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SPH Chinese Media Group strengthens partnership with SCCC with new strategic MOU

Singapore, 28 March 2019 --- The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) Chinese Media Group (CMG) have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to broaden the scope and depth of partnership for the next two years. 

The MOU was signed by Mr Low Sze Wee, CEO of SCCC and Ms Lee Huay Leng, Head of SPH Chinese Media Group on 27 March.

The partnership, which was first forged in 2017, has seen Lianhe Zaobao, the flagship Chinese newspaper of SPH, organised 20 cultural activities at SCCC under the banner of Zaobao Cultural and Creative Space (早报文创空间).  

Both parties leveraged on respective resources to increase public awareness and participation of cultural activities at SCCC. Lianhe Zaobao planned, organised and publicised the activities while SCCC provided the venue and on-site arrangements for the events.

With the renewal of the MOU, the areas of collaboration between both parties will expand to include:

- The Singapore Creator Awards

- Adult learners’ programmes by Han Culture and Education Group (HCEG), a subsidiary of SPH

- Lianhe Zaobao Literary Festival in 2020

- Other literary and artistic cultural events (including talks, exhibitions and awards) 

Ms Lee Huay Leng, Head of CMG, SPH, said: “Building on our synergies and combined strengths, the two-year collaboration with SCCC has been a fruitful one. This led to the decision to broaden our scope of strategic partnership, to jointly shape a unique culture infused with Singapore flavours. Our focus is not on the number of participants who attend our events but how we can promote and accumulate cultural knowledge, and bring in new perspectives to enrich the Chinese culture in Singapore. We are grateful that SCCC is partnering us in this endeavour.”

Mr Low Sze Wee, CEO of SCCC, said: “SCCC is happy to continue the partnership with Zaobao. We will be bringing the collaboration to a deeper level, by introducing a wider variety of programmes on Singapore’s creative talents, in addition to  Zaobao Cultural & Creative Space.”
Please see attached Annexes on the various events and the Chinese media release, as well as photos of the MOU signing. 

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