What China did to Korea, it can do to us

Our PM should be careful of upsetting the Chinese. They’ll stop sending tourists to our casinos and S’pore generally. This year

China is on track to becoming Singapore’s top tourist market, latest figures from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) show.

Arrivals from China jumped 36 per cent to some 2.64 million visitors from January to November last year, compared with the same period in 2015.

ST in January

If the numbers keep up 18% of tourists will be from PRC.

But Korea shows what happen when China is angry

The Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) predicted there could be 4.7 million fewer foreign tourists this year than in 2016 – a drop of about 27%.

China has banned travel agencies from selling package tours to Korea in protest at Seoul allowing a US missile defence system.

Visitors from China made up 46.8% of tourists in South Korea last year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40565119

 

 

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36 Responses to “What China did to Korea, it can do to us”

  • SMLJ ALSO BOHBIAN:

    Guess what singlians will say?
    BOH BIAN LAH !
    SIMI ALSO BOH BIAN LAH!

    HAHA HAHA!

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  • DeliverUsFromEvil:

    The root of all evil is an intense relationship with money. The leaders of Sin openly embraced the root of belt and road to an integrated hegemonic system under one powerful strongman

    And the strongman is not a worm from a small city state who thinks they are ideological giant.

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  • Protest Against Power-abuser:

    Go post this in Shan’s and his lackeys’ FB. See how they’ll bark at you.

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  • Titiana Ann Xavier:

    Money talks. China knows it. South Korea allows Uncle Sam to set up THAAD and China saw red. She responded by flexing her economic muscles. Singapore is blowing hot and cold in her relationship with China. PM Lee is more likely to imitate Duterte rather than former South Korean President Park Geun- hye. PM Lee will err on the side of caution. Singapore cannot afford to play politics with China.

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  • rukidding:

    Lan Par Lah !

    This clown Prince never learn his lesson lah !

    Essentially a “spoilt brat” who thinks he is “King” .

    Insult people with free smoke and Pork soup then kenna slapped and whack so easily by China as shown with the terrex case.

    You think he has “woken and realised” his mistake and arrogance ?

    Look carefully at how he acts after the handshake with XI at the Summit ?………he actually walks ahead of Mr Xi when going into the room after a handshake and photo session for the press with him and Xi together ?

    Gheez ?……talk about respecting Seniors or Superpowers ????

    Looks like “Mr Naked Emperor” still thinks he is “Higher” than China’s Xi ?

    “Bo Kar Si” ( ill mannered, ill brought up )

    I believe this guy has got REAL “Mental issues with Power struggles” just like what LHY and LWL says !

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  • AIYoYo:

    China can do it to Singapore for many reasons e.g. military exercise in Taiwan, allowing US military ships to dock in Singapore etc etc.. In fact, China has already done it to us by leaving our PM out of the OBOR meeting. China can even blame Singapore for imaginary transgressions like bringing up the SCS during the NAM meeting.

    The question is what are we going to do about it?

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  • Self Serving PeeM:

    What China can do is considered Low priority to the PeeM who is more interested in putting his highly paid stooges to consider what to do with 38 Oxley.

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  • doggie:

    yes, and not only tourist. There are a lot of people working here, plus new citizen. Beijing can order the pple to pull lit or new citizens to vote against peepigs too.

    not to mention a lot of ABNN and roaches, they can do the same.

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  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Dear CI,

    You need not worry.

    China will not dare lift a finger against us SG otherwise our ally US of A will nuke them back to Tang Dynasty.

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    Majullah S$1 to RM 3.09 and PAP to Eternality

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  • Bad Boy:

    Dont worry about China …

    Viaduct “toh” in SG , just concentrate on domestic

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  • Taiwan too...:

    Likewise Taiwan … that sees more than 50% drop of tourists from Mainland
    Hotels, Restaurants … greatest fall in business ever seen…
    Coach drivers … out of job
    Gift-shops … closed

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  • Bystander:

    Playing ball with China, PAP sure lose.
    “Small States should behave like small States.”
    Only LKY can talk, not the cardboard little LKYs could imitate to talk same way. Tell PAP to look at themselves first in the mirror. Do they look like the dead respected Statesman.

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  • LIONS:

    the GLOBALISED catchword: THE SMILING PANDA is FIERCER THAN THE SMILING TIGER.

    WATCH WHAT YOU SAY,DONT SELL YOUR COUNTRY AWAY,LEE AH LONG.

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  • Trade Figures 2016:

    Figures wont lie …
    Spore export to China US$25.9B
    China export to Spore US$44.4B
    … nearly US$20B deficit
    or in simple terms: Spore rely China more than China needs Spore
    If China forego this US$44.4B .. which could be easily absorbed
    .. then Spore may have to pay double of this amount, or even more, to get from other sources

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  • Change We Must:

    Don’t have to kowtow to them, but our leaders need to learn how to be humble when they speak. They are so used to speak down on Singaporeans without any protest, now they thought the world belongs to them. Can suka suka say what they like also to the world.

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  • Salah Boh ?:

    @ Spore export to China US$25.9B
    China export to Spore US$44.4B

    Bro , you salah boh ?

