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CNA Correspondent - S1E28: Why does Singapore engage in orchid diplomacy?

CNA Correspondent - S1E28: Why does Singapore engage in orchid diplomacy?
22 Feb 2023 07:16AM
18 mins

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his wife were the latest dignitaries to have an orchid named after them as Singapore and Vietnam celebrate their 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. At least 200 varieties of specially curated orchids are named after heads of state, royalty and celebrities in Singapore. Why does gifting a beautiful orchid matter in diplomatic relations? Steve Lai asks Glenda Chong in this episode. 

CNA Correspondent - S1E33: Is China the new peacemaker?

China's Xi Jinping met Russia's Vladimir Putin armed with a 12-point peace plan as the war in Ukraine grinds on. Does this visit signal China's growing ambitions on the global stage? Steve Lai speaks with CNA’s Beijing and Shanghai correspondents Olivia Siong and Low Minmin to find out. 

28/03/2023 30 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E32: A Singapore journalist in Ukraine

On the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine, CNA sent correspondent Jeremy Koh to get a firsthand look at life in a conflict zone. He sits down with Teresa Tang to share the challenges and fears he and his team faced while reporting in Kyiv and Lviv. 

21/03/2023 19 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E31: The dangerous and gut-wrenching experience covering the Turkiye earthquake

From the rollercoaster of emotions while rescuers searched for survivors, to a nation coming together to support the relief efforts, Trent Murray talks to Steve Lai about his time reporting from Malatya, Turkiye after deadly earthquakes devastate an area roughly the size of South Korea.   

14/03/2023 22 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E30: How women in India fight the patriarchy

CNA Correspondent marks International Women’s Day with a look at India’s progress through the eyes of its women. Steve Lai talks with Neha Poonia and Rebecca Bundhun on how women in India are fighting the patriarchy and charting their own course. 

07/03/2023 26 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E29: Protecting domestic workers from abuse in Indonesia

Stupid. Idiot. Brainless. These are insults some domestic workers have had to endure from their employers in Indonesia. There are also those who end up being hit too. Teresa Tang speaks to CNA’s Saifulbahri Ismail who explains why a near two-decade old bill to protect these workers has been in limbo, and what are its chances for success now. 

28/02/2023 20 mins