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JOINT NEWS RELEASE: NTU Singapore partners WiseNet Asia and Yubei District People’s Government to offer tech internships amid tough job market

SINGAPORE, 13 May 2020 – To support undergraduates seeking internships in an uncertain market amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is partnering human resources consultancy WiseNet Asia, and the Chongqing Yubei District People’s Government (YDPG) to offer internship opportunities in areas such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI).

These internship and employment opportunities, found primarily in the Yubei District, a burgeoning tech and innovation hub in Chongqing, China, will be open to NTU Singapore students across all disciplines. The Yubei District is home to the Xiantao International Big Data Valley, where more than 700 companies have set up offices, including big names such as Microsoft and Qualcomm.

NTU Deputy President and Provost Professor Ling San, WiseNet Asia Consulting Director Mr Diron Chua, and Communist Party of China Yubei District Committee Vice Secretary Mr Tan Qing inked the agreement yesterday at the fifth Joint Implementation Committee Meeting for the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity, at The Treasury building, Singapore. Mr Tan, who is also the Chief Executive of YDPG, signed the agreement remotely via video conferencing.

Joining them at the event were Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo. Chongqing Party Secretary Chen Min’er, and Chongqing Mayor Tang Liangzhi witnessed the signing through video conferencing.

(Back row from left to right): Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Home Affairs; Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry. (Front row from far right): Diron Chua, Director, WiseNet Asia; Professor Ling San, Nanyang Technological University

The collaboration seeks to leverage each party’s strengths, experience, and capabilities in order to facilitate increased collaboration in talent development and mobility between Chongqing, China and Singapore.

Prof Ling San said: “During this period of unprecedented challenges, it is even more crucial to give our students a competitive edge in securing employment. The internship opportunities that arise from NTU’s collaboration with WiseNet and the Chongqing Yubei District People’s Government will allow our students to experience the vibrancy and agility of the tech companies in Chongqing, and build up expertise in fast-growing fields such as big data and AI. Students may even get full-time employment opportunities arising from this collaboration. It will also give our students an opportunity to understand our region better, so that they are well-prepared to thrive in other countries and cultures, including in Asia.”

Mr Wesley Hui, Director of WiseNet Asia, said: “We are excited to be working together with NTU Singapore and Chongqing Yubei District People’s Government in talent development. Talents are a constant priority in companies of any size. When young workers are groomed from the start of their career, they are conditioned with the right mindsets, values and the tenacity to withstand tough challenges. These are the soft factors that make up successful leaders.”

Internships to start second half of 2020

The placements that are expected to start in the second half of this year will see NTU students being offered internship opportunities in the Yubei District, as well as industry networking opportunities, with the help of YDPG and WiseNet.

In addition to being given an allowance, students who are successfully recruited as interns will have their visas, accommodation and meals taken care of.

WiseNet will coordinate with companies on the selection and placement of potential interns, while YPDG will take care of the students’ visas, accommodation and meals for up to six months.

As part of the agreement, NTU will contribute to the human capital development of executives in Chongqing through its postgraduate programmes and executive courses.

 

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Back row from left to right: Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Home Affairs; Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry
Front row from far right: Diron Chua, Director, WiseNet Asia; Professor Ling San, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Media contacts:

Foo Jie Ying
Manager, Corporate Communications Office
Nanyang Technological University
Tel: 6790 6681; Mobile: 9117 5023
Email: jieying@ntu.edu.sg

Regine Chin
GM, Marketing
WiseNet Asia
+65 6337 2231
regine.chin@wisenetasia.com

About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past six years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.

For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg.

 

About WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd

WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd is a regional integrated Human Resources services provider and consulting firm headquartered in Singapore.  WiseNet Asia’s HR solutions consist of talent acquisition, talent transition, talent development and HR outsourcing.  WiseNet Asia’s core value is to accelerate human resources development through innovative HR models and knowledge sharing. For more information, visit http://WiseNetAsia.com/

 


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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore):  https://media.ntu.edu.sg/NewsReleases/Pages/newsdetail.aspx?news=0c56dfe2-2ef2-434c-925b-c3d38194955b

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press Release: China Issues First Batch of Internship Visas for Foreign Students

SINGAPORE,  19 Dec 2019 – Last Friday, China issued the first batch of internship S2 visa to 19 foreign students from the National University of Singapore who arrived at Chongqing under the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program.  Prior to this, China did not have an internship visa for foreign college students.

The talent program is a collaboration project between WiseNet Asia, Chongqing Yubei District Talent Service Center and Xiantao Big Data Valley, and is part of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative, the third government-to-government joint project between China and Singapore.   The talent program agreement was signed by all three parties on 11 September during the Singapore-China (Chongqing) Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum, jointly organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Enterprise Singapore and Chongqing Municipality.

The Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program aims to be a platform for China-Singapore young talents exchanges and cooperation, as well as employment and entrepreneurship. Based on the joint service mechanism formed by the talent’s office of Yubei District Party Committee, Yubei District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Yubei Youth League District Committee and other departments, the program provides free accommodation of up to 6 months for eligible young talents at home and abroad, and short-term personal accident insurance.

30 students from the National University of Singapore will go through a 5-weeks internship training in Xiantao International Big Data Valley Park.  The students consist of Singaporean, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Chinese nationalities.  They have graduated from sophomore to postgraduate level, covering computer, electronic engineering, economics, financial engineering, business analysis, business administration and other majors. The duration of this internship will be extended to 6 months in the future.

As the core big data intelligent industrial base in Chongqing, Xiantao Data Valley has gathered together a total of 764 high-tech companies. The first batch of students will enter Huawei’s Chongqing Innovation Center, China Automotive, Chongqing Xiantao Consumer Insight Research and Big Data Co, Transsion Communication Technology Company, Xiantao College and other representative companies in the valley.

Ethan Neo, Head of Operations, WiseNet Asia said, “We are in talks with other universities in Singapore and have already confirmed the next one. We are planning to bring about 100 students to Chongqing for internship next summer.”

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About WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd: WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd is a regional integrated Human Resources consulting company headquartered in Singapore.  Incorporated in 2011, WiseNet Asia’s key services include talent acquisition, talent transition, talent development and HR outsourcing.  Our core value is to accelerate human resources development through innovative HR models and knowledge sharing.  For more information, visit http://wisenetasia.com/

Media Contact:
Regine Chin
General Manager, Marketing
T:  +65 6337 2231
E:  regine.chin@wisenetasia.com

Chongqing Issues First Batch of Internship Visas for Foreign University Students

On December 13, the staff of the Exit-Entry Administration of the Municipal Public Security Bureau came to Xiantao Data Valley to issue internship visas for 19 foreign interns who participated in the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program. This is also the first batch of foreign university students who are issued student internship visa by the Chongqing Police.

All these foreign students came from the National University of Singapore, and their internship in Chongqing lasted for 5 weeks. After submitting the foreigner’s face-to-face application registration form, company invitation letter and other application materials, in just 10 minutes, they completed the visa renewal for internship in China. Yida, a student at the National University of Singapore, said: “I think there is a lot of room for development in China.  If you are considering about working in China, you just have to look at the opportunity available after graduation.”

Before this, China did not have an internship visa for foreign college students. To facilitate an ‘opening up’ policy, the Exit-Entry Administration of the Municipal Public Security Bureau has specifically sought approval from the National Immigration Bureau. Foreign college students can come to Chongqing to participate in internships through the S2 “Private Affairs Short-term Visa”. Zhong Qian, a police officer of the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of the Municipal Public Security Bureau, said: “For an enterprise in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, as long as it has registered for an application, they can bring in overseas college students for internships.”

Luo Xiufeng, Commissioner of Human Resources Department of Chongqing Nuoersi Education Technology Group, said: “It is also conducive to our company to recruit more excellent overseas talents abroad in the later stage .”

Ethan Neo, Manager of Singapore WiseNet Asia said, ” We are in talks with other universities in Singapore and have already confirmed the next one. We are planning to bring about 100 students to Chongqing for internship next summer.

(Eye 1-Chongqing Radio and Television reporter Chen Wang, Song Niannian)

WiseTern Asia Officially Launched the First National University of Singapore (NUS) Internship Program at Yubei Xiantao Data Valley

Reprinted from Chongqing Wan Bao.  Reporter He Hao

Xiantao Data Valley welcomes the first batch of young talents from the National University of Singapore

This morning (9th), Xiantao International Big Data Valley (referred to as Xiantao Data Valley) in Chongqing held a welcome meeting for the first batch of internship students from the National University of Singapore (NUS). The 30 young talents from the National University of Singapore will conduct a 5-week cross-country internship training in Xiantao International Big Data Valley Park. This also marks the official opening of the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program.

“Xiantao Data Valley’s 5G technology and unmanned driving are beyond our imagination”, “For us, Xiantao Data Valley has many opportunities for development” … During the welcome event, 30 students from the National University of Singapore visited Xiantao Data Valley’s 5G technology, driverless automotive, etc. Deng Kaihong, a junior from the National University of Singapore, is coming to Chongqing for the first time, and next month he will enter China Automobile Research Institute. He said that this opportunity for exchange internships allowed them to get a good exposure and also experience the speedy development of China’s advanced technology.

