– This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on June 23, Thursday.
Welcome to CNBC Business Daily, I'm Qian Chen.
Recently, you must have been hearing a lot from international financial pundits on how Brexit would impact the Sterling currency, how the EU will collapse, and how could this event impact the global financial markets. But what do British voters really care about when they make the vote?
Here are a few heatedly debated issues.
Net migration to the UK stood at 333,000 in 2015 and they came from 155 countries all over the world, building 14% of new companies in the UK last year.
Of those who immigrated to the UK, there were slightly more non-EU citizens than EU citizens.
The Government's stated goal is to have net migration in the tens of thousands, altough many argue that cutting migration to this level could be bad for the economy.
Export from UK to the EU ccounted for 55% of UK's total global export. Although this number declined to 44%, the EU is still the most important trading partner of UK.
If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would have to negotiate a new trade deal with it.
Having started the campaign suggesting that the country could maintain access to the European single market, the Leave campaign now emphasises that the UK could still trade with the continent under WTO rules and eventually strike a bilateral deal with the bloc - one that did not involve being part of the EU's custom union. Such an accord is likely to take years to negotiate, say experienced trade negotiators.
UK's trade deficit to the EU stood at 60 bn pound, and the country's services sector has been the key to reduce that deficit level.
In 2015, UK's finance sector brought in 20 bn pound of trade surplus, contributed 66 bn pound of tax income and 2.2 million jobs.
Once Brexit happens, this sector might get a punch.
However, it might be a good news for UK's SMEs.
If Brexit, British governments would be free to repeal and/or amend EU business regulations, including social and employment regulations.
This is clearly a significant issue as around half of all UK legislation with an impact on "business, charities and the voluntary sector" stems from the EU.
The EU's role in social and employment legislation is especially extensive, including additional rights for agency and temporary workers and for part-time workers; parental leave; working time; anti-discrimination rules on race, sex, disability, age and sexual orientation; and data protection rights. Whilst some of these regulations have merit, a post-Brexit government would, in consultation with business, have the freedom to update the most burdensome aspects of the EU's social legacy.
CNBC's Qian Chen, reporting from Singapore.