What’s Next: Jun 2, 2018

US-China trade talks in Beijing today

United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will hold trade talks with China's Vice-Premier Liu He and other Chinese officials in Beijing today.

During the talks, he will attempt to get firm deals to export more US goods in a bid to cut Washington's US$375 billion (S$501 billion) trade deficit with China.


Egypt President starts second term

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be sworn in for a second four-year term today during a special Parliament session following a landslide victory in the March elections. He is expected to deliver his inauguration speech afterwards. The current Parliament was elected in 2015, a year after Mr Sisi was elected to his first term. He led the military overthrow of freely elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013 amid mass protests.


Sporty fun at DBS Marina Regatta

The DBS Marina Regatta enters its second and final weekend, promising lots of food, fun and excitement for families and sports enthusiasts.

The two-day event, held at The Promontory@Marina Bay, will feature dragon boat races as well opportunities for the public to go sailing or take part in workout sessions. Healthy eating will also be on the menu as visitors can learn how to make their own superfood snacks.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2018, with the headline 'What’s Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe