Nominated MP Thomas Chua, president of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
"For many years he was the main driver for closer relations between China and Singapore.
He encouraged our enterprises to go to China and the region to invest, to widen the space for our businesses.
In order to seize the business opportunities in China, Mr Lee established Business China and integrated the strengths from the various circles in politics, in business and academia and promoted the economic and cultural bi-directional co-operation between the two countries...
We remember him best by developing further the country that he established, to continue his lifelong enterprise so that it will reach greater heights...
Singapore under the guidance of his spirit will continue to develop."
This article was first published on March 27, 2015.
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