President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of US diplomatic policy Friday and spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China.
Donald Trump's jaw-dropping White House win is a slap in the face for Barack Obama, elected eight years ago as the country's first black president on the promise of a nation united.
Speaking at a forum on Thursday (Jun 9) during a three-day visit to Washington DC, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister urged the US not to lose sight of its global leadership role as it heads towards the November Presidential election.
On the agenda are issues like trade, economy, counter-terrorism and security. An investment conference will take place in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has urged the US to show what he calls “clear and consistent signals” that it intends to remain fully engaged in the Asia-Pacific region.
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was speaking in Washington on Monday (Nov 30) at a specially-convened symposium that comes at the end of a year of racial and ethnic tensions in several key American cities.
The White House hopes the intensity of global focus on Paris and renewed questions about the US strategy towards Islamic State will not overshadow President Barack Obama’s travels to Asia.
Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Tuesday held meetings with US administration officials, had an interview with a Washington magazine and re-launched a Congressional group focus on bilateral relations.
Speaking at a forum on US-Asia relations in Washington DC on Monday (Jun 15), Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam said the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership would anchor the US' engagement of the Asia-Pacific.