28 Aug '17, 5pm

[Mothership] Minister K Shanmugam gave a long speech on “One Belt, One Road”. Here are the most important bits https://t.co/KYsIgI5nvj

[Mothership] Minister K Shanmugam gave a long speech on “One Belt, One Road”. Here are the most important bits https://t.co/KYsIgI5nvj

“It is more a question of relativity. The relativities have already changed, and will continue to change. In absolute terms, it will be some time yet before China or any other country can match the U.S., let alone surpass it, militarily. The U.S. has a significant lead today. Its capabilities are huge, and its ability to project its power around the world impressive — indeed, unprecedented in world history. Nevertheless, over time, the U.S. will have less and less scope for unilateral actions especially in the areas of the globe where China has strong interests. And China will not be able to ignore U.S. interests either, even as its power increases. They will have to find a new Modus Vivendi. I don’t see any of these as particularly controversial conclusions.”

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/08/minister-k-shanmugam-gave-a...

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