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The Shangri-La dialogue

In view of the recent spat between the Singapore and China Defense Ministers the People’s Republic should offer the real Shangri-La up in the mountains of Yunnan as an alternative site for these annual talks.

Up in the majesty splendor and magic of the real Shangri-La mountains there might be a chance that the triteness jadedness and the “rambunctiousness” referred to by the Singapore Defense Minister might just evaporate into something much more positive.

As it is the dialogue which has gone on for the past two decades is going nowhere according to one of its major participants. Moreover with the constant changes in the international arena the color n the neutrality of the host is increasingly coming into question.

It is time to allow some Winds of Change to waken up the dialogue. Without that the lone wolf in Asean will begin to think that it owns the lair.

The surly manner in which the hosting Defense Minister of Singapore dismisses a pertinent question raised by the Defense Minister of China is reflective of the erosion of civility and neutrality on the part of Singapore. Punching above its weight does not give it the right to dictate the decorum of the meeting. It is time for Asean to collectively think about a possible change of site.

 

Lowinsky

 

 

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21 Responses to “The Shangri-La dialogue”

  • xoxo:

    Hahaha! What a name!
    Me thought Shangri-la is a tranquil place,almost heavenly.
    Not a place to BASH another country/participant,ya?

    Should name it Bashington(Washington) Monologue?

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  • China action:

    Next round, China can send a few sergeants to have a rambunctious meeting. Tio boh?

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    The LEEgacy of a bastard a coward n trait** acting tough with body guards n gurkha mecenaries…with US n Japan his master now backing The mouse that roars

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  • Let other take over:

    Let other country take over if they want.
    Hard to please everyone.
    For Singapore,better to be neutral and stay humble.

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  • La Shangri:

    Name Shangri la already known there’s no such place?

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  • PAP mandate strong:
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  • MarBowling:

    Let other take over:
    June 22, 2022 at 10:36 pm (Quote)
    Let other country take over if they want.
    Hard to please everyone.
    For Singapore,better to be neutral and stay humble.

    Response: UK is the Holee One to DECIDE WHERE and WHEN this Holee Dialogue is being held! No chance it can EVER be held in Shangri-La, China Yunnan! Maybe Timbuktu has a BETTER CHANCE!

    THINK after this recent spat cum verbal diarrhea swordplay with his Chinese counterpart, it’s HIGH TIME FOR CHICKEN HEN TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK OF HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR OR IN FRONT OF A POOL OF HIS URINE AND THEN QUIETLY DISAPPEAR INTO THE SUNSET! The SEIZURE of our SAF Armoured vehicles by HK donkey years ago and the recent verbal diarrhea spat with the Chinese Defence Chief have FINALLY SHOWN YOUR INCOMPETENCE AND INTELLIGENCE AS A SO-CALLED WORLD CLASS MINISTER AS PROCLAIMED BY LEE KAYU!

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  • Banana People:

    The western educated singaporean are like banana people who exhibit arrogance and think they are superior than others

    I wonder how many bananas nowadays in sg.

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  • mrs malaprop:

    A subtle and accurate assessment of the exchange that took place.

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  • Bananas are better than LJ:

    During my stink working in China, the local staff was surprised that I can speak various dialects (though not superbly) PLUS of course English. This did help break the ice in various cases when we visited foreign MNCs to improve on goodwill or basically get more business. When I asked the local staff about their ancestry roots, not one can recall which clan they were descended from, much less speak any dialects of the Chinese. This is like a LanJeow, not even knowing your own roots. LJ ppl calling others bananas are so hypocritical.

    I wonder how many LJs are in china.

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  • James Lee:

    What ever words used to emphasize the intentions of the host is really immaterial as long as it brings about certain level leadership and control by the host.Any participating nation who try to cast doubts by drawing CCP’s so call “red lines” should be called to “order” period.Sg is doing the right thing in this regard.What do you think???

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  • James Lee:

    Do you notice that some recent comments are loaded with never seen before CCP propaganda including but not limited to praises like ” current leadership under Xi,the CEO of CCP is people centric” (really?? given how the ordinary people suffered in Shanghai and Beijing under Xi’s strictly enforced directives to eradicate those invisible Omicron.) It is apparent that the CCP’s ‘little pinkies’ have already started their work in SG to propagate CCP’S agenda in Sg’ social media platforms.What do you think???

