Lee Huay Leng

Head, Chinese Media Group, SPH

Huay Leng is the Head of the Chinese Media Group of SPH. The Chinese Media Group includes Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, Student Publications, the digital platforms zaobao.sgzaobao.com and thinkchina.sg, radio stations UFM100.3 and 96.3 Hao FM. Huay Leng started her journalistic career in Lianhe Zaobao in 1994. She was with the paper for 20 years in different roles which included Hong Kong Correspondent, Beijing Bureau Chief and China Editor.

The Suzhou Industrial Park has seen great development since it was started in 1994. (SIP Administrative Committee)

Singapore and Suzhou: Where will this journey lead us?

In 1994, Singapore and China embarked on the Suzhou Industrial Park project. How has Suzhou progressed since then? What lies behind the city’s recent announcement of a “revival” of its opening up journey? What do these spell for Singapore-China relationship? SPH Chinese Media Group head Lee Huay Leng shares her thoughts after attending the Further Opening-up Conference in Suzhou.
The Chinese language media industry faces challenges from several directions. (iStock)

Chinese media companies' quest for survival

How can Chinese newspaper media companies outside of China survive the internet age? Is the perceived decline of quality journalism just a problem for news media companies to solve? Is there an elixir for immortality that can re-energise and sustain the life of good journalism? Head of Singapore Press Holdings’ Chinese Media Group Lee Huay Leng touched on these topics and more in her acceptance speech upon receiving the award for outstanding contributions to the media industry (星云真善美传播奖杰出贡献奖). The event was held in Singapore on 24 November 2019.