On 15 December 2018, Business China CEO Ms Tin Pei Ling launched the “Business China-Jiangsu Federation of Young Entrepreneurs Singapore-Jiangsu Innovation Centre” at the 2018 Yangtze Entrepreneurs Summit hosted by the Jiangsu Federation of Young Entrepreneurs (JSFYE) in Wuxi, China. This is the first joint event between Business China and JSFYE since the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding fostering closer partnership on 20 November 2018.
Situated in the Singapore-Nanjing Eco Hi-tech Island, the Innovation Centre will provide young entrepreneurs from Singapore and China a one-stop platform facilitating bilateral interactions. The centre will also provide training for Singaporean interns in China, promoting exchanges between the youths from both countries.
When completed, innovation centre is set to become a new highlight in business cooperation between Singapore and China. Ms Tin gave her best wishes for the success of the Innovation Centre, and encouraged young entrepreneurs and business leaders to make use of the Innovation Centre to exchange ideas and learn from each other.
At the launch event, Ms Tin affirmed JSFYE’s contributions in promoting exchanges and linkages between young business leaders in Singapore and Jiangsu. Through the collaboration between Business China and JSFYE, she encouraged entrepreneurs from both sides to make full use of the two organisations as a platform to strengthen build synergies.
Ms Tin also underscored the close relationship between Singapore and Jiangsu. She said that Jiangsu and Singapore shared the most extensive people-to-people ties among all Chinese provinces. Both sides have been engaged in various collaborations including the Singapore-Suzhou Industrial Park and the Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-tech Island. As the province undergoes industrial transformation, Ms Tin urged Jiangsu continue leading the cooperation between Singapore and China, especially in the areas of innovation, R&D and services.
On Business China’s role in fostering collaborations between Singapore and China, Ms Tin said that as the only organisation promoting bilingualism and biculturalism in Singapore and nurturing “China-ready” and “China-savvy” Singaporeans, Business China has served as an effective bridge between China and the world, and will continue to strengthen Sino-Singapore people-to-people, business and youth ties.
Interacting with entrepreneurs from JSFYE, Ms Tin said that she was impressed by their outlook on Sino-Singapore relations and insights on business operations. She hoped that entrepreneurs from Singapore and Jiangsu would strengthen mutual exchanges in the future.
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