29 May 2020 – Singapore and China hold bilateral meeting on co-operation

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Foreign Affairs
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational (Singapore and China)
Lead People/Agency: Permanent Secretary Chee Wee Kiong, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore and Vice Minister Luo Zhaohui, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China

Overview: This was an announcement summarizing a bilateral meeting held between Singapore and China, striving to establish new norms as both countries proceed to a new phase of COVID management. In a nutshell, this included education, trade and industry, customs, immigration, transport and health, and reinforced the necessity of regional cooperation and longstanding ties between both parties.
Full details here: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/05/20200529—2ndSG-China-JM-Covid

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The actions were meant to have stemmed from successful management of immediate COVID threats in both countries. China’s sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were referenced, although it is not clear what aspects of the meetings this referred to.