2013 Recipients

recipient2013 liang baohua

Business China
Excellence Award

Liang Baohua Member of the Standing Committee, the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
Former Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China

Former Party Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee, Mr Liang Baohua, is best known for his role as China’s key representative in spearheading the development of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (CSSIP). With his extraordinary vision, commitment and determination, Mr Liang led the China team in partnering with the Singapore team to bring about the success of CSSIP, especially during his time as the Party Secretary of the Suzhou City Committee from 1998 to 2000. The project, while often cited as a model industrial park, is most symbolic in pioneering and defining the close relations between Singapore and China. Mr Liang was also the inaugural co-Chairman of the Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council from 2007 to 2010, thereby contributing significantly to collaborative efforts between Jiangsu province and Singapore.

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recipient2013 lianhe zaobao

Business China
Enterprise Award

Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings

With a history of 90 years, Lianhe Zaobao is Singapore Press Holdings’ flagship Chinese newspaper with a readership estimated at 750,000. The website zaobao.com has grown to command monthly visitorship of more than 10 million and daily page views exceeding 4 million. In China, it is regarded as one of the most professional media sources, trusted by top policy makers and leading business executives. Lianhe Zaobao contributed significantly towards the strengthening of bilateral ties between Singapore and China by providing a platform for bilateral exchange and knowledge sharing.

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recipient2013 charles wong

Business China
Young Achiever Award

Charles Wong Chief Executive Officer of CHARLES & KEITH Group

As the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of CHARLES & KEITH Group, Mr Charles Wong demonstrated foresight in seizing opportunities to transform a humble local shoe retailer into an international brand. Mr Wong showed his long-term commitment to the unique China market by building a dedicated base in Shanghai. He successfully raised the presence and profile of Singaporean brands in China, with 63 outlets across various cities. His strong commitment towards talent development in China and his charitable contributions to needy communities in China are laudable efforts in fostering Singapore-China relations.

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Key Dates

  • 15 Apr 2021 Calling for Nominations
  • 9 June 2021 Nominations Close
  • Jun - Oct 2021 Judging
  • 8 Nov 2021 Awards Ceremony



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