Program Topic: "Heritage and the Future"
Robert Chua was one of the four panelists invited on the one hour show to discuss the below topic
Program Description: "Heritage and the Future" will be a discussion of what leaders must do to preserve the unique culture of Asia and promote its relevance in the face of globalisation and modernisation. How can Asian tradition be made a more integral part of economic development? How does Asia embrace rapid change and find a way to take care of an aging population? How can modern standards be incorporated into Asia without burying culture? Will raising Asia’s cultural profile weaken its rich traditions, for example, will merging traditional Chinese drama with Western drama serve to dilute the ancient art form? Critics question the relevance of arts, culture and history when a vast segment of the Asian populace struggle for basic subsistence, how do you respond to such criticism?