PM on 5-day visit to China

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at the Singapore University of Technology and Design on April 5, 2018. PM Lee will arrive in Beijing on April 8 for a five-day working visit, where he will meet top Chinese leaders.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at the Singapore University of Technology and Design on April 5, 2018. PM Lee will arrive in Beijing on April 8 for a five-day working visit, where he will meet top Chinese leaders.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The multilateral trading system that brought countries prosperity for decades will be severely undermined if a trade war erupts between the United States and China, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said.

"There will be no winners in a trade war," he noted in an interview with China's People's Daily newspaper ahead of a five-day working visit to China that begins today.

He will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Vice-President Wang Qishan in Beijing, and attend the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in Hainan, where he will have a meeting with President Xi Jinping.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline 'PM on 5-day visit to China'. Print Edition | Subscribe