On May 28, 2017, Duowei reported that Mainland China is now building its own model for social management. The Singapore model was previously the model that “the Chinese mainland officials used for training,” but the use of that model has been weakening.
Recently, the Hong Kong newspaper, the South China Morning Post published an article titled, “Has China developed to the stage that it no longer needs Singapore as an example?” Singapore had always been the primary overseas training ground for Chinese officials. It was a “key pillar” to support the bilateral relations of both countries; however, now the role of the Lion City seems to be changing.
Political observers said that the “overseas” training program for government officials from mainland China, which started in the Deng Xiaoping era, has been implemented for more than 20 years. The change in the world’s political and economic landscape today has led Beijing to believe that “the Chinese model is the world’s real development direction.” China spares no effort in “trying to be an example for the rest of the world.” Feeling good about itself, China has undergone dramatic psychological changes in how it views the outside world.
Source: Duowei, May 28, 2017