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Singapore's future as a global city in a 'deglobalising' world

This is the sixth of 12 primers on current affairs issues, as part of our outreach programme to engage younger audiences in schools

Closing up and joining in the backlash against globalisation is not an option for Singapore, says the writer. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Singapore draws sustenance from the international economic system, to which as a global city it belongs, and that system will be the final arbiter of whether the Republic prospers or declines.

Those are the words not of a modern-day politician but of independent Singapore's first foreign minister S. Rajaratnam.

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