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  • Business China Awards 2016

    After months of grueling judging by the panel, recipients of the Business China Awards 2016 were announced on 22 November, during the award presentation ceremony at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. 

    Receiving the Business China Awards 2016 were Professor Wang Gungwu, Bank of China and Ms Jenny Lee. They were respective recipients of the Excellence Award, Young Achiever Award and Enterprise Award.

  • Business China 10th Anniversary Corporate Video

    Launched in November 2007 by Founding Patron and Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, 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.

  • Business China Excellence Award 2017 - Dr Chen Deming

    In the early years of Singapore-China diplomatic relations, Dr Chen Deming played a major role in establishing the first connections between Singapore and China. Throughout his eminent political career, Dr Chen has been a consistent friend of Singapore, and expanded the sphere of collaboration between the two countries, regularly providing insights and exchanging views with Singapore’s political leaders. He played a pivotal role in Singapore and China’s first government-to-government project, Suzhou Industrial Park, and subsequently championed the Singapore-China Free Trade Agreement. He went on to position Singapore as a strategic hub that Chinese enterprises could leverage on in the process of internationalisation, further enhancing the business links between both countries. Dr Chen’s interest to see Sino-Singapore relations in good order and his contributions to it are rivalled by few.

  • Business China Enterprise Award 2017 - Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship

    Since its inception in 2007, the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship administered by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has been committed to strengthening Singapore-China bilateral relations by bringing Lien fellows from both nations together through its high-level exchange programme to exchange insights and share knowledge. With a belief that academia generates positive change, the Fellowship empowers its fellows to formulate and present recommendations, on addressing policy and governance issues in China and Singapore. It also seeks to promote mutual understanding in both countries through forums, conferences and public lectures, where the fellows present findings and share expertise. The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship’s efforts in facilitating academic and cultural exchanges between Singapore and China through the cultivation of people-to-people ties and its contributions to the betterment of both nations are most praiseworthy.

  • Business China Young Achiever Award 2017 - Lee Chee Koon

    Mr Lee Chee Koon joined CapitaLand in 2007 and was appointed Managing Director of Ascott China in 2009, before becoming Ascott’s CEO in 2013. Ascott’s serviced apartments in China have quadrupled from 5,000 in 2009 to 19,000 today. Mr Lee has been an innovative leader, injecting new vigour as he navigated partnerships and tried out novel ideas, often empowering his team to seize first-mover advantage to accelerate Ascott’s growth. This includes Ascott’s partnership with China’s leading new economy leaders and the launch of new concepts for millennials. With Mr Lee’s belief that one has to do good in order to do well, Ascott has driven many community projects benefitting underprivileged children in China. Mr Lee is open in sharing his knowledge with Singaporeans, and gains business insights from leaders of corporations and start-ups. Ascott’s significant contributions to China through his astute vision and exemplary leadership are inspiration to Singaporeans looking to venture into China.

  • Future China Advanced Leaders Programme 2017

    Jointly organised by Business China and Nanyang Business School, with the support of our Strategic Partner, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the Future China Advanced Leaders Programme aims to benefit top management, high-potential executives and business owners by equipping them with an in-depth understanding of the Chinese enterprise psyche, business landscape and economic paradigm.

  • Business China Youth Chapter China Learning Journey 2016

    From 11th to 18th December 2016, 13 Business China Youth Chapter (BCYC) members embarked on a 8-day China Learning Journey to Yichang, Zunyi and Chongqing. This is the chapter’s sixth trip to China; participants have the opportunity to explore and experience differing facets of the world’s 2nd largest economy, and specifically on this trip, the Western region of China.

  • Business China Youth Showdown 2016

    Some 200 students across nine Junior Colleges, IP Schools, Polytechnics and Universities attended the Business China Youth Showdown on 13 July, with Hwa Chong Institution (Team 1) emerging as the overall champion. The other two winning teams were Singapore Institute of Management (Global Education) and Singapore Polytechnic.

