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CNA Correspondent

CNA Correspondent

They’re your eyes and ears around the globe. CNA’s network of correspondents shines a light on stories from wherever they are in the world, from ground-breaking events to up-and-coming trends. Join them as they bring you behind the headlines, examining issues, meeting people and exploring places.

CNA Correspondent - S1E26: Life aboard a warship in the disputed South China Sea

CNA’s Leong Wai Kit gets rare access to the USS Nimitz, one of the largest warships in the world. He tells Steve Lai about its mission and the complex nature of disputes in the South China Sea. Plus, the thrill of take-off and landing on a runway less than 100 meters long.  

07/02/2023 19 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E25: Chinese New Year celebrations are back in full gear after the pandemic

After three years of COVID-19 lockdowns, the Year of the Rabbit is being ushered in largely unrestricted in Asia. Our Taiwan correspondent Victoria Jen and Hong Kong correspondent Deborah Wong sit down with Teresa Tang to share what the return of festivities looks like, how businesses are doing, and what their personal wishes are.

31/01/2023 17 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E24: Lessons from Malaysia's worst landslide in three decades

In the early hours of Dec 16 last year, a landslide buried 31 campers on a hillside near Malaysia’s Genting Highlands. CNA’s Afifah Ariffin and Pamella Lim tell Steve Lai how the team covered the story and explore the bigger question about the ramifications for Malaysia’s outdoor tourism industry.

24/01/2023 22 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E23: The world watches cautiously as China reopens

For three years, China doubled down on its zero-COVID policy. But now that its borders are opened, Chinese travellers are celebrating while the rest of the world are holding their breath. Teresa Tang speaks to CNA’s Low Minmin and Olivia Siong about Beijing's abrupt turnaround, its impact on President Xi Jinping's image and what this means for global tourism. 

17/01/2023 27 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E22: Has huge international interest in Muay Thai diluted its traditional roots?

Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is a symbol of cultural pride and identity and now, Thailand’s national sport is generating huge interest internationally. But with it comes the fear that it will lose its ancient traditions. With dreams of the sport making its Olympic debut growing bigger, Teresa Tang talks to correspondent Saksith Saiyasombut about how Muay Thai could change, and what is being done to preserve it. 

10/01/2023 16 mins