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
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
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.
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: