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Singapore Warns Against ‘Foreign Actors’ as US-China Ties Fester

A television in an apartment shows a live broadcast of Lee Hsien Loong delivering his National Day Rally speech in Singapore on Aug. 21.

A television in an apartment shows a live broadcast of Lee Hsien Loong delivering his National Day Rally speech in Singapore on Aug. 21.

Photographer: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned against “foreign actors” and interference campaigns fueling divisions in the city state as global geopolitical tensions escalate.

China-US relations have become “very troubled,” Lee said in his annual National Day Rally speech Sunday, adding that Singapore is among those trying “our best to avoid being caught up in the major power rivalry.” He cited tensions between the two superpowers over Taiwan, and Russia’s war in Ukraine.