DPM Tharman on official visit to China from tomorrow

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam speaking during the 4th Partner Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on June 23, 2017.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam speaking during the 4th Partner Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on June 23, 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will embark on a five-day visit to China from tomorrow (June 25).

DPM Tharman, who is also Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, will meet Chinese leaders in Beijing, Tianjin and Dalian.

These include the Governor of the People's Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, and chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, Guo Shuqing, among others.

DPM Tharman will also call on Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the 2017 World Economic Forum Summer Davos in Dalian and visit the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (SSTEC), where he will co-officiate the opening of the Water Reclamation Centre with Tianjin Binhai New Area Party Secretary Zhang Yuzhuo.

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Started in 2008, the eco-city is Singapore's second joint project with China, after the Suzhou Industrial Park. These projects have helped cement ties between the two countries.

DPM Tharman will also officiate the launch of Singapore Tee Yih Jia Group-Tianjin Guanhui Blue Food Industrial Park Phase II at the Tianjin Binhai New Area.

He will be accompanied by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Sim Ann and officials from the various ministries.