Dr Chee: 5 ways China can sink our economy

LET’S NOT BEAT around the bush. PM Lee Hsien Loong’s absence at the New Silk Road summit currently taking place in China is a big deal.

Was he not invited or did he elect not to attend (and despatched National Development Minister Lawrence Wong instead)? The former seems the more plausible account. Either way, the development can only be described as doomy.

The summit, attended by 28 heads of government, is Beijing’s way of announcing its intention of breaking out from under the United State’s world domination, at least in the sphere of trade and commerce.

So why is our PM left out of the summit? The short answer is that China is peeved that Singapore remains an integral part of the US’ security network in Asia, a network Beijing sees as designed to contain its growth.

At the regularly organised China-Singapore forum held just days before the summit, China continued its diatribe that we had spearheaded the effort last year to get Asean countries to sign a statement supporting an international tribunal’s ruling against Beijing’s territorial claims over the South China Sea.

Our representative Prof Tommy Koh demurred, explaining, unconvincingly perhaps, that Singapore was not aligned with the US.

Unconvincing because in 2016, PM Lee was feted at a high profile visit to Washington DC during which then President Barack Obama stated plainly that Singapore “is an anchor of (the US’) presence in the region“. Mr Obama was speaking more than metaphorically because we are hosts to the US navy’s warships.

This is not lost on China who pointed out at the forum that the Changi Naval Base allows the US to deploy military vessels and aircraft meant for “close-in reconnaissance in China’s South China Sea” even though we claim not to be aligned with the Americans.

Mr Lee himself has provided the Chinese ample rope with which to hang us: He was the leading proponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that did not include China, lectured that China was no longer the Middle Kingdom, and even poked fun at our giant neighbour with what can only be described as humour unbefitting a head of government – and in front of an American audience to boot.

These developments have caused China to view us with suspicion and animosity. Little surprise then that Beijing is doing all that is within its means – which are considerable – to bypass Singapore as the key node in international trade. It endeavours to control its own shipping interests rather than be dependent on a US satellite-port.

Here are are five ways Beijing is doing this:

1. Melaka Gateway. China is working with Malaysia to develop a $14-billion harbour in Melaka (Malacca) which aims to rival our port. The Gateway in the Malacca Strait – which moves 80 per cent of China’s energy needs and sees 100,000 vessels, most of them Chinese, ply its waters – will be ready by 2019.

2. East Coast Railway Line (ECRL). Plans for a railway line spanning the width of peninsula Malaysia thereby linking the Malacca Strait to the South China Sea are underway. The project will again stop cargo from transiting through Singapore. “In 10 years or so, Malaysia can say bye-bye to Singapore,” said a seasoned port and logistics consultant who has worked in Singapore, Malaysia and China.

3. New Silk Road. The revival of this ancient route linking China and Europe will increase direct trade between the two giant markets, again, by-passing Singapore.

4. Arctic Route. As the polar caps melt due to global warming, sea routes open up. China has signaled that its ships will take this northern passage to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

5. Kra Canal. The long-running idea to cut a channel through the Isthmus of Kra, a project which China is interested to undertake, will significantly cut shipping time between the East and West.

Of course, none of these projects presuppose success. They face a myriad of problems in execution, including economic and geopolitical factors which could conspire against Beijing’s best-laid plans.

For instance, it seems counter-productive to build the ECRL in Malaysia and then cut the Kra Canal in Thailand. The New Silk Road could be constrained by lack of financial resources. Or political change across the Causeway could disrupt plans for the Melaka Gateway.

But even if one these initiatives partially succeed, our status as the aorta of international trade will be critically jeopardised. Imagine the havoc that this will wreak on our economy.

This is why the PAP’s insistence of remaining in US’ political orbit is so perilously ossified. No one is suggesting that we genuflect to Beijing, but our foreign policy in as far as the US-China alignment is concerned needs urgent re-calibration – that is, if it’s not already too late to do so.

On this front, the current set of ministers seem bereft of ideas in how to deal with the fast-changing geopolitical circumstance.

What we need to do to avoid – and if it is inevitable, overcome – these monumental challenges that lie ahead for our nation is to require the attention, energy and passion of our people – all of our people.

We need a genuine national debate where all cards are on the table: full transparency, no censorship and freedom of speech. Only then can we even hope to envisage a less uninviting future.

But it is, dangerously, a debate that the PAP is determined not to have.

Chee Soon Juan

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69 Responses to “Dr Chee: 5 ways China can sink our economy”

  • Just1more:

    Government keep asking its people to adapt to change by re-learning and re-adjusting our skills. But are they doing what they have preached?

