It’s about time that we learn from our students

Deng Xiao Ping inspection of the Guards of Honour by the Pioneer Guards at Paya Lebar Airport

China went through a baptism of fire to form as a nation in 1949 under the CCP Chairman Mao Tze Tong’s leadership, the national reserve and foreign currency barely have US$1B. KMT’s Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek emptied the Forbidden City(initially from the Japanese invasion) and the country’s foreign currencies, and reserves with gold and took shelter in Taiwan. Communism took hold with some disastrous consequences, but it did some good by bringing the people together standing tall against Imperialism and Capitalism.

With 30 years of trials and errors before opening up with Deng Xiao Ping in charge, determined to evolve with pragmatic approaches to change to “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” with 实事求是 “seeking truth from facts” for National Reform. In 1978, China has one the lowest GDP and the highest poverty in the world.
One of the first few countries to call upon to learn was Singapore. With a single political party dominance and as one of the four Dragons in Asia, and Singapore was willing to share. Subsequently, many Chinese scholars and officials came to learn the “Singapore model”. Today, some of the top government officials whom had been Provincial Governors and City Mayors were trained in Singapore.

Policies following new economic management methods were implemented, introducing advanced technologies and encouraged economic exchange with the outside world and scaled down Centralism in the planned economic system to spur vitality and development.

Trial and errors shaped the new approach, partial reforms were applied and upon success, were expanded as national policies. A classic example is Suzhou Industrial Park developed by Singapore, hundreds were replicated all over the country, the same model has been introduced to Africa by the Chinese now.

Owning land and properties were forbidden in communism, the Singapore 99-years leasehold methodology was introduced as 70 years, commercial properties are 50 instead of 60 years leasehold. China was opened to learning and adapted to the circumstances locally. The benchmark every 5-years plans from 1980 were achievements in the first 20 years of learning had proven and laid the foundations for rapid growth for the next 20 years to 2020. There’s no stopping China to be the largest economy in the world, despite trade wars and technologies boycotts from the USA.

The rising of China has caused the concern of Western economies and the mass medias, its national power and position both at home and abroad, and has caused suspicion of Socialist nature and position. The emergence of China is unprecedented in its implications for the world’s economy, environment and security. Many Critics whom have not been to China still think of China in the 80’s, or seen China’s transformation are still apprehensive about “China model” remained ignorant of the successes.

The eradication of poverties in China is well documented over the years, getting 800M out of poverty is unprecedented. It is in Singapore’s interests to learn from our students on how it’s done. Singapore has one of the highest GDP in the world and yet the bottom 20% of the population are struggling for a living, the numbers are growing with loose immigration policies to import new citizens and getting worse with Covid-19. The poor in Chinese rural areas are allocated land and can grow crops but not in Singapore.

In China, Social Insurance (社保) is an important part of the social security system, it is a kind of all-inclusive comprehensive social security with 13.5B covered. Like our CPF with monthly contributions, the funds are mainly paid by the employers (24%) and the employees (11%), about 10% medical, 20% retirement, 3% unemployment, in addition to accidental and pregnancy. The Chinese government finances subsidies and assumes ultimate responsibility. They have studied and learned from Singapore and improved on it.

The Singapore government has ignored and even denied the existence of poverty, social activists have raised the awareness and government can no longer ignore the poverty issues now. The government must have the determination to want to eradicate poverty and set policies and plans to do so. We have the resources to do so. If leaving no one behind are offering handouts, vouchers and depending on charitable organisations, they are not effective nor efficient. Social Service and Welfare needs to create a new division to specifically uphold the tasks of lifting lives and dignity. MSF probably had the most restructuring over the years, the lists of ministers can form two cabinets, from culture to sports to nothing in the Ministry’s website that talk about the new poor or eradicating poverty in its mission or values statement. Who are the Ministers sleeping on the job?

 

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9 Responses to “It’s about time that we learn from our students”

  • oxygen:

    IN GOOD TIMES, PEASANTS PAY TAXES to contribute to nation-building, their CPF got conned off to don’t know where and now fallen on hard times, PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics want to forget seeing them, let alone remembering and help them.

    AFTER ALL TOLD OF COMPLETE TRUTH, peasants and govt is ONE AND SAME ENTITY. The governing comes to the world empty handed, live on the charity of peasant’s contribution of tax, levy and other hidden extraction like CPF and overpriced housing without the land rights etc. etc. and their multi-million dollar wages (some even claim rights to sovereign secrecy of their renumeration) are all out of public purse. Yet they try to con our votes by claiming for you, with you and for LEE-jiapore BULLSH*T. They even sly try on peasants claiming distribution handout of $23,225 per capita but only $600 in our bank account (which is money fished from our right pocket and slip into our left pocket). This mob of farts are really COMICAL living in their own hallucinatory delusion that peasants can still be conned in this digital information age. In bad times, they haven’t forget to extract the last cent of their humonguous ownself-cheque-ownself paycheck but forgot that among the masses are loads of starving peasants. The peasants, were told, that they are LESSER MORTALs AND THEY ARE NATURAL ARISTOCRATS – as if peasants are DIFFERENT inferior ENTITY and they are superior different entity.

    Voters can do right by switching the game rules around by VOTING THEM OUT.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    A Student from a Poverty Stricken family that made GOOD…how come???

