When I heard the news of China upbraiding USA about its spending a few days ago, it suddenly tweaked.
The Chinese nationals in Singapore has nothing to do with "foreign talent". They are here so that in the event that there is any aggression against us, these Chinese nationals would become a bargaining chip.
The millions of Chinese nationals here would give us better leverage in any future negotiations. It's a bit like good old King Solomon having all those wives from countries around him.
So, be kind to them, mate. We can all sacrifice a curry or two, no?