Look forward, many see the Asia Century.

For the past 20 years, we have seen positive signals from China to further enhance our linkages. These have been well matched by ASEAN and the ASEAN-China FTA was born.

One year has passed, we continue the rebuilding process. Much progress has been made but we have more to do still. Our work is not over.

To capture this opportunity, we need breakthrough partnerships and synergy based on mutual trust and understanding.