Heng Swee Keat, who has been designated as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s successor. Photo: AFP

Singapore’s PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat and 4G leaders visit China for high-level talks

  • Ten ministers will visit Chongqing, Tianjin and Beijing at the invitation of Vice-Premier Han Zheng, Beijing’s point person on Hong Kong affairs
  • Heng will co-chair the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, the highest-level annual forum between Singapore and China
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Heng Swee Keat, who has been designated as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s successor. Photo: AFP
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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AP

Singapore avoids recession: what does it mean for Lee Hsien Loong’s election timetable?

  • Elections are not due until April 2021 but there have been recent indications the prime minister intends to call a snap vote within months
  • Weak GDP figures may have accelerated Lee’s planning as Singaporean voters tend to back his ruling People’s Action Party during periods of uncertainty
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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AP
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