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CNBC to Premiere ‘Back To School’ Editorial Series

Week-long editorial series focuses on the business of education in Asia

Singapore, 1 September 2016 - CNBC, the world's leading business and financial news network, today announced a new series, Back To School, that will premiere on Monday, 5 September. CNBC Asia Pacific is putting the spotlight on the region's education landscape in a five-part series that will explore how various stakeholders, including technology providers and governments are influencing the business of education in Asia.

The five-part series is exclusive to CNBC APAC and will air daily from 5 to 9 September. The series will discuss topics from Super Tutors, to learning labs, to coding for four-year-olds, and look at what parents across the region are doing to ensure their children achieve academic success and get into the best universities in the world.

To kick off the series, Back To School looks at the delicate balancing act Hong Kong's educational institutions are facing as students are taught about the issue of independence for Hong Kong under Chinese law. CNBC speaks to Hong Kong's secretary for education and various industry players.

You can follow updates on the series via @CNBCiPR.


For more information contact:

Mike Cheong
Communications Manager, CNBC Asia Pacific
D: +65 6326 1123
M: +65 9852 8630
Mike.Cheong@nbcuni.com

Note to Media Partners:

Programme air times:
Asia (SIN/HK)
Monday,5 September to Friday 9 September, 6:50AM, 9:50AM, 11:40AM, 12:50PM SG/HK time daily

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