Singapore is regarded by many as a country of distinct charms. This is not only because of its beautiful scenery and international reputation as the Garden City. More importantly, as a young nation, Singapore has managed to overcome the constraints of limited natural endowments and developed itself into a major global financial and shipping hub.
I am full of expectations for my first visit to this country as Chinese Premier. I extend to the Singaporean people sincere greetings and goodwill from the Chinese people.