West China

Robust development plans

Tap initiatives like the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle and West Region Land Sea Corridor to boost connectivity, talent attraction and infrastructure development.

Strategic transport network

Leverage Chongqing’s four modes of transportation – by river, rail, air and road – for the development of logistics facilities and services, and efficient interoperability.

Joint trade and investments

Bank on strategic and economic cooperation through government-backed platforms and investment committees, such as the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity and Singapore–Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee.

Key government platforms and projects

  • China–Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity (CCI)

  • Singapore–Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee (SSTIC)

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Launched in 2015 as the third Government-to-Government project between Singapore and China, the CCI project aims to strengthen cooperation in modern services and modern connectivity between West China and Southeast Asia.

Following the theme of “Modern Connectivity and Modern Services”, the project focuses on four priority areas of collaboration:
  • Financial services
  • Aviation
  • Transport & logistics
  • Information & communications technology

The CCI-International Land Sea Trade Corridor (CCI-ILSTC) is a key project of the CCI that connects the overland Silk Road Economic Belt with the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, linking Chongqing to Qinzhou (Guangxi) by rail, and Qinzhou to Singapore by sea. As a shorter and more direct route between West China (via Chongqing) and Southeast Asia (via Singapore), the CCI-ILSTC significantly reduces the time needed to transport goods between Chongqing and Singapore to about a week – a third of today’s conventional routes.

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The SSTIC was formed in 1996 with the objective of strengthening economic cooperation between Singapore and Sichuan.

The SSTIC’s key focus areas include:
  • Belt and Road Initiative (Trade and Connectivity)
  • Innovation
  • Internationalisation of SMEs

Dr Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, is the Co-Chairman of the SSTIC.

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Chengdu–Chongqing Economic Circle (CCEC)

The CCEC is one of China’s four major economic clusters. Covering an area of over 185,000 km² with 96 million inhabitants, the CCEC’s key sectors include infrastructure development, manufacturing, digital economy, trade, logistics, financial services, lifestyle and consumer, technology and innovation.

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Sichuan Province

As a transport and commercial hub, Sichuan is developing advanced manufacturing capabilities in aviation, electric vehicles, biomedicine and medical equipment, and boosting its services industry in finance, family care and e-commerce, among others.

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Chongqing Province

Well-connected through river, air, rail and land, Chongqing is developing advanced manufacturing capabilities in aviation, electric vehicles, biomedicine, medical equipment and new materials. In the services sector, finance, logistics, e-commerce, eldercare and healthcare have emerged as key growth areas.

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Shaanxi Province

Major industries in Shaanxi include electronic information, high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials and energy, aerospace and aviation, and biomedicine industries. It is also developing robots, big data and cloud computing, and additive manufacturing as new engines of growth.

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