Amb Stanley Loh

Amb Stanley LOH Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

It is an excellent platform for helping us to recognise the real China of today. The region wants to deepen its cooperation with China and likewise, China wants to enhance its cooperation with the region. A platform like Business China’s FutureChina Global Forum helps to facilitate this interaction and serves as a friendship bridge between the region and China.

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WANG Tianyi Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
China Everbright International Limited
People's Republic of China

Future China Global Forum is an important platform for the participants from outside China to get to know China’s development, as well as the opportunities and challenges faced with China. It also avails China an opportunity to understand its own development from different perspectives, which will facilitate better cooperation between China and Singapore and other countries in this region.

Dr Fredrick Chien Fu

Dr Fredrick CHIEN Fu Chairman
Cathay Charity Foundation

I am very honoured to be invited to speak at this forum. I think this forum is a very useful platform for Singapore and as a matter of fact, for all ASEAN countries, as well as other Asian countries to better understand China.

Dirk Moens

Dirk MOENS Former Secretary General
European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
People's Republic of China

I think it is an extremely important forum. There is no other topic as important in the world as the one we are dealing with today. Overall, the forum has been extremely well organised. There is a very impressive lineup of speakers. The content of the forum is very intense and the topics diversely cover the challenges that China is facing.

Dr Wang Huiyao

Dr WANG Huiyao Director General
Center for China and Globalisation
People's Republic of China

This is a very high-level forum and great importance should be accorded to it. Due to China’s rapid growth, China’s interaction with ASEAN and the rest of the world is now a topic of key interest in the global arena.

I think the forum is very meaningful as it brings together experts from different fields, including academia, to discuss pertinent issues. In addition, the forum also provides an excellent platform for networking opportunities.

Kenneth Choi

Kenneth CHOI Editor, Political News
TV Chosun
Republic of Korea

It is impressive that the forum is able to bring a lot of diverse and very knowledgeable scholars and experts into the sessions. I am getting up-to-date information about China and am very impressed about what I am learning. The forum is well focused and with the right people, right topic and held at a right venue. I can go back to Korea and talk as if I am the ‘expert’ on the Chinese issue.

Teo Eng Cheong

TEO Eng Cheong Chief Executive Officer International
Surbana Jurong Group

I have always made it a point to attend the FutureChina Global Forum, because of the excellent range of speakers from the academia and the business community, many of whom have been studying the political situation for a long time. They usually have different views on political events, social issues or economic development and some of these views will have an impact on how we conduct our business in China. This is a good forum for keeping myself updated on the latest happenings in China.

Dr Zeno Kerschbaumer

Dr Zeno KERSCHBAUMER Managing Director
Volkswagen Group Malaysia

Overall, it was a very positive experience. It was well organised. The panelists and topics were outstanding and I have got a lot of insights about China. I know China better now and I have a better picture about where China is leading towards.

Ng Gim Choo

NG Gim Choo Founder and Group Managing Director
EtonHouse International
Education Group

The standard of this forum is very high as it provides delegates the opportunity to listen to experts from all over the world. As a third-generation Singaporean Chinese with business dealings in China, I have a keen interest in what’s happening in China and this forum allows me to have a comprehensive understanding of the issues China is facing.

Douglas Paal

Douglas PAAL Vice President for Studies
Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace
United States of America

If this was held in China, the atmosphere would be significantly more constrained. The fact that it is in Singapore, which is sympathetic to China as a neighbour, as a business partner, yet it is a separate country with free press, suggest that they can have a more honest and frank discussion.

Tian Wei

TIAN Wei Anchor
China Central Television
People's Republic of China

I hope that after this conference, more people will have a more diversified view of what China is. It’s not just about China preaching to the rest of the world what we are, what we want. Rather, also we should learn what others are thinking about a country like China and how can we work with others.

Prof David Shambaugh

Prof David SHAMBAUGH Director, China Policy Program
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
United States of America

I think this has been an excellent initiative bringing together for the fourth time, many of the world’s leading experts on China and many Chinese business people and scholars, journalists from China to really exchange ideas about where China is going. The forum has really found an important niche to discuss this, in a very candid and open way. I spend my life going to meetings around the world concerning China but this is very unique and I am very impressed by the quality of the presentations and the interactiveness of the dialogue.

Prof Anne Marie Slaughter

Prof Anne-Marie SLAUGHTER Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and
International Affairs,
Princeton University
United States of America

This forum puts together an unusually broad and diverse range of participants from both inside and outside China, from artists to young internet entrepreneurs to politicians and political analysts. The availability of simultaneous translation also meant that non-Mandarin and non-English speakers/delegates had the opportunity to hear voices and points of view that would normally be shut off to them. The sessions were lively and extremely well moderated. All in all, two days at the forum was worth months of reading! I would highly recommend it.