Singapore-Chongqing tie-ups: Singapore firms like Raffles Hospital stepping up links to Western China

Raffles Hospital medical director Yang Ching Yu with in-patient operational director Chee Lay Choo (left) and commercial director Veronica Chiu at Raffles Hospital Chongqing. The hospital, which has 700 beds and opened in January, will be fully opera
Raffles Hospital medical director Yang Ching Yu with in-patient operational director Chee Lay Choo (left) and commercial director Veronica Chiu at Raffles Hospital Chongqing. The hospital, which has 700 beds and opened in January, will be fully operational within two years.ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI
Raffles Hospital Chongqing, which opened in January, is Singapore's first tertiary hospital in China.
Raffles Hospital Chongqing, which opened in January, is Singapore's first tertiary hospital in China. ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI

Many S'pore firms, like Raffles Hospital, have benefited from govt-led initiative in Chongqing

Bustling metropolis Chongqing and its driven, hard-working people strike a chord with Singaporean doctor Yang Ching Yu.

The Chinese city's pulse, he feels, is like the energy Singapore unleashed in the 1970s and 1980s as the country developed its economy, infrastructure and urban landscape.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Stepping up links to western China'. Print Edition | Subscribe