April 10, 2018 / 3:40 AM / 14 days ago

Singapore PM says China, U.S. should not increase trade tensions

BOAO, China (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday China’s response to U.S. tariffs has been careful, but both sides should avoid further escalation of tension.

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (not pictured) during their meeting on April 9, 2018 at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, China. Parker Song/Pool via Reuters

Speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China, Lee said the consequences for the world could be catastrophic if trade tensions between China and the United States increased.

Reporting by Kevin Yao; Editing by Robert Birsel

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