Beijing’s decision not to invite the Singaporean Prime Minister to a key summit is part of a larger plan to undermine Southeast Asian regional politics
Chinese banks may have reported lower nonperforming loan figures than expected. But what lies beneath could be a complicated system that hides the risks of a weakening financial system.
Singapore does not significantly feature in China’s diplomatic ambitions for the One Belt One Road initiative.
Chinese insurers breached investment limits and took unnecessary risks, to the detriment of consumers, for profits.
China claims that its One Belt One Road Initiative aims at promoting international cooperation and encouraging globalisation. To some, it is also President Xi Jinping’s plan to establish himself as China’s third “core” leader.
Pro-democracy groups have expressed their dismay at the selection of Beijing’s candidate Carrie Lam. She talks the talk of unity and solidarity, but her walk bears more resemblance to strong-arm tactics and prosecution.
Twenty thousand people are living in tented communities on the border of Myanmar. They are not the famous Rohingya refugees, but a forgotten group of ethnic Han Chinese. Rebel violence fuelled by Chinese cash has forced them from their homes.
Beijing has overtaken Singapore as Malaysia’s top source of real estate investment after thousands of rich Chinese citizens took opportunities for residency. Is this new wave of Chinese influence going to boom or bust Malaysian interests?
The Chinese authorities want to loosen the rules on the testing of foreign pharmaceuticals so they can be given to Chinese patients faster. This is part of an ambitious plan to expand and improve healthcare services.
Super-rich Chinese tourists from the country’s provincial capitals and special administrative areas offer a lucrative opportunity for Singapore.