    Humility, patience and a willingness to LEARN and NEVER STOP LEARNING…Innovate and Invent from what was LEARNED…

    and Voila!!! the world took NOTICE…

    A Teacher who “THOUGHT” he had ARRIVED and need NOT learn anymore and SPIN a Cocoon around himself and DECLARE I am Number One!!! the 1st including a 1st “world” or ADAM… when the student far surpass many TRUE 1st worlds and is STILL LEARNING and POACHING KNOWLEDGE from the WORLD and it all started by LEARNING from a PisaiTeacher who “thought” he KNEW ALL THERE IS TO KNOW tapping his Ugly Head and declare to himself I “Have ARRIVED!!!”

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  • Sojoürner:

    The scariest part of the Chinese totalitarian regime is the overwhelming success of its brainwash. Even extremely intelligent people that I know living in there defend the need of such a regime in order to secure prosperity (understood exclusively as material wealth) and avoid chaos. They don’t even imagine other alternatives, they are intellectually and emotionally annihilated.

    Deng Xiaoping reformed China by adopting socialism with ‘Chinese characteristics’ and ‘Chinese cultural historical traditions’ aka a collective term-limited leadership. But Xi Jinping has retained Chinese capitalism but claimed the right to reign and rule until his natural death of a Chinese Emperor and Mao Zedong. When Xi Jinping became a leader for life in 2016 the reaction of the Western World leaders had been almost unnoticeable.

    All totalitarian regimes work in a similar way of internal propaganda and elimination of opposition.

    The Chinese Communist Party knows that it will not survive unless it maintains a total and unequivocal political monopoly. Any threat to that monopoly must be crushed absolutely. Indeed, that’s the history of China – replacing one dynasty with another. And it has lasted 2500 years.

    Should we learn?

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  • PRC Insurgents:

    Many prc insurgents here.

    This is becoming a prc propaganda site.

    How come news of a China security guard slash many victims in some school not mention. Death plus injuries about 40.

    How come news of floods currently in China not highlighted ?

    How come Bona executive jump to his death not mention ? If social safety net so good why must jump ?

    How come China gay marriage 水月 and Emma not mention here ? Btw China doesnt not acknowledged.

    How come like USA , China police also beat up old man not mention ?
    河北一城管当街殴打卖气球老人,中队长免职3队员停职

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  • Bad Boy:

    One thing i hope we do not learn from the student is the way they speak chinese or 普通話. I dont think thats standard chinese. Thats 湖南話. Side effects of imitating Mao’s speaking. Cannot tahan the accent alot of tongue rolling.

    I dont think thats standard chinese. They always criticise others 數典忘祖. Yet they change their original way of speaking they dont point fingers at themselves.

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  • trublu:

    From Fishing Village to FIRST WORLD AND NOW BACK TO WHERE OUR *FORE-FATHERS* started or even worse,shud i say,becos at least our ancestors had a decent backyard to grow tapioca,keep a few chicken for eggs or grow vegetables!

    What do poor sgs have these days?
    Collect cardboard for *EXCERCISE* N CLEAN ROILETS TILL DROP DEAD?

    UNITY,SOLIDARITY(WITH SGS ESP. THE JOBLESS N ELDERLY OR WITH FTs/PRs) n FORTITUDE?

    SG UNITED,yep,sounds nice but EMPTY!
    $700 for JOBLESS NATION-BUILDERS.
    BILLION$$$ FOR ALIENS WHO STOLE YOUR JOBS?

    SIDAROTY WITH THE HAVES OR WITH THE HAVE-NOTS?

    HSK,GO FIND OUT THE MEANING OF SOLIDARITY BEFORE YOU ANYHOW USE IT TO NAME YOUR BUDGET???

    PLS RETURN MY CPF,I NEED IT TO FORTIFY MYSELF N MY AGEING PARENTS.
    YOU CAN KEEP THE$700 SO THAT I WONT BURDEN OUR YOUNG SHS WITH HIGHER FUTURE TAX BURDEN???

    HEY! YOU THINK WE STUPID OR WHAT?

    SOCIAL COSTS NOT BALANCED WITH SOCIAL BENEFIRS FOR MANY JOBLESS AGS N ELDERLY.

    STILL CALL SOLIDARITY?

    I UP MY MIDDLE [email protected]

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  • Watchman:

    Everyone sees a need for change but has no viable alternative neither anyone pays serious heed to the dismantling and destruction of economic and social structures of biblical proportion all over the world. It has been written the Sins of the fathers shall come visiting on tbe third and forth generation.

    Singapore and china are no exceptions to the rule. They can’t hold on to power. They can’t continue with an unjust system. They can’t continue with hypocrisy. Destruction of biblical proportion(social and economic) requires biblical solution but please don’t turn to your church for answer because they will just ask you to pray more, have more faith and give whatever left in your bank account eaten up by virus to their mission and coffer. Don’t believe? Just watch.

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  • Partial truth?:

    Hahaha! BB , although what u say blunt but straightforward. I also noticed.

    Exactly. If one ( personally ) watches the china historical dynasty tv drama whether political or fiction martial arts, they speak chinese ( more like us ), totally different from the present prc. Subsequently i do checking , alamah all production hired voice talents 配音. So if one check e.g. 劉詩詩 how she speak in any interview on Youtube, the tone of voice the accent totally another person.

    Imagine no voice talents 配音, the historical drama all speak 湖南話. It will definitely be a one big turn off.

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  • PRC Insurgents:

    How come author never further highlight latest PRC incident.

    河北保定城管与商户发生冲突 #城管将花盆扣商户头上#

    http://www.huogua.net/wap/a/34487

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