On July 12, 2021, Mr. Lui Tuck Yew (Ambassador of Singapore to China) visited SASS and had an informal discussion with SASS experts on such issues as The 14th Five-Year Plan, Dual Circulation and the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta. Zhu Guohong (Vice President of SASS) greeted the ambassador and his entourages, and presided over this symposium.
Zhu Guohong welcomed Ambassador Lui Tuck Yew, introduced the professional fields and research interests of the attending scholars to the ambassador, and shared his insights on the theme of this symposium. Ambassador Lui Tuck Yew expressed his thanks to the symposium, which was carefully arranged by SASS. Then he spoke highly of close partnership between SASS and Singaporean counterpart for a long time. In the course of heated discussion, Research Professor Wang Zhan, Chairman of Shanghai Branch of China Center for International Economic Exchanges and former President of SASS, expounded on the domestic and international situations during the 14th Five-Year Plan Period, and interpreted the relationships between connotation and new development pattern of Dual Circulation with reform and opening-up and the Belt and Road Initiative. Research Professor Yang Jianwen, former Director of SASS Institute of Applied Economics, gave a detailed introduction on the significance, development status and planning of the Yangtze River Delta Region from the perspective of integration of the Yangtze River Delta and the development issue of Shanghai. Research Professor Li Wei, Deputy Director of SASS Institute of Applied Economics, shared his research findings on the ties between Dual Circulation and counter-globalization and between Dual Circulation and global industrial chain layout from an industrial perspective. The guests also exchanged opinions with SASS experts on such issues as population aging of Shanghai and its subtle bonds with integration of the Yangtze River Delta.
Chua Teng Hoe (Consul General of Singapore in Shanghai) and Tham Wanrong (Deputy Consul General of Singapore in Shanghai) accompanied in the visit. Cheng Fucai (Director of SASS Office of International Cooperation) and others were also present.