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  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing:

    Till we see China has done any real good for any country that it has “help” to “prosper” then we are convinced. Have you seen anything that comes out of China’s economic involvement with Africa, or South America? Come on, look at the countries that are involved in the so called OBOR summit? Can you really tell on the world map where they are located? Apart from the usual big anti-American countries like Russia, etc. these struggling are struggling countries that seem to be more than ready to become a colony of the Chinese Communist Party. I would be very careful to let the communists come into your house to play. Very soon what is yours will become theirs after they pour money in to “help” build your infrastructure. Let China become democratic first before we start to talk. But thats when hell freezes over!

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  • Simple Maths:

    China can’t help it. They have no choice but to take care of their own first. They do not have the ability to help us, like the days of the USA, European and Japanese MNCs in SG, who in the 70s,80s created an entire middle and middle upper class of PMETs.

    Per Capital Income
    China : 14,160 PPP dollars
    US : 56,430 PPP dollars
    Japan : 38,870 PPP dollars
    UK : 40,550 PPP dollars

    Average Wage
    China : “Consulting or professional service industries, including accounting, law and human resources, topped the ranks with an average (monthly) salary of 10,634 yuan (USD 18,518.04 per year), with the investment industry ranking second (9,204 yuan)…..”

    US : “Workers age 25 and over without a high school degree had median weekly earnings of $519 at the end of 2016 compared with $698 for high school graduates. College graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree earned $1,270 per week.”

    Population
    China : 1.371 billion (2015)
    US : 321.4 million (2015)

    Even with the many “roads and belts”, would they need you? Would they risk internal unrest by not letting their own have jobs first?

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  • Bapak:

    It proves one thing for sure – our LEEder has no helicopter visions. The old man may have had but not the Dishonorable One.

    One just needs to study and observe how China treats Philippines before DU30′s tenure and now will understand. China is doing just what PAP is doing to its citizens. Turning up the heat slowly to cook us alive.

    We will be economically cut-off totally. By then, do you think US will come to our rescue? Don’t count on it.

    Who will suffer eventually? We the citizens of SG, cause all these elites would have run road by then.

    China also has another message for Sinkies – VTO we will be back. So Sinkies, you better wake up!

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    In truth, Singapore can self destruct, without the participation of another. When we get ever closer to that point, one just hope that the truth and realisation will dawn, for the millions of obedient fools that the Govt, collectively, was never really “up to the task” …….. not when it really counts/matters !!!
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    *****

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  • harold:

    What a stupid man Chee Soon Juan is pretending he doesn’t know a thing about his ethnic group’s licentious tendencies when all the rest of us do.

    Desspite pious claims to lifting the poor countries, China’s OBOR is strictly about offloading its excess capacity of prostitutes onto the rest of the world, and creating more new playgrounds for the rich, maybe famous, but definitely immoral. Read this and you might understand

    https://qz.com/985423/obor-chinas-new-silk-road-will-include-nightclubs-yacht-quays-and-24-hour-surveillance-in-pakistan/

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  • N.Jungne:

    Sinkapur failed to learn from the Suchow Industrial Park, now heading to a more unreliable Andrapradesh. Thinking by then the Indian Lee Kayu can oversee the Project, when he is of age.

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  • Lol:

    No need 5 ways, one man together with his wife, his party and his cronies already can sink us, that was why he asked us to prepare our sampan lol

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  • It's The End Already:

    Dr Chee, what you wrote is just too much for our educated dafts with pea brains to comprehend.
    The 70% already digged the graves for everyone.
    Geopolitics is not their concern, they are more occupied with the next COE prices and keeping up with the Joneses, not forgetting kpkb as well.

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  • KNN:

    Don’t worry. Sinkies can become construction workers (sorry, civil engineers) and go to Malaysia or Kazakhstan to build infrastructure or drive trains or ships. Plenty of good paying jobs in exotic locations. Wear red hats and be the new generation of Samsui-Sinkies. Why be stuck in Sinkie-land? The world is your oyster!!!

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  • Old Moon:

    What the Opposition and the Singaporeans cannot do to the PAP, China can!
    Long Live China!
    Liberation from the PAP is on the way. Once the Singapore economy is critically affected, the PAP becomes untenable.

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  • authenticity&conscience:
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  • kkj:

    I agree with Dr Chee’s analysis of the issues confronting our nation. However, I am not sure how having a national debate etc, will solve this issue. Yes we might have issues with freedom of speech, etc. But having freedom of speech, etc will not save us from our economic woes.

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  • Amos: 1 PAP: 0:

    LHL did not go because he does not like pork soup and he does not smoke.

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  • Lazarus:

    The small dragon must lead the way to self destruction. He is doing a good job.lol

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  • Where got future!:

    The cabinet is now cluttered with so many useless items which are past-expiry dates (eg woody, big nose), irrelevant (yak, bola, tooth pick), stale wall flowers (disgrace, jose, kee Chiu, etc).

    Even if Middle. Kingdom were to leave us alone, we oredi are as good as lame duck in the future

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  • Sperm is Sperm:

    Milk may be Milk.
    But let me assure you Sperm is Sperm also.

