations with the US and China as the US regards China as enemy. The same dilemma is affecting India and Pakistan’s relations with the US and China. Both want to have good relations with both but unable to do so.
 

Can Singapore do it, be friends to both the US and China without offending either one of them, without compromising its positions by siding with one against another? Singapore may want to have the cake and eat it but not so easy. And this would be more difficult if you have a foreign minister that is an anglophile, pro West and anti China. We have seen how disastrous the result would be when this happened.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

蔡金龙: "We have seen how disastrous the result would be when this happened."



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正是老鹰飊下时
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Anonymous said...

Hi900am

Sorry lah! Don't understand-ED! Catch no ball! Your chinasa very very very very deep!

Hahaha......

Frog Outside Glass said...

When caught between two balls, it means it is a prick. A prick in Sinkingland only gets erected during the Generals' Erections every 4/5 years. That's really pathetic.

From now on, the prick may have to take medication (viagra) in order to become erect. And taking medication too frequently may result in a fatal heart attack, or stroke.

Therefore, Sinkingland is a limping prick that may suffer from a heart-attack, or a heartless-attack. Or even a remission of a stroke or cancer. This is a very uncertain and dangerous time.

No matter how much any wise or foolish leader may want to prepare for the consequences ahead, the uncertainty still remains.

Hongkong may seem to be in a dire state now. However, in the long-run, she will rise above the Sinkingland. Mainly because the Sinkingland is going to sink, both metaphorically and literally. It is only a matter of time.

How much more time is available? That's a $Trillion Question.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ all

As usual, follow the money. LHL has chosen his words carefully...so that the money keeps coming in! From US and China interests.

Singapore is way too small to play "geo politics". Better say the right thing, dun chase away "customers" and "investors", shut the fuck up, head down and collect The Pay Day....over and over again.

Singaporeans are pragmatically materialistic. That's what is so fucking awesome about the place. Huat ah! 🤑

Anonymous said...

@All,

SG is simply applying divide & conquer, at the psychological level ... shadow boxing, feinting, always moving, going with the flow. We learned from some of the best ... the ancient cheenas & the imperial brits --- back when the brits were really good at psychological manipulation with just the right amount of violence at just the right places. LOL!!!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Nice try 9:00am.

Your 金 needs a 真 on its right: )

Anonymous said...

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean August 20, 2019 10:46 am
//Nice try 9:00am.

Your 金 needs a 真 on its right: )//


Oops... Almost



Nice name :)

Anonymous said...

///Hongkong may seem to be in a dire state now. However, in the long-run, she will rise above the Sinkingland. Mainly because the Sinkingland is going to sink, both metaphorically and literally. It is only a matter of time.///

Sinkingland already started sinking even before climate change. It started sinking when overloaded with another 2.5 million foreign dumps and trashes. Now it is now only sinking. In fact, it stinks and sinks.

Bad policies detrimental to own citizens but in favour of foreigners have shakened it's one of its four foundations. The four foundations are inter-dependent. If any one of the four foundations collapsed, the whole building (country) collapsed.

"All you need is a rogue government... " so said LKY. Shrewd and wise as he was supposed to be, but little did he envisaged that the rogue government is the one run by his own hand-picked and personally-groomed successor!

Alas! Human's calculations simply cannot out-smart Heaven's "principles"!

Anonymous said...

The Karma/Retribution befalling on the Ruthless Father of Sin is manifesting through his very own successors; the Seat Warmer fire wood follow by his very own Son.
There shall little left of the Barren Rock after them, as aliens take over.
Or
rather,
the Country is bought over by aliens.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Normally aliens cannot take over. Aliens can only take over when the smart asses did not know that it is happening. A bit like boiling a frog to death.

Frog Outside Glass said...

69.9% of frogs in the boiling pot are enjoying the warmth of the boiling water, which keeps increasing in temperature and pressure little by little, day by day. None of them realise that it will come a time when the temperature or pressure will become so high that they will meet their sudden death.

Better be a frog outside the ice-cold glass than a frog inside the warm boiling pot.

Anonymous said...

Hi 310pm...,are you sure you are outside? Not inside too?

Anonymous said...

Do you think Singapore is still Chinese majority?

Is this true?
If you count the CECA Indians, do you think Singapore is already Indian majority.

Anonymous said...


Aliens can only buy up Sin if they are approved and or invited to.

So,
cannot blame the Aliens. If Sinkies sell and pawn themselves, it is wrong and even sinful to blame those who legally bought their assets on Sin.

The Seller which in the Chinese Language is 卖国,literally means selling off the Country are the Culprits responsible for the Loss of a homeland. Would not call Sin a Motherland as it is yet a nation.
lt is a child with no parents but claim by some as a child belonging to them and no one cares about the Claim and allow the Claimants to do whatever they like. Even child abuses do not matter to those around.
Lol.

imho said...

Thats the problem with helping 3rd world countries. They will soon become competitors and no friend whether it is china, india or vietnam. Can help but must help VERY slowly.

Anonymous said...