    I think its the reverse , China need us more

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  • Trade Figures 2016:

    Salah Boh ?:
    @ Spore export to China US$25.9B
    China export to Spore US$44.4B

    Bro , you salah boh ?

    I think its the reverse , China need us more

    Brother, you miss the point..
    US$44.4B.. for China is peanuts
    But Spore has to “pay double of this amount, or even more, to get from other sources..”

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  • China Plays Tourism Card:

    Not that China people dont like to go visit Korea, Taiwan…
    Its that ALL China Tour Agencies dont organize any more tour to Korea, Taiwan…
    China Tour Agencies controlled by PRC Tourism Board, indirectly Central Garment
    For individual visit to Taiwan, PRC Immigration Dept can control number of issuance for passes(*) to Taiwan
    (*) equivalent to restricted passport
    PRC is known to play this card

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  • Body Language:

    rukidding:

    This clown Prince never learn his lesson lah !

    Essentially a “spoilt brat” who thinks he is “King” .

    Insult people with free smoke and Pork soup then kenna slapped and whack so easily by China as shown with the terrex case.

    You think he has “woken and realised” his mistake and arrogance ?

    Look carefully at how he acts after the handshake with XI at the Summit ?………he actually walks ahead of Mr Xi when going into the room after a handshake and photo session for the press with him and Xi together ?

    Gheez ?……talk about respecting Seniors or Superpowers ????

    Looks like “Mr Naked Emperor” still thinks he is “Higher” than China’s Xi ?

    The body language and facial expression of XJP tell..
    .. when he shake hand with LHL

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  • Body Language:

    rukidding:

    This clown Prince never learn his lesson lah !

    Essentially a “spoilt brat” who thinks he is “King” .

    Insult people with free smoke and Pork soup then kenna slapped and whack so easily by China as shown with the terrex case.

    You think he has “woken and realised” his mistake and arrogance ?

    Look carefully at how he acts after the handshake with XI at the Summit ?………he actually walks ahead of Mr Xi when going into the room after a handshake and photo session for the press with him and Xi together ?

    Gheez ?……talk about respecting Seniors or Superpowers ????

    Looks like “Mr Naked Emperor” still thinks he is “Higher” than China’s Xi ?

    The Body Language and Facial Exression of XJP tell…
    .. when he shake hand with LHL

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  • Likewise HK:

    China assertiveness or lau lan ness not welcome.

    Likewise HK people protest against XJP . What one country two system 50 years no change . Not even 25 years now already start to default.

    China wants to eradicate cantonese language in HK , Guang Dong , Guang Xi. The people there also du lan . Wants all to use standard mandarin 普通话.

    Why XJP so lazy ? Why dont he learn Cantonese and impress all these people there in their language. Then people will welcome him instead of protest against him. No talent is it ?

    Next time watch HK drama all in Mandarin then jialat liao . Nobody will want to watch anymore. I will miss all the cantonese jargons.

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  • Local Dialect:

    Likewise HK:

    China wants to eradicate cantonese language in HK , Guang Dong , Guang Xi. The people there also du lan . Wants all to use standard mandarin 普通话.

    Why XJP so lazy ? Why dont he learn Cantonese and impress all these people there in their language. Then people will welcome him instead of protest against him. No talent is it ?

    There are one thousand and one local dialects in Mainland China
    You expect Leader of such country to learn all?
    … just to please every countryman?

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  • PAP is the root of all evils:

    DeliverUsFromEvil:
    The root of all evil is an intense relationship with money. The leaders of Sin openly embraced the root of belt and road to an integrated hegemonic system under one powerful strongman

    And the strongman is not a worm from a small city state who thinks they are ideological giant.

    The root of all evil is Pinky and his bunch of useless self serving sycophants.
    Money is just a tool. In the hands of greedy evil men, money becomes a tool of evil.

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  • Frog In Boiling Well:

    Salah Boh ?:
    @ Spore export to China US$25.9B
    China export to Spore US$44.4B

    Bro , you salah boh ?

    I think its the reverse , China need us more

    Stupid insight from the 70%.

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  • US To Defend Spore ?:

    Prof Barumoney is absolutely correct. Small States should behave like Small States because Small States are not Superpower full stop.

    Exceptional case are very rare such as our LKY – he could see ten years ahead of time. That’s why leaders of nations seek him for advice regarding future Geopolitical situations. And most of the time he was accurate. No leaders in our current government can even see two years ahead of time.

    USA will defend Singapore if China attack us. Sorry dream on. Duterte is high on EQ and knows that USA will not come to the defense of Philippines if attack by China. Likewise same with Singapore.

    Why Not ? China will ask USA to pay their trillion dollars of debt first before any fight. China can shoot missile and destroy satellites in outer space easily. It shows their accuracy. China has got ICBM and nuclear bombs and Russia will will also be involved. USA has been involved in too many wars in different countries and could not be spread too thinly. What has USA to gain if they fight with China to defend a small arrogant leader of a small dot island ?

    All China needs to do is just fire one non nuclear head missile at Pulau Tekong Kechil and Pinky will sheet in his pants immediately.
    Indeeed dream on.