    Sg not invited to the summit where half the world was invited?

    How will Kra Canal do the the Anal?

    UBS sharebsales at a loss of 5000 pieces of 1 Million dollar notes in SGD ?

    Why was this money not spent on the people instead? We could each get a retiring income with this mountain of gold burnt into ashes .

    What’s ours is theirs ?
    What’s theirs is theirs but always not enough?

    I HEREBY REITERATE THAT THE 70% MADE ALL THE WRONG DECISION BECAUSE THEY REJECTED IMPLEMENTING CHECK AND BALANCE ON THEM. THEY ARE BASING ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR CHECKS and BALANCE. It’s a hallmark of their thinking nurtured by the education system.

    Again, scholastic abilities is regurgitation and not real world abilities. Sunkenkies proved this.

    There is no way to change them. I HEREBY PROPHEcise that natives will go extinct replaced by new citizens and their new native offsprings.
    This is the only way to stop the madness.
    The natives must be and I will go extinct by virtue of Darwinism. Only the smartest survives.

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  • Porn Allows hacking:

    Kra Canal initiated by China.
    This is kryptonite of sg.

    Longan loves and lives,breathes, sleeps, dreams of FTA.
    FTA is it’s only means to survive.

    Yet we now ask was he not invited or elect not to attend?

    His cronies and spin doctors have been saying sg would join RCEP.
    But he was missing from the summit.

    Which of you idiots believe he purposely choose not to attend?

    Top in maths and science?
    Dun SIA Suay lah!

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  • rukidding:

    Actually Dr Chee “missed” one very important project !

    He “missed out” something that is happening now ( low profile ) on the east Coast of West Malaysia.

    Something BIG …also a deep sea port is projected to come out in the eastern side of west Malaysia. ( ie Kuantan area )

    Essentially “cutting out” Singapore 100% , since the west passage is provided by Malacca deep sea port project…..and the South China sea ( eastern end) is provided by the deep sea port somewhere near Kuantan.

    Yes, the Kra Canal may come one day,….but the real threat comes sooner from the building of both Malacca deep sea port and Kuantan deep sea port

    As for indonesia…Goods will probably be “channelled” across “directed” to Malacca Port .

    The “chess game”…essentially has got Singapore “Checkmate” !

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  • RDB:

    HEY YOU @Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: May 18, 2017 at 9:07 am (Quote)

    Q1. Are you still a LATE Lee Kuan Yew myopic DAFT he made of you, or are you just your normal born a JACKASS all your life supporter of anything that is PAP PEE AND POO? Ass you wrote the following totally myopic non-circumspect piece after reading Dr. Chee Soon Juan EYE-OPENING article? And have you not read RDB’s views of China’s spending more BILLION $s in Johore’s 2 other port too. Plus in Iskanda City too? Even extending their 1.6m wide HIGH SPEED railway to Singapore too that LHL said are alls good for Singapore? He will have us all Economically LITERALLY MURDERED with Little chaps like us to die of starvation and then NOT EVEN KNOW WHY AND HOW BY your beloved LHL PM3. One self confessed as having 20 years of apprenticeship before becoming PEE PM3! Only to reinforce that he will likely BE THE ONLY PM WITH 20 YEARS OF APPRENTICESHIP TOO.

    Q2. SO you BELIEVE, TRUST & TRUST SUCH A CHAP WITH YOUR THIS Smart-Alec idealism like him the dreamer as follows? READ yourself again.

    Quoting you DAFT @Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: May 18, 2017 at 9:07 am (Quote) of his papa who made your clearly one with:

    “Till we see China has done any real good for any country that it has “help” to “prosper” then we are convinced. Have you seen anything that comes out of China’s economic involvement with Africa, or South America? Come on, look at the countries that are involved in the so called OBOR summit? Can you really tell on the world map where they are located? Apart from the usual big anti-American countries like Russia, etc. these struggling are struggling countries that seem to be more than ready to become a colony of the Chinese Communist Party. I would be very careful to let the communists come into your house to play. Very soon what is yours will become theirs after they pour money in to “help” build your infrastructure. Let China become democratic first before we start to talk. But thats when hell freezes over!
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    Q3. And 14 other sleeping suckers agreed with you too?

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  • Old Moon:

    LHL’s infamous gaffes, are they just gaffes or could there be insidious underlying mental issues?

    - turn on the taps in Shanghai and get pork soup
    - free cigarettes from breathing air in Beijing
    - The Middle Kingdom does not exist anymore
    - Singapore belongs to everyone not just Singaporeans
    - Singaporeans should steal lunches from others

    The prognosis is no good!

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  • rukidding:

    You know,…one does not need to be caught “accepting” under table $$$$ to be term as “Corrupt”.

    If you everyday only think about SEX…that is also called “Corrupted Mind”.

