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2012年10月5日
《透视中国系列》之“中国的未来:过渡还是转型”座谈会
通商中国刘燕玲总裁致词


 

新加坡公共服务学院院长兼总裁  郭民力先生
南洋理工大学荣誉校长兼通商中国董事  徐冠林教授
各位通商中国董事
各位演讲嘉宾
女士们、先生们
 
大家下午好!
 
 
感谢各位抽出宝贵的下午,出席由通商中国和新加坡公共服务学院,联合清华大学公共管理学院所举办的座谈会。今天,我们很荣幸地邀请到3位来自清华大学公共管理学院的知名学者:薛澜教授、孟庆国教授和杨燕绥教授来为我们分析今天的主题,以及南洋理工大学荣誉校长,同时也是我们通商中国的董事,徐冠林教授,挑起论坛主席的重任。谢谢徐教授。
 
刚刚郭民力院长提到现今中国局势足以影响全世界,其实早在70年代末,在中国还未崛起成现在世界第二大经济体之前,我国建国总理、通商中国的赞助人李光耀先生,就已经多次走访中国,为新中关系的稳健发展,奠定了良好的基础。通商中国这个非盈利组织,就是在这样的基础下,于2007年11月,由李光耀先生联合中国温家宝总理共同启动的。我们的宗旨是要建立多个以华文华语为主要交流媒介的平台,为新加坡造就一批双语双文化的中流砥柱,加深国人对中国这个日新月异的国家的了解,以新加坡多元文化传统的优势,搭建联系中国与世界各地文化和经济的桥梁。通商中国的成立,就是新加坡与中国双边友好关系的延续。
 
让我倍感欣慰的是,新加坡公共服务学院也分享我们的愿景。他们的国际部不时接待中国各政府部门所派来的学员,为他们量身定做以华语进行的课程,分享我们在建国过程中所学习到的经验。诚如郭院长所说,中国所面临的挑战,世界上其他国家包括新加坡,也在面临同样的问题,如网络化和资讯及时化所带来的挑战、人口老化、经济转型等等。其实新加坡早在80年代,就已经面临增长放缓,经济转型的挑战,而我们如何应变,然后走出困境,以有限的资源创造无限的机遇,这里面的经验,我们愿意与世界各国分享。
 
但我必须指出的是,同样的难题和挑战,到了中国要放大很多很多倍,牵涉到的层面更深、更广、也更错综复杂,因此中国所面临的问题也更艰巨,所以今天我们能有幸邀请到清华的学者来与我们分享他们的研究经验,为我们分析、解读“中国的未来”,我相信待会儿的座谈会,将会有非常精彩的知识交流与思维碰撞的火花,相信在座的嘉宾和我一样都非常期待。
 
然而要了解中国,并不是通过一次两次的座谈会,一朝一夕就能够一蹴(cù)而就的。首先,中国地大物博,东西南北各有地方上的语言和习惯,就算是中国当地人,也未必能完全掌握。因此最佳途径就是亲自到中国去体验当地的风俗民情,如果我们还只是在国外,以外语纸上谈兵,那是无法深入了解的。通商中国就有幸在上个月,联合新加坡上海商会,首次在上海举办了慧眼中国商务论坛,主宾新加坡总理公署部长兼通商中国顾问林瑞生先生,与现场大约200名上海的商界领袖,就上海的经商环境与体验,进行了恳切的互动交流。
 
除此之外,每年在新加坡举行的慧眼中国环球论坛,也提供了一个在中国境外的独立双语平台,让国际上有影响力的政商界领导人,外交家,银行家,学者,能无拘无束的就广泛的课题发表看法。这个举办了已有三届的环球论坛,已经吸引了超过一千名各国最顶尖的领袖参与其盛。
 
在培育未来的双语双文化领袖方面,通商中国也不遗余力地为本地学生们请来对中国当前状况有深入认识的名人,介绍中国时下最流行的趋势,微薄上最关注的课题,QQ上最流行的语言等等,提高我国青年的中国商数,为他们将来到中国学习或工作做最充分的准备。总的来说,近两年来已经有超过4千名青年学生在通商中国的各项活动中受惠,并给于正面的反馈,使我们深受鼓舞。今年恰逢通商中国成立5周年,我们推出了近60项活动,希望鼓励更多国人本着双语双文化-世界无限大的精神,凭借双语优势,开创更广阔的未来世界!
 
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to continue in English.
 
Business China is both honoured and humbled by this collaborative opportunity to co-host the distinguished Tsinghua Scholars with the Civil Service College in this timely symposium. Timely, as the CCP had just announced the much anticipated 18th meeting where new leaders will be appointed, to be held on November 8th. Two days before that, on November 6th, United States will hold its Presidential Election. Great countries think alike!
 
China is a great country. It is a country where the leaders are visionary with also the will power and conviction to carry out the vision. In a short 30 years, it took the great leap forward to become the world’s 2nd largest economy. In 2011, when the rest of the world, especially the US and Europe were still shrouded in the gloom of a looming financial crisis, China scored an impressive 9.2% for its GDP growth. Even though the latest figures were less illustrious by China standards, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, during the Summer Davos Summit in Tianjin assured that the Chinese Government, through “structural modifications and shifts in developmental focus”, is confident of reaching the annual growth target of 7.5%.
 
The perplexing question now certainly becomes: whether the new Chinese leaders, soon to be appointed, share this vision and conviction? For that, even though I’m optimistic, I shall not pretend to be an expert and shall leave for our panel of very eminent and distinguish guest speakers to deliberate and elaborate.
 
I would however, like to encourage all of you to leverage on this symposium being a neutral and independent platform where frank opinions can be discussed and exchanged, to gain greater insights into the issues close to our hearts. And I hope the takeaways will outweigh your investments of time and effort this afternoon.
 
On behalf of Business China, my heartfelt appreciation to our colleagues at CSC, who share our vision to strengthen bilateral ties with China through multi-faceted programmes and activities with Mandarin as the main medium of communication, in bids to promote understanding and deepen engagements with our China counterparts.
 
Last but not least, I wish all of you an intellectually stimulating and socially invigorating session. Thank you.


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