29 Nov '16, 3am

Singapore should stand up against Chinese attempts to exert pressure on our sovereign rights. #china #hongkong #saf

Singapore should stand up against Chinese attempts to exert pressure on our sovereign rights. #china #hongkong #saf

Now, unless you’ve been hiding under a hole, you would know that nine armoured vehicles belonging to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) were seized by the Hong Kong SAR port authorities earlier this week. The vehicles were apparently en route to Singapore from Taiwan, presumably after being deployed for training by SAF troops in Taiwan. Right now, the details are still rather murky. But chances are, the incident happened due to a bureaucrat cock-up by the shipping line contracted by the SAF. After all, we have good ties with both China and Taiwan. We have always firmly upheld the One China Policy. And we were asked by both sides to facilitate the meeting between PRC President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou (aka the Xi-Ma summit) in October 2015, just slightly more than a year ago. Is SAF’s training in Taiwan an issue? I hope not. We’ve had this arrangement for ...

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