30 students visited 5G technology in Xiantao Data Valley

As the core big data intelligent industrial base in Chongqing, Xiantao Data Valley has gathered together a total of 764 high-tech companies. According to the relevant person in charge of Yubei District, under the first batch of 30 internship cooperation plans, the first batch of students will enter Huawei’s Chongqing Innovation Center, China Automotive Research Institute, Xiantao Frontier Consumer Company, Transsion Communication Technology Company, Xiantao College and other representative companies in the valley. The 30 students have graduated from sophomore to postgraduate level, covering computer, electronic engineering, economics, financial engineering, business analysis, business administration and other advantageous majors. The duration of this internship is five weeks, and the internship period will be gradually extended to 6 months in the future.

Chongqing Evening News reporters learned that the Yubei District High-level Talent Service Center, Xiantao International Big Data Valley, and Singapore’s WiseTern Asia, National University of Singapore, etc. have carried out in-depth cooperation agreements to jointly launch the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station. It aims to take the lead in promoting interactive exchanges between young talents in Singapore and Chongqing. As early as September of this year, the Yubei District People’s Government, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s WiseTern Asia signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly promote young talents from the National University to conduct internships and employment in Yubei District.

It is reported that the youth talent station in Singapore (Chongqing) is based on the youth talent station in Yubei District. Through the joint service mechanism formed by the Yubei District Committee Talent Office, Yubei District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, and the Youth League Committee, eligible young talents local and abroad can be entitled to fully subsidized living cost and personal accident insurance plans.  By adopting the “online + offline” dual service model, there will be availability of office space, vocational training, market matching, entrepreneurship guidance, etc. This is an interactive platform for innovation and entrepreneurship for young talents. The 2020 Summer Internship Program is expected to achieve a 100-person Singapore internship delegation to Chongqing. In addition, more than 200 students from universities such as Beijing University and Chongqing University have participated in the “dual selection” exchange program for youth talent stations in Yubei District.

Yubei Youth Talent Development Station has launched 10 preferential policies, such as:

Subsidy for employment, food and accommodation for entrepreneurship: For graduates of relevant majors who come to Yubei for entrepreneurship and employment, they can provide free board and lodging for up to 3 months upon confirmation, and purchase short-term personal accident insurance. For graduates who are not yet employed or in the early stages of starting a business, they will be given a half-price subsidy for room and board for up to 3 months after confirmation.

Financial discount interest for start-up guarantee loans: College graduates and related vocational school graduates who lack the liquidity to start a business can apply for a start-up guarantee loan of up to 300,000 yuan. The maximum loan period is 3 years, and the interest is discounted according to the regulations. The project has a special 300,000 yuan full discount.

One-time start-up subsidy:  College graduates (including those who return from studying abroad) who are registered as unemployed within 2 years of graduation.  As legal representatives of small start ups and micro enterprises are entitled to a one-time start-up subsidy of 8,000 yuan per entity if they meet the corresponding conditions.

Participation in paid internships during vacations: If college students voluntarily sign up for paid holiday internships during college breaks, the internship unit will provide a basic living allowance of 50 yuan per person per working day during the internship.

About WiseTern Asia

      WiseTern Asia is a new business unit established by WiseNet Asia in 2019.It aims to facilitate the exchange of talents between China and Southeast Asia, and provide overseas internship and workplace training services for Chinese and Southeast Asian college students.  For more information, please visit www.wiseternasia.com
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China-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Financial Summit

Chongqing, 4 Nov 2019  – The China Singapore (Chongqing) Connectivity Initiative Financial Summit was held in Chongqing with the theme Financial Connectivity along the “Belt and Road” ─ Financial Opening and Innovation to Promote the New International Land Sea Trade Corridor.  The summit was co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the People’s Bank of China, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange and the Chongqing municipal government, as well as the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

More than 1200 government officials and corporate leaders attended the event.  Distinguished guests include Chongqing mayor and deputy secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Tang Liangzhi, Singapore Minister of Education and Monetary Authority of Singapore board member Ong Ye Kung, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, People’s Bank of China Vice President and State Administration of Foreign Exchange Director Pan Gongsheng.

Left to right: Mr Wang Xiao Ping, Chairman of the Board, Chongqing Xian Tao Data Valley Investment Management Co Ltd; Ms Karen Woong, GM, WiseNet Asia Chongqing; Mr Xia Xiu Jun, Director of the Talents Office,Yubei District Committee

During the signing ceremony, a memorandum of agreement was signed between WiseNet Asia, Xian Tao Big Data Digital Valley and Yubei District Office to facilitate talents placements in Chongqing.  WiseNet Asia was represented by Ms Karen Woong, GM, WiseNet Asia Chongqing.

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Press Release: Chongqing Municipality Government Bodies and WiseNet Asia Presents ‘2019 Chongqing Talents Cup’ with up to SGD1mill in Funding for Start-Ups

SINGAPORE,  9 Oct 2019 – Various Chongqing government authorities, together with WiseNet Asia, and in partnership with NUS Enterprise are organizing the 2019 Chongqing Talents Cup for start-ups.  This is a competition for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.  It is open for all nationalities and will take place in Block 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent on 19th October.  The final round will be held in Chongqing from 9th to 10th November.

