Lianhe Wanbao

Lianhe Wanbao (Chinese: 联合晚报; pinyin: Liánhé Wǎn bào; literally United Evening News) is a Singapore Chinese afternoon newspaper published daily by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). It was started on 16 March 1983 after the merger between as Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Jit Poh.

Lianhe Wanbao
联合晚报
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Singapore Press Holdings
PublisherSingapore Press Holdings
EditorHwang Jiang Tong
Founded16 March 1983 (1983-03-16) (merger between Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Jit Poh)
LanguageChinese
Headquarters Singapore

Although it is named Lianhe Wanbao and is also owned by SPH, the paper bears little resemblance with its more serious broadsheet counterpart Lianhe Zaobao and is not to be mistaken as the aforementioned evening edition.

Lianhe Wanbao focuses mainly on local and entertainment news with minimal international coverage. As such it is in competition with another SPH paper Shin Min Daily News. Amongst Singapore readers Lianhe Wanbao is often regarded more of a tabloid published in broadsheet form, and the veracity of some reports (mostly reproduced from tabloids or gossip magazines from Hong Kong or Taiwan) is sometimes questioned.

Since 1 January 2005, Lianhe Wanbao has undergone a restructuring and reformatting. The paper now adopts more serious reporting than Shin Min Daily and tries to attract younger readers through the use of colorful, uncluttered formatting.

From 1 Oct 2007, Lianhe Wanbao unveiled a new layout and a new focus in content, aimed at attracting young readers, including young professionals and executives. At the same time, Peter Ong took over as its chief editor.[1]

Controversy

In November 2013, news site AsiaOne and Lianhe Wanbao issued an apology to politician Nicole Seah after they had inaccurately suggested that Seah was dating a married man. The man she had uploaded a photograph of her with, CEO of social site mig33 Steven Goh, is actually divorced. Seah noted via Facebook that she had threatened to sue.[2]

References

  1. "New Editors Appointed To Bring Shin Min and Wanbao to new heights!". Singapore Press Holdings. Singapore Press Holdings. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. Nurul, Azliah Aripin (28 November 2013). "AsiaOne, Lianhe Wanbao apologise to Nicole Seah and Steven Goh over inaccurate headline". Yahoo. Yahoo! Singapore. Retrieved 10 September 2014.

See also

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