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[Mothership] CNN gives S’pore backhanded compliment on Aug. 9 for balancing US & China relationships https://t.co/3qpLrJduTU

[Mothership] CNN gives S’pore backhanded compliment on Aug. 9 for balancing US & China relationships https://t.co/3qpLrJduTU

American media CNN has offered Singapore some backhanded compliments this 52nd National Day on Aug. 9, 2017. In an article, “The eagle, the lion and the dragon: Singapore’s future in the age of Trump “, it talks about Singapore’s place in the world and how she continues to cultivate her relationships with an ascendant China and an unreliable cantankerous United States. The article couldn’t have come at a better time on this day of our independence. Advertisement What Singapore did right The first thing to note is that the CNN piece quotes plenty of analysts, but failed to extract a comment from Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan: CNN contacted Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan for this story but he didn’t respond to a request for comment. But not that it matters. Essentially, Singapore is praised for maintaining powerful friendships throughout t...

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