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Serious Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs shit

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  1. Papsmearer

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    KNN. China and Xi is handing out money left right and centre at the Belt Road Summit. Matlaysia got USD$7.2 billion, Indons got $5 billion, and our Minister Lawless Wrong signs "For Singapore, Wong signed a memorandum with China to “enable the two sides to enjoy better bilateral relations, more substantive economic ties and closer people-to-people exchanges.” hahahhahaha, what a joke.

    When will the people of singapore start seeing that PAP and Gay Loong stupidity is costing Zikapore money? From all the lost money in the billions caused by the incompetence of Temasick and GIC, to the latest faux pas. Really stupid and unnecessary.

    [h=1]China Frictions May See Singapore Miss Out on Belt-Road Billions[/h]China’s plan for a maritime “Silk Road” to Europe is helping channel funds to Southeast Asia for roads, railways and ports. But amid the deals bonanza, one country risks missing out.

    Despite strong historical and cultural ties to China, the tiny state of Singapore has found itself in Beijing’s crosshairs, in part for its stance over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. As other Southeast Asian leaders lined up to meet President Xi Jinping at a summit in Beijing this week for his Belt-and-Road Initiative, Singapore was represented by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong.


    China views Singapore as being less supportive of Xi’s plan because unlike other countries that announced their leaders would attend without requiring a formal invitation, Singapore sought an invite, according to people familiar with the matter. They asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the information.

    “The cooler political relationship between Singapore and China could have ripple effects which influence economic and trade relations,” said Lu Jianren, a researcher at the China-Asean Research Institute at China’s Guangxi University. “Singapore has been less proactive to work with China while many leaders in the region showed greater enthusiasm that they want Beijing to be more involved in Southeast Asian growth.”
    China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. “I wouldn’t say we have major problems; we’ve had some issues and some incidents,” Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said of China, in an interview aired by theBBC in March.


    Singapore is Southeast Asia’s wealthiest nation and its position straddling the Strait of Malacca lends it strategic importance as a gateway to the South China Sea. As such it should stand to benefit from Xi’s effort to better connect China to the rest of the world through trade and infrastructure.
    China remains Singapore’s largest trading partner. Singapore is still the second-largest investor in China, even as the amount slipped from $6.97 billion in 2015 to $6.18 billion last year, according to official China figures.
    Singapore has been involved in China’s economic development since the early 1990s. It helped build an industrial park in 1994 in the eastern city of Suzhou which was regarded as a model for attracting foreign investment. There has since been a development in the northern port of Tianjin and most recently a project in Chongqing aimed at boosting the regional logistics hub.


    Still, deals signed during the forum in Beijing point to the political mood: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak inked nine documents with China for proposed investments worth $7.2 billion, with Xi describing ties as their “best ever.” Indonesia signed a $5 billion loan facility after President Joko Widodo met Xi over the country’s Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail link.
    Vietnam’s president, Tran Dai Quang, used his first state visit to China to seek a boost in imports of Vietnamese farm produce, according to the Saigon Times. The countries signed five documents on economic and technological cooperation.


    For Singapore, Wong signed a memorandum with China to “enable the two sides to enjoy better bilateral relations, more substantive economic ties and closer people-to-people exchanges.” He said Singapore could join Hong Kong and London in facilitating lending to projects aimed at improving connectivity along the trade routes.
    Two years ago, Singapore-China ties were riding high. In late 2015, the city-state of 5.3 million hosted the first summit between leaders from China and Taiwan since the two sides clashed in a civil war seven decades ago, with Xi meeting then-President Ma Ying-jeou.
    The late Lee Kuan Yew, who led Singapore for 31 years, was known for his pragmatism as the country opened up its economy and financial sector to countries from China to the U.S., and as someone whose advice was sought by other leaders.
    [h=3]South China Sea[/h]A number of hiccups last year put a cloud over ties. Singapore as coordinator for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-China relationship was caught up in public wrangling over how Asean should respond as a collective to China’s claims to most of the South China Sea. The city-state doesn’t contest the waters itself.
    Singapore lets the U.S. Navy use it as launchpad to send Littoral Combat Ships and Poseidon surveillance aircraft into the South China Sea.


    In November, Hong Kong seized nine Singaporean infantry carrier vehicles en route from Taiwan on a container ship after being used in exercises. While Singapore had long trained in Taiwan, the shipment prompted a protest from Beijing, and it wasn’t until January that Singapore secured its release.
    Singapore was also a vocal champion of a 12-nation U.S.-led Pacific trade pact of which China was not a member. The deal was a hallmark of former U.S. president Barack Obama’s engagement with the region, and was abandoned by Donald Trump when he took office.


