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BRI scepticism should prompt rigour, not rejection

Singapore's famed prudence can be put to use in ensuring that the promised Silk Road proves a lifeline, not a fiscal noose, for Asean's ambitions

IT'S a well-worn, if linguistically inaccurate, cliche that the Chinese word for "crisis" is composed of the characters for "danger" and "opportunity". With China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), however, massive opportunities themselves seem to be accompanied by lurking dangers - if you...