    So dream on For USA to help.

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  • Jim:

    When I see the photo,
    Xi is a emperor and our clown is like a court jester
    Just look at his face, he avoid eye contact and look to the ground
    One feature of his handshake is he literally being bent at the wrist by every state man he shakes with
    His grip was a submissive, his whole palm being swallowed by trump, xi, Obama
    You know why he is so sisi
    Because he is being served all the time
    Hardly used his hand and fingers
    That is why his palm is so small like a girl
    Just look at the way he walk
    Ah Kua style
    Swinging his arse from side to side

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  • Likewise HK::

    I thought XJP wants to cultivate or revive chinese culture.

    Last time Emperor or officials can know a few languages

    e.g. 清乾隆 会满文、汉文、蒙古文、藏文、维吾尔文等等。堪称语言学家.

    周恩来 – 英语, 法语, 俄语 .

    江泽民 – 俄语, 英语, 日语 ,罗马尼亚语 法语 .

    Only learn a few dialects also cannot ?

    No talent no talent lah , no need to defend him.
    What a jerk

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  • YewHowMuch:

    Is power a tool? Nope. Power is a force. Tool in itself is useless without power. So is money a tool? Nope. Money is power. The more money you have, the more power – buying power, including buying souls of men

    And power corrupts because it is structurally oppressive from top to bottom and authoritatively immoral.

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  • US to Defend SCS:

    More likely US will ask China to cancel debt otherwise they will defend Philippines and Singapore.

    US may not fight for another country but will definitely defend their dominance globally, especially their global business interest.

    Otherwise, why sell billion dollars high tech weapon to Taiwan?

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/trump-administration-confirms-taiwan-arms-sale-plan-170629215823327.html

    It’s a day dream for USA to watch from the sideline and do nothing.

    US To Defend Spore ?:

    China will ask USA to pay their trillion dollars of debt first before any fight.

    So dream on For USA to help.

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  • ROC better w/o PRC tourists:

    “international arrivals in Taiwan reached a record high of nearly 10.7 million, up from 10.4 million in 2015, according to the Tourism Bureau. That happened even as arrivals from China dropped more than 600,000, to 3.5 million,”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/world/asia/taiwan-china-tourism.html

    Taiwan too...:
    Likewise Taiwan … that sees more than 50% drop of tourists from Mainland
    Hotels, Restaurants … greatest fall in business ever seen…
    Coach drivers … out of job
    Gift-shops … closed

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  • Think:

    If SG lost U$25.9B export to China, then a lot of “FTs” will lost job, have to go back China. They will compete with those made jobless in the U$44.4B forgone export to SG.

    Now which country will have riots from these restless jobless people?

    Will they be happy to move back to their farm and villages? or can China absorb them wondering aimlessly in its cities?

    So who rely on whom more?

    Trade Figures 2016:
    Figures wont lie …
    Spore export to China US$25.9B
    China export to Spore US$44.4B
    … nearly US$20B deficit
    or in simple terms: Spore rely China more than China needs Spore
    If China forego this US$44.4B .. which could be easily absorbed
    .. then Spore may have to pay double of this amount, or even more, to get from other sources

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  • Just please 95% of China:

    learn 7 dialects will do. No need 1001.

    Simple right?

    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~yu25s/classweb/worldpolitics/Site/Dialects_in_China.html

    Local Dialect: There are one thousand and one local dialects in Mainland China
    You expect Leader of such country to learn all?
    … just to please every countryman?

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  • N.Jungne:

    Just please 95% of China:
    learn 7 dialects will do. No need 1001.

    Simple right?

    Response: Agree or at least be familiar with Malay and Indian names.

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  • clever investore:

    Get lost idiot china!

    Nothing lasts forever. China is no exception.

    One day china will collapse.

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  • Bad Boy:

    Dont worry about China.

    China animation studio or company wants to work with Hasbro to make an anime movie of transformers plus Ner Zha ( 哪吒与变形金刚 ) …

    中美合拍动画片哪吒与变形金刚
    http://sd.china.com.cn/a/2017/yule_0715/1010048.html

    Wah lan , this of creativity from China … i wonder how they write the script ?

    Ne Zha need transformers to accompany else nobody wants to watch is it ?

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  • Bad Boy:

    Let me guess ,

    Autobots and Decepticons having a fierce battle and accidentally enter a time warp or black hole. They went back 3000 years to China ( Shang dynasty ) , Autobots support King Zhou and Decepticons support King Shang Yin Shou and slug it out. In the end King Zhou defeated King Shang and all transformers back to the future. Dont tell me its 封神传奇 part II ?

    It’s okay please do away with the usual scene of a soldier or official or general shooting arrows. Repeatedly some scene of some suave guy would take a arrow , aim ( camera zoom in his face ) damn concentrated and very focus ( like damn sar or damn macho like that ), then release arrow and shoot. Special effects of arrow flying ( zoom in or birds eye view ) and hit target perfectly.

    China directors have this fetish with shooting arrows or archery. The same scene repeated many times in different chinese movies. KNN, See already also du lan. No wonder china audience also turn off.

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