    So,…there lies a GREAT POSSIBILITIES that “One’s mind” can also be easily “Corrupted” if you are more “focused” in “protecting your job and Million dollar, easy salary”…than “being serving for a greater good” !

    I think Lawrence went to the forum as “self invited” guest. China did say its “open to all interested parties”. He probably did not receive a SPECIAL RSVP INVITATION Card…again…”ownself invite ownself”.

    When Lawrence was talking in a Cn&a interview…he spoke of possibility of the role of “lending $$$” as a prospect ?

    He also cited example of Chongching project ?

    I am not sure how “inform” was he ?

    I was ardy in Chong Ching since 2009,…and now again in 2016.

    It has “transform” into a great city by the China Government …long, long years ago.

    Please lah,…don’t “smoked” and “claim credit” about our “participation on Chong ching Park” and the “transformation of Chong ching”. They “transform” themselves long ago…Pappy and top civil servants were “sleeping”

    Again,…please lah,…don’t “smoked” about ” our financial hub and the possibility of us having a “pie” in it thru our “lending ability” ?

    Please lah,…didn’t China now just started own Development Bank” which will be even bigger than ADB ?

    What “nonsense & smoke” was Lawrence trying to “bluff” ?

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  • RDB:

    AND Lee Kuan Yew’s another Scrooge Stooge Prof. Tommy koh he made Ambassador-At-Large said to China’s government dignitaries that “Singapore WILL NEVER ALLOW its relationship with any major power to harm China”?

    Q. Let or allow? Professor woe?

    You know what, it a CNA forum he bragged for his mentor that they PA built industrial parks in China’s Quangzhou etc. And an Angmoh (not know if he is Singaporean or PR or other) SHUT him up with, “But where are the industrial parks?”. PAP lost plenty money there too hushed up in our controlled media too. And for LKY’s stupidity for transferring our simple idea to China? Which they can easily replicate with the greater talents there! Bravo PEE AND POO PAP supporters! And..

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    Prof Koh said Singapore’s foreign policy is to be close to all the major powers. But he assured his Chinese audience that “the bottom line is this: Singapore will never allow its relationship with any major power to harm China”.
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  • oxygen:

    EVEN COUNTRIES LIKE VIETNAM, PHILIPPINES, AND MALAYSIA with hostile territorial claims to islands in the South China Sea got INVITED to sit at the round table.

    WE ARE LEFT PARIAH – unwanted and sin-binned to oblivion.

    Our neighbours must be laughing at our claims that we PUNCH ABOVE OUR WEIGHT – of passing wind and air perhaps?

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  • oxygen:

    ONLY SINKIELAND GOT SCREWED in Suzhou Industrial Park – all the talented work of a lowly-ranked provincial official came visiting sweet-talking PAST TENSE whose self-consolation was to scold publicly the Ah Tiong’s cunning tricks as “Tien KOw Huang Di Yuen” (Heaven is high, the emperor is far away in Beijing) who screws our Ivy League see-ko-lah at will and Beijing just laughing at our naivety and gullibility.

    Our dumbassed se-ko-lahs in the political stripes can only think of creating a miniature replica of Suzhou Industrial Park with canal of an artificial river, maybe costing over $1 billion during the 2011 GE election extravagant election lolly baiting. Others in the same tribal lot could only eat XO Chai-tau-kuay, sing and dance – cheaper faster and better and kee chiu. And if not, ask the voters ‘”WHAT DO YOU THINK?”

    The circus entertainment is sometime pretty novel of creation and often comical to the point of it is really hilarious!

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  • Koyo:

    The old man led the way. The son sealed the fate. The spirit of the nation is tainted with rubbish ;)

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  • ChingChong:

    “The “chess game”…essentially has got Singapore “Checkmate” !”

    If you are not grandmaster material, don’t pray chess. Wipe out the black/white chess board. The academics have no clue, do you?;)

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  • Bapak:

    He was sent to test water and damage control. Hopefully, they forgive and forget. The bloody Dishonorable One doesn’t he knows the Chinese culture? They can never forget. Who Rape Nanjing, till date they still remember! They don’t change history books like the Japanese and PAP. Their history books will be passed down for many, many generations to read and remember who had insulted them.

    If the Chinese want to forgive you, they also see who you send. Small fry like LW, no go lah. Don’t even know how to play chess games.

    Dare to shit rubbish, want a small fry to wash & cover his backside? What a shame.

    rukidding:
    You know,…one does not need to be caught “accepting” under table $$$$ to be term as “Corrupt”.

    If you everyday only think about SEX…that is also called “Corrupted Mind”.

    So,…there lies a GREAT POSSIBILITIES that “One’s mind” can also be easily “Corrupted” if you are more “focused” in “protecting your job and Million dollar, easy salary”…than “being serving for a greater good” !