蔡镇龙: ///Can Singapore do it, be friends to both the US and China without offending either one of them, without compromising its positions by siding with one against another? Singapore may want to have the cake and eat it but not so easy. ///


龙哥,

It is not EASY?

LOOK at the difference of this two nations in the 2 videos below!!!

China version:
https://youtu.be/IlJr1V1F1LQ

Americunt version:
https://youtu.be/Kl5B6MBAntI


龙哥,

要周旋在这两个迥然不同的世纪霸权当中,好似走钢线,平衡不当,有跌下万丈深渊之险?

您对以上的两个视频有何看法?

相信MSN的读者们对您的发表极感兴趣(性趣也可,哈哈!)

Anonymous said...

*these two countries

Frog Outside Glass said...

It's All In Your Mind

Inside or outside, it's all in your own mind.

Form is Emptiness. Emptiness is Form. Form is none other than Emptiness .Emptiness is none other than Form.

Foul is Fair. Fair Is Foul. Fairness can be unfair. Unfairness can sometimes be Fair.

Right can be Wrong. Wrong can be Right.

Black can be White. White can also be Black.

The DUALITY of Concepts forever dangles in your mind, from the day you were conceived in your mother's womb.

To get rid of this DUALITY, learn and practise continuously every day and night, as many times as possible, in very short span of time (1 minute):

Meditation Without Thoughts.

Anonymous said...

///Better be a frog outside the ice-cold glass than a frog inside the warm boiling pot.///

I prefer to be just outside the warm pot --- at least still got warmth. I cannot stand cold.

Anonymous said...

4.15 pm anon, it means u are the person sitting on the fence type. U are qualified to be sodomized jialat jialat then can make a rational decision.😀

Anonymous said...

No worry about Sinkapore economy tanking.
The Cabinet is aware years back that the Sin Economy is facing challenges.
Sinkies are assured repeatedly by Economic Experts such as Ex-DPM Tharman, lncumbent DPM Heng Swee Kiat, Ministers lswaran, Josephine Teo, Chan Chun Sing and even MP Lim Swee Say, that they have silver bullets and if not magic bullets to upturn any downturns.
Not only solve the Problem, they shall upturn and make better the Best of the Past, lol.
So,
in view of their talents,
it is most wise to vote for these Guys if You have faith ib them.
They may not just talk big,
maybe
they could perform as they claim.

Anonymous said...

7.07pm anon, u very naive lar. Doing the same thing and expect different results? Why not try something different? Otherwise u are like Matilar, incest with his own Sisters and daughters and expect they will not report on him. Though so far he is right but u never know.

Anonymous said...

8.27pm anon, I think that dude needs to be sodomized to his senses😀

Anonymous said...

827 pm and 830 pm , I agree with both of you. That numb skull is talking through his asshole, not through his mouth. That's why he has invited sodomizers to sodomize him.

Frog Outside Glass said...

People who asked others to have faith in them, or in their words, are bankrupt of ideas and means to convince, influence and win over others through qualitative logic and reasoning.

Whoever tells you: "Trust me ....", you had better take it with two handfuls of salt and chillies. More often than not, such a person has a very high probability of selling you off/out without you even knowing it.

That's why in the very short history of humans (6,000 years) nations, countries, organizations and families have been betrayed by cunning pseudo leaders who said, "Trust me" or "Trust us."

Virgo 49 said...

Aware Singspore facing problems would not have GDP at minus zero.

So much for Talents.

Virgo 49 said...

Frog already jump outside Glass must be studying Buddhists Arhats and Mediation to have such philosophical thoughts and calmness.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 20, 2019 4:04 pm
///蔡镇龙: ///Can Singapore do it, be friends to both the US and China without offending either one of them, without compromising its positions by siding with one against another? Singapore may want to have the cake and eat it but not so easy. ///


龙哥,

It is not EASY?

LOOK at the difference of this two nations in the 2 videos below!!!

China version:
https://youtu.be/IlJr1V1F1LQ

Americunt version:
https://youtu.be/Kl5B6MBAntI


龙哥,

要周旋在这两个迥然不同的世纪霸权当中,好似走钢线,平衡不当,有跌下万丈深渊之险?

您对以上的两个视频有何看法?

相信MSN的读者们对您的发表极感兴趣(性趣也可,哈哈!)///



龙哥,龙哥 。。。

Are you there?

You haven't answered the questions...

Need to translate the Chinese words into "Engkok"?

Cheers

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

正确,老大, 您说的.

OK, please stop attacking one another personally. Lets talk about views, opinions, facts etc.

I have refrained from attacking anyone unless someone attacked me personally.

For those with an agenda to attack bloggers or cause mischief, I will delete their comments.

Thank you.

redbean

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ RB

>> For those with an agenda to attack bloggers or cause mischief, I will delete their comments.
<<


Eh Uncle, dun be lidat lah. Got many people here, due to their inadequacies or bang-balls cannot succeed-type, love to attack ME. Everyday, rain or shine must hantam matilar/ matilah/ matilda...They apply more effort than trying to shit after one week of constipation...they sweat, they strain...they tak boleh/ buay tahan.

I actually enjoy their futile attempts. 🤣😂