MM Lee’s visit to China, Japan


Lee Kuan Yew drops in to the Shanghai Expo.  Straits Times:

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew arrives in Shanghai on Thursday at the start of a 10-day visit to China and Japan.

The China leg, which includes Shanghai and capital Beijing, is Mr Lee’s 32nd visit to the country since 1976. The trip also comes in a year when Singapore and China celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations. …

He will officiate at the opening of the Singapore pavilion at the Expo, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday.

He is also expected to hold a dialogue with top Chinese civil servants, meet Singaporeans based in China and launch the Global Chinese Dictionary, a project spearheaded by Singaporean Chinese language and culture expert Chew Cheng Hai. …

On May 18, Mr Lee will leave for Tokyo where he will attend the 16th International Conference on ‘The Future of Asia’ organised by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun media group.

He willl also meet Japanese politicial and business leaders.

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