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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to visit Singapore [Channel News Asia]

Singapore was one of the key inspirations for China’s Shenzhen SEZs in the 80s and the on-running Suzhou (1994) and Tianjin projects (2007) are continuing symbolic acts of co-operation between China and Chinese-majority Singapore.

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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to visit Singapore
By Joanne Chan
Source – Channel News Asia, published July 25, 2011

SINGAPORE : Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan will lead a delegation of Ministers and senior officials to Singapore on a three-day visit starting Tuesday, at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

Mr Teo and Mr Wang will co-chair the 13th Suzhou Industrial Park Joint Steering Council, 4th Tianjin Eco-City Joint Steering Council and 8th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation meetings on July 27.

A joint media statement issued by Singapore’s ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry and National Development said the Suzhou and Tianjin Eco-City meetings will review the progress of the respective projects and chart new directions for future development.

The two countries will also discuss existing and new areas of bilateral cooperation.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo and Vice Premier Wang will also jointly witness the signing of the Protocol to Amend the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and the Supplemental to the China Banking Regulatory Commission-Monetary Authority of Singapore Memorandum of Understanding – Statement of Cooperation on Crisis Management.

During his visit to Singapore, Vice Premier Wang will also meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

He will also be hosted to dinner by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

– CNA/ms


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