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US can play leading role in global digital integration: Chan Chun Sing; Decisions on integration should be guided by economics and tech rather than politics, he says

Sep 17, 2020 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

The world is at a crossroads between digital integration and fragmentation, and the choice made will determine the fate of the ensuing global economy, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing yesterday.

The decisions, he added, should be guided by economics and technology, rather than politics.

Speaking at a virtual dialogue organised by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), he also said the United States has a "historical opportunity to play a leadi...