Goh Choon Kang

Former journalist and MP, Republic of Singapore

Goh Choon Kang is a former journalist. He was previously a journalist with Nanyang Siang Pau, and was also on Lianhe Zaobao's editorial committee, as well as the head of its news desk and commentary team. He was a Member of Parliament for the Republic of Singapore from 1984 to 2001.

In this file photo taken on 14 November 2020, people take part in a rally in Washington, DC, claiming that the US presidential election on 3 November 2020 was fraudulent. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP)

Invite list for Summit for Democracy shows true calculations in American foreign policy

Former journalist and MP Goh Choon Kang asserts that out of the 110 invitees for this week’s Summit for Democracy, more than a few countries probably chose to go along out of courtesy. In the main, the international community subscribes to inclusiveness and win-win multilateralism. Efforts to delineate countries based on ideology or values will not go down very well. If anything, the invite and non-invite lists speak of the US’s own geopolitical calculations, not least its search for an added means to contain China.