Singapore PM-in-waiting: Recent decisions by US, China 'will lead us to more dangerous territory'
Added 08-16-22 01:29:01pm EST - “Lawrence Wong, Singapore's next prime minister, is worried that increasingly heightened tension between the U.S. and China may lead them into a dangerous situation.” - Foxnews.com
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Singapore's prime minister-in-waiting Lawrence Wong does not believe that the U.S. or China want to enter into an armed conflict, but he is concerned that escalating tensions may lead to a dangerous situation.
In an interview with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, Wong observed that relations between the U.S. and China have grown "more strained" since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and have worsened since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent trip to Taiwan.
"Following the visit, tensions have gone up one notch," Wong said. "And that’s the risk that can happen, that we’re starting to see a series of decisions being taken by both countries that will lead us to more dangerous territory."
Pelosi stopped in Taiwan and met with officials during a multi-country tour of Asia that began in Singapore. In anticipation of this, China issued threats that Pelosi and the U.S. would face consequences should she go there, but Pelosi was undeterred.
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