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[Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University] marks the 20th anniversary of Singapore-China ties with three initiatives today [NTU]

To discern the depth of China-Singapore relations, here is a glimpse of the training Chinese leaders receive when in Singapore. Not-so-subtle public diplomacy from Singapore’s end; one couched in education, and arguably engrained in shaping favorable (maybe even preferential) worldview and paradigms. After ‘capitalist roader’ Deng’s 1992 remarks to Chinese officials to “’learn from the world and, especially Singapore, and do better than Singapore”, thousands of Chinese officials, and mayors-in-training started flooding the island city-state for trips and university degree programmes in administration at the NTU. This article illuminates a little here…

“This year, NTU saw its largest cohort of 331 China graduates completing its six China-focused Masters programmes – Master of Science in Managerial Economics (MME), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Nanyang EMBA, Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation, Master in Educational Administration, and Master of Science in Finance programmes.”

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NTU [Nanyang Technological University] marks the 20th anniversary of Singapore-China ties with three initiatives today
Published on : 19-Sep-2010
Source – NTU News Releases website

The university unveils the Lien Public Service Excellence Index for Chinese cities, organises the inaugural Asia-Pacific Mayors’ Forum and holds its annual convocation ceremony in China today

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today unveiled a new index that ranks the public service quality of 32 major Chinese cities at a press conference in Guangzhou, China.

Suzhou came in tops in the study across various categories including overall public service.

A joint research project by NTU’s Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) (南洋公共管理研究生院) and The School of Public Affairs in Xiamen University (厦门大学公共事务学院), the Lien Public Service Excellence Index for Chinese Cities ranked the top 10 Chinese cities in various aspects of public service quality. Read the rest of this entry »

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