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Wang Rong Meets Ambassador of Singapore

Suzhou Industrial Park, like a newborn baby eleven years ago, has now entered into adolescence, and the next ten years will be a critical period for its growth. So vivid was the comment by Mr. Chin Siat Yoon, Singaporean ambassador to China, about Suzhou Industrial Park at his meeting on August 5 with Wang Rong, Member of Standing Committee of CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Secretary of Suzhou Municipal Party Committee. Ambassador Chin and Wang Rong reviewed the development course of SIP with warm expectations for its future. Also at the meeting were Mr. Chia Tuck Keong, Singaporean General Consul in Shanghai, and Wang Jinhua, Deputy Secretary of CPC Suzhou Municipal Committee and Secretary of SiP Party Committee.

In expressing warm welcome to Ambassador Chin and his colleagues, Wang Rong attached high significance to the visit by Singaporean friends on the occasion of the 40th National Day of Singapore, the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore, and the 10th anniversary of Suzhou Singapore Club. He said that, through 11 years' development and construction, Suzhou Industrial Park has achieved satisfactory results and caught the attention of the entire world, thanks to the great consistent support of Singapore. Wang pointed out that this year, SIP will carry out further economic restructuring to realize uplifting of industries, speed up the development of service sector, reinforce the introduction of core technologies, and put into practice SIP's experience at a wider scope. He hoped that China and Singapore would strengthen their cooperation and that Singapore would continue its support for the development of SIP.

Mr. Chin said that he took great pride in the remarkable achievements of Suzhou Industrial Park, and that, as an important cooperation project between China and Singapore, SIP would experience the most critical period of growth in the next ten years and the next 10-year development plan should be well drafted so as to uplift the development and construction of SIP to a higher level. He also expressed the hope that the exchange and cooperation of the two countries would cover more fields.

August 6, 2005

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