Singapore PM says China, US should not increase trade tensions

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (left) and Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan at the Ziguang Ge, or Hall of Purple Light, within the Zhongnanhai leadership compound.
Lianhe Zaobao

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday China’s response to US tariffs has been careful, but both sides should avoid further escalation of tension.

Speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China, Lee said the consequences for the world could be catastrophic if trade tensions between China and the United States increased.