YCW Singapore was launched in late June 2015, the organization's eighth global chapter. Geographically located within six hours of major cities in China and India, the biggest powers in Asia, Singapore has grown to be the ideal crossroads between East and West. The city-state plays a pivotal role in the West’s engagement with Asia and vice versa. YCW Singapore is well positioned to tap into the country’s robust, multi-racial and large international community to examine the delicate foreign policy dynamics, economic and social interactions between the East and West.

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Singapore – Rupture and Reconciliation (破镜重圆): The Curious Relationship Between North Korea and China Under the Three Kims Demystified by Dr. Chiew-Ping HOO (Monday, 26 Nov)

Singapore – Rupture and Reconciliation (破镜重圆): The Curious Relationship Between North Korea and China Under the Three Kims Demystified by Dr. Chiew-Ping HOO (Monday, 26 Nov)

Common perceptions that China allegedly has overwhelming political and economic leverage over North Korea are not able to explain why three successive Kim regimes had been able to defy Chinese pressure to cease provocations or denuclearize. This talk aims to

Singapore – Dinner & Discussion on Renegotiating Asymmetries: What’s New in New Malaysia’s China Policy? with Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee, Ph.D. with Dr. Kuik Cheng-Chwee [Wednesday, October 03]

Singapore – Dinner & Discussion on Renegotiating Asymmetries:  What’s New in New Malaysia’s China Policy? with Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee, Ph.D.  with Dr. Kuik Cheng-Chwee [Wednesday, October 03]

Prime Minister Mahathir’s various statements about China since his stunning return to power in May 2018 have left the impression that the new Malaysia is now determined to reset its relations with the giant neighbor. This is especially so after