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Jakarta Post

The way Singapore’s PM Lee describes China reflects our expectations

  • Kornelius Purba

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 22, 2021   /  03:27 am
The way Singapore’s PM Lee describes China reflects our expectations People look at ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province on Jan. 5. (AFP/-)

In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong eloquently reflected the expectations of the 10-member ASEAN, as well as other countries, of the amazing rise of China, now the world’s second economic superpower that is closing in on the United States. When asked by Karishma Vaswani about what he thought a better solution would be to the reactions of other countries toward the global political direction of China, PM Lee answered: “[…]  What we would like to see is China being able to be a country where its prosperity, development and its growing strength is welcomed by other countries in the world, who see this as an opportunity for them to prosper together and to live in a stable world together.” Lee then added, “I think that that is a very important factor that China has had in its favor, which w...