Chan Chun Sing keeps parroting the same advice to China – hello, is China listening?

The headline in The Business Times summed it up – “Now is the time for China to win friends: Chan Chun Sing.”

Speaking at the FutureChina Global forum held in Singapore yesterday, the Trade and Industry Minister advised China to seize the opportunities during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a historical opportunity for China to win friends and build friendships, especially in times of need, when the world is suffering from the global pandemic,” he said.

“How China reaches out to the rest of the world and sets the standards in its behaviour, would inspire the rest of the world to come towards China.”

He sounded like a grandmaster on China, giving sage advice on how China should behave.

But let’s compare what he said yesterday with what he said last November at a Shanghai forum.

Minister Chan then told the forum: “China will have great responsibilities to set the standards of behaviour for the world . . . China has the opportunity to seize this moment in history to win the world over, through your superior technology, economic management, geopolitical perspective, and so forth.”

Notice the striking similarity between what he said yesterday and last year?

Yesterday, he said China has a “historical opportunity” to “win friends,” last year he advised China to “seize this moment in history to win the world over.” Yesterday, he called on China to “set the standards in its behaviour,” last year he advised China to “set the standards of behaviour for the world.”

Let’s bear in mind too that there was no global pandemic last November. So pandemic or no pandemic, Minister Chan parrots the same messaging.

We have to wonder whether China is listening and whether they need to be told the same thing again and again.

Will it be regurgitated at next year’s forum?

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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33 Responses to “Chan Chun Sing keeps parroting the same advice to China – hello, is China listening?”

  • Boh Kia See:

    He must have a file labelled China, and whenever he has to give a talk on China, he simply pulls out the top copy in that file, refresh it and there you have it.

    This chap is all hot air, I don’t think anyone would listen to him least of all the Chinese Government. You will not find President Xi giving Singapore the opportunity to host a State visit in Singapore. I believe he knows that the PAP is a boil that should be lanced.

    This chap became a Minister on the coat tails of another, now deceased. Is that not what we call a “free rider”? He is proving to be an embarrassment to Singapore whenever he goes overseas to represent the country.

    Citizens should wise up and work towards removing the PAP from the Government benches in five years time. The work however should start now.

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  • Merobok:

    I almost fell out of my chair when I read that cotton man saying that it is the “right time” for China to win friends as though he is a China expert!
    Obviously he is not conversant with the geopolitical situation in Asia right and none of his scriptwriters dare tell him of his stupidity!
    Never in the history of China has it face so many problems and challenges at all fronts! It has border disputes with their Indian neighbor, S.E. Asian neighbors over the claims to the Spratly Islands, it’s constant obsession in
    taking over Taiwan by force, it’s handling of the coronavirus which most countries claim to have originated in Wuhan, and finally, it’s trade disagreement with the US.
    Do you think Communist China will ever listen? This is the mighty dragon that has woken up and flexing its muscles to all that China is no more like in the previous century where it could be bullied by the western countries!
    I can just imagine what President Xi will say, “you small fry, don’t teach your older brother to suck eggs!”
    Mr. Chan, solve your own country’s problem such as unemployment, COVID infections, foreigners displacing S’poreans, etc instead of treading into unknown territory!

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  • Heaven Has Eyes:

    The last person China will listen to is CCS, a paper general who got parachuted into politics and became instant minister, who only knows how to tell people kee chiu and call people sia suay but himself sia suay the country on the global stage. Pui! Pui!

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  • survey recently:

    我听老人家说, 做官的如果一直被平民骂,他的家族后三代会衰一辈子,衰运。一直来, 报应也跟着来。。。。peanuts

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  • Cotton!:

    For one moment, I thought the Business Times headline was going to read:

    “Now is the time for United States to win friends: Chan Chun Sing.” Alas, this is not to be.

    Instead of teaching China how to win friends, I am sure the Chinese will better appreciate CCS if he can advise them how to find new markets for COTTON from Xinjiang with US banning such imports! Afterall, who knows cotton better than CCS?

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  • Old Friends:

    Hopefully China still listen to an old friend like Singapore…
    The Student has become Master already…way ahead of Singapore.
    Not sure we can still teach them anything…but China is losing friends fast these days around the world…Sad.

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  • Flabbergasted:

    the CCP won’t even touch him with a 10 foot pole.

    He is probably speaking to a group of gullible sinkies.

    useless paper general trying to teach China.

