[Preview] Singapore Platform for East-West Dialogue with Bilahari Kausikan

On 11 October, Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke at our monthly Singapore Platform for East-West Dialogue. He focused on why a small country should not behave like a small country.

The following  is a selection of tweets highlighting the main points he made.

 

The reality of Singapore’s standing on the world stage

 

An exceptional quality of Singapore

 

Singapore’s relationship with China

 

On the nature of friendship between countries

 

On the South China Sea issue

 

When asked about ASEAN’s general reticence on the Rohingya issue

 

Final Thought

[Preview] Singapore Platform for East-West Dialogue with Wang Gungwu

 

On 19 September, Professor Wang Gungwu spoke at our monthly Singapore Platform for East-West Dialogue. He focused on the different conception of law by the East versus the West.

The following is a selection of tweets highlighting the main points he made.

 

The East and West have interacted for a long time

 

Implications of “Rule of Law”

 

The relationship between the ruler and the ruled in China

 

Legal history of China: How Confucianism came to hold sway

 

Confucian conception of the law

 

The main nub of the legal disagreement between East and West

 

China’s puzzlement over the implementation of  international law

 

China’s suspicions of Western motives

 

Prof. Wang answering a question about the balance of power

 

An interesting fact

 

East versus West on individualism

 

The South China Sea issue

 

China’s priorities