This competition brings together incubators, venture capitalists, corporate executives, mentors and related resources in one platform, with the objective of providing growth opportunities to founders who have innovative and creative entrepreneurial ideas.

A total of six winners will receive cash prizes.  The highlight of the competition is RMB1million to RMB5million (SGD1mill) in funding to selected participants.

Judges for the competition consist of key corporate leaders.  The list includes Adelyn Ong, Managing Director of China Mobile, Jo Hu, CEO of Distrii, Kelvin Tan, Director, Corporate Partnerships of NUS Enterprises and several others.

Start ups and the public who are interested in this event should refer to the event page for further information:  https://www.wiseternasia.com/upcoming-events

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About WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd: WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd is a regional integrated Human Resources services provider headquartered in Singapore.  Incorporated in 2011, WiseNet Asia’s key services include talent acquisition, talent transition, talent development and HR outsourcing.  Our core value is to accelerate human resources development through innovative HR models and knowledge sharing.  For more information, visit http://wisenetasia.com/

Media Contact:
Regine Chin
GM, Marketing
T:  +65 6337 2231
E:  regine.chin@wisenetasia.com

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Singapore-China (Chongqing) Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum and MOU Signing WiseNet Asia – Chongqing Xiantao Big Data Valley Investment – Chongqing Yubei District High-level Talent Service Center

Singapore, 11 September 2019 – The Singapore-China (Chongqing) Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum, jointly organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Enterprise Singapore and Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, was held today in Singapore.

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, and Mr Chen Min’er, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and Secretary of Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) graced the forum and delivered speeches. Mr Hong Xiaoyong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Singapore, Mr Wu Cunrong, Member of the Standing Committee, the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee; Executive Vice Mayor of the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, and Mr Teo Siong Seng, Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation also spoke at the event. Mr Chan and Mr Chen also launched the China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Data Channel (IDC), which is China’s first point-to-point international data channel with another country. More than 500 Singapore and Chongqing business leaders and government officials attended the forum.

During the event, one of the projects signed is between WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd – Chongqing Xiantao Big Data Valley Investment and Administration Co., Ltd – Chongqing Yubei District High-level Talent Service Center.

This is a collaboration to provide internship and job opportunities for overseas young talents in Chongqing Xiantao Big Data Valley and Yubei District.  WiseNet Asia will also introduce training programmes for key leaders and business professionals in Chongqing.

For the full list of project signed, please refer to https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/media-centre/media-releases/2019/september/singapore-chongqing-economic-and-trade-cooperation-forum-and-mou-signing-ceremony

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2nd China Headhunting Summit Successfully Held in Chongqing

 

The 2019 Second China Headhunting Industry Development Summit is successfully held on June 21st in Chongqing Human Resources Service Industrial Park.

On this occasion, our general manager Ms Karen Woong accepted an interview from Hualong.com.  According to Ms Woong, “Successfully hunting a senior talent is sometimes more like a psychological game.”  According to the “2019 Headhunting Industry Insight Report”, the headhunting process starts from the commissioning of the recruitment assignment whereby a recruitment project takes an average of 1-3 months to complete.  An average 45.67% of the headhunters complete a recruitment project within a period of about 3 months.  The people in the industry describe hunting talents as comparable to the pursuit of love.

Ms Karen Woong, General Manager, Chongqing WiseNet Asia Co., Ltd

From HR to headhunting for more than 10 years, Ms Karen Woong, General Manager of Chongqing WiseNet Asia Co., Ltd. bluntly said that it is a “marriage” for the company and talents.  Everything has variables. Once, to look for a sales director of an international company, the company picked an Italian from 10 recommended candidates, the two sides hit it off.  The candidate has three days to enter the job, but in the last minute said that he “does not want to jump”, which means that the year-long hunting plan has been abandoned. “My wife is pregnant, and there is no way for the company to take care of the family at this time.”  The candidate is apologetic.  In addition, the original company treated the welfare of the employees’ family members, which was obviously better than the new company.  Ms Karen Woong did not break the connection with the candidates. She recalled: “After a year, the job vacancy still exist, the client company once again proposed to recruit others. This time, the candidate who once rejected showed me his network, this single business was then successfully completed.”

