Singapore Prime Minister: A New Cold War is in the Making

4 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Singapore Prime Minister: A New Cold War is in the Making</h1><p>June 4, 2007 (LPAC): Pointing to the hostilities expressed by the U.S. Congress in recent months, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, addressing the summit of Asia-Pacific defense ministers at Singapore, said that there is a danger of a new cold war breaking out between China and the United States.</p><p>He said the "anti-China feeling is rising in the U.S." Singapore's premier expressed concern that such a development would endanger the global trading system and the Asian economies.</p><p>He said the U.S. Congress is hostile to China because of the trade deficit and the Bush Administration is under pressure to act tough. "It will lead not just to more protectionism, but also friction and recrimination that will sour the broader relationship between the two countries and increase the risks of a cold war," he said.</p></div></body>