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Singapore not a middleman in Sino-US ties, but friends with both sides: PM Lee

The Republic's friendships with the two sides should be based on mutual respect and understanding, he says

PM Lee (right, with forum moderator Robin Hu, a member of the Business China board) said the US and China already have direct channels of communication, so there is no need for Singapore to play moderator.


SINGAPORE does not expect to be a middleman between China and the United States, but what it hopes is to maintain friendships with both powers based on mutual understanding and respect, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.

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