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China's Belt and Road Initiative augurs well for Singapore, Asia

It can catalyse a kind of post-war Marshall Plan for the region.

It is significant that China is stepping up to champion an interconnected world and Singapore is well-placed to benefit through its solid standing as a financial hub and its world-class firms that can partner well with China.

LAST month, I had the privilege of attending the "Belt and Road" forum in Beijing, China's biggest diplomatic event this year. The summit gathered heads of 29 nations, over 60 international organisations including the IMF and World Bank, and many private organisations. Since that gathering, much...

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