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Strong political centre needed to make tough, bold trade-offs: Chan Chun Sing

Mar 15, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

A strong political centre is needed for countries and leaders to make "difficult and bold trade-offs" that ensure long-term gains, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said yesterday.

But one cannot expect to have a public that will put the long-term interests of society ahead of their short-term ones if they do not see steady improvements in their own livelihoods, he added.

"We are at risk, and we can be in for a steep downward spiral... if we don't get both our economic...