Shangri-La Dialogue: Beijing, netizens praise PM Lee Hsien Loong's 'objective analysis' of Sino-US ties

Speech reflects desire of countries in region for inclusiveness and openness, says China

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering his keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue on May 31, 2019. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech at the opening of the Shangri-La Dialogue last Friday has struck a chord with the Chinese.

The full text of the speech has been shared widely on Chinese social media platforms, with state media outlets also publishing excerpts. Chinese netizens and experts have praised it as an objective assessment of Sino-US ties.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2019, with the headline Beijing, netizens praise PM Lee's 'objective analysis' of Sino-US ties. Subscribe