The Big Story: China's plan to combat spread of Wuhan virus, no-trial CCA pilot study, cashless hongbaos for CNY

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SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' 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.

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

In Wednesday's (Jan 22) episode, China bureau chief Tan Dawn Wei will share more on China's plan to combat the spread of the new Wuhan virus.

Next, journalist Kimberly Kwek will talk about the pilot study by the Ministry of Education (MOE) that will look at removing selection trials for co-curricular activities (CCAs) in some primary schools.

Lastly, deputy tech editor Trevor Tan will discuss the rise in popularity of giving electronic hongbaos during the Chinese New Year.

In #WhatsTrending, multimedia journalist Dylan Ang will look at the stories trending online.

He will talk about the reunion between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the SAG Awards, the maid who was arrested for allegedly dipping a toddler's hand into a cooking pot, and the tempered glass tabletop that shattered during a hotpot dinner.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include the Wuhan virus, Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines, an abandoned baby who was found in a bin, and the fatal Lucky Plaza accident.

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