The Big Story: Beijing's response to HK protests, the rise of e-sports

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

In Tuesday's (July 30) episode, foreign editor Jeremy Au Yong talks about the worsening political crisis in Hong Kong, the response by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing on Monday and whether the situation will get better.

Journalist Lester Wong talks about how the mixed martial arts giant One Championship is now sinking its teeth into the lucrative e-sports space and discusses what contributes to the rise in popularity in e-sports.

Topics covered in previous episodes include the new details announced regarding the new PSLE scoring system, football stars who were in Singapore for the International Champions Cup, the reaction to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's announcement that the extradition Bill is dead, the change in Malaysia's voting age, The Straits Times interactive graphic on National Day songs, and the impact of Google's Huawei ban on users.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Hairianto Diman, the episode airs live from ST's new digital studio.