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Singapore Calls on China to Use ‘Enormous Influence’ on Russia

  • Decisions of next few weeks will be critical: Balakrishnan
  • Top Singapore diplomat likens war to fall of Berlin Wall
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WATCH’ Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan hopes China will use its “enormous influence” on Russia to help end its war with Ukraine.Source: Bloomberg

Singapore’s top diplomat said he hopes China will use its “enormous influence” on Russia to help end its war with Ukraine, warning that Beijing’s decisions in the coming days and weeks could determine the future path of the global economy. 

“The big issue now is what decisions and actions China takes,” Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said in an interview with Haslinda Amin to be broadcast at the upcoming Bloomberg Live’s Asean Business Summit. “If you get a deepening of the bifurcation of the global economy, of supply chains, of technology, this will be a very, very different world.”