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Senior Chinese official calls on Singapore PM to discuss cooperation   2013-11-21 05:13:00


  Sun Chunlan (L), a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), meets with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, in Singapore, Nov. 20, 2013. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

  SINGAPORE, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Sun Chunlan, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to discuss bilateral cooperation on Wednesday.

  Sun, who is also the Party chief of northern coastal city Tianjin, said the ever expanding practical and win-win cooperation between China and Singapore is exemplary.

  Sun said China, particularly Tianjin, would like to further boost its cooperation with Singapore and that she expects to see more achievements in the bilateral cooperation with important projects such as Tianjin Eco-City.

  Tianjin is a coastal city of over 14 million people in northern China. It is also one of the important economic centers.

  Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship cooperation project between the governments of China and Singapore to champion China's pursuit of greener growth. With a land area of 30 square kilometers, it is envisioned to be a socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient city that is replicable.

  Sun also briefed Lee on the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, saying the masterplan approved at the meeting for further reforms will have great influence on China's future development.

  "We are confident that we shall be able to achieve our goals despite the challenges," she said.

  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he thinks China now has a good masterplan to guide its future reforms, which will propel China's economic and social development.

  Lee said Singapore sees its relations with China as very important and that it would like to see the practical cooperation expand.

  The important cooperation projects like Tianjin Eco-City have the full support of Singapore, he added.

  Sun, who arrived in Singapore on Monday for a four-day visit, also met Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Swee Say.

  She also visited a public housing estate, an industry park and a gallery showcasing Singapore's urban planning.

source : Xinhua     editor:: Liao Shuman
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