Lunch Dialogue with Ambassador Stanley Loh on "Singapore-China Relations: Past, Present and Future"


Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s inaugural visit to China was in 1976. Singapore has, for these last four decades since, enjoyed excellent relations with China both politically as well as on the economic front. China is one of our biggest trading partners and Singapore is the largest foreign investor in China. Projects like Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco-City are concrete examples of this friendship, which has flourished through mutual respect and trust.

Recently, there appears to have been some ups and downs in bilateral relations. What has changed? What is the “futurescape” of Singapore-China relations? What does China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative mean for the region and Singapore? What are the opportunities and risks for Singapore businesses?

Ambassador Stanley Loh will share with IPS Corporate Associates his views on these issues, drawing on his diplomatic experience as Singapore’s Ambassador to China. 


Ambassador Stanley LOH has been Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the People’s Republic of China since 12 March 2012.

Ambassador Loh has previously served as Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade Representative in Taipei, Press Secretary to Prime Minister and later Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Singapore Embassy to the USA. Ambassador Loh is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and Stanford University. 



Mr HO Tong Yen is the General Manager of Group Corporate Communications at Keppel Corporation. He was previously CEO of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co Ltd from January 2011 to June 2015. Before that, he held various positions in the Singapore Government, including Press Secretary to then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in the Prime Minister’s Office and concurrently a Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. He had also served as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in New York and the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei.

Mr Ho has a BSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master in Public Management from the National University of Singapore. He was also a Lee Kuan Yew Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University and a Lien Ying Chow Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University.


By Invitation only.


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Thursday, 06 July 2017
12.00 noon to 2.00 pm