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Singapore Wants Open Supply Chains as US Levels Chip Curbs

  • Multilateral network could help abate risk of bifurcation
  • US controls ‘all but declaration of a technology war’
Vivian Balakrishnan

Vivian Balakrishnan

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Singapore’s top diplomat is pushing for “open, inclusive” tech supply chains to counteract accelerating economic bifurcation after the US moved to restrict China’s access to cutting-edge semiconductors.

Speaking at an event Wednesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said such divisions would be inflation, supply chain disruptions, slower technological progress and “further disrupt global systems.” The way forward would be a multilateral network for science, technology and supply chains.