Li Wenlong

Li Wenlong

Chief Economist, International Intelligent Data Pte. Ltd.; president, Pan-Asia Research Institute of Digital Economy

Li Wenlong is the chief economist of International Intelligent Data Pte. Ltd. and president of Pan-Asia Research Institute of Digital Economy. He was previously a deputy director at the People's Bank of China and economist with the International Monetary Fund, and a senior economist with the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).


A general view shows the ArtScience Museum (left) against the backdrop of the city skyline in Singapore on 28 January 2021. (Roslan Rahman/AFP)

Singapore's prominent role in China's trade strategy

After taking a hit in early 2020 due to the pandemic, Singapore-China trade quickly rebounded and looks set to be in healthy territory in 2021. China’s increasing focus on regional trade agreements and industrial chains will give an added push. Academics Li Wenlong and Zhang Shiming give their take on what is in store.