Home News Chinese analyst says Terrexes won't be returned unless Singapore meets two conditions

Chinese analyst says Terrexes won’t be returned unless Singapore meets two conditions

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

According to a Chinese analyst who is on the know, the Terrexes which are now detained in the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department, will not be returned to Singapore unless two conditions are met.

First, the Singapore government has got to explain why the sensitive cargo was transiting through their port; and secondly, an assurance that Singapore will adhere to the ‘One China’ policy.

By calling Singapore to adhere strictly to the ‘One China’ policy, the Chinese government may be calling on Singapore to stop military exchanges with Taiwan. The People’s republic of China considers Taiwan a renegade province.

In the midst of mounting pressure from China about its military exchanges with Taiwan, Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen had emphasised that Singapore will continue to train overseas.

- Advertisement -

He said that Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) overseas training exercises have “never been secret”, and that “people know where we train openly.” He added, “any training matters between us and other countries are bilateral” and that “SAF will continue to train overseas based on existing agreements between countries.”

China in the meantime has released a White Paper on its policies on Asia-Pacific Security Co-operation. The White Paper explained the Chinese concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security to achieving peace and stability in the region.

The Paper noted the role that major countries in the region play in maintaining peace and development, and urged “small- and medium-sized countries need not and should not take sides among big countries.”

It asked them to reject the Cold War mentality, respect others’ legitimate interests and concerns and to pursue positive interactions.

[fvplayer src=”http://youtube.com/watch?v=fU75O9iI3vg”]


 Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Lawrence Wong has my vote

Heng Swee Keat, 60, was supposed to be the white knight leader ushering Singaporeans out of Covid-19 and, in the process, cementing his promised premiership, as Lee HsienLoong steps down. In the end, he became a political casualty of the pandemic...

Model from France allegedly allowed to participate in Singapore fashion show without serving quarantine

Singapore -- Many questions were raised after it came to light that a model from France might have participated in a fashion show in Singapore without serving her two-week Stay-Home-Notice (SHN). Singaporean model Kaigin Yong walked the runway at the Louis Vuitton...

TISG EXCLUSIVE: Lee Hsien Yang weighs in on Heng Swee Keat’s departure and on the next PM

Singapore -- Mr Lee Hsien Yang is not surprised Deputy Prime Minister Heng  Swee Keat has ruled himself out of the running to be the next Prime Minister by stepping aside as the leader of the fourth-generation People's Action Party (PAP)...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent