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  • Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy for China-Singapore Relations - The Diplomat

    Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy for China-Singapore Relations |

    thediplomat.com 05 Dec '16, 3pm

    Though it was the Philippines that initiated an arbitration case against China’s South China Sea claims, the most recent and prominent flare-up of Chinese nationalism case was actually triggered by Singapore. This unusual phenomenon can be explained by the ethnic affinity between Chin...

  • China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan https://t.co/7cpNLTVkcl

    China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan |

    thediplomat.com 28 Nov '16, 5pm

    China has officially lodged a diplomatic complaint with the government of Singapore after a shipment of nine Singaporean military vehicles was seized by Hong Kong customs officials in mid-November, en route from Taiwan to Singapore after the two countries conducted joint military trai...

  • こちらもあわせて。 Maid in Singapore @Diplomat_APAC「シンガポールにおける家事労働者の状態は改善しつつも,多くはいまだ虐待や搾取に直面する」 https://t.co/HjtcCu1zGw

    Maid in Singapore

    thediplomat.com 01 Dec '16, 4am

    The dream of opening a business back in Burma is what brought Moe Moe to Singapore two years ago. What she did not know is that it would be nine months before she received her first salary. For the first nine months everything went to the deductions made by the company that brought he...

  • Malaysia, Singapore to Ink New Pact on High-Speed Rail Project

    Malaysia, Singapore to Ink New Pact on High-Speed Rail Project

    thediplomat.com 15 Nov '16, 10pm

    Malaysia and Singapore are set to sign a legally-binding bilateral agreement for the development of a high-speed rail between the neighboring Southeast Asian states, The New Straits Times reported Monday. The 300-kilometer long Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project was ...

  • India, Singapore launch naval exercise:

    India, Singapore Launch Naval Exercise

    thediplomat.com 08 Nov '16, 7pm

    Singapore and India held another iteration of their annual maritime bilateral exercise last week. From October 31 to November 5, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indian Navy (IN) conducted the 23rd iteration of the Singapore-Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) whic...

  • Can Singapore Save Its Sinking Marine Sector?

    Can Singapore Save Its Sinking Marine Sector?

    thediplomat.com 02 Nov '16, 2pm

    The Singapore government is contemplating extending “assistance” to the city-state’s marine and offshore engineering sector, announced Trade and Industry Minister S. Iswaran on Monday. Although no concrete plans have been revealed, the minister was quick to stress that government help...

  • Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter

    Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter

    thediplomat.com 09 Aug '16, 3pm

    Singapore is putting on hold plans to procure up to 12 Lockheed-Martin supersonic fifth-generation F-35B stealth multirole fighter jets for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), according to the Pentagon’s F-35 program office, Bloomberg News reports . Singapore’s Permanent Secre...

  • Indonesia, Singapore Talk Terror, Cyber in Defense Meeting - The Diplomat

    Indonesia, Singapore Talk Terror, Cyber in Defense Meeting

    thediplomat.com 12 Oct '16, 1pm

    On October 11, Singapore’s defense minister Ng Eng Hen met Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, General Wiranto which saw both sides discuss their bilateral defense relationship as well as transnational issues of mutual concern. With respect of ...

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