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Singapore, China leaders must deepen mutual trust: Chan Chun Sing; Ties developed by earlier leaders must be built upon by next generation, he says

Sep 12, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

The trust and understanding built by earlier generations of China and Singapore leaders were crucial factors that ensured the smooth progress of joint projects like the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI), said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing yesterday.

For this reason, it is vital to deepen the mutual trust of the next generation of senior leaders and executives with enhanced courses and more regular exchanges, particularly with Western China's 12 provinces, he added.

Such a move will develop yet another generation of officials and businessmen in both nations for the next lap of collaboration, said Mr Chan at a Singapore-China business forum held at Shangri-La hote...