As we all know, China is attempting to rebuild the Silk Road in hopes to boost the economy and ease the flow of exports and imports. The Silk Road is China’s attempt at developing China into a regional superpower and challenge decades of US’s dominance in Asia.
One interesting thing to note is that the sea route passes by Singapore.
Why Singapore? Some might ask. Well, many countries in Southeast Asia are becoming increasingly wary when dealing with Chinese companies, which have a rather bad track record in implementing deals over the last ten years or so. Hence China could be looking to Singapore to help smooth over the territorial frictions it has with some Southeast Asian nations.