Warwick ASEAN Conference

China’s aggressive investments in ports and rail links in Malaysia changes outlook for Singapore

China’s aggressive investments in ports and rail links in Malaysia changes outlook for Singapore

  • China’s current mega belt-road projects in Malaysia, once completed, will alter trade routes in the region and this may divert hundreds of billions worth of trade away from Singapore
  • This game changer will bring vast economic benefits and opportunities to Malaysia but will most likely exert a negative impact on Singapore and force it to make adjustments to its future plans
  • Currently, Singapore is in a strategic position along the east-west route
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