BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will pay an official visit to China on Sept. 19-21 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Lee was born in Singapore on Feb. 10, 1952. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, and earned a Master of Public Administration at Harvard University.
Lee joined the Singapore Armed Forces in 1971 and served as an officer from 1974 to 1984, becoming the youngest brigadier-general in Singaporean history.
After being elected as Member of Parliament in 1984, Lee successively held posts of defense minister, chairman of the government's economic committee and minister of trade and industry, concurrently appointed as second minister for defense, chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and minister for finance.
Lee served as Singapore's deputy prime minister in 1990 and was appointed as prime minister in August 2004. He was consecutively re-elected in 2006, 2011 and 2015.
So far, Lee has paid four official visits to China.