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    Oct 14, 2015

    Xi Jinping visiting Singapore in Nov

    CHINESE President Xi Jinping will visit Singapore next month, capping a year-long series of celebrations to mark 25 years of diplomatic ties between Singapore and China.

    Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced Mr Xi's upcoming visit as he met with Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli at the Shangri-La hotel yesterday.

    The duo co-chaired the 17th Suzhou Industrial Park Joint Steering Council Meeting, the 8th Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Joint Steering Council Meeting and the 12th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation Meeting, the two countries' highest-level bilateral meeting.

    Several deals were inked yesterday to broaden and deepen the partnership between Singapore and China in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

    After the Joint Steering Council Meetings, Singapore's Ministry of National Development and China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development signed a memorandum of understanding on four joint collaborative projects in the eco-city.

    These projects include a demonstration city for water resources management, smart city development, a green building demonstration base and a garden project - all part of the three-year work plan.

    Singapore's National Library Board's subsidiary company, Cybrarian Ventures, and the eco-city's Administrative Committee signed a letter of intent to develop Tianjin's main library.

    A letter of intent was also inked between the Bank of China Singapore Branch and the Tianjin Eco-City Investment & Development Co on financial services in support of developing the eco-city.