National Identity of Singapore and Its Maintenance Policies
稳定的国家特性是一国繁荣与发展的基石,国家特性的迷失会让一国社会面临内部分解和衰落的威胁。新加坡是一个具有鲜明国家特性的国家。在当前阶段,价值观因素和族群结构是维持新加坡国家特性稳定最重要的因素。建国以来,新加坡政府采取各项举措维持国家特性的稳定,其中包括加强华族传统价值观教育,推广华文,平衡并保护少数族群的利益和文化,以保持文化的稳定;也包括倾向性地吸收华人移民以维持国家族群结构等。A stable national identity is the cornerstone of a nation's prosperity and development. The loss of national identity will expose the country to the threats of internal social decomposition and national decline. Singapore is a city-state with a distinctive national identity. At the current stage,its value and racial structure are the most important factors in shaping Singapore's national identity. Since its establishment,the Singaporean government took many measures to maintain a stable national identity. It encourages the Chinese ethnic to receive education of traditional value and to learn Chinese language. Meanwhile,the government balances and protects the interests and cultures of minorities in order to preserve the stability of shared values. It is also inclined to absorb more Chinese immigrants so that it can keep the stability of the country's ethnic structure.