Singapore warns Obama that China is rapidly dominating.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Singapore warns Obama: Do more to counter a rising China
    In Washington, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says that the US must strengthen its economic ties in Asia to maintain a leadership role and balance the rise of China.

    By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer / April 3, 2013

    Barack Obama may fancy himself the “Asia pivot” president, but some Asian leaders are warning that the US is still not doing enough to meet the challenge of a rapidly rising China.

    The prime minister of Singapore – one of America’s most reliable partners in Southeast Asia and its 11th largest trading partner – is in Washington this week delivering a cautionary message: We want the United States and its leadership and stabilizing power in the region, but you are falling behind China, especially in terms of economic relations and trade.

    “Over the last decade, China has become the top trading partner of almost all Southeast Asian nations, including US allies such as the Philippines and Thailand,” Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a Washington dinner Tuesday night sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council.

    A first step the US should take to begin addressing China’s rise, according to Mr. Lee: “The US must adopt a more active trade strategy with ASEAN,” the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. “In Asia,” he added, “trade is strategy.”

    Obama doesn't know what is going on.
  2. pspr


    Because he won't listen to his advisors who have experience and knowledge (if there are any) when he does take the time to go to meetings.

    I'm not sure he goes to any meetings that aren't about writing speeches and campaigning for his pet projects making sequester painful, gun control and legalizing criminal aliens.

    Like he supposedly told Panetta the night of Benghazi. "Just do what you think is right. I have a party to go to." (paraphrased)