Mandarin skills land him job in China

PM Lee highlights Singaporean who overcame initial struggles with language

Mr Ng Chia Yong, a deputy regional general manager for CapitaLand's commercial management arm in China, is among eight young bilingual professionals recognised by the Promote Mandarin Council and Business China. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Mr Ng Chia Yong, a deputy regional general manager for CapitaLand's commercial management arm in China, is among eight young bilingual professionals recognised by the Promote Mandarin Council and Business China. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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Mr Ng is among eight young bilingual professionals recognised by the Promote Mandarin Council and Business China.

Despite living in China, Mr Ng said his family tend to speak with one another in English.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2019, with the headline Mandarin skills land him job in China. Subscribe