An industry insider revealed that the high-end candidates are all “airborne soldiers”.  Whether they can control the team and survive in the enterprise, they also need the follow-up service of the headhunter.  “When the candidate failed to survive the three-month guarantee period, the headhunting company will only get 50% of the value of the order.” Previously, to help a packaging printing company in Singapore to find a professional and technical personnel, Ms Karen Woong turned to find the right person in India. When the other party flew from India to Singapore, a person came to the channel with his luggage. Ms Karen Woong decided to become his first local friend, this means one-to-one orientation including eating habits, cultural atmosphere, taking him to the supermarket, so that he can get used to the local life as soon as possible.  This year’s Spring Festival, the candidate’s phone call made Ms Karen Woong feel warm: “He said that when he returned to Singapore during the Spring Festival, he hoped to introduce his wife to me.”For many years, Ms Karen Woong often received something from the family members of the candidates such as greetings, hand-made desserts, etc.  The master of profound psychology, Ms Karen Woong feels that headhunting is a business that needs long term ‘efforts’, whereby you need to really think what is best for the job candidates and let them give you their heart. Headhunters often need to go out with candidates or customers to expand their network. They once recruited professional management talents for an international airport, whereby Ms Karen Woong flew directly to the Maldives.  This is a headhunting life exactly as shown in the TV series.

Extracted from Hualong.com – “Hunting in the Workplace” Chongqing WiseNet Asia.

Wisenet Asia Presented Carnival Tickets as Gifts to Special Olympics Singapore

28 October 2018:  As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, WiseNet Asia gives a special treat of carnival tickets to the athletes in Special Olympics Singapore.  WiseNet Asia, represented by Toh Boon Lai, Client Development Manager presented the carnival vouchers to Dr. Teo-Koh Sock Miang, President of Special Olympics Singapore in the latter’s office on 25th Oct.  The carnival tickets enable the athletes with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) to enjoy the carnival with their parents.

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Carnival ticket

The Special Olympics (SO) Singapore was set up in April 1983 as an adjunct committee of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and the Association for Educationally Sub-Normal Children now known as Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). SO Singapore’s mission is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


About WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd:
WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd is a regional integrated Human Resources services provider headquartered in Singapore.  Incorporated in 2011, WiseNet Asia started as an executive search firm and has since grown into a one-stop HR services provider.  It’s services include talent acquisition, talent development, talent transition, talent e-management system, HR outsourcing and Belt and Road Initiative business matching.  WiseNet Asia’s core value is to accelerate human resources development through innovative HR models and knowledge sharing.  For more information, visit www.wisenetasia.com

 

 

 

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Wisenet Asia’s Business Matching Successfully Brings Together Top Aviation Universities in USA and China

1 Oct 2018:  WiseNet Asia has brought together the successful collaboration between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA and Chongqing Jiaotong University, China under the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI).

The CCI is Singapore and China’s third joint project, and a linchpin of the global Belt and Road Initiative.  The four main pillars of cooperation are in transport and logistics, aviation, information and communication technology and finance.  CCI aims to drive growth in China’s western region by improving Chongqing’s transport and services links to the region and beyond.

MOU- CQJTU and ERU (1)

Facilitated through WiseNet Asia, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERU), the world’s largest university specializing in aviation and aerospace, and Chongqing Jiaotong University (CQJTU), China’s leading university in transport engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the following:

  • Joint Degree courses starting year 2019 in Singapore
  • Short term courses
  • Exchange program for teaching staffs

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MOU- CQJTU and ERU (2)

This marks a significant milestone for aviation training in China and South East Asia, as there will be more options and better access to internationally recognized aviation courses.

Boeing forecasts that Asia Pacific’s economic growth will spur a need for 240,000 more pilots, 317,000 cabin crew and other aviation jobs such as technicians by 2037.  China will need half of these new personnel.

WiseNet Asia’s Belt and Road Initiative Business Matching Unit is a division of WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd.

About WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd: WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd is a regional integrated Human Resources services provider headquartered in Singapore.  Incorporated in 2011, WiseNet Asia started as an executive search firm and has since grown into a one-stop HR services provider.  It’s services include talent acquisition, talent development, talent transition, talent e-management system, HR outsourcing and Belt and Road Initiative business matching.  WiseNet Asia’s core value is to accelerate human resources development through innovative HR models and knowledge sharing.  For more information, visit www.wisenetasia.com

 

 

 

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China-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Initiative ‘Southern Transport Corridor’ Rail and Sea Networks Going Global

Original source from China People’s Daily.  View source in Chinese:  https://bit.ly/2tpLcPV

 

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Chongqing Guoyuan Port plays an important role in the multimodal transport system. The picture shows a ship unloading at the Port

In September 2017, Chongqing Connectivity Initiative’s Southern Corridor bound multi-modal transportation of rail and sea ways starting its journey from the Chongqing Railway Port

In September 2017, Chongqing Connectivity Initiative’s Southern Transport Corridor bound multi-modal transportation of rail and sea ways starting its journey from the Chongqing Railway Port

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Photo courtesy of Chongqing Gongyun ASEAN International Logistics Co., Ltd.

