27 Sep '17, 4pm

[Mothership] S’pore-China relations good or bad? Bilahari’s Facebook posts are all the analyses you need. https://t.co/jFMI57Yu1S

“When relations appear bad we should not become despondent; similarly when relations improve, we should not be over-joyed. All relationships between sovereign states fluctuate. The reason is simple: ‘friendship’ in international relations has a fundamentally different meaning from ‘friendship’ in personal relations. The latter connotes an emotional connection; the former means only a coincidence of national interests. Sovereign states will naturally have some interests that coincide and as naturally will have some interests that diverge. Singapore and China are separate sovereign states.”

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/spore-china-relations-good-...

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