Reversing China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative—Singapore’s Response to the BRI and Its Quest for Relevance

  title={Reversing China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative—Singapore’s Response to the BRI and Its Quest for Relevance},
  author={Irene Chan},
  journal={East Asia},
  • Irene Chan
  • Published 1 September 2019
  • Economics
  • East Asia
The article seeks to explain why Singapore—a high-income, developed economy that does not require massive external financing or technical assistance for domestic infrastructure building—has repeatedly endorsed Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI) and cooperated in related projects. Given the city-state’s exceptionally high degree of economic openness and hence dependence on international trade, it argues that Singapore’s support for BRI is driven primarily by its quest for strategic relevance… 
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