    Still, Zhai Kun, deputy president of the China Association of Southeast Asian Studies, said ties between Singapore and China should eventually recover. “Singapore has showed some goodwill gestures that the country could play an important financial role in the initiative, and the two nations have a tradition to do business,” he said.
    On Tuesday, Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Zhao Leji led a delegation to the biannual Singapore-China Forum in the city-state. In a meeting with Lee, the two hailed a “strong and substantial relationship.”
    Meanwhile, there remains unease in parts of Southeast Asia about China’s military expansion and what its growth as a regional power might entail.
    “They are the only one around with extra money to make new investments in Southeast Asia,” said Oh Ei Sun, principal adviser to the Pacific Research Centre in Malaysia. “Strategically, they still have a long way to go before catching up the breadth and depth of American influence here which dates back decades.”
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    It is so clear that China is ignoring LHL.

    Remember his jokes abt smoke and pork soup?

    Remember LHL's unsolicited advice to China to follow rule of law in SCS?

    Remember LHL's comment that China is now not the Middle Kingdom?

    What a display of poor statesmanship and ignorance by LHL
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    Maybe it is Singapore who is ignoring chinkland. That's why PM Lee sent only lawrence to attend instead of at least a DPM.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    China oredi building ports in Malacca. How long it take to pass the tip to Malacca? Singapore play a insignificant ports when u can hv Malacca.

    Singapore was built by pommies for war with China in opium trade war.

    Chinese are clever.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh


    China is the one who approves who can get an invitation. Gay Loong submitted his name and was rejected, he then submitted both DPM and also got rejected. Started going down the list of cabinet ministers and finally china say ok to Lawless Wrong.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    What? If that is true, then I dare say our PM is really dumber than dumb. Everyone especially in Asean is cosying up to China. LHL's little island is doomed under his utter lack of foresight and statesmanship.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    memorandum?its not even a written agreement to facilitate the exchange of prostitutes.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    Cosying up and getting billions of $ in deals from China. The problem that the Hakka Jew Old Fart has is love of money for himself. Somehow, his son is too stupid to continue to see how this is a bad thing. At one time, singapore was as poor if not poorer then most of its neighbours. When Singapore became rich, they did not help the neighbours and they did not benefit from it. China is different. They are saying "Now that we are rich and have the money, we will give it to our neighbours in loans and we will use our other money to build infrastructure for them". A rising tide should float all boats, but I guess singapore was too busy making money for itself.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    There was a pic of lhl with a nobody politician from china in the local papers yesterday.

    If we're ignoring china it wouldve been two nobody politicians.

    Says it all.
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    阿进发啊! 1mdb + 2mdb + 3mdb + 4mdb + 5mdb + 6mdb + 7mdb + 8mdb + 9mdb! Huat ah!
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

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    废物
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    This was the picture. Very few people outside of China and SG know who they are.

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    yeah... like trump come here meet with.... some perm sec
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    Zhao Leji is not some small fry. He's heading the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China.

    The Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (simplified Chinese: 中国共产党中央组织部; traditional Chinese: 中國共產黨中央組織部; pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng Zhōngyāng Zǔzhībù) is a department of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China that controls staffing positions within the CPC.

    The Organization Department is one of the most important organs of the CPC. It is a secretive and highly trusted agency,[1] and forms the institutional heart of the Leninist party system. It controls the more than 70 million party personnel assignments throughout the national system,[2] and compiles detailed and confidential reports on future potential leaders of the Party.[1]

    Because the People's Republic of China is a one party state, the Organization Department has an enormous amount of control over personnel within the PRC. The Organization Department is indispensable to the CPC's power, and the key to its hold over personnel throughout every level of government and industry.[3] It is one of the key agencies of the Central Committee, along with the Central Propaganda Department and International Liaison Department.
     
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    Trump would probably call the perm sec Hsien Loong. And after he was corrected, call him that again.

     
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    that dude's dept reports to the central committee.

    How many members in that central committee?

    376
     
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    Re: Belt-Rd Summit, Najib signs $7 billion deal with PRC, Min. Lawless Wrong signs sh

    Dumh to the extend that he want offered air bases and Changi Naval Base to the US Navy in order to contain China.
     
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    Considering that Commie Cina sent Zhao Leji personally to Singapore, I think they are giving enough face to LHL. He came here for some exchange on personnel training matters, and his position as head of Organization Department is the most appropriate. If China had intended to snub LHL, they wouldn't even be bothered to send the head of such an important CPC organ.
     
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    PAP will eventually let PRC dock their aircraft carrier at Changi. It's just a matter of time. Give it 10-15 years. By then, all the F15s and F16s will be aging. Exercise Starlight will be transferred to Hainan. I won't be surprised if Singapore buys some J-XX fighter aircrafts.
     
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    The fact that Gay Loong is not in Beijing with the rest of the leaders means he has already been snubbed, dumbass. What do u mean if they had intended to snub?
     

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