Singapore and China established diplomatic ties on 3 October 1990. On 21 December 1990, Mr Zhang Qing, China’s first Ambassador to Singapore presented his credentials to Singapore’s President Wee Kim Wee while Singapore’s first Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Mr Cheng Tong Fatt, presented his credentials to President Yang Shangkun on 16 July 1991. Since then, the relationship between the two countries has improved by leaps and bounds.
We celebrated the 20th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China in 2010, and the following events were held:
Reception by the Embassy celebrating Singapore’s 45th National Day and 20th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Singapore and China at China World Hotel, 10 August 2010
Photo Exhibition by the National Archives Singapore and the State Archives Administration of China, 19 August 2010
Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum Inaugural Lecture by Dr Liu Thai Ker, 30 August 2010
The Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum is a program launched by the NUS (National University of Singapore) Global Asia Institute with lectures delivered by leading experts, in Beijing and Singapore. The forum aims to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in both countries in banking, finance and economics.
The inaugural lecture in Beijing, organised by NUS Global Asia Institute and the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham) was held on 30 August 2010. Dr Liu Thai Ker spoke on "Livelihood and Liveability - the Twin Mission of Urbanisation” at the Grand Millenium Hotel from 6.30pm to 9pm. More details could be found at http://www.singcham.com.cn/News/Events/2010-8-3/Lecture-by-Dr-Liu.shtml.