Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ties with China

The foreign minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, is quoted as saying "We will not let one event affect the ties with China".

Somehow, this statement does not sound right. It is usually used when both parties are equal in stature or from a bigger party to a smaller one. It is not used by the party that is smaller in stature. This statement smacks of arrogance.

A better statement will be, "We will meet to clear the misunderstanding". 

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