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3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on 'Governance in a Diverse Society'

3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on 'Governance in a Diverse Society'

The 3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum saw some 100 senior officials from Singapore and China exchanging views on common challenges in changing social landscapes. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Secretary Meng Jianzhu, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission delivered keynote addresses and opened the forum.

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin and Political and Legal Affairs Committee Secretary-General Wang Yongqing, who is also Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council, delivered the main theme speeches for the forum.

Mr Desmond Lee, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development, and Mr Huang Ming, Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Public Security, spoke on the topic “Social Governance and Urbanisation” and shared perspectives on efforts to build new communities, as well as to welcome newcomers into existing communities.

Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health, and Mr Lin Shaochun, Guangdong Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of the CPC Central Committee, discussed how technology can be harnessed for citizen engagement as part of the topic “Social Governance in an Information Age”.

For the topic “Creating a Fair and Effective Justice System”, Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law spoke about streamlining Singapore’s legal system to improve access to justice. Mr Li Shaoping, Vice Minister of China’s Supreme People’s Court also shared China’s experiences.

In his closing remarks at the forum, Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said, “We have heard many insightful discussions at this year’s forum. The Social Governance Forums have been an excellent platform for both countries to understand each other’s perspectives, and to learn from each other’s experiences. I am happy that the focus of this year’s forum is on people, as they are at the heart of social governance. I look forward to exploring further areas of discussion at future forums.”



ANNEX A

ABOUT THE SOCIAL GOVERNANCE FORUM

The Singapore-China Social Governance Forum (SGF) has provided an important platform for key officials from Singapore and China to share experiences in social governance. 

The inaugural SGF in 2012 was held in Singapore with the main theme of “Social Management Challenges in Urban Development”. The forum covered the topics “Inclusive growth and the Income Gap”, as well as “Innovation in Social Management and Building a Harmonious Society”.

The second SGF in 2014 was held in Beijing with the main theme “Social Governance and the Rule of Law”. The forum also discussed the topics “A Systematic Approach to Meeting Society’s Needs and Aspirations” and “An Inclusive Approach to Social Governance”.

The fourth installment of the SGF is slated to take place in China.

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ANNEX B: LIST OF TRANSLATIONS

SINGAPORE 

Mr Teo Chee Hean
Deputy Prime Minister
Coordinating Minister for National Security 

张志贤
新加坡副总理
国家安全统筹部长 

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin
Minister for Social and Family Development

陈川仁
社会及家庭发展部长 

Mr Desmond Lee
Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development

李智陞
内政部兼国家发展部高级政务部长

Mr Chee Hong Tat
Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health

徐芳达
卫生部兼通讯及新闻部政务部长

Ms Indranee Rajah
Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law

英兰妮
财政部兼律政部高级政务部长 

CHINA

Mr Meng Jianzhu
Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission

孟建柱
中共中央政治局委员
中共政法委书记

Mr Wang Yongqing
Political and Legal Affairs Committee Secretary-General Wang Yongqing, who is also Deputy Secretary General of the State Council, delivered the main theme speeches for the forum

汪永清
中央政法委秘书长
国务院副秘书长

Mr Huang Ming
Vice Minister, Ministry of Public Security

黄明
公安部副部长

Mr Li Shaoping
Vice Minister, Supreme People’s Court

李少平
最高人民法院副院长

Mr Lin Shaochun
Guangdong Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of the CPC Central Committee

林少春
广东省省委常委、政法委书记

MAIN THEME AND DISCUSSION TOPICS

Singapore-China Social Governance Forum

新加坡-中国社会治理高层论坛

Governance in a Diverse Society

多样化条件下的社会治理

Social Governance and Urbanisation

城市社会如何维护安全和谐

Social Governance in an Information Age

信息化的背景下,怎样运用大数据和云计算来管理社会

Creating a Fair and Effective Justice System

建立公平高效的司法体系

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