The first shuttle truck from Chongqing to the ASEAN roads took off from Chongqing ASEAN International Logistics Park on 28 April, 2016, the 10 standard container trucks loaded with export goods passed through Pingxiang, Guangxi, and finally arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam. The journey took about 40 hours, which was 15 days shorter than sea transport.

The trade channel is changing – starting from Singapore, via the Southern Transport Corridor, the container rail and sea transportation arrive in Chongqing in 10 days, which saves 15 days compared to the Jianghai-Channel intermodal route;

The logistics efficiency is changing – the multimodal intelligent system can find cargo information in 5 minutes, realize rapid container collection, and solve the problems of pallet configuration that has plagued the enterprise for many years;

The service industry is changing – the goods, technologies and resources are coming together. New business opportunities have given birth to a number of foreign trade services such as multimodal transport, cross-border big data platforms, and joint venture business collaborations.

Business exchanges are growing – Chongqing and Singapore’s round-trip passenger flow has increased from 45,000 in the past to 190,000 last year, there are more and more business travellers.  Flights have increased from 5 to 14 per week;

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The changes originated from the third government-to government project between China and Singapore.

On November 7, 2015, the third inter-governmental cooperation project, the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Strategic Interconnection Demonstration Project (hereinafter referred to as ” Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI)”), “settled in” Chongqing. Over the past two years, with the theme of “modern interconnection and modern service economy”, 116 key projects with a total value of approximately US$20.8 billion have taken root in Chongqing in the four major areas of financial services, aviation industry, transportation and logistics, and information and communications. “.

Southern Transport Corridor Connects International Shipping Network

On April 19th, a 40-foot container full of mold raw materials set off from Singapore. Ten days later, Yi Shen Die Technology (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. successfully received the goods.

This speed of delivery makes the company’s inventory manager Tan Yu happy.  Prior to this, importing goods from Singapore through Jianghai, first arrived in Shanghai and then entered Chongqing, which took nearly a month. “Today, the goods are sent from Singapore, first to Guangxi’s Qinzhou Port and then to “Chongqing New” Railway Sea Intermodal Class to Chongqing. The entire process takes only 10 days.”

This new line is the southbound channel of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (hereinafter referred to as the “Southern Transport Corridor”).

As the operation center, Chongqing has a unique geographical advantage. To the west, the Chongqing-Europe railway (YuXinOu) reaches China’s northwest, Central Asia, and Europe; towards east, it connects Shanghai to the sea via the “Golden Waterway” of the Yangtze River. To the south, more than 250 routes converge at the Singapore Port on the southeast side of the Strait of Malacca.

Through the construction of the Southern Transport Corridor, complimented by the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.  All three logistics infrastructure completed a perfect trade network.

In September 2017, the Changgui New Tiehai Intermodal trains are fixed as routines and marked the official operation of the Southern Transport Corridor: starting from Chongqing to Qinzhou Port in Guangxi, and connecting sea to reach the ASEAN ports, and then connecting to the international shipping network. network.

At the same time, Chongqing’s cross-border road transport and international rail transport to the Indochina peninsula are also being realized.

Cross-border highway shuttle bus line: It departs from Nanpen Chongqing and exits through border ports in Guangxi and Yunnan, leading to countries such as Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.

International railway transport links: From the southwestern railway network, through Pingxiang, Hekou, Mohan, Ruili and other border ports, and the Pan-Asian railway network convergence, connecting the Indochina Peninsula.

Three lines, vertical and horizontal miles, complement each other.  Southward, the “secondary governor” of foreign trade in the western region of China was opened up; to the north, the economic and trade exchanges between Singapore and other ASEAN countries leading to western China, Central Asia, and Europe were invigorated. “This will connect most of China’s entire territory with Southeast Asia, Eurasia, and Africa, greatly increasing the speed of cargo transportation,” said Zheng Yongnian, director of the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore.

On April 20th, a batch of LCD screens from Vietnam took only 10 hours to reach Qinzhou Port from Vietnam, then onto Chongqing via the Southern Transport Corridor.  The LCDs went on the same day’s Chongqing-Europe railway (YuXinOu) to Poland.

“It takes only 90 minutes to complete the sea-railway transport up to customs declaration in Qinzhou Port. It takes only 70 minutes to complete the railway transit declaration at the Chongqing Railway Port, and it is very fast and efficient!” said Wang Yupei, Chairman of China-Singapore Southern Transport Corridor.   Southern Transport Corridor and Chongqing-Europe railway (YuXinOu) together have achieved seamless convergence.

Currently, the internal and external ports of the Southern Transport Corridor rail and sea transports covered 82 ports in 45 countries and regions including East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East.

Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Trade and Industry of Singapore, interprets the goal of the Southern Transport Corridor as ‘one channel that connects China and Singapore, one rail and sea intermodal network that reaches every part of the world’.

