Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Aug 30, 2016

 A multi-agency ferry evacuation exercise was conducted by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on May 6, 2016.
A multi-agency ferry evacuation exercise was conducted by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on May 6, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Aug 30, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Maritime safety conference launches today

To raise maritime safety awareness and instil a safety-first culture, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is launching the first International Safety@Sea Conference today (Aug 30). The conference will bring together over 30 international speakers and industry experts from different sectors of the maritime industry to share best safety at sea practices with more than 350 local and international participants.

Canadian PM Trudeau to visit China


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will begin his first official visit to China today. PHOTO: REUTERS

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives today in China for his first official visit to the country, seeking to reset relations and boost economic ties with Canada’s second-largest trading partner. During his 10-day trip, he will swing through Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Hangzhou, where he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and attend the Group of 20 summit. He will also go on a charm offensive, planning to tour the Great Wall, shoot hoops with basketball star Yao Ming and reach out to locals via social media platforms WeChat and Weibo

Public forum on India to be held today


Professor Tommy Koh will co-chair the “India: A Bright Spark in a Gloomy World Economy?” forum today. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Institute of South Asian Studies and the Ananta Aspen Centre are holding a public forum today on “India: A Bright Spark in a Gloomy World Economy?”. The forum will be chaired by the co-chairmen of the India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue: Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Mr Jamshyd Godrej, chairman, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company India.