China holding S’pore’s tanks indefinitely gives new meaning to ‘Tanks, but no tanks’

Posted on 11 December 2016

The military gives tanks this way.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can English, have learnt a new expression, “Tanks, but no tanks”.

This after China has been holding on to nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles since Nov. 23, without reason, rendering Singapore with tanks but no tanks.

One Singaporean, Jin Gao, said: “It is good we learn this big international relations terms, as it really helps us with our global politics lexicon.”

“Informing the world about this issue can be quite a tankless task, regardless.”

However, other locals said they do not understand at which point did Singapore tank in its relationship-building with China.

One local, An Zhua Kuan, said: “I think it is because Singapore always says she is tankful for other countries’ friendship.”

“Then China thinks we are full of tanks, so they take some from us without giving us back.”

“Really is tanks, but no tanks.”







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