Strong ties between Singapore and China

I share Mr Patrick Tan Siong Kuan's disappointment and fully agree with his points ("SAF vehicle seizure: Don't politicise the issue"; Nov 30).

Singapore has been a friend to all sides, and has been quick to offer medical and financial help to others in need.

Singapore has also aided in China's development, such as transferring development know-how and public administration experience in the two nations' joint industrial projects in China, starting with the one in Suzhou in 1994.

Today, the success of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park serves as a model for urban and industrial developments replicated in other cities across China.

There is much cooperation between Singapore and China, and I hope the issue of the detention of Singapore Armed Forces vehicles in Hong Kong can be resolved soon.

Jeff Tan Hong Liak