    I think Lawrence went to the forum as “self invited” guest. China did say its “open to all interested parties”. He probably did not receive a SPECIAL RSVP INVITATION Card…again…”ownself invite ownself”.

    When Lawrence was talking in a Cn&a interview…he spoke of possibility of the role of “lending $$$” as a prospect ?

    He also cited example of Chongching project ?

    I am not sure how “inform” was he ?

    I was ardy in Chong Ching since 2009,…and now again in 2016.

    It has “transform” into a great city by the China Government …long, long years ago.

    Please lah,…don’t “smoked” and “claim credit” about our “participation on Chong ching Park” and the “transformation of Chong ching”. They “transform” themselves long ago…Pappy and top civil servants were “sleeping”

    Again,…please lah,…don’t “smoked” about ” our financial hub and the possibility of us having a “pie” in it thru our “lending ability” ?

    Please lah,…didn’t China now just started own Development Bank” which will be even bigger than ADB ?

    What “nonsense & smoke” was Lawrence trying to “bluff” ?

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  • Deconstruction:

    One simple way of sending USA packing is to vote in more opposition members into Parliament! In doing so, we could then suggest a deconstruction of the status quo!

    What Is the point of hosting these Ang mo tua ki if you can’t put food on the table? Isn’t this the same as got degree can eat or not?

    So what about security? Doing NS to protect foreigners and tua kis?
    The aunty mothers in white sands already cannot Tahan NS mothers fetching their sons n block traffic for 15 minutes each week! You wanna protect her?

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  • 70% Daft Sinkies:

    Pinky ‘die die’ wants China to follow white men ‘rules’.

    But Pinky yellow-arse ‘die die’ would not accept the fact that white men rules are written such that their interests override above others.

    Pinkerton Pinky, you wants China to behave, who to tell the white men to behave?

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  • Joe Wong:

    They certainly don’t like criticisms. So it is courageous of Dr Chee to keep speaking up for Singaporeans.

    Like most, ordinary Singaporeans also like to complain when things go wrong.

    That is why I find it funny why they don’t allow me to open a facebook account.

    I tried opening a facebook account but keep getting blocked.

    Do you think my IP provide is helping them to block my account using my IP address?

    How can I seek to open a FB account?

    Go directly to FB or my IP provider?

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  • Stop barking!:

    RDB:
    HEY YOU @Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: May 18, 2017 at 9:07 am (Quote)

    Q1. Are you still a LATE Lee Kuan Yew myopic DAFT he made of you, or are you just your normal born a JACKASS all your life supporter of anything that is PAP PEE AND POO? Ass you wrote the following totally myopic non-circumspect piece after reading Dr. Chee Soon Juan EYE-OPENING article? And have you not read RDB’s views of China’s spending more BILLION $s in Johore’s 2 other port too. Plus in Iskanda City too? Even extending their 1.6m wide HIGH SPEED railway to Singapore too that LHL said are alls good for Singapore? He will have us all Economically LITERALLY MURDERED with Little chaps like us to die of starvation and then NOT EVEN KNOW WHY AND HOW BY your beloved LHL PM3. One self confessed as having 20 years of apprenticeship before becoming PEE PM3! Only to reinforce that he will likely BE THE ONLY PM WITH 20 YEARS OF APPRENTICESHIP TOO.

    Q2. SO you BELIEVE, TRUST & TRUST SUCH A CHAP WITH YOUR THIS Smart-Alec idealism like him the dreamer as follows? READ yourself again.

    Quoting you DAFT @Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: May 18, 2017 at 9:07 am (Quote) of his papa who made your clearly one with:

    “Till we see China has done any real good for any country that it has “help” to “prosper” then we are convinced. Have you seen anything that comes out of China’s economic involvement with Africa, or South America? Come on, look at the countries that are involved in the so called OBOR summit? Can you really tell on the world map where they are located? Apart from the usual big anti-American countries like Russia, etc. these struggling are struggling countries that seem to be more than ready to become a colony of the Chinese Communist Party. I would be very careful to let the communists come into your house to play. Very soon what is yours will become theirs after they pour money in to “help” build your infrastructure. Let China become democratic first before we start to talk. But thats when hell freezes over!
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    Q3. And 14 other sleeping suckers agreed with you too?

    RDB=restless dog barking

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  • Sr Citizen:

    Historically, you have always been challenged by resources and other advantages of your neighbors. You survive and prosper because of human resources built on a free market meritocratic system. The People are not exceptionally endowed by nature but through self drives are able to eke out a higher standard of living. Also , they have been cohesive and do not take for granted that anybody owes them a living.

    All these are going with immigration of fake and second rate global talents. No People and Nation can be built on mercenaries. It will sink at the fist sign of challenge. The core common survival drives have been eroded with each on their own. It is now a ‘pasar’ with still inherited wealth with a natural aristocracy (not exactly brilliant).

