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“China’s next phase of development will be different from the past…we must find new solutions as our own circumstances change so we can continue to improve Singaporeans’ lives and remain relevant to other countries, including China.”

  Lee Hsien Loong

 

Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore

“Singaporeans need three capabilities to do business in China: fluency in the Chinese language, knowledge of China's traditional culture and an understanding of the on-going changes in the social, economic and political conditions of a society with changing life-style that is transiting from an agricultural to an industrial economy.”

Lee Kuan Yew

Mission
Launched in November 2007, Business China’s mission is to nurture an inclusive bilingual and bicultural group of Singaporeans through extensive use of the Chinese language as the medium of communication, so as to sustain our multi-cultural heritage, and to develop a cultural and economic bridge linking the world and China.


Vision
Harnessing the support of the public sector and private enterprises, Business China aims to strengthen the ties between Singapore and China, so as to sustain and grow the global connectivity of Singapore through:

  • Becoming the leading bilingual and bi-cultural channel for closer collaboration with China.
  • Establishing a widespread appreciation and acceptance of Chinese language and culture, within the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural mosaic that is fundamental to the Singapore identity.
  • Nurturing young Singaporeans to develop deeper links with China, engaging it in all facets including economic, business, social, cultural and educational.


 

"Business China" is spearheaded by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and is an effective networking platform congregating high level business leaders distinguished by their bilingual and bi-cultural prowess.

Two vibrant uplifting brush strokes in Chinese calligraphic style, in colours of champagne yellow and vermilion, signifies the bilingual and bi-cultural elements of "Business China". These parallel brush strokes overlap to create a dash of tangerine, representing the dynamism and energy sparked by a proficiency in Chinese and English and a cognitive appreciation of both cultures.

The dual colours of champagne yellow and vermilion also separately indicate the concepts of "being adept in doing business" and "Chinese language and culture". "Being adept in doing business" will stimulate an interest and enthusiasm in learning written and spoken Chinese. Being conversant in Chinese language and culture will in turn enhance the ability to do business in China, hence achieving the objectives of "being adept in doing business". The overlapping of these 2 colours again signifies the inter-dependence of these 2 aspects in the co-creation of the effective bi-cultural individual.

The Chinese character "華" ensconced in the crimson globe takes on a special significance: "Business China" will set the trends for using Chinese as a practical, living language. It will also be an ideal magnet for the networking of bilingual and bi-cultural talents from around the world, to share insights about the China market.

DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF OUR FOUNDING PATRON, SINGAPORE’S FOUNDING PRIME MINISTER MR LEE KUAN YEW

Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was a visionary leader whose extraordinary wisdom and foresight paved the way for stronger bilateral ties between Singapore and China. Mr Lee is the Founding Patron of Business China and has always been committed to the promotion of bilingualism and biculturalism in Singapore, as exemplified by his strong support towards Business China and its events. Mr Lee was the Guest-of-Honour at the inaugural Business China Awards in 2010 and subsequently in 2012; as well as keynote speaker at FutureChina Global Forum in 2010 and 2011.

Mr Lee's dedication to Business China over the past 8 years has allowed some 50,000 Singaporeans to benefit greatly from his invaluable insights and astute observations of China and the world. In honour of Mr Lee’s exceptional contributions and commitment towards fostering Sino-Singapore bilateral ties, he was presented the ‘Business China Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2013.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew will be dearly missed for his immeasurable contributions to Business China and Singapore.

 

CHUA THIAN POH
CHAIRMAN
BUSINESS CHINA

23 March 2015

 

 

05 Sep 2013
Celebratory Dinner for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 90th Birthday

28 Nov 2012
Business China Awards 2012: Recognising Outstanding Trailblazers in the building of Singapore-China relations

11 Jul 2011
FutureChina Global Forum 2011: Marching to a New Drumbeat

11 Jan 2011
The inaugural Business China Awards Gala Dinner

12 Jul 2010
FutureChina Global Forum 2010: Strategic Insights for riding China’s next decade

29 Dec 2009
Double feast at Business China 2nd anniversary dinner with sharing from the patron Minister Mentor Lee

19 Nov 2008
Business China 1st Anniversary Celebration

19 Nov 2007
Official Launch of Business China

Founding Patron
  • Mr Lee Kuan Yew
    Mr Lee Kuan Yew
    Singapore's Founding Prime Minister
Patron
  • Mr Lee Hsien Loong
    Mr Lee Hsien Loong
    Singapore's Prime Minister
Board of Advisers
  • Mr Gan Kim Yong
    Mr Gan Kim Yong
    Minister for Health
  • Mr Chan Chun Sing
    Mr Chan Chun Sing
    Minister, Prime Minister's Office
  • Mr Ng Chee Meng
    Mr Ng Chee Meng
    Minister for Education (Schools)
    & Second Minister for Transport
  • Mr Ong Ye Kung
    Mr Ong Ye Kung
    Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) &
    Second Minister for Defence
Chairman
  • Mr Lee Yi Shyan
    Mr Lee Yi Shyan
    Member of Parliament
    Executive Advisor, OUE Limited
Directors
  • Mrs Josephine Teo
    Mrs Josephine Teo
    Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Transport
  • Dr Koh Poh Koon
    Dr Koh Poh Koon
    Minister of State for
    Trade and Industry
    & National Development
  • Mr Chee Hong Tat
    Mr Chee Hong Tat
    Minister of State for Communications and Information & Health
  • Mr Robin Hu
    Mr Robin Hu
    Joint Head (Sustainability & Stewardship Group)
    Temasek International
  • Mr Anthony Tan
    Mr Anthony Tan
    Deputy CEO
    Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
  • Mr Thomas Chua
    Mr Thomas Chua
    Chairman & Managing Director
    Teckwah Industrial Corporation Ltd
  • Mr Teo Siong Seng
    Mr Teo Siong Seng
    Managing Director
    Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
  • Mr Roland Ng
    Mr Roland Ng
    President & Group CEO
    Tat Hong Holdings Ltd
  • Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang
    Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang
    Executive Chairman
    Straco Corporation Ltd
  • Mr Zhong Sheng Jian
    Mr Zhong Sheng Jian
    Chairman & CEO
    Yanlord Land Group Limited
  • Mr Kho Choon Keng
    Mr Kho Choon Keng
    Group Executive Chairman
    Lian Keng Enterprises Pte Ltd
    Lian Huat Group
  • Mr Kuah Boon Wee
    Mr Kuah Boon Wee
    CEO
    MTQ Corporation Limited
  • Mr Tan Cheng Gay
    Mr Tan Cheng Gay
    Chairman & CEO
    EnGro Corporation Ltd
  • Mr Lim Ming Yan
    Mr Lim Ming Yan
    President & Group CEO
    CapitaLand Group
  • Mr Tan Ser Ping
    Mr Tan Ser Ping
    Founder & Managing Partner
    Stanway Capital
Business China Secretariat is located on Tanjong Katong Road at the Chinese Development Assistance Council headquarters. Made up of a passionate team, dedicated to the vision of Business China, the secretariat provides support to the Business China board and its committees.

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