  • Business China Excellence Award 2016 - Professor Wang Gungwu
    In an illustrious academic career spanning 50 years, Professor Wang Gungwu has established himself as an eminent and prolific historian as well as an internationally-renowned pioneer expert on overseas Chinese studies. His academic research and methods greatly impacted future researches and strengthened Singapore’s position as an independent resource centre on understanding contemporary China developments. Proficient in English, Chinese and Indonesian, he has promoted the understanding of China to non-Chinese readers through his writings in English. Prof Wang also established scholarships and loan funds to recognise students with excellent academic and research achievements in the area of East Asian studies; as well as assisted those with financial difficulties. Prof Wang remains an active scholar and continues to augment greater understanding between cultures and civilisations.
  • Business China Enterprise Award 2016 - Bank of China
    Bank of China was formally established in February 1912 following the approval of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. In June 1936, Singapore Branch was set up as BOC’s third overseas branch. Deeply rooted in Singapore for 80 years, BOCSG has served as the Group’s regional business centre in Southeast Asia and promoted the developments of RMB business, commodities business and private banking business in the local market to further strengthen the city state’s status as the international financial centre. In 2011, BOC collaborated with Singapore's Fullerton Financial Holdings to establish the BOC Fullerton Community Bank (中银富登村镇银行), the first of its kind in the country founded by a large Chinese commercial bank with an international partner. The community bank seeks to provide scarce financial services to SMEs, mini business owners, local individuals, and farmers in China's rural communities. Bank of China’s commitment towards the international business community and its efforts in promoting bilateral relations between Singapore and China through the provision of excellent services to the business communities in both countries is highly commendable.
  • Business China Young Achiever Award 2016 - Jenny Lee

    Based in US and China since 2005, Singaporean Jenny Lee is highly regarded as one of the top venture capitalists in the world. Starting with developing new hardware systems and products, Jenny subsequently ventured into investing in tech gadgets, business services and consumer internet companies. Deeply passionate and armed with the sharp acumen of a professional engineer, Jenny was instrumental to the success of many of the world’s famous technology brand names. Having amassed a broad network of entrepreneurs, investors and tech professionals, she connected start-ups with talent, markets and other investors; and often personally mentored and motivated them. Well sought-after as a speaker, Jenny generously shared her industry knowledge with young entrepreneurs in Singapore and international forums. Her success in the highly competitive field of venture capital demonstrates her exceptional courage and vision; and is a source of inspiration for young Singaporeans who aspire to connect and co-create with China.

  • Future China Advanced Leaders Programme 2016

    Jointly organised by Business China and Nanyang Business School, with the support of our Strategic Partner, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the Future China Advanced Leaders Programme aims to benefit top management, high-potential executives and business owners by equipping them with an in-depth understanding of the Chinese enterprise psyche, business landscape and economic paradigm.

  • Business China Awards 2015

    On 25 November 2015, Business China celebrated its eighth anniversary and the sixth edition of the annual Business China Awards with about 500 guests, including distinguished business, political and community leaders from Singapore and the Greater China region. Guest-of-Honour Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean presented the awards.

    Recipients of this year’s Excellence, Enterprise and Young Achiever Awards were Mr Li Rongrong, Keppel Corporation and Ms Tanya Chua respectively.

  • Business China Youth Showdown 2015

    On 15 July 2015, more than 250 students from various Integrated Programme Schools, Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and tertiary institutions, including China delegation of youths visiting from Harbin and Qiqihar cities, came together to witness the Business China Youth Showdown, where 11 participating teams presented on the theme of "One Belt One Road" - using PowerPoint presentations and creative self-made videos and skits.

  • Business China Excellence Award 2015 - Li Rongrong

    Well-recognised for his contributions towards Singapore-China relations during his tenure as Chairman of China's SASAC, Mr Li Rongrong was a strong supporter and initiator of interaction and collaboration between SASAC and the Singapore business community. Mr Li and his team made frequent visits to Singapore. As a result, SASAC adapted and promoted Singapore’s best practices in corporate governance, and integrated these practices with China’s realities. The extensive knowledge transfer and frequent exchanges between Singapore business leaders and their counterparts in China enhanced mutual understanding and trust, and culminated in a sustainable long term partnership between Singapore and China.

  • Business China Enterprise Award 2015 - Keppel Corporation

    One of Singapore’s leading multi-national and multi-business conglomerates, Keppel entered the Chinese market in the early 1980s and has built up strong relationships and an excellent track record in China. Across 25 cities in China, it has shared its expertise, experience and technologies, and contributed to advancing sustainable urbanisation and strengthening ties between Singapore and China. Keppel is the leader of the Singapore consortiums for two landmark bilateral projects – the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Beyond business excellence, Keppel is committed to engaging and nurturing the local Chinese community in the cities where it operates through promotion of education, care for the underprivileged, protection of the environment and other philanthropic efforts.

