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Lianhe Zaobao launches new political website Z-Politics

Singapore, 19 August 2015 -- Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will be launching its newest website, Z-Politics(早报政谈), which is dedicated to the coverage of local political news. 

Online readers will be able to access the free Chinese language site on zpolitics.zaobao.com.sg when it goes "live" on Thursday, 20 August.

Readers can look forward to news updates about the upcoming General Election on Z-Politics. Drawing on the reporting strengths and expertise of the Zaobao editorial team, the site offers exclusive and informative political content tailored to the needs and consumption habits of online users. 

Featured content from other SPH publications under the Chinese Media Group, including Chinese evening dailies Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News, can also be found on this site.

Through Z-Politics, readers will be updated with the latest political news and features. There will also be insightful reports, specially produced video content and meticulously designed interactive elements, keeping readers in the loop of the latest developments in the local political scene.

Following the announcement of the new electoral boundaries, Z-Politics will offer an interactive map for users to check the constituency which they belong to by simply keying in their postal code. Basic information about their constituency is also available. In addition, there will be video content, including a four-minute programme segment called "Hot Seat"(政好到你), featuring first-term Members of Parliament, new faces in the upcoming election, as well as opposition representatives, who will take turns to be in the hot seat answering questions from reporters.

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "When we were designing this website, we had two objectives in mind. We hoped to enhance the quality of our political news reporting and commentaries, and at the same time, present these content in more engaging formats.  It is timely that the completion of the political site coincides with the the election season, echoing the Chinese proverb 'Everything is ready and even the east wind is blowing'."

Z-Politics is a mobile responsive site, providing optimal user experience across all types of mobile devices. A special web app has also been created and users can download through web browsers and access the app on any iOS or Android mobile devices.

How to download Z-Politics web app
For iPhone/iPad users:
- Launch Safari, connect to zpolitics.zaobao.com.sg
- Click the "Share" icon at the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”
- Return to home screen and click on the "Z-Politics" icon

For Android users:
- Launch browser in mobile devices and connect to zpolitics.zaobao.com.sg
- Click on the "Menu" icon at the end of the address bar, and select "Add to Home Screen"
- Return to home screen and click on the "Z-Politics" icon

Please see attached media release in Chinese. 




Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E


For more information, please contact: 

Ms Roseline Yew Guey Er
Associate Online Editor
Lianhe Zaobao
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2495
Email: yewge@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings 
Tel: 6319 1028

Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and 
Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including 
U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses

Online Classifieds
SPH's online classifieds include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds 
(STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classifieds business has a number of leading online classifieds sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 
 
Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.