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With the absence of Singapore Prime Minister’s from One Belt One Road forum held in China earlier in May is “a turning point moment in county affairs and distinct the end of the era of good-natured ties that Lee’s father, Lee Kuan Yew, had so meticulously fostered with Asia’s economic giant.”
The pro-Beijing newspaper, The Global Times said that “This was the view of “seasoned Asia-watchers”,
For the amateur, The Global Times is gaze upon as the automobile whose “messages are a broadcast from inside the core of CCP influence.”
It says, for example, that “it is clear that the Chinese are planning the megaproject [One Belt One Road] to detour Singapore.”
It also speaks that the nations of Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, have all “lately repaired boundaries with China and detached themselves from the US.”
“Their leaders, like those elsewhere in Southeast Asia, understand that the Chinese can offer them far better aids in the 21st century than the Americans,” the newspaper said.
“Strangely, Singapore’s current frontrunners seem ignorant of such basic certainties. That leaves the Lion City as the sole, noticeably pro-US country in Southeast Asia. It must feel very lonely.”