(June 19): Singapore is an integral component of globalisation and global trade. It is a role that goes beyond the obvious success of the city-state’s port and airport facilities to include service and supply provision of global companies active in Asia. But there is a danger of developing a self-congratulatory bubble as global news is dominated by Covid-19, the “Black Lives Matter” protests and the collapse of the UK economy. These are all important issues, but they also mask the acceleration in anti-China sentiment.

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