    Dr Chee is circumspect in that not all of China’s projects will fly. That’s not the point. The point is that it is now the only global power that can initiate and lead this vision, albeit to their own enormous benefits (short term and long term). It is not beyond them to appease the Global Corporations with real assurances that these arteries will not be exclusive only to China interest. China needs a stable global economy to reform and emerge as a real economic power.

    Whatever may be the outcomes, in the immediate future, you are dislodged from the game. Asia and the World can afford to move on without a fake 5 star hotel. The new technologies spawning across global supply chains in the internet age that are not constrained by borders will exacerbate the disruptions. You are also fast being dislodged from these innovation grids as they do not bow to control freaks who think that they can direct technologies.

    Keep dreaming with decreasing meals.

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  • Ownself take care ownself:

    There are more than 10 artificial sea-level canals in the world for shipping purposes. Most famous are Suez Canal and Panama Canal.

    Don’t play play! Kra Canal to be built is REAL, just only a matter of time.

    Digging this man-made waterway is small feat for Chinese engineers. The lengthy Suzhou Canal was dug centuries ago for transportation, shipping and trading. China is now very strong in mega size infrastructure projects from deep tunnels through high mountains to super expressways and monstrous via ducts.

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    Pinky trying to be the next Empress Dowager of the world (faint). China will not tolerate a faux pas wannabe imposter.

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  • @RDB Real Dogs Bark?:

    Its clowns like you that make ordinary Singaporeans do not believe we have any credible opposition.
    Barking dogs that immediately bark when words dont agree with him.
    Animal instinct? Dont pretend that you know what is democracy.
    “Money here today can be gone tomorrow.”
    China lovers, capisce?

    RDB:
    HEY YOU @Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: May 18, 2017 at 9:07 am (Quote)

    Q1. Are you still a LATE Lee Kuan Yew myopic DAFT he made of you, or are you just your normal born a JACKASS all your life supporter of anything that is PAP PEE AND POO? Ass you wrote the following totally myopic non-circumspect piece after reading Dr. Chee Soon Juan EYE-OPENING article? And have you not read RDB’s views of China’s spending more BILLION $s in Johore’s 2 other port too. Plus in Iskanda City too? Even extending their 1.6m wide HIGH SPEED railway to Singapore too that LHL said are alls good for Singapore? He will have us all Economically LITERALLY MURDERED with Little chaps like us to die of starvation and then NOT EVEN KNOW WHY AND HOW BY your beloved LHL PM3. One self confessed as having 20 years of apprenticeship before becoming PEE PM3! Only to reinforce that he will likely BE THE ONLY PM WITH 20 YEARS OF APPRENTICESHIP TOO.

    Q2. SO you BELIEVE, TRUST & TRUST SUCH A CHAP WITH YOUR THIS Smart-Alec idealism like him the dreamer as follows? READ yourself again.

    Quoting you DAFT @Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: May 18, 2017 at 9:07 am (Quote) of his papa who made your clearly one with:

    “Till we see China has done any real good for any country that it has “help” to “prosper” then we are convinced. Have you seen anything that comes out of China’s economic involvement with Africa, or South America? Come on, look at the countries that are involved in the so called OBOR summit? Can you really tell on the world map where they are located? Apart from the usual big anti-American countries like Russia, etc. these struggling are struggling countries that seem to be more than ready to become a colony of the Chinese Communist Party. I would be very careful to let the communists come into your house to play. Very soon what is yours will become theirs after they pour money in to “help” build your infrastructure. Let China become democratic first before we start to talk. But thats when hell freezes over!
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    Q3. And 14 other sleeping suckers agreed with you too?

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  • Sinkie is Doomed under LeeGoon:

    Mr Xi is stealing the breakfast, lunch & dinner of LeeGoon, and LeeGoon is as clueless as he is helpless.

    To those comments that berate China on her achievements and/or expansionism. It is all empty talk.

    China will do whatever it takes to achieve her objectives. The Chinese are a practical-oriented people who are also highly driven by materialism, are hardworking and competitive to a fault. You know that. I know that too because I’m Chinese by descent and we are mostly ‘kiasu’ by nature and highly competitive especially when it comes to dollars and cents and other material concerns.

    I repeat again in case you missed it. The Chinese will succeed. They will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve their (economic and geo-political) objectives in regards to the One Belt One Road.

    Sinkieland is doomed because LeeGoon offended the Chinese with his big mouth and unnecessary licking of USA boots. Once the Chinese leaders made up their mind that LeeGoon is not their side, even if he has some Chinese blood, then you are dead meat. The Chinese will do whatever it takes to sideline Sinkieland and neutralize the strategic Straits of Malacca. You can talk all you want or berate China all you want, it won’t matter anymore. The Chinese have made up their minds after the repeated warnings, but unfortunately LeeGoon wasn’t listening at all.

