28 January 2009
For Professionals

Business China and SingCham China sign Strategic Partnership MOU

Corporate members of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in China (SingCham China) will soon have access to hundreds of Singaporean undergraduates heading for internship positions in China.

These students, when graduated in the near future, will be a ready pool of China business human resource and will grow to form the backbone of the next generation of Singaporean China business experts.

On the other hand, Singaporeans who are interested in China business will get to tap on the expertise and knowledge of SingCham members, mainly veteren businessmen and senior executives, who will share their personal encounter and experience at forums and seminars held in Singapore.

These are made possible with a strategic partnership between Business China and SingCham China.

For a start, Business China and SingCham China will jointly organise bilateral student exchange, immersion and internship programmes. This will groom the next generation of Singaporeans who are familiar with China, and vice versa.

Both organisations will exchange information in the fields of culture, education, socio-economic and business and jointly organise programmes aimed to promote Singaporeans’ understanding of China’s culture and the on-going changes in the social, economic and political conditions of China.

To encourage and facilitate business flow between Singapore and China, both organisations will jointly organise bilateral economic events such as business networking, seminars, talks, forums and business visits.

The Memorandum of Understanding for the strategic partnership was signed by Mr Sam Tan Chin Siong, CEO of Business China and Mr Koh Chin Yee, Executive Director of SingCham China on January 28 and is in force immediately. Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for Health and Advisor to Business China, Mr Chua Thian Poh, Chairman of Business China, and Ms Dorothy Seet, Chairman of SingCham China, witnessed the signing of the MOU.