Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was a visionary leader whose extraordinary wisdom and foresight paved the way for stronger bilateral ties between Singapore and China. Mr Lee is the Founding Patron of Business China and has always been committed to the promotion of bilingualism and biculturalism in Singapore, as exemplified by his strong support towards Business China and its events. Mr Lee was the Guest-of-Honour at the inaugural Business China Awards in 2010 and subsequently in 2012; as well as keynote speaker at FutureChina Global Forum in 2010 and 2011.
Mr Lee's dedication to Business China over the past 8 years has allowed some 50,000 Singaporeans to benefit greatly from his invaluable insights and astute observations of China and the world. In honour of Mr Lee’s exceptional contributions and commitment towards fostering Sino-Singapore bilateral ties, he was presented the ‘Business China Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2013.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew will be dearly missed for his immeasurable contributions to Business China and Singapore.
Chua Thian Poh
23 March 2015