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Lianhe Zaobao launches 5-Episode Talk Show “It Matters - The Future of Us” on StarHub TV and

Singapore, 6 December 2016 - Lianhe Zaobao will be launching “It Matters - The Future of Us”, a 5-episode talk show on StarHub TV (E City CH111/825) and tonight

The Chinese talk show is produced in conjunction with the plans by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) to finalise its recommendations and release its final report in January 2017. The CFE is
 set up to keep the Singapore economy competitive by helping to position Singapore for the future, as well as identify areas of growth with regard to regional and global developments. 

“It Matters - The Future of Us” will feature political office-holders, business representatives, academics and field experts who will discuss different aspects of Singapore’s future economy.

Each episode, which is approximately 30-minutes in duration, will be aired every Tuesday at 9.30pm. Lianhe Zaobao will follow up with news stories on the issues discussed the following day. 

In the first episode which will be aired tonight, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the Future Economy, will lead the discussion by sharing his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities the Singapore economy faces moving ahead. 

Mr Chan will be joined by four other panelists, including Ms Janet Ang, Vice President, Industry Solutions, Systems of Engagement & Smarter Cities of IBM Asia Pacific; Mr Max Loh, Managing Partner Singapore and Asean of EY; Ms Ngo Min Ying, Global Head, Priority Banking Segment of Standard Chartered Bank, as well as Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao.

The other four episodes will focus on globalisation strategy, digital economy, jobs and skills, and future city infrastructure. 

Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry; Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State for Ministry of National Development, and Trade and Industry, as well as Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, and Trade and Industry, will join the discussions in subsequent episodes. 

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "The future direction of the Singapore economy matters to each and every one, including corporates, workers and students. As the most widely circulated Chinese newspaper in Singapore, Lianhe Zaobao should play its part to drive relevant discussions and encourage Singaporeans to take a deeper interest in issues concerning our future economy." 

Ms Han Yong May, Digital Editor of Chinese Media Group (CMG) and Associate Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "The industry players and many of the experts whom we invited to join the panel discussion are 'rising stars' in their respective fields. Through their sharing and discussion on real case studies, we hope to help Singaporeans better understand the concept of the future economy.

"As we progress towards the future economy, the media has to come up with innovative ways of 'storytelling' in order to make it more engaging for the audience. Our digital platform, which puts together print stories and video footage, is one such effort." 

“It Matters - The Future of Us” is produced by CMG Digital and supported by Ministry of Communications and Information and the Committee on the Future Economy. Standard Chartered Bank is the Series Sponsor. 

Please see attached Chinese media release. 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E 

For media queries, please contact: 

Ms Quek Lee Kiang
Business Editor, Lianhe Zaobao
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 2296

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1028

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About Lianhe Zaobao

Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, is the largest-circulating Chinese newspaper in Singapore. Widely recognised in Southeast Asia for its superior quality as a responsible, objective, fair and credible newspaper, it also enjoys a good reputation and considerable influence in the global Chinese communities. Its 200-strong editorial team, including correspondents based in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo, keeps Singaporeans informed of major developments in the region., the online edition of Zaobao, has grown rapidly in popularity since its launch in 1995. Managed by CMG Digital (CMGD), the digital arm of CMG, incorporates the content and journalistic values of its three flagship papers – Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, and Shin Min Daily News. The site offers daily premium content from the three Chinese publications, and also brings to audiences a variety of digital-exclusive videos, animations and interactive content in the free sections of

The site now draws over 4 million daily page views and attracts a monthly readership of 10 million, and subscribers can also access the e-papers of Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News on the website and apps of