Thinking Aloud

S'pore cannot be caught napping in rivalry between US and China

Little that Republic can do to influence events, but its people need to understand forces at work, and how all this will affect their country

With American economic dominance waning and its power challenged by a rising China, both parties want changes made.PHOTO: REUTERS

The world's most important bilateral relationship was put on show in Alaska last month and it was quite a revelation.

The rhetoric was not unexpected: two sides trading sharp words, accusing the other of grave sins.

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