DPM Lawrence Wong to co-chair top-level bilateral meeting during 4-day official visit to China

Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong will co-chair the 19th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) with Chinese Vice-Premier Ding Xuexiang during a four-day official tour to China that begins on Dec 5, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) revealed. Mr Wong will be in Beijing and Tianjin at the invitation of Mr Ding. This is the first time the two men will be co-chairing the JCBC, which is the yearly top-level platform between both governments that reviews substantive collaboration and charts the direction for cooperation.

They will also co-chair the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meetings of three flagship government-to-government projects: the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City and the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity. These JSC meetings will review growth and deeply converse about further cooperation on the several projects, revealed the statement from the PMO. Mr Gan, who had landed sometime before in the nation China, co-chaired the Investment Promotion Committee meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, on Dec 4.