2014 Recipients

recipient2014 liu thai ker

Business China
Excellence Award

Dr Liu Thai Ker Senior Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd

Dr Liu Thai Ker, hailed as Singapore's 'Father of Urban Planning', has been instrumental in sharing Singapore’s experiences in city planning and urban development with China since the 80s. As a trusted Master Planner, Dr Liu was appointed Chairman of Jury for the Master Plan of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Park and headed a panel of 13 international jurors. He also served as planning advisor to more than 30 cities in China where his concepts and master plans would have touched the lives of more than 50 million urban inhabitants. Being effectively bilingual and bicultural, he is well regarded for his expertise in infusing Chinese cultural elements into contemporary urban planning, to create functional yet aesthetically pleasing designs, while preserving each individual city’s unique character and heritage.

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recipient2014 sccci

Business China
Enterprise Award

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

With a history of more than 100 years, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) has been and still remains as one of the pivotal points of trade, business and relational contacts between Singapore and China. Long before the independence of both countries and formalisation of bilateral ties, the SCCCI, as an overseas-Chinese apex organisation, had journeyed alongside China through the tremulous first half of the 20th century. In 2010, SCCCI set up its Shanghai Representative Office to assist Singapore companies in their forays into the China market. With its consistent efforts over the years as an important communication platform linking Singapore and China, SCCCI has contributed significantly towards the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.

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recipient2014 jj lin

Business China
Young Achiever Award

JJ Lin Singer Songwriter

Singaporean singer songwriter JJ Lin, is an influential figure in the Chinese pop music scene. The two-time winner of the much coveted Golden Melody Awards connects Chinese-speaking communities from all over the world with his music. During the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he specially composed a song entitled ‘Love and Hope’ and performed at ‘The Giving of Love’, a CCTV charity event dedicated to helping victims of the massive disaster. Through songs composed for public causes as well as personal charitable contributions, JJ has demonstrated his commitment towards bringing joy, dignity and hope to the communities in need and to the community at large; and is an exemplary role model in furthering 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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