”Innovation” –

The Chongqing Connectivity Initiative project connects China and Singapore’s strategic channels.  Unlike China-Singapore cooperation in the construction of Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco-City, this project has no land development and park planning, and it has no physical scenes.

Han Baochang, director of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Management Bureau, stated that there is no precedent when carrying out this project, there are only trials and errors.

In Zheng Yongnian’s view, when there is no physical entity, the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative project will face greater challenges than the previous two Sino-Singapore cooperation projects, and it will have more important innovation significance.

To achieve a “from 0 to 1” leap, we must grasp the “golden key” of innovation. The relevant national ministries and commissions gave support to the project’s 57 innovation initiatives.  In 2017, Chongqing also proposed some new innovation measures.

Innovation begins with the working mechanism. The Joint Implementation Committee “discovered problems”, the Joint Working committee “researched issues”, and the Joint Coordination Council “solved problems.” “The three-tiered working mechanism, ‘from the bottom to the top’, opens up the blockage and promotes problem solving. This is the most attractive facet for the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative,” said Han Baochang.

Step by step, the purpose of Chongqing Connectivity Initiative is increasingly becoming more meaningful.

In March this year, Sasseur REIT was listed on the Singapore Exchange.  As the Western regions first real estate investment trust listed in the Singapore Exchange, this is of great significance for the exploration of the new cross-border financing model for enterprises in the central and western regions.

There are many more “firsts” created under the umbrella of Chongqing Connectivity Initiative: In December 2016, Loncin Holdings issued 0.8 billion yuan of overseas bonds on the Singapore Exchange, the first private corporate bond in western China. It pioneered the launch of innovative financial services such as bill-bill financing, “export double-pace” trade financing, cross-border asset transfer, and inland river carrier liability insurance.

Today, both China and Singapore sides have established diversified cross-border investment and financing channels, cumulatively completed 60 types of cross-border credit financing projects with financing amount of US$5.06 billion, and reduce financing costs by 1.15 percentage points. The cross-border financing for the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Shaanxi and other provinces amounted to 2.23 billion U.S. dollars, and the successful implementation of the China-Singapore cross-border financing model radiated to neighbouring provinces.

Through cooperation with Singapore companies, Chongqing companies are also advancing in innovation. A few years ago, Ding Yan’s Chongqing Pucheng Logistics Co., Ltd. had to implement rapid consolidation through manual inquiries and telephone calls. The Singapore Huilian Group’s multimodal intelligent system requires only the input of container, departure port, and destination information, and cargo information can be found within 5 minutes. Seeing this, Ding Yan immediately agreed to the requirement of “51% stake in the company.” Last May, the two companies jointly set up a new company – Chongqing Huilian Pucheng International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Ding Yan benefited from the sophisticated management brought by innovation: from the numerous departments and the complex management level, to the development of individual assessment and profit indicators according to the branch company model; from focusing on the cost of employing personnel to the use of a comprehensive compensation system.  “The staff has increased by 1/3, but the efficiency has more than doubled.” Ding Yan said: “Even the design of the warehouse has been optimized and innovative, and the warehouse has become a double storey. The increase in cost per square meter is less than 1,000 yuan, but the area of usage has increased by twofold.”

Many small and medium-sized enterprises are not able to form a full case of transportation due to the small volume of goods. The Chongqing Connectivity Initiative has brought business opportunities for Chinese and Singaporean companies collaborations.  Fuxin Europe (Chongqing) Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. and Singapore Huantong Logistics Group jointly established Zhongxin Huantong (Chongqing) Multimodal Transport Co., Ltd. in February last year to provide public LCL services.  Mixed pallet price is similar in shipping, but it also saves time,” said Wang Huoquan, deputy general manager of the company.

“Sharing” –

Expanding channels of “friends circle”

Chongqing Liangjiang Digital Economy Industrial Park, an office building with coffee and musk – this is the Chongqing Coffee Exchange Center.  Sun Zheng, Deputy General Manager of the center, said that before, coffee beans imported from Vietnam were shipped to Chongqing via JiangHai intermodal transport route, processed into coffee powder and sent back to Vietnam. After the launch of the Southern Transport Corridor, the time efficiencies for transportation has greatly increased, and foreign companies have set up factories in Chongqing.

As the largest coffee spot trading place in China, Chongqing Coffee Exchange Center will also sell coffee from Yunnan and Southeast Asia to Europe to form an agglomeration of the global coffee industry.

Not just for coffee commodity, after the Southern Transport Corridor and the Chongqing European Railway (Chongqing YuXinOu Railway) are seamlessly connected, the canned tuna in the Philippines, Vietnamese clothing, etc. will no longer need to be transferred from Iran. After customs declaration at the Chongqing Railway Bonded Logistics Center, the goods can board on the Chongqing European Railway the same day, depart China from Xinjiang and arrived in Germany in less than 20 days.  Onions, apples, summer vegetables, and Chinese herbal medicines in northwestern China have also begun to become “demanding goods” in Southeast Asian countries.

