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Singapore-China Bilateral Relations: Trade and Investment Outlook


The evolving trade and investment landscape between Singapore and China showcases enduring cooperation while highlighting emerging challenges.

China’s Investments in Indonesia: 2024 Outlook


China’s investment in Indonesia spans key sectors like manufacturing, transportation infrastructure, renewable energy, and EVs.

Singapore and China Sign Three MOUs, Boost Business Ties


The Singapore-China Economic Partnership Conference held on February 1, 2024, saw the signing of three crucial Memorandums of Understanding.

Myanmar Implements Long-Awaited Minimum Wage Hike


Myanmar has increased the daily minimum wage rate after a five-year hiatus to 5,800 kyat (US$2.76) for an 8-hour day, from 4,800 kyat (US$2.28).

The China-ASEAN “Diamond Decade”


During the 10th China-ASEAN Expo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced the proposal of a “Diamond Decade” between China and the ASEAN nations, which will seek to build greater economic cooperation between the two areas.

Singapore to Deepen Bilateral Relationship with China


Aug. 28 – Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long embarked on a week-long official visit to China earlier this week upon the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. During the visit, China stated its eagerness to review and continue improving its free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In turn, […]

China-ASEAN Expo To Strengthen Economic Ties


Jun. 21 – The upcoming China-ASEAN Expo will boost trade and investment relations between China and the 10-nation ASEAN bloc. Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh specifically highlighted the importance of the expo for regional economic growth. “The expo is an international significant event to boost the development of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area,” Prasidh said […]

ASEAN and Chinese Foreign Ministers to Meet Over South China Sea Claims


Apr. 30 – In the aftermath of the ASEAN summit in Brunei, it appears that conscious steps have been taken to make progress towards lowering tensions in the South China Sea, with China proposing a meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers to discuss a code of conduct governing the area. ASEAN has long wanted to confront […]

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