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China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (中国——新加坡苏州工业园区) Suzhou (Simplified Chinese: 苏州; Traditional Chinese: 蘇州; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Su-chou; sometimes seen transliterated as Su-chow, Suchow, or Soochow) is one of the most famous cities in China. ...


Short Form: CS-SIP or SIP


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Background

As China's modernization drive gained momentum in the late 1980s, many Chinese delegations visited Singapore, a southeast Asian nation that achieved economic miracle within 30 years of independence. The Chinese visitors were eager to learn modern management methods, while Singapore was also planning Economic Regionalization, which focused on overseas investment. Image File history File links W020040424441252061831. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


In 1992, the idea of developing a modern industrial township with Singapore experience was broached. During his tour of southern China that year, China's late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping said: "Singapore enjoys good social order and is well managed. We should tap on their experience, and learn how to manage better than them." Deng Xiaoping Deng Xiaoping ▶ (help· info) (Simplified Chinese: 邓小平; Traditional Chinese: 鄧小平; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Teng Hsiao-ping; August 22, 1904—February 19, 1997) was a revolutionary leader in the Communist Party of China (CPC) who served as the de facto ruler of the Peoples Republic of China from...


After rounds of discussions and site surveys, both governments decided to join hands in developing a modern industrial park in the east of Suzhou. The China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (CS-SIP) was thus born on Feb. 26, 1994 when Chinese Vice Premier Li Lanqing and Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew signed the Agreement on the Joint Development of Suzhou Industrial Park in Beijing. Li Lanqing (岚清,born May 1932) is a prominent Chinese politician. ... Lee Kuan Yew (also spelt Lee Kwan-Yew) (born September 16, 1923) (Chinese: 李光耀; Hanyu Pinyin: ) was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. ... ▶ (help· info) or Peking is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


International Accolade

During Party Secretary Hu Jingtao's visit to Singapore, he said: "The successful cooperation on the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park project brings practical advantages to both parties."


An inscription of President Jiang Zeming "With the accelerated development of the SIP, new experiences in economic development are accumulated. These are mutually beneficial for China and its foreign parties." Jiāng Zémín (born August 17, 1926) was the core of the third generation of Communist Party of China leaders, serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002, as President of the Peoples Republic of China from 1993 to 2003, and...


Singapore Senior Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew said: "The success of the Phase 1 development of 8-sq km is an important milestone for SIP. Both China and Singapore are proud of the results. " Lee Kuan Yew (also spelt Lee Kwan-Yew) (born September 16, 1923) (Chinese: 李光耀; Hanyu Pinyin: ) was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. ...


Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong said, "In spite of the time and effort spent on this project, the achievements have exceeded our expectations." Lee Hsien Loong (Hanzi: 李显龙/李顯龍; pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎnlóng; born February 10, 1952) is the third Prime Minister of Singapore. ...


UK Prime Minister, Mr. Blair, commended SIP to be a bold and successful experiment for both China and Singapore , and the foreign-invested enterprises in SIP. Blair can refer to any of the following terms : Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Ian Blair, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London Jayson Blair, former New York Times reporter Montgomery Blair, American politician and lawyer The Blair Witch Project, a Horror film Blair...


Mr. Arthur Van Der Poel, President and CEO of Philips Semiconductor, selected SIP to locate its new factory premises due to its availability of potential employees as well as the well-developed technology and logistic facilities. Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. ...


Geographical Location

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Emerged as one of the most developed cities along China's coastline in the past ten years. Located in the economically vibrant province of Jiangsu, it is an influential industrial centre. Jiangsu (Simplified Chinese: 江苏; Traditional Chinese: 江蘇; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang-su; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsu) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. ...


Suzhou Industrial Park, located to the east of the old Suzhou City, is connected to major cities in China and other parts of the world through well developed network of highways, railways, waterways and airlines. Suzhou (Simplified Chinese: 苏州; Traditional Chinese: 蘇州; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Su-chou; sometimes seen transliterated as Su-chow, Suchow, or Soochow) is one of the most famous cities in China. ...


Characteristics

The largest economic and technological cooperation project between Chinese and Singapore Government


An important window of China's Reforming and Opening-up A successful model of international cooperation


One of the fastest growing and most competitive industrial development zones in the world


PROBLEMS: For the true story of the problematic SIP project, see: http://www.singapore-window.org/suzhou.htm


And a very insightful story on SIP by the Far Eastern Economic Review: http://www.singapore-window.org/sw01/011206fe.htm


Great Prospects

A high tech industrial park of international competitiveness, a garden-like, ecological, international and digital new town is taking shape beside the beautiful Jinji Lake.


Quoted From: http://www.sipac.gov.cn/english/


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