SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in The Financial Times on November 11, 2010 in a comment by Geoff Dyer on China's regional relations.
“I fear we could be about to enter a much more rocky period,” says Simon Tay, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
“The US is in danger of re-engaging in Asia on acrimonious terms,” says Mr Tay in Singapore. “If you are a strategic thinker in China, you do not need to be a paranoid conspiracy theorist to think that the US is trying to bandwagon Asia against China.” Some of the US statements have not gone down well in Beijing. After Mrs Clinton warned Cambodia last week not to become too dependent on China, one Chinese official remarked: “Can you imagine if the Chinese government told Mexico not to be too dependent on the US?”