With China’s diplomats in overdrive, Singapore had a subtle message for Beijing

When China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi travelled to Singapore last month, his hosts arranged a special excursion for him – and it may have held a message about how Beijing’s assertiveness is perceived in the city state.According to Singapore’s foreign ministry, Politburo member Yang visited a commemorative marker for China’s late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping along the Singapore River on August 20.It was a smart move, at least on the part of the host nation, since Yang’s trip marked the 30th…

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