  • Business China Young Achiever Award 2015 - Tanya Chua

    The only Singaporean singer to be awarded the Best Mandarin Female Singer thrice in the prestigious Golden Melody Awards, Tanya Chua has established a solid reputation as a multi-talented singer songwriter in the Chinese pop music arena. Effectively bilingual, she is the sole Singaporean on the judging panel of China’s hit reality singing competition “Sing My Song” for 2 consecutive years. In 2014, Tanya spearheaded Project WAO (Women as One), teaming up with three other female singers from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China to perform in unison with proceeds benefitting vulnerable women and girls in the Greater China area.

  • Future China Advanced Leaders Programme 2015

    Jointly organised by Business China and Nanyang Business School, with the support of our Strategic Partner, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the Future China Advanced Leaders Programme aims to benefit top management, high-potential executives and business owners by equipping them with an in-depth understanding of the Chinese enterprise psyche, business landscape and economic paradigm.

  • Business China Awards 2014

    On 18 November 2014, Business China celebrated its seventh anniversary and the fifth edition of its annual Business China Awards at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. Around 500 guests, including esteemed business and political leaders, attended the celebration, with Guest-of-Honour Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean presenting the awards.

    Following a rigorous process, Dr Liu Thai Ker, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Mr JJ Lin were selected as recipients of the Business China Excellence Award, Business China Enterprise Award and Business China Young Achiever Award respectively.

  • Business China Youth Chapter China Learning Journey 2014

    On 12 December 2014, a delegation of 15 Business China Youth Chapter (BCYC) members embarked on a 9-day China Learning Journey to discover Shenzhen and Guangzhou. This is also the BCYC’s fifth delegation to China whereby selected Singaporean youths were given opportunities to explore and experience the ever-changing facets of this World’s soon-to-be largest economy.

    In planning this trip, Business China aims to provide an effective platform for the Singaporean youth participants to keep themselves abreast with the development of contemporary China. Through company visits, interactions with local students and Singaporean businessmen venturing in China, this trip creates invaluable opportunities to build friendships and networks with professionals that serves as the basis for future collaboration. The extensive exposure to Chinese and ample opportunity to use the language during the trip also seeks to motivate participants to improve their Chinese.

  • Business China Excellence Award 2014 - Dr Liu Thai Ker

    Dr Liu Thai Ker, hailed as Singapore's 'Father of Urban Planning', has been instrumental in sharing Singapore’s experiences in city planning and urban development with China since the 80s. Besides conducting master classes and speaking at forums to benefit thousands of city officials and urban planners, Dr Liu is also a planning advisor to more than 30 cities in China, whose concepts and master plans would touch the lives of more than 50 million urban inhabitants. As Dr Liu is effectively bilingual and bicultural, he is well regarded for his expertise in infusing elements of Chinese culture into contemporary urban planning to create functional yet aesthetically pleasing designs, while preserving each individual city’s unique character and heritage. Dr Liu was also appointed Chairman of Jury for the Master Plan of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Park, one of his most notable appointments to date. Dr Liu’s tremendous contributions towards shaping China’s urban landscapes and fostering Singapore-China relations are highly commendable.

  • Business China Enterprise Award 2014 - Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    With a history of more than 100 years since its inception in 1906, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) has been and still remains as one of the pivotal points of trade, business and relational contacts between Singapore and China. Long before the independence of both countries and formalisation of bilateral ties, the SCCCI, as an overseas-Chinese apex organisation, had journeyed alongside China through the tremulous first half of the 20th century, supporting China in its modernisation and anti-war efforts. In 1991, a year after Singapore and China formalised diplomatic relations, SCCCI conceptualised and spearheaded the inaugural World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC) with the aim of congregating the global Chinese business community. In 2010, SCCCI set up its Shanghai Representative Office to assist Singapore companies in their forays into the China market. With its consistent efforts over the years in promoting Chinese culture, fostering Singapore-China ties and providing a networking platform for businesses from both countries, SCCCI has contributed significantly towards the strengthening of bilateral relations between Singapore and China.