“The higher the amount of freight traffic aggregated on the channel, the more participants there are and the greater the economies of scale, which can reduce costs, benefit all parties including enterprises, benefit the business environment in western China, and promote investment.” Chan Chun Sing said.

As the Southern Transport Corridor continues to expand through multiplying effects, the economic values for it’s surrounding areas are enhanced.  As an operation center, Chongqing will cooperate with Guangxi, Guizhou, Gansu, and Qinghai to conduct regional cooperation and jointly discuss the establishment and sharing of the Southern Transport Corridor.  In April of this year, the Southern Transport Corridor Chinese joint meeting has invited Inner Mongolia, Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Qinghai and Xinjiang provinces to participate.

The channel is not a simple “aisle”.  It needs continuous improvements in services. China-Singapore Smart City has launched pilot projects in five districts and counties, and cooperation in smart transportation, smart animal husbandry and smart buildings is underway. Three unattended supermarkets will be launched in Singapore during the year; the data service platform went online in April this year. The platform gathered information on corporate data from the two countries and promoted the transnational development of enterprises. The Zimwork Sino-Bilingual Talent Service Trading Platform has been officially launched as joint venture between Chongqing Zhūbājiè Network and Singapore Press Holdings Group.

Interconnection, creating new opportunities for opening up inland

Since the beginning of this year, WiseNet Asia (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. has added 10 Singaporean corporate customers who are preparing to invest in Chongqing.  Karen Wong, GM of WiseNet Asia (Chongqing), plans to recruit more talents from the neighboring provinces.  According to Karen, “Southern Transport Corridor connects Singapore with the mainland of China. Our business is getting busier.”

 

About WiseNet Asia (Chongqing) /重庆中新巍海商务咨询有限公司

Wisenet Asia (Chongqing)/重庆中新巍海商务咨询有限公司 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wisenet Asia (S) Pte Ltd.  It is the first overseas high-end headhunter company in Chongqing’s Human Resources Industrial Park, dedicated to implementing the Chongqing Municipality’s HongYan (talent) scheme, and helping Chongqing organizations in their talent needs.  The company was also selected as one of the Talent Acquisition Service Provider for Chongqing Municipality from 2018-2019 under the HongYan (talent) policy.

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WisenetAsia awarded the ‘Chongqing Municipality Talent Attraction Office’ by Chongqing Municipal Bureau of HR & Social Security

WiseNetAsia (Chongqing) Awarded ‘Chongqing Municipality Talent Attraction Office’

8 Jun 2018 – WisenetAsia (Chongqing) and Chongqing Industry Park of Human Resources signed an agreement for recruitment of  high-end talents.  For this, WisenetAsia (Chongqing) is awarded the ‘Chongqing Municipality Talent Attraction Work Station’ by Chongqing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security.

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In recent years, with the steady development of the social economy, the demand for high-end talent in Chongqing has soared. The city has successively introduced a number of talent attraction policies, such as the Hong Yan program, and has increased efforts to “motivate the talents” and hopes to successfully introduce more high-end talents to Chongqing to live and work. In order to encourage headhunting companies to settle in and recruit talent for Chongqing’s socio-economic development, the Chongqing Human Resources Service Industrial Park officially established the nation’s first headhunting base. The first objective is to implement the strategy of vigorously attracting talents; the second is to support the development of the headhunting industry in Chongqing.

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Xie Xin, Deputy Director of the Industrial Park Management Committee, and Wang Xiaojian, Member of the Standing Committee and Organization Department of Yubei District of Chongqing Municipality, unveiled the headhunting base for the Industrial Park.

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Headhunting companies receiving their awards

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WisenetAsia (Chongqing)/重庆中新巍海商务咨询有限公司 is a wholly owned subsidiary of WisenetAsia.  It is the first overseas high-end headhunter company in Chongqing’s Human Resources Industrial Park.  The company was also selected as one of the talent acquisition service provider for Chongqing Municipality from 2018-2019 under the HongYan (talent) policy.

WisenetAsia is established in year 2011 in Singapore, with an employment agency license issued by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower. The company specialized in high end talent acquisition from mid to senior level management, and has a database of more than 50,000 international talent information. Headquartered in Singapore, WisenetAsia’s other locations include Kuala Lumpur, Chongqing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

WisenetAsia works with customers in various industries including real estate,technology, financial services, infrastructure, investment funds, health care, aviation and logistics.  It’s client base consist of state-owned enterprises, multinationals and government linked companies.

We welcome Chongqing companies that are in need of foreign talents. We look forward to providing you with talent search service.

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