Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran, visited Beijing and Shenzhen, China, from 2 to 6 July 2019, on his first official visit to the country in his current portfolio. The visit reaffirmed Singapore’s warm and longstanding bilateral relations between Singapore and China, particularly in the areas of innovation and technology.

2          Minister was hosted by his counterpart, Minister Miao Wei, from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). During his visit he also met with Minister Zhuang Rongwen from the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), and Shenzhen Party Secretary, Wang Weizhong.

3          In Minister’s meetings with Minister Miao and Minister Zhuang, they discussed the importance of an enabling environment to fuel the growth of the digital economy. Minister also shared about Singapore’s ongoing 5G public consultation and plan to roll out 5G networks by 2020. Minister emphasised the need for a common set of standards for cybersecurity and 5G, and that Singapore was engaged in international efforts to set such standards. They also discussed efforts in safeguarding cyberspace.

4          Minister also visited Shenzhen, where he met with Party Secretary Wang and furthered discussions on the Smart City Twinning between Singapore and Shenzhen. The initiative was earlier endorsed by President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and PM Lee Hsien Loong. Minister spoke on the importance of such an initiative in an era in which our economies are increasingly digitalised to enhance business-to-business (B2B) and people-to-people (P2P) linkages between China and Singapore in the innovation and technology sectors. They also discussed other ways to take this initiative forward in the lead up to the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), scheduled to be held later this year.

5          Minister visited a number of Chinese companies on the trip as well to obtain a first-hand update on the developments in the Chinese technology scene.

6          Minister Iswaran was accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Communications and Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Infocomm Media Development Authority.

For Media  Minister Iswarans meeting with Shenzhen Party Secretary Wang Weizhong

Minister Iswaran meets with Shenzhen Party Secretary, Wang Weizhong.

Welcome Remarks by Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Chairperson of the National Translation Committee at the National Translation Committee Appreciation Dinner and Translation Talent Development Scheme Award Ceremony 2019 on 9 December 2019 Speeches Others 09 Dec 19
Remarks by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, at the 13th Singapore Senior Citizen Calligraphy University Centre Graduation Ceremony on 2 November 2019 Speeches Others 02 Nov 19
Call for Proposal Exercise Events Others 24 Oct 19
Brief Remarks by Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry for Communications and Information at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)-Translation Automation User Society (TAUS) Translation Technology Conference on 18 October 2019 Speeches Others 18 Oct 19
Brief Remarks by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, at the opening of ‘Through the Lens’ Photo Exhibition on 4 October 2019 Speeches Others 04 Oct 19
Speech by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, at American Chamber of Commerce’s Balestier Series on 17 September 2019 Speeches Others 17 Sep 19
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