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  • Commie rats everywhere:

    sino lovers talked like China owned the world, suka suka just dig. Chinese communist lovers are beyond reasoning.
    Please dont let your one night stand night with a PRC in geylang hinder your thinking or the upcoming cheap China tour for your elderly mother ruin you.

    Ownself take care ownself:
    There are more than 10 artificial sea-level canals in the world for shipping purposes. Most famous are Suez Canal and Panama Canal.

    Don’t play play! Kra Canal to be built is REAL, just only a matter of time.

    Digging this man-made waterway is small feat for Chinese engineers. The lengthy Suzhou Canal was dug centuries ago for transportation, shipping and trading. China is now very strong in mega size infrastructure projects from deep tunnels through high mountains to super expressways and monstrous via ducts.

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  • 我爱超手枪:

    老子 爱打手枪。
    One old man I met near a RC told me after I told him about Kra Canal, that Thailand won’t succeed because of our infrastructure.

    So, I told him Yes, PSA will not have one cent revenue affected when ships from China take the shorter faster route through the Thai Isthmus.

    Since it’s PSA capability rather than the geographic advantage that is what made sg a prosperous sea port.

    Remember, China is funding the projects.
    Every hardware and software PSA has can be bought.

    So, I really dunno how PSA will not be badly affected by the Kra Canal.

    Let’s see if that old man is right or am I right.

    Haha! Another day, another ejaculation.

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  • 老共万岁!:

    1.kenna slapped by the Chinese real original dragon.
    2. Kenna heart shattered by flushing top down the toilet.
    3. Kenna slapped by Amos the Famos.
    4. Pro State
    5. Kenna no invite.

    老干, 脸往哪儿丢呀!

    习近平万岁!
    中国万岁!

    5000 Million SGD 输掉了!!

    Huat ah!

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  • Old Mc Sperm:

    USA when wanna take out a ruler will have someone to replace the ruler.
    External forces can replace the present one by helping opposition.

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  • I dare You to!:

    Same old sorry maturbator. Thats all in his vocab. Thats the reason why our countryis in trouble. Dont blame only the government. keyboard warriors with one hand on the dixk and typing with the other hand. How to expect real change in this country?

    我爱超手枪:
    老子 爱打手枪。
    One old man I met near a RC told me after I told him about Kra Canal, that Thailand won’t succeed because of our infrastructure.

    So, I told him Yes, PSA will not have one cent revenue affected when ships from China take the shorter faster route through the Thai Isthmus.

    Since it’s PSA capability rather than the geographic advantage that is what made sg a prosperous sea port.

    Remember, China is funding the projects.
    Every hardware and software PSA has can be bought.

    So, I really dunno how PSA will not be badly affected by the Kra Canal.

    Let’s see if that old man is right or am I right.

    Haha! Another day, another ejaculation.

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  • 华人就是华人:

    Wolf in Sheep's Clothing:
    Till we see China has done any real good for any country that it has “help” to “prosper” then we are convinced. Have you seen anything that comes out of China’s economic involvement with Africa, or South America? Come on, look at the countries that are involved in the so called OBOR summit? Can you really tell on the world map where they are located? Apart from the usual big anti-American countries like Russia, etc. these struggling are struggling countries that seem to be more than ready to become a colony of the Chinese Communist Party. I would be very careful to let the communists come into your house to play. Very soon what is yours will become theirs after they pour money in to “help” build your infrastructure. Let China become democratic first before we start to talk. But thats when hell freezes over!

    After building the great wall, how did Ghengis Khan treat the builders?

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  • Simple Maths:

    China is probably the 1st “Super Power”, be it economically or militarily, due mostly, if not only, to its sheer number of people – 1.3+ billion.

    But almost all other modern days global “Super Power” became super and derived power from technology, innovation and productivity. What they lack were only raw materials and manpower. So when they extend their power globally, it is to secure raw material, while able to appease the locals by hiring them as their manpower.

    China’s serious lack of raw material is due to its enormously massive “manpower”.

    So you can’t be too wrong that this was done “to their own enormous benefits (short term and long term).”

    We can only hope that “medium term” can be of some benefit to us.

    Sr Citizen:

    Dr Chee is circumspect in that not all of China’s projects will fly. That’s not the point. The point is that it is now the only global power that can initiate and lead this vision, albeit to their own enormous benefits (short term and long term). It is not beyond them to appease the Global Corporations with real assurances that these arteries will not be exclusive only to China interest. China needs a stable global economy to reform and emerge as a real economic power.

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  • 2cockworsippers:

    And hence, you are a cockworshipper. Once a strongman leaves, he leaves behind his loots to his son(literally and otherwise). Sometimes it takes four generations to see yourself in the mirror.

    Old Mc Sperm:
    USA when wanna take out a ruler will have someone to replace the ruler.
    External forces can replace the present one by helping opposition.

