Chinese President Xi Jinping proposes 3 ways to take ties with Singapore to new level
Let's open up new dimensions for the future, Chinese President tells PM Lee
Published on Aug 27, 2013 7:30 AM
China's top leader Xi Jinping, declaring ties with Singapore to be "in excellent shape", proposed three new ways to take bilateral relations to a new high at his meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
One of the ways would be to "fully utilise" the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), a top bilateral body overseeing political ties and collaboration between the two countries.
China recently appointed its seventh-ranked leader Zhang Gaoli to the JCBC, which he co-chairs with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
The move marked the first time that a member of China's top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee, was named to the JCBC. The previous Chinese co-chairs were ranked lower than Mr Zhang.
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