What's Next: August 17, 2016

Suu Kyi to meet Xi on China visit

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China from today to Sunday. She will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during her trip.

This will be her first visit to a non-Asean country since her party took over the government in April. She is scheduled to head to the United States next month.

Jakarta to scuttle 71 impounded vessels

Indonesia will cap today's Independence Day celebrations by scuttling as many as 71 impounded foreign vessels - mostly Vietnamese, but also a handful of Chinese - to signal its determination to protect its sovereignty over lucrative fishing grounds in the South China Sea.

Since the end of 2014, Indonesia has destroyed more than 170 foreign vessels from various nations.

July trade data out today

Singapore's trade figures for July will be released today by trade agency International Enterprise Singapore. Economists are hoping to see a quick rebound in non-oil domestic exports following June's 2.3 per cent contraction. Exports had surged 11.6 per cent in the previous month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe