Chow Yian Ping

Editor, ThinkChina

Chow Yian Ping is the editor of ThinkChina. She was a senior correspondent at the Chinese language daily Lianhe Zaobao where she wrote big reads and features. She has worked as a journalist, a museum curator and a TV producer. She has lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Wellington and Singapore where she is now based. Yian Ping volunteers for the community-initiated Oral History Project (oralhistoryproject.sg) and interviews pioneers from the Singapore culture scene. In her free time, she enjoys writing short stories, essays and poems in Chinese. 

Centenarian Ho Weng Toh is not only a WWII veteran, SIA pioneer pilot, but also a published author of his autobiography. A picture of him taken in 1945, hangs on the wall. (Long Kwok Hong/SPH)

War, love, and passion: The life of a WWII Flying Tiger (Video and text)

He was a student studying in Hong Kong in the 1940s. He flew the B-25 bomber during WWII. He was a pioneer pilot of SIA, and at the age of 90, returned to the US to seek closure on his love. Centenarian Ho Weng Toh chats with Chow Yian Ping, Editor of ThinkChina, about life, loss and love, at the launch of his book, Memoirs of a Flying Tiger: The Story of a WWII Veteran and SIA Pioneer Pilot.
Professor Ho Puay Peng: Singapore has to put in more effort in terms of how people identify with conserving buildings.

If they don’t care about it, tear it down

NUS Head of Architecture Ho Puay-peng talks about his relationship with Hong Kong’s elite, how Singapore lags behind Hong Kong, and why conservation is all about the views of the community.
Professor Cheng Pei-kai. (SPH)

Overhaul of the Chinese value system: How can Chinese meet the challenges ahead?

Professor Cheng Pei-kai spoke to Lianhe Zaobao about China's history, culture, and values, and not boarding a ship that sank.
Professor Wang Gungwu. (SPH)

Wang Gungwu: When “home” and “country” are not the same

Historian Wang Gungwu speaks to Zaobao about home, country, land, and the world in a globalised era.