The Singapore-Liaoning Economic and Trade Council (SLETC) was set up on 18 Nov 2003. Its launch was witnessed by then-Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing. The SLETC serves as an engagement platform for political leaders and businessmen from both sides to exchange ideas and to explore collaborations.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli and Liaoning Governor Tang Yijun are the current Co-Chairmen of SLETC.
Established in 1993, the Singapore-Shandong Business Council (SSBC) is the first business council that Singapore set up with a Chinese province. It was a result of the mutual desire to strengthen economic and trade cooperation by Singapore’s then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and then-Shandong Governor Zhao Zhihao. Apart from facilitating trade and investments, the SSBC has also trained many Shandong officials through the Manpower Training Programme (MTP) over the past years.
Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education Chee Hong Tat and Shandong Vice-Governor Ren Airong, Shandong Vice-Governor, are the current Co-Chairmen of SSBC.
The Singapore-Tianjin Economic and Trade Council (STETC) was established on 25 January 2007 to promote broader exchanges and cooperation between the business communities of Tianjin and Singapore. The launch of the STETC was witnessed by then-Singapore Minister for Trade & Industry Lim Hng Kiang and then-Chinese Vice-Minister of Commerce Ma Xiuhong.
Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee and Tianjin Mayor Zhang Guo Qing are the current Co-Chairmen of STETC.
The second government-to-government collaboration between Singapore and China, SSTEC aims to be a beacon of environmental sustainability and smart city. The project was mooted by then-Singapore Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in April 2007. On 18 November 2007, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao signed a Framework for Singapore and China to jointly develop the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city.