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China’s ethnic and business ties to Singapore make the Southeast Asian city-state an important hub for Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
here are now more than 7,500 Chinese companies registered in Singapore — more than twice as many as five years ago — whose presence can help boost the local economy as they pursue opportunities further afield in the region.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.