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19 Jun 2018 —

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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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There are hundreds of articles and pieces of advice out there on effective networking and relationship building, but not many tell you how to leverage your network to maximize your opportunities and be poised for success. To leverage your network means being able to mobilize support, resources and information to your advantage when you need them.

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You don’t have to be an extrovert or talkative, and nobody is naturally talented at this. Building a network is something that happens over time. You might even come to enjoy it after some practice, while reaping the rewards for your effort in your career. Besides doing prior research on the people you’ll be meeting to better understand what they do, it is equally important to keep in mind several principles that will boost opportunities to leverage your network.

Here are ten key pointers to keep in mind:

Don’t expect anything in return[1]

Setting out with good intentions is more likely to bring rewards. While it is important to plan ahead and have an approximate notion of what you would like to achieve while networking, try to avoid going in with the expectation that whoever you meet today must give you something. Nobody owes you anything. Make a good impression and sow the seeds to build a lasting connection – that’s a crucial first step for you to take.

Ask what you can do for others[2]

Just as you are looking to gain something while networking, so do the people you’re networking with. There’s no better way than offering your help by asking what you can do for them, because this forms the foundation for a strong relationship by showing them that you are genuine and not just seeking self-gain. By building this personal connection, you are placed in a better light and it will be easier to reach out to them in the future should you need a favor.

Think long term[3]

As a leader in your company or industry, assess your future goals. Connections you make today can influence and impact your work in the long run. Look externally and network across different disciplines to better understand the environment you work in and fill the gaps with information on skills and sectors you don’t have. Besides improving yourself as an individual, this could potentially bring new business opportunities or complement your work in the future.

 Listen and be respectful

“Challenge yourself to truly connect with the person who took time out of their busy schedule to talk to you”, explains Laura Lee, director of content partnerships for Google and YouTube, “and always say thank you.[4] Pay attention. This lets you notice points that people have mentioned that you may pull into conversation later on, demonstrating that by freeing your mind to listen, you value them and their time.

Make them feel important[5]

Asking someone straight up for a favor or funding might seem overly direct. Soften your approach and instead ask for advice from the person you’re speaking to. This lets them know that you find their knowledge valuable and allows them to draw on their experience, which is a great starting point as opposed to being pushy and overly aggressive from the start.

Remember to follow up

When was the last time you were expecting a reply from someone, waited for ages, and never heard from them again? That sucks. Maybe the person you met at that networking event isn’t anxiously waiting for a message from you, but it’s always good practice to follow up. If you have mentioned in conversation that you will reach out to the person, then do it. If they gave you a useful piece of advice, send a thank you note. Doing this shows your commitment to this new association and makes any future communication more natural.

Be consistent

Keep your network alive by making regular interactions with your newfound connections. This can be by giving some help or sending your congratulations on their achievements. The point is to make consistent enough contact so that it wouldn’t be awkward to reach them when you need to.

Find common ground

There may be times where it seems that you have no reason or excuse to approach someone because you have nothing in common. Look beyond work and identify areas where you might share interests. They are real people, after all, with various hobbies and passions. For example, if you both care about the environment, discussing ways you might improve the situation is a good entry point.

Make it a lifestyle

You don’t have to wait for someone to organize a networking event to be able to network. Do this on the daily: gather information from informal conversations, pick up personality quirks by paying attention and talk to people at all levels of the hierarchy.

As Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, shares: “Business is all about personal contact. If you discuss a work matter with an employee or a potential client over coffee rather than simply sending over an email, you’re more likely to build rapport, which will be useful if you ever need to tackle any problems together.”[6] The more regularly you network, the more natural and efficient you become at it.

Keep at it

This is an effort that’s constantly in progress. By attending that conference, comparing feedback with your peers and always being in the know by stepping out of your comfort zone to speak to others, you strengthen your will to make and maintain effective connections. You might not see quick wins overnight, but you’ll be glad you started.

Practice, learn something new wherever you can, always smile and initiate the conversation. By keeping things personal and professional at the same time, you can show that you’re genuine and stand a better chance at leveraging your networks in the future when you need them.

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[1] Source: https://medium.com/the-mission/the-ultimate-guide-to-building-your-network-without-being-sleazy-57302fc19797

[2] Source: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246102

[3] Source: https://hbr.org/2007/01/how-leaders-create-and-use-networks

[4] Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/3038750/the-secrets-to-successful-networking-from-the-most-connected-women

[5] Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/665897/practical-networking-tips

[6] Source: https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/richard-branson-why-you-should-network

 

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

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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