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  • Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand

    Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand

    thediplomat.com 10 Jan '17, 8pm

    Singapore has been a major backer of Cambodia and its post-war reconstruction. But much of the relationship has been built on sand. The island-state desperately needs clean, salt free sand for its building industry, and Cambodia has no shortage of the stuff. But in its rush to purchas...

  • Thailand's New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore - The Diplomat

    Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore |

    thediplomat.com 19 Dec '16, 9pm

    Last week, Thailand’s new air force chief visited Singapore for an introductory visit. Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, was in the city-state for a three-day trip from December 13 to December 15. Rungswang’s appointment was first public...

  • Why Is China Playing Hardball With Singapore?

    Why Is China Playing Hardball With Singapore?

    thediplomat.com 09 Dec '16, 4pm

    With the Philippines aligning itself more closely toward China and the election of President-elect Trump and the ensuing uncertainty about a continued U.S. “pivot to Asia,” China seems to have started laying out a new approach in dealing with its Asian neighbors. Recently, it has emba...

  • 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...

  • Singapore's China Conundrum - The Diplomat

    Singapore’s China Conundrum |

    thediplomat.com 13 Dec '16, 1am

    Singapore’s relations with China have taken a plunge in 2016. First, the Chinese were irked by Singapore’s support for the South China Sea arbitration ruling in July and then by Singapore’s alleged attempt to include a mention of the ruling in the final document of the Non-Aligned Mov...

  • Philippines' Duterte Continues ASEAN Tour with Singapore, Cambodia Visits - The Diplomat

    Philippines’ Duterte Continues ASEAN Tour with Singapore, Cambodia Visits |

    thediplomat.com 09 Dec '16, 4pm

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will continue his regional tour of Southeast Asian states ahead of his country’s ASEAN chairmanship next year with trips to Cambodia and Singapore next week. Since coming to office in June, Duterte has visited six of the nine other ASEAN states – L...

  • 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...

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