Alibaba Cloud and Eight Local Partners Launch China Gateway initiative

Left to right: Sharon Teo, Singapore Enterprise Chapter Chairman at SGTech; Tan Su Shan, Group Head of Institutional Banking at DBS; Edmas Neo, CEO at ACE; Jane Lim, Assistant Chief Executive at IMDA; Selina Yuan, President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International; Senior Minister Chee Hong Tat; Dr Derek Wang, General Manager AT Alibaba Cloud Singapore; Lee Yee Fung, Director, ICM and Digitalisation at Enterprise Singapore; Lu Cheng Yang, Secretary-General at SCCCI; Dr Lim Lai Cheng, Executive Director at SMU Academy; and Tan Shi Hui, Country Manager, TechNode Global. (Image credit: Alibaba Cloud)

Singapore, May 30, 2019 — Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, launched a landmark China Gateway Program today at the Alibaba Cloud APAC Summit with eight local partners at a signing ceremony witnessed by Guest of Honor Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education.

“As the largest public cloud provider in Asia Pacific and our role as the data intelligence backbone of all business units in the Alibaba ecosystem from e-commerce to payments, logistics and supply chain management means we have the proven expertise and experience to help businesses grow. With the support of our partners here, we are confident of supporting local businesses of all sizes and from all backgrounds to grow beyond Singapore, especially into China’s market.” said Selina Yuan, President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International.

Partners that are supporting the initiative include the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), Enterprise Singapore, DBS SME Banking, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI), SMU Academy, SGTech, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and TechNode.

The program leverages the accumulated technological knowledge and experience of Alibaba Cloud, which has powered Alibaba Group’s growth into a world-leading company, to help local businesses capture and capitalize on growth opportunities in Asia and China. Through the local partners in Singapore and around the region, Alibaba Cloud will provide firms of all sizes with an in-depth immersion program on doing business in China, connecting them to Chinese companies and consumers via the Alibaba ecosystem.

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(First published May 31, 2019; updated June 19, 2020)