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  • Free Rider Singaporeans:

    Dear Augustine,
    Nothing wrong in parroting the same message.

    Either China take our great scholar CCS advice and change for the better, or China be broken up by USA.

    Nobody in the world would want to befriend a 13 billions population who go around with their dirty habits, create PM2.M cancerous haze burning on every 7 month and enslaving their people.

    Please support America Donald Trump effort to shutdown all Confucius school孔子学院 worldwide, including Singapore.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/13/trump-administration-confucius-institute-is-arm-of/

    Only British Council or American Council be allowed to operate worldwide.

    Never never learn or get near Confucius teaching. It is against progress, against woman, against equality. All in all, it is Confucius teaching is against human right. (now where are all the pro democracy nuts?)

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • xoxo:

    China will tell Chan Kee Chiu: KEEP QUIET OR WE WILL SPANK YOU!

    THEN,you will be history.

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  • Henry:

    This is a joke right? Cotton Chan telling China how to behave and win friends? Small boy playing punk in a man’s world! He thinks he is version 2 of LKY!!!

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  • Halimah Totally USELESS:

    Hand me the China handbook, I need to Regurgitate the story again to these China folks.
    How else to make a living, my million $$$ pay check has to be seen to be working.

    Imagine the 61% retards happily paying millions to feed these stupid clown we have.

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  • pap keechiu no shame:

    pap keechiu thinks China is like pap PA playing masak with 61% sheep CPF money.

    pap keechiu is from a small fry less than 60 years old pap fixed island.

    the other is a nation of over 5,000 years old with a lot of smart intelligent wealthy people.

    what is the point?

    know your place. punching above your weight was a lee kuan yew lie to fix 61% sheep. it has no truth in it and never has. even pap clown had to learn it the hard way when he forgot his place and talked about free smoke and pork rib soup.

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  • CCS:

    What sage advice can come out of CCS who can confuse himself that cotton comes from sheep!

    Who is he just a small “fish” to advise China!

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  • Materialistic to the core:

    Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered.
    Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly Mother.
    The first said, “I built a big house for our Mother.”
    The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”
    The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you both beat. You remember how Mom enjoyed reading the Bible? And you know she can’t see very well any more. I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took Elders in the church 12 years to teach him. He’s one of a kind. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it.”
    Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks, “Chean,” she wrote one son, “the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”
    “Chuen,” she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel any more. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!”
    “Dearest Seng,” she wrote to her third son, “you have the good sense to know what your Mother likes. The chicken was delicious!”

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  • Asdd:

    I think useless bum can’t contest 1 to 1 no back bone unethical talk is cheap but pocket alot of expensive dollars

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Well redbean also like to give sage advice here to sg. He’s not even a minster , … How come Mr Augustine never write article to rub him ?

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  • TumasikPatriot:

    ah seng must have read Dale Carnegie over and over again…

    “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

    Don’t blame ah seng leh!!! after all the Bastard read Plato and Marchivillien every night B4 bedtime to be what he is a Bastard!!!

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  • Harder Truths:

    This retard has about as much success in common sense as a eunuch in a whorehouse. Probably learnt this garbage reading the self-help book “Politics fro Dummies”

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  • BlindedMisled:

    As a leader representive(of its core beliefs) of the government of Singapore whose founding fathers were most revered in Asia, if not the world, and had seeded today’s China(an image of Singapore basically), no one would expect him to say otherwise about China.

    Ultimately, the sins of the fathers will visit the third and fourth generation. Unless you are blind, the rot is everywhere.

    The leaders are blind to it because they will never or had never acknowledge the root of all evil.

    “China has the opportunity to seize this moment in history to win the world over, through your superior technology, ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT, geopolitical perspective, and so forth.”

    And that’s how he slips in the venom of a serpent in his gospel.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    He just wanted to sound smart. Just who is listening is more important!!

    Not a single day in any commercial, not a single day in battle, not trained in medicine, just wonder what he actually knows, except his 10-years series!!

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  • SiJiânc:

    Nowadays so many meetings, forums and conferences to attend. So just store all templates on laptop and use apps with AI to generate another speech. What’s so difficult about being a minister?

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  • PAP GUARANTEED LOSE:

    Hahaha, I laugh every time he opens his mouth. He’s a just for laugh.

    Clown keeps him because he’s related to famillee.

    He has ZERO background in finance and business yet he talks as if he has years of experience.

    He entered Parliament via the backdoor. Shameful!!

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  • PAP GUARANTEED LOSE:

    He’s implying China is not behaving.