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  • China very good:

    Many CIA agents are making their way here. What do you think? Paid agents or free unthinking western sheep?

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  • Kay:

    You know china is confused and still

    Want to make china more confused

    I too am confused!

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  • Harry Lee:

    James Lee:
    Do you notice that some recent comments are loaded with never seen before CCP propaganda including but not limited to praises like ” current leadership under Xi,the CEO of CCP is people centric” (really?? given how the ordinary people suffered in Shanghai and Beijing under Xi’s strictly enforced directives to eradicate those invisible Omicron.) It is apparent that the CCP’s ‘little pinkies’ have already started their work in SG to propagate CCP’S agenda in Sg’ social media platforms.What do you think???

    This shows standard of TRE improving. Attract worldwide narratives. It is a good sign. Maybe TRE don’t need to close down after all. Now, can really see what kind of standard Sinkies really have. LJs,CB, or KKNBCCB to show the world? That’s the problem. lol

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  • panyusg:

    The fate and fortune of Singapore is closely tied to that of USA.

    If USA and the USD collapses, so may Singapore. Here is an article. Today, it may belong to the fringe groups but there is a real possibility of it becoming a reality.

    A new Cold War has started between the BRICS…Brazil, Russia, India, China and S. Africa plus a hundred plus countries linked to China’s Belt Road Initiative, and the West ( US, Canada, UK, Australia, EU, Japan etc.).

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-24-putin-announces-new-brics-global-reserve-currency-replace-petrodollar.html

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  • panyusg:

    TRE should not close down. If it is funding, it is low costs…to pay for services of Internet serves plus a few editorial staff. It is not a MNC requring millions.

    TRE is probably operating from a bedroom somewhere..no office, everyone connecting via Internet.

    Without detailed info on what is needed to keep it afloat, not possible to talk of funders and funding.

    TRE is not a political party. Neither is it a vicious animal snapping only at the PAP. It is not extremist and can moderate the inputs of bloggers.

    Be mainstream, be crtical in thinking and be independent.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Yes shame on CIA agents which operates so discreetly. Unlike PRC trolls which blatantly spread obvious propaganda stuff openly, even having nicks like “china very good”. Such honesty, hor!

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  • MarBowling:

    panyusg:
    June 25, 2022 at 11:11 am (Quote)
    The fate and fortune of Singapore is closely tied to that of USA.

    If USA and the USD collapses, so may Singapore. Here is an article. Today, it may belong to the fringe groups but there is a real possibility of it becoming a reality.

    A new Cold War has started between the BRICS…Brazil, Russia, India, China and S. Africa plus a hundred plus countries linked to China’s Belt Road Initiative, and the West ( US, Canada, UK, Australia, EU, Japan etc.).

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-24-putin-announces-new-brics-global-reserve-currency-replace-petrodollar.html

    Response: Well said. Anyway, thanks for FORWARDING THE GREAT ARTICLE! Hopefully, more folks are able to have access to it!

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  • BK:

    This USD dollar global reserve issue is more complex than simply switching from one currency to another.

    Besides the network externalities. I think ppl are confused by the role of money. Classical economics, ballpark, assumed “real economic activities” determined the role of money.

    But Keynes and Schumpeter showed clearly that real economic activies are determined by how money is created.

    Schumpeter especially, showed in his concept of “creative destruction” that flow of money to “revolutionary” entrepreneurs is the catalyst for innovation as incumbents are holding onto most of the factors of production.

    The social-economic ecosystems of BRICs are simply less conducive for such transfer of money to “revolutionary” entrepreneurs. And ontop of that their financial systems are less efficient.

    While, it is true most trades – products between BRICs can be de-dollarized, eg China-Russia trade has reduced USD by 50%, the functioning of a “money economy” means real economic activities will be severely handicapped.

    Do not forget, Euros was conceived to replace USD as global reserve since 2002. BRICs as a coalition will be more complicating.

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  • US very lost:

    When people don’t trust holding their money and assets in the west, that’s the end of the west. The west brought this on themselves. Because of the west’s actions, people also don’t trust using western finance, technology and even food shops in their own countries. The west is going into deep shit.

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