Spotlight

A preliminary evaluation of Belt and Road Initiative
12/09/2017
The routes of Belt and Road (“B&R”) involve countries in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East, North Africa, East Africa and Europe. The scale is extensive. From one perspective,...
Q n A session at Asia Economic Forum on “The One-Belt One-Road Initiative: Impact and Implications”
31/08/2017
Question & Answer Session with Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law at the 2017 Asia Economic Forum on “The One-Belt One-Road Initiative: Impact and Implications”, Lee Ku...
Possible Implications and Impact of The One-Belt One-Road Initiative
31/08/2017
The following is the speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, at Asia Economic Forum on “The One-Belt One-Road Initiative: Impact and Implications” , 28 Aug 2017.Ms Fa...
Singapore’s role in regional development
21/08/2017
At the third Singapore Regional Business Forum (SRBF) held recently, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong pointed out that while it seemed that Singapore’s h...
Singapore in the eyes of Young Chinese
19/08/2017
I asked the young people in our International Department to conduct a survey among their circles of friends on their impression of Singapore. Although this is not a large scale opinion poll, it does,...
Be the first movers in the Belt and Road Initiative
16/08/2017
Let me first take a more global perspective of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).Two years ago in 2015, the world was facing very slow growth, and there were only two major programmes that could in a...
Tillerson’s inaugural visit and international politics in the Southeast Asia
11/08/2017
On 2nd August, the U.S. State Department announced to the media the schedule and purpose of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s inaugural visit to Southeast Asia. This visit marked Tillerson’s second o...