Witnessed by Mr Hu Chunhua, a member of the CPC Central Committee and the then Secretary of The CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, a collaboration agreement between South China University of Technology and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore was signed in Singapore on April.
China' s President Xi Jinping and Singapore' s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the agreement to jointly set up the Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute (SSIJRI) on November.
SSIJRI registration complete on March.
The official opening of SSIJRI R&D Building on August.
SSIJRI was recognised as the "new-type R&D institution" by Guangdong Science and Technology Department on November.
SSIJRI set up its commercial arm-Guangzhou Zhongxing Technology Development Co., Ltd. to support the sustainable development of the institute on November.
The China-Singapore International Smart Industrial Park, where SSIJRI permanent building of SSIJRI is located, held the ground breaking ceremony on December.