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Singapore’s Lee Warns Against Isolating China After Biden Visit

Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien LoongPhotographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged that China remain integrated in the region, days after US President Joe Biden visited Asia for a series of summits that excluded the world’s second-largest economy. 

“If US-China relations continue on this path, it will lead to further bifurcation of technology and splitting of supply chains or even worse unintended consequences,” Lee told an audience at the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo Thursday. “It’s far better that China’s economy be integrated into the region, than for it to operate on its own by a different set of rules.”