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07/02/2018
Politics, Monthly Spotlight

The North Korea Crisis

With recent tensions between North Korea and the U.S. escalating, 88% of Singaporeans have been paying attention to developments. 44% of Singaporeans now believe North Korea and the U.S. are likely to go to war.

Singaporeans, however, have mixed opinions on the role emerging superpower, China, should play in the conflict.

44% believe China should mediate between North Korea and the U.S.

29% believe China should talk to Kim Jong-Un and dissuade him from issuing further threats while 20% believe China should talk to US leader, Donald Trump and dissuade him from further provoking North Korea

Likelihood of War Between U.S. and North Korea

In the event of war, 39% of Singaporeans believe the main outcome for China will be economic with trade getting hurt. Only 19% believe that China will gain more supremacy as a result of war between North Korea and the U.S. Singaporeans are also more likely to believe (47%) that China’s restrictions on coal imports from North Korea were imposed in order to maintain relations with the U.S.

Impact on China in Event of War Between North Korea and the U.S.
(Most Likely Outcome)