Wang Yis talk with Singapore PM productive, candid, hedges US negative influence expert

WangYistalkwithSingaporePMproductive,candid,hedgesUSnegativeinfluence:expert()ChineseStateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYimetwithSingaporePrimeMinisterLeeHsienLoongonTuesdayandhada”productiveandcandiddiscussiononinternationalandregionaldevelopments,”accordingtoLeesvisitstoneighboringcountries,althoughstillwithonestopinSouthKorea,previousvisitsbutalsoshowthatChinasproposalsandpracticesonmultilateralismaremorewelcomeintheregionthantheUS,,LeepostedonhisFacebook,sayingthatthey”hadaproductiveandcandiddiscussiononinternationalandregionaldevelopments…Despitechallengingglobalcircumstancesinthepandemic,wehavecontinuedworkingclosely,sharingresourcesandexpertisetobettermanagetheoutbreak.””SingaporewelcomesChinascontinuedcontributionsinourpartoftheworld,andwillcontinueworkingwithChinatobuildamoreharmoniousandpeacefulworld,”Leewrote,addingemojisofthetwocountriesflagsonthispost.”TheSingaporeleaderhasgivenhighpraisetoChinassuccessinfightingtheOCVID-19pandemic,itsanti-virusassistancetoASEANcountriesandtothecooperationbetweenChinaandSingapore,”ChenXiangmiao,anassistantresearchfellowatNationalInstituteforSouthChinaSeaStudies,,,USSecretaryofDefenseLloydAustinvisitedSingapore,Vietnam,sremarksshowedthatSingaporewillremainneutralamidstrainedChina-UStiesandmaintainitspracticalandbalancedpoliciesinrelationtoChinaandtheUS,sleadershavekeptaclearmindandknowsthatitscountryhassharedmorecommongroundwithChinaonkeepingregionalpeaceandstability,saidZhuangGuotu,presidentofChineseAssociationofS,LeewrotethattherivalrybetweentheUSandChinahasintensified,sparkingconcernsthatAsiancountriescould,,,asoneofthecorememberstatesofASEAN,alsohopesChinacanhelpwithASEANcountriesanti-virusfightandeconomicrecoveryinthepost-COVID-19era,,WangandSingaporeForeignAffairsMinisterVivianBalakrishnanheldajointpressconferenceinwhichtheysaidthetwocountrieswouldfocusoncoordinationinfivefields:fightingCOVID-19,cooperationundertheBeltandRoadinitiative,onsustainabledevelopmentandclimatechange,theCOVID-19pandemic,whichfullydisplayedthec,hediscussedwide-rangingtopicswithPrimeMinisterLeeandDeputyPrimeMinisterHengSweeKeatandmetForeignAffairsMinisterVivianBalakrishnan,andtheyagreedthatinfacingCOVID-19,ChinaandSingaporehavedeepenedcooperationcenteringonfightingthevirusandondevelopment,ANties,promotetheRegionalComprehensiveEconomicPartnersnalsystemcenteredontheUN,practicemultilateralismandcontributetoanewerafordevelopment,stripistimelyinappeasingthesecountrieswhentheyhavebeenundergreatpressurefromtheUSinpickingsidesandreassuringthemthatChinasstanceinpromotingmultilateralism,notunilateralismorhegemony,visitwhichtoutedUSstrategicinterests,Wangsvisitaimstostrengthencooperationanddeepenmutualtrust.”Cooperationbasedoncommoninterestsmayfadeawaybutfriendshipsontrustwouldlastlongerwithclosepeople-to-peopleexchanges,”rneighboringcountries:inVietnam,WangexchangedviewswithVietnameseleadersonSouthChinaSeaissuesandreachedconsensusthatdisputesshouldnotaffectcooperationinVietnam;WangmetwitholdfriendsinCambodiaanddeepenedties;andWangislikelytostrengthencommunicationwithSouthKorea,oneoftheUS,ChenbelievesthatWangsvisitsareevenbetterthanexpectedastheyhedgethenegativeinfluencebroughtbytheUStotheregion,appeaseneighboringcountriespressuredbytheUShegemonyonpickingsides.”FactsshowthatChinasproposalofmultilateralismismorepopularandwelcomethantheUSpushofasmallcliquetargetingothers,”saidChen.(Webeditor:ZhongWenxing,LiangJun)。