09 Aug '17, 12am

Singapore's future in the age of Trump

"If Singapore can't, no one can." The mouse who roared Just seven years ago it seemed like Singapore's path was stable and secure. "We are in Asia; Asia is booming," Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview in 2010. "China is a big story and a major trading partner for us, but China is not the whole story ... America plays a role in Asia which China cannot replace, and nobody can replace." Singapore, which marks its National Day August 9, is politically and geographically unique. The South East Asian nation, which is home to a majority ethnic Chinese population, is the only country in the world to have both English and Mandarin among its official languages. With a population of five million, the Lion City is also a international financial hub and a fiercely free market. As its neighbors have succumbed to successive waves of political and financial turmoil, Singa...

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