Chongqing- The one-stop cloud service platform of China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity for Singapore companies landing in Chongqing was officially launched at the 3rd China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity (IDC) Forum, one of the key forums of Smart China Expo 2021 (SCE 2021) on August 23.
As a professional service platform for Singapore companies to cooperate with China, China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity will drive the innovation and development of the information and communication fields in China and Singapore through operating in the mode of online service platform plus offline service alliance, to facilitate the cooperation between Chinese and Singaporean companies in the future.
At present, nearly 50 Chinese and Singaporean companies have signed the China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity Lease Agreement or have cooperated in telemedicine, smart logistics, collaborative research, and development based on the Dedicated Connectivity.
“This year serves as the first year of the second five-year plan for the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity (CCI),” said Li Jing, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Chongqing Municipal Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee. “I sincerely hope that China and Singapore will use the China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity to deepen economic exchanges, strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and promote the CCI into a new stage.”
Li emphasized that entrepreneurs are welcome to invest and start businesses in Chongqing to create a digital era and share digital achievements.
There are a total of 20 projects signed in the forum, mainly in the fields of blockchain, industrial Internet, international finance, cloud services, data security, smart healthcare, smart education, digital content, and demonstration applications of China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity.
More than 40 units were participating in the project contract, including six big data authorities in western provinces and cities, one big data authority in districts and counties, one scientific research institute, five western provincial and municipal societies, alliances, and federations, as well as 29 Chinese and Singaporean enterprises.
Among them, Chongqing Bashu Middle School and KinderWorld Education Group have signed a contract. In addition to establishing a platform for teachers and students to exchange visits and exchanges, both sides will discuss the mutual benefits at the level of existing teaching networks and resources.
For example, Chongqing Bashu Middle School will provide students at KinderWorld Education Group with learning access to the Bashu Cloud School platform and guidance for students willing to apply for universities in China. Furthermore, Bashu Middle School can also introduce Singaporean international class courses for grades 7-12 at KinderWorld Education Group to local students in Chongqing.
Additionally, the application scenarios of China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Dedicated Connectivity are extended to smart education, smart manufacturing, 5G smart tourism, smart medical care, and other fields, which will effectively break the restrictions on personnel exchanges between China and Singapore under epidemic prevention and control, and promote the development of communication and cooperation between the two sides.
According to Lew Chuen Hong, chief executive of Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority, Chongqing is the advanced manufacturing and logistics center in China, and Singapore is Southeast Asia’s trade and financial center. Together, they can use the advantages of both to bring many demonstration projects to China and other regions of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“I would like to encourage all of us to embark on this journey to digitally connect ASEAN and the Western China region, which I think will benefit both our businesses as well as both our countries,” said Lew. Statistics show that at present, China and Singapore have accumulatively promoted the signing of 118 cooperative projects with a total value of US$21.4 billion and cross-border financing of US$15.1 billion.