13 May SIIA Chairman highlights the importance of cooperation between Singapore and China during COVID-19 (China Daily interview)
“The two countries (Singapore and China) have been friends for many years and have gone through good times and difficult situations. This spirit of cooperation and friendship can be the foundation for cooperation at this time,” said SIIA Chairman, Associate Professor Simon Tay, when asked about the cooperation between Singapore and China during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have called for greater collaboration in order to successfully combat COVID-19. Associate Professor Tay is of the view that “approaching cooperation with a spirit of altruism, in which results are more important than recognition and reciprocity, would ultimately help promote cooperation”.
Read more about how bilateral ties can be strengthened during the pandemic in the China Daily article here – https://www.chinadailyhk.com/article/130200#Acts-of-generosity-lift-spirits-in-Singapore