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  • No civilized opposition:

    Dont pretend that its China thats putting food on our table for the past 50 years. The last time I looked its us feeding China when my grandparents send money back to their village. I value my freedom over wealth from the communists. Money could be gone tomorrow, but if the communists take control of our lives, freedom and democracy is something that blood has to be shed to gain back. No thanks, China! I dont like the PAP, but thats one thing LHL did right. Everyone is entitled to their opinion in politics. if you disagree, please dont discredit yourself or whatever blind opposition you represent by using abusive languages here.

    Deconstruction:
    One simple way of sending USA packing is to vote in more opposition members into Parliament! In doing so, we could then suggest a deconstruction of the status quo!

    What Is the point of hosting these Ang mo tua ki if you can’t put food on the table? Isn’t this the same as got degree can eat or not?

    So what about security? Doing NS to protect foreigners and tua kis?
    The aunty mothers in white sands already cannot Tahan NS mothers fetching their sons n block traffic for 15 minutes each week! You wanna protect her?

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  • Useless PM, Time to step down:

    I simply have no respect for this idiot LHL. Unlike his father LKY, PM LHL lacks foresight and wisdom, in short, he is hopeless in foreign relations.

    Why did he suck up to Obama and USA and the expense of China? Trump is now in charge and he has written-off Obama’s legacy of Trans-Pacific and Obamacare.

    Obama is no longer around to play ball with LHL, Trans Pacific is dead, and China is rising, so how LHL? For disrespecting and disregarding China, LHL is a Silly and Useless PM.

    The Belt and Road or New Silk Route initiative will gradually and eventually strangled SINKapore. A substantial volume of goods and cargoes between Asia and Europe will moved by land and rails.

    China is also helping and has stakes in building ports in Myanmar, Pakistan, to divert cargo having to pass through Straits of Malacca and thus, bypass Singapore. These ports are supported by land depots, industrial parks and oil pipelines.

    With all these stupid major foreign relations blunders, why is LHL and his Foreign Minister still continue to collect and reward themselves millions of taxpayers’ dollars ???

    Let’s face it, China will not forget and forgive Singapore and in particular our childish PM. It is better for him to step-down as early as possible and give the next new PM a chance to repair relations with China.

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  • Ignore the barking dog:

    @RDB Real Dogs Bark?:
    Its clowns like you that make ordinary Singaporeans do not believe we have any credible opposition.
    Barking dogs that immediately bark when words dont agree with him.
    Animal instinct? Dont pretend that you know what is democracy.
    “Money here today can be gone tomorrow.”
    China lovers, capisce?

    He’s always barking. Think he is a retiree with too much time on his hands.

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  • PM Lee's Achilles Heel:

    Sinkie is Doomed under LeeGoon:
    Mr Xi is stealing the breakfast, lunch & dinner of LeeGoon, and LeeGoon is as clueless as he is helpless.

    To those comments that berate China on her achievements and/or expansionism. It is all empty talk.

    China will do whatever it takes to achieve her objectives. The Chinese are a practical-oriented people who are also highly driven by materialism, are hardworking and competitive to a fault. You know that. I know that too because I’m Chinese by descent and we are mostly ‘kiasu’ by nature and highly competitive especially when it comes to dollars and cents and other material concerns.

    I repeat again in case you missed it. The Chinese will succeed. They will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve their (economic and geo-political) objectives in regards to the One Belt One Road.

    Sinkieland is doomed because LeeGoon offended the Chinese with his big mouth and unnecessary licking of USA boots. Once the Chinese leaders made up their mind that LeeGoon is not their side, even if he has some Chinese blood, then you are dead meat. The Chinese will do whatever it takes to sideline Sinkieland and neutralize the strategic Straits of Malacca. You can talk all you want or berate China all you want, it won’t matter anymore. The Chinese have made up their minds after the repeated warnings, but unfortunately LeeGoon wasn’t listening at all.

    Full agree with your views and analysis. Thank You.

    International foreign relations is Lee Hsien Loong’s Achilles Heel.

    His lack of foresight, arrogance and foolishness will drag Singapore down the drain for decades to come.

    Other South East Asian leaders are much smarter than our PM Lee in respect to dealing with China.

    In fact, China was all along hopeful that ‘Chinese’ Singapore will speak up for China or at least play a neutral role. Instead our stupid PM did the opposite by being a strategic partner of USA to contain China.

    In my view, China’s relation with Singapore will remain sour for many years as long as Lee Hsein Loong is still the PM.

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  • LIONS:

    Dr Chee,for once,i cannot fully agree with you,why?

    Sg n sgeans are already SUNK by LEE AH LONG.
    saying CHINA will SINK us by these 5 ways is akin to LETTING LEE AH LONG getting away scot free,right?

    We can say CHINA CAN SINK SINKINGPORE DEEPER?

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