Singapore-China ties 'will keep on advancing'

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an interview with Xinhuanet at the Istana, ahead of his official visit to China, on Sept 16, 2017.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an interview with Xinhuanet at the Istana, ahead of his official visit to China, on Sept 16, 2017. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kicks off a visit to China today at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang.

In Beijing, he will be given an official welcome by Mr Li at the Great Hall of the People.

In an interview with Xinhuanet ahead of his visit, PM Lee said the Singapore-China partnership, which began in the early 1990s, will continue to advance with the times.

Citing the Suzhou Industrial Park, Tianjin Eco-City and Chong- qing Connectivity Initiative, Mr Lee noted that Singapore has chosen projects that are meaningful to China and compatible with the latter's policy focus and development priorities of the time.

The three-day visit will also take the Prime Minister and his delegation to the port city of Xiamen in south-eastern Fujian province.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2017, with the headline 'S'pore-China ties 'will keep on advancing''. Print Edition | Subscribe