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Barely 4 hours after Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen’s anti-China speech, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang issued an instantaneous response telling him to watch his remarks and actions:

“I hope the relevant parties can be cautious in their remarks and actions. I want to stress that China hopes other nations, including Singapore, follow the One-China principle. This is the foundation for bilateral ties between China and any other nation. I hope the relevant parties can follow the laws of Hong Kong, China.”

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has earlier today (Jan 9) made a blind accusation against China of breaking international laws and that China’s detention of Singapore’s Terrex vehicles is unlawful.

Read: Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen: We did nothing wrong, China breaking international law

Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is also adamant on not complying with the One-China policy and even referred Taiwan as a country, stating that existing agreements with countries will be unaffected by China’s pressure. The diplomacy spat is worsen with Minister Vivian Balakrishnan repeating calls for China to obey international law.

Read: Singapore Foreign Minister agitate China further: Obey international law