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Singapore PM Calls for U.S.-China Truce After ‘Tumultuous’ Years

  • Biden should seek constructive ties with China, Lee says
  • Uncertain if U.S. will ever return to pre-Trump mindset
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WATCH: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discusses the future of trade amid the backdrop of a resurgent Covid-19 pandemic.Source: Bloomberg

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should look to develop an “overall constructive relationship” with China following “quite a tumultuous ride” over the past four years, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview.

A new framework between the nations would allow both countries “to develop the areas of common interest, and constrain the areas of disagreement” on issues such as trade, security, climate change, North Korea and non-proliferation, Lee said in an interview with Bloomberg Editor-In-Chief John Micklethwait at the New Economy Forum. Singapore’s leader also rejected any attempt to divide nations “Cold War style.”