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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 - S1E21: Solving a shrinking population with foreign workers in Japan | EP 21

In 2021, Japan recorded its lowest number of births in more than a century. The declining population is now coming home to roost – with severe labour shortages. Enter foreign workers. Host Teresa Tang speaks to correspondent Michiyo Ishida who spent time with some of them who are now calling Japan home. 

07/12/2022 16 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E20: Anwar Ibrahim: The road to becoming PM | EP 20

After more than a two-decade wait, Anwar Ibrahim takes the reins of power as Malaysia's prime minister at a time of economic uncertainty and a fractured political landscape. Steve Lai speaks to CNA correspondents Melissa Goh and Afifah Ariffin about his GE15 victory and the bumps that lie ahead.

29/11/2022 24 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E19: How South Korea is confronting its energy dilemma | EP 19

What do you do when your country is resource poor? You import. A lot. South Korea imports an astounding 94 per cent of its energy sources. And that has posed a challenge - figuring out what the best energy mix is to get to zero emissions. Teresa Tang speaks to Lim Yun Suk who headed to the bowels of a coal mine to look for some answers.

23/11/2022 14 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E18: US midterms: No Republican ‘Red Wave’ but Trump will run again | EP 18

History, the polls, an unpopular president and inflation at a 40-year high all pointed to the Republicans sweeping back into power in the House of Representatives and the Senate. It didn’t happen, as Trump-backed candidates failed to deliver on the expected ‘Red Wave’. Steve Lai and Washington Correspondent Nick Harper discuss what the results mean for President Joe Biden and the Democrats, and where the Republican party goes from here.

16/11/2022 20 mins

CNA Correspondent - S1E17: Halloween crowd crush in Itaewon: How did authorities get things so wrong? | EP 17

Hours before anyone was dead in Itaewon, panicked calls were made by people worried something catastrophic could happen. Now authorities are apologising for the tragedy and admit they mishandled the situation. South Korea correspondent Lim Yun Suk tells Teresa Tang that if she hadn’t been in Singapore, she too could have been in the nightlife district that evening.

08/11/2022 19 mins