14 - 15 September 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Follow us

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman Ho Kwon Ping

EPOCHAL CHANGE IN THE WORLD ORDER 

“One is the accelerating but hopefully not yet terminal decline of democratic liberalism as the dominant ideology of the post-war global order. The second is the transition, at least in the Asian region, from Pax Americana to Pax Sinica.”

CHINA’S ASCENT TO GLOBAL SUPERPOWER

“A Pax Sinica will be underpinned by economic and military power, but led by a sustainable and singular vision of its destiny. Made in China 2025 is an extremely ambitious, audacious, and yet realistic road map for China to attain global rank or even supremacy in ten high-tech, critical fields of human endeavour, including artificial intelligence and climate change technologies.”

ASEAN MUST NAVIGATE THE GROWING CHINESE INFLUENCE IN ASIA

“Maintaining a constructive neutrality; and adopting policies which are in both ASEAN's and China's core interests, are some principles which ASEAN countries should uphold even as a Pax Sinica emerges over the next century.”

Printer Friendly Version
This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox, IE 9 & above, Chrome and Safari