    The Chinese Embassy has taken note.

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  • TumasikPatriot:

    NotMyProblem:
    He just wanted to sound smart. Just who is listening is more important!!

    Not a single day in any commercial, not a single day in battle, not trained in medicine, just wonder what he actually knows, except his 10-years series!!

    NotMyProblem:
    He just wanted to sound smart. Just who is listening is more important!!

    Not a single day in any commercial, not a single day in battle, not trained in medicine, just wonder what he actually knows, except his 10-years series!!

    Ah Seng has a 1st Class Economic degree and surpass The Stroke in many WAYS but lack the Charisma…
    he would be a 1st class Backroom Planner like Goh Keng Swee if he Talk Less and “THINK” more…sadly he was PUSHED and Cajoled to take the limelight in order to Promote the next generation of IDIOTS

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  • Dr. Chan:

    CCS dare to comment on China.
    CCP take note. Make him ‘disappear’ under your National Security Law.
    Dare to say China got no friend?
    China got friends everywhere.
    How dare CCS talk like that!

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  • To Tumasik Patriot ....:

    Chan Chun Seng 1st class backroom planner like DR. GOH KENG SWEE?

    Uncle pardon me, do you know you’re talking about the Master Architect
    of the Republic of Singapore from whom even LKY would have to accept directives?

    Jurong Town Corporation, Ministry of Defence, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Education …. just to name a few

    I’m not sure Chun Sing can approach Dr. Goh’s mettle even in his next life going the life trajectory he’s chosen…. not even emperor dowager for that matter!

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Well nothing wrong. He s doing his job as minister.

    Whereas the rest of u

    不在其位,不谋其政.

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  • SiJiânc:

    To Tumasik Patriot ....:
    Chan Chun Seng 1st class backroom planner like DR. GOH KENG SWEE?

    Uncle pardon me, do you know you’re talking about the Master Architect of the Republic of Singapore from whom even LKY would have to accept directives?

    Jurong Town Corporation, Ministry of Defence, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Education …. just to name a few

    I’m not sure Chun Sing can approach Dr. Goh’s mettle even in his next life going the life trajectory he’s chosen…. not even emperor dowager for that matter!

    More likely 1st class Backroom ‘bitches’?

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  • blueview:

    With PM Lee very arrogantly calling opposition voters free riders or loaders, all the rules that he came up for his MPs about not displaying arrogance and be humble has gone out of the windows.

    Chun and the rest of the arrogant nimp0000s must be super happy that they got back their old boss!!!

    PM Lee without any shame and with an attitude of self entitlement has shown his deep true colours! That was a really disgusting name calling speech on opposition voters.

    PM Lee should just resign….. you P*G!!!!

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  • ashamed of such a gov:

    not one of these jlbs have an independent mind much less a backbone to speak of.
    i honestly can’t take them seriously.

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  • Police CLOSE DOWN:

    Is he talking on someone’s behalf?

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  • Police CLOSE DOWN:

    So you finally show your true colors – ang mo tua kee type.

    Free Rider Singaporeans:
    Dear Augustine,
    Nothing wrong in parroting the same message.

    Either China take our great scholar CCS advice and change for the better, or China be broken up by USA.

    Nobody in the world would want to befriend a 13 billions population who go around with their dirty habits, create PM2.M cancerous haze burning on every 7 month and enslaving their people.

    Please support America Donald Trump effort to shutdown all Confucius school孔子学院 worldwide, including Singapore.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/13/trump-administration-confucius-institute-is-arm-of/

    Only British Council or American Council be allowed to operate worldwide.

    Never never learn or get near Confucius teaching. It is against progress, against woman, against equality. All in all, it is Confucius teaching is against human right. (now where are all the pro democracy nuts?)

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • MarBowling:

    Materialistic to the core:
    September 19, 2020 at 11:01 am (Quote)
    Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered.
    Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly Mother.
    The first said, “I built a big house for our Mother.”
    The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”
    The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you both beat. You remember how Mom enjoyed reading the Bible? And you know she can’t see very well any more. I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took Elders in the church 12 years to teach him. He’s one of a kind. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it.”
    Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks, “Chean,” she wrote one son, “the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”
    “Chuen,” she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel any more. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!”
    “Dearest Seng,” she wrote to her third son, “you have the good sense to know what your Mother likes. The chicken was delicious!”

    Response: good one. Am still rolling on the floor, laughing nonstop!

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