尊敬的新加坡总理 通商中国赞助人 李显龙先生
Guest-of-Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,
Ladies and gentlemen,
6. I would like to warmly welcome you to the 9th Business China Awards ceremony. For those of you who have attended the earlier sessions, warm welcome back. On the theme of “Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World Order”, 800 of us have heard 51 speakers in 2 plenary sessions and 6 parallel sessions. We covered topics on sustainable development and green financing, China’s role in 5G technology, AI and blockchain, infrastructure development, the Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road Initiative. All said, the conference today was extremely productive as we searched for solutions to a better tomorrow in an uncertain world.
7. This evening, we will honour three outstanding individuals and organisations who have made exceptional contributions to the strengthening of people- and organisational-ties between Singapore and China. In addition to their sterling personal and professional achievements in their respective fields, these individuals and organisations have done something extra, in promoting the understanding of contemporary China, its commerce, culture and more. They facilitated two-way interactions of our people. They strengthen mutual trusts and develop lasting friendships. All these, add to the richness of a growing and multifaceted people-to-people relations between Singapore and China.
8. I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations to the winners of BCA 2019. I would also like to convey my utmost appreciation to the judging panel, chaired by Mr Stephen Lee, for your time and commitment in many deliberations and in selecting the final winners. My sincerest appreciation also goes to OCBC, our main sponsor, all partners and participants in this evening’s event. We look forward to your continued support for Business China’s cause and future endeavours. I wish everyone a very pleasant and enjoyable evening. Thank you.