PM Lee congratulates China's new leaders

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on his election as General-Secretary of the Communist Party of China. 

In a congratulatory letter, Mr Lee said Mr Xi takes over at an important juncture of China's development. 

And he's confident  China will overcome its challenges under Mr Xi's leadership. 

Mr Lee also congratulated Vice Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang on his reappointment to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China.   . 

He said Singapore and China's bilateral relations have expanded steadily... 

And will continue to grow stronger with the incoming Chinese leadership.