  • Business China Young Achiever Award 2014 - JJ Lin

    Singaporean Singer-song writer Mr Lin Jun Jie, also known as JJ Lin, is an influential figure in the Chinese pop music scene. The two-time winner of the much coveted Golden Melody Awards, including one for Best Mandarin Male Singer, connects Chinese-speaking communities from all over the world with his music through a fan base that spans across Greater China, Southeast Asia, Australia and the US. An avid believer of music as a tool to champion social causes, JJ has been supporting charities and communities since he entered the music industry 11 years ago. During the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he specially composed a song entitled “Love and Hope” and performed at “The Giving of Love”, a CCTV charity event dedicated to helping victims of the massive disaster. Through songs composed for public causes as well as personal charitable contributions over the years, JJ has demonstrated his commitment towards bringing joy, dignity and hope to youths and the community at large; and is an exemplary role model in furthering Singapore-China relations.

  • Business China Awards 2013

    On 27 November 2013, Business China celebrated its sixth anniversary and the fourth edition of its annual Business China Awards at Resorts World Sentosa. More than 600 guests, including esteemed business and political leaders, attended the celebration, with Guest-of-Honour Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong presenting the awards.

    Organised by Business China and jointly presented by OCBC Bank, the Business China Awards serves to recognise businessmen, professionals and organisations for contributing to Singapore-China relations. In honouring these exemplary role models, the Awards aims to promote bilingualism and biculturalism in Singapore.

  • Future China Advanced Leaders Programme 2014 Commencement Ceremony

    The Future China Advanced Leaders Programme 2014 aims to equip business leaders with an insider's perspective China's development at the cusp of its political transformation.

    Jointly organised by Business China and Nanyang Business School, with the support of our Strategic Partner International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the Future China Advanced Leaders Programme aims to benefit top management, high-potential executives and business owners by equipping them with an in-depth understanding of the Chinese enterprise psyche, business landscape and economic paradigm.

  • Business China Youth Chapter China Learning Journey 2013

    On 13 December 2013, a group of 20 Business China Youth Chapter (BCYC) members embarked on a 10-day China Learning Journey to Shanghai and Beijing. Organised by Business China for the fourth year running, the trip was supported by China’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

    Through company visits, cultural immersions and interactions with local students, Business China hopes to provide an effective platform for the participating Singaporean youths to gain a holistic and in-depth understanding of contemporary China and the implications of China’s rise to Singapore. The trip also aims to create opportunities for these youths to build friendships and networks with professionals and students in China as a foundation for future cooperation.

  • Business China Excellence Award 2013 - Mr Liang Baohua

    Former Party Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee, Mr Liang Baohua, is best known for his role as China's key representative in spearheading the development of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (CSSIP). With his extraordinary vision, commitment and determination, Mr Liang led the China team in partnering with the Singapore team to bring about the success of CSSIP, especially during his time as the Party Secretary of the Suzhou City Committee from 1998 to 2000. The project, while often cited as a model industrial park, is most symbolic in pioneering and defining the close relations between Singapore and China. Mr Liang was also the inaugural co-Chairman of the Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council from 2007 to 2010, thereby contributing significantly to collaborative efforts between Jiangsu province and Singapore.

  • Business China Enterprise Award 2013 - Lianhe Zaobao

    With a history of 90 years, Lianhe Zaobao is Singapore Press Holdings' flagship Chinese newspaper with a readership estimated at 750,000. The website zaobao.com has grown to command monthly visitorship of more than 10 million and daily page views exceeding 4 million. In China, it is regarded as one of the most professional media sources, trusted by top policy makers and leading business executives. Lianhe Zaobao contributed significantly towards the strengthening of bilateral ties between Singapore and China by providing a platform for bilateral exchange and knowledge sharing.

  • Business China Young Achiever Award 2013 - Mr Charles Wong

    As the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of CHARLES & KEITH Group, Mr Charles Wong demonstrated foresight in seizing opportunities to transform a humble local shoe retailer into an international brand. Mr Wong showed his long-term commitment to the unique China market by building a dedicated base in Shanghai. He successfully raised the presence and profile of Singaporean brands in China, with 63 outlets across various cities. His strong commitment towards talent development in China and his charitable contributions to needy communities in China are laudable efforts in fostering Singapore-China relations.

  • Celebratory Dinner for Mr Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday

    Three major Chinese community organisations in Singapore -- Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) and Business China (BC) -- jointly organised a Celebratory Dinner for Singapore's Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday on 5 September 2013, at Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore. The celebration also serves as a tribute to Mr Lee, who is widely respected for the pivotal role that he has played in the Chinese community as well as his invaluable contributions to the development of Sino-Singapore relations.

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