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Are you struggling to find good listening material for learning Chinese? Are you tired of robotic and boring textbook audio? Chillchat is the answer for you! Our podcasts not only cover vocabulary and grammar, but we also talk about culture, trends, and other useful topics. With our fun and relaxing conversations, Chinese learning is a breeze! You can DOWNLOAD the transcript/study material at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat or buy us a coffee and get a name shoutout in our show :)
 
Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Greetings from teacher Dee. I am welcoming everyone on board. I am teacher Dee and I am an ESL teacher, corporate trainer and I am based in Shanghai, China. I have been teaching English since 1998 and I have helped hundreds of students and adults learning English for different purposes. I have taught English as a second language to French speaking learners, Japanese speaking learners, Korean speaking learners, Chinese speaking learners and Russian speaking learners. It is my pleasure to help ...
 
China Myth Podcast is a self-produced immersion experience of my journey through the fascinating and misunderstood dilemmas of Chinese business culture - a reaction, a behavior, even a suggestion - and asks whether I could have achieved a better outcome with a different attitude, mindset, and approach. Because sometimes, learning how to listen is a lost art of communication.
 
Learn to speak Mandarin the same way you learned your native language: by imitating what you hear. No memorizing, no tedious grammar lessons, no superhuman willpower, just the sounds of Chinese, your ears, and you. Let's start speaking Chinese for real this time. Season 2 starting August 2021, with new lessons every couple weeks (or so). Subscribe to start building your Mandarin from the ground up! Logo artwork: https://www.instagram.com/alexwwoah/
 
Learn the English vocabulary you need to read, write and speak about the economy in English! These business English podcast lessons teach you English vocabulary for finance, business, banking, and economics by showing how these words and expressions are used in context. The podcast host, Alan Robert, has been teaching English to economists for more than 20 years. Join him for these weekly English lessons that cover a wide range of topics.
 
Learn about a foreign policy of realism and restraint with audio from the JQA Society's regular digital events featuring international relations scholars, policymakers, think tankers, and more speaking about pressing issues that impact U.S. foreign policy. JQAS's guests bring expertise on subjects like Chinese military strategy, European security, and more; plus, hear about career paths in international affairs.
 
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.
 
Will Covid-19 reshape the global economy or simply shrink it? What are nations doing to protect jobs and businesses from the fallout, and what will the long-term consequences be for labor markets, global supply chains and government finances? On Stephanomics, a podcast hosted by Bloomberg Economics head Stephanie Flanders—the former BBC economics editor and chief market strategist for Europe at JPMorgan Asset Management—we combine reports from Bloomberg journalists around the world and conve ...
 
Learn the secrets to Winning in Asian car markets with Michael J. Dunne, an entrepreneur and author with 25 years of success in Asia. A native of Detroit, Dunne has founded companies in China, Thailand and Indonesia. He also speaks and writes Chinese and Thai. For many executives, doing business in Asia is like playing an away game. Everything is different. How to thrive there, to grow your business, to make profits? Dunne's candid conversations with executives who have found a way to win in ...
 
Why did a table cleaner in a staff canteen embody the ethos that got a man on the moon and why does a Chinese bamboo tree provide a crucial lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs? These are just some of the things that social entrepreneur and author Safaraz (Saf) Ali shares in a series of 10 conversations with journalist Adrian Kibbler. The topics covered in these conversations include the importance of people, how to recruit them and get the best from them. It explores what makes a good leader a ...
 
Join Mandarin teacher Lin Lin and presenter Mark as they teach you the basics of Mandarin Chinese. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Mandarin to get by on a holiday or business trip to China - and to impress Mandarin speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Conversations between global citizens on culture observation, technology trends and self-actualisation. Host Camellia Yang, a Chinese New Zealander, interviews people she met on her digital nomad journey who are on a unique path to create a better future and shares the lessons and tips they learned along the way. Season One (1 - 111 episodes) is in Chinese. Season Two (112 episodes - current) is in English.
 
The 36 lessons is a comprehensive discipleship material developed to give believers a correct belief and living system in Christ. It first of all conveys the core message of the Bible, helping believers to know the the Word fundamentally through the Incarnation and finished work of Christ. And from there, it exposes the harms of a truncated gospel, helps believers demolish a self-inclined belief and rebuild their lives with the full gospel. It concludes with holistic healing through the gosp ...
 
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Real Estate: Houses or buildings Liability: In this story, liability is debt. Onshore and Offshore: Inside a country and outside of the country Liquidity Crisis: A lack of cash or liquid assets Contagion: The spreading of something negative, like fear, or an illness. Demolish: To knockdown, or tear down, a building.…
 
There are several basic greetings in Mandarin Chinese. In this lesson you will learn how to greet people you meet for the first time and also people you have not seen for a long time. You can start learning Mandarin Chinese from this lesson! To download ALL 200+ lessons with full PDF transcripts and worksheets, please sign up at www.melnyks.com.…
 
In a picture of inflation, a food vendor in Los Angeles tells a tale of how the rising cost of onions has had ripple effects on her business and others like it. The advanced child tax credit checks have stopped coming for now, leaving many families who relied on it in a bind. The BBC reports on the resignation of the chairman of Credit Suisse, who …
 
A secret military-like operation is under way to get every student in the state’s public, Catholic and private schools access to rapid antigen tests (RATs) from the first week of term one. Police spent hours overnight combing through CCTV footage from cameras around the Blue Mountains in a bid to track the movements of a red ute belonging to the fi…
 
We are celebrating the life of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who spoke to Outlook in 2014 with his daughter, Mpho Tutu van Furth, about family and forgiveness. They had written a book together called The Book of Forgiving. Presenter: Jo FidgenProducer: Deiniol BuxtonGet in touch: outlook@bbc.com(Photo: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter t…
 
The evictions moratorium in New York expired over the weekend after a nearly two-year run during the pandemic. We look at its impact, and what tenants can still do. China’s economy grew last year, but some sectors within it are still struggling when it comes to sales, such as education and tourism. A report from Oxfam sounds the alarm on how the pa…
 
From the BBC World Service: While the Chinese economy grew more than 8% last year, it has seen a drop-off in demand, supply-chain issues and weakening economic expectations. Plus, the Credit Suisse chairman has resigned amid reports he twice broke COVID-19 quarantine rules. And, Paris is cleaning up its river water quality ahead of the 2024 Olympic…
 
You can ACCESS the transcript (Chinese & Pinyin & Translation) at 👉🔗 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat If you enjoy Chillchat and want to use them as a more comprehensive study material, consider becoming our monthly members to have access to transcripts, show notes, bonus episodes, weekly grammar and many more perks! Note: This podcast is int…
 
BREAKTHROUGH familial DNA technology has resulted in new leads in more than 100 serious cold case crimes including 15 murders, 18 sexual assaults and three kidnappings which took place over the past 20 years. Novak Djokovic was sensationally deported overnight after a unanimous federal court decision dismissed his fight to stay in Australia and com…
 
In an exclusive interview Fareed talks to long-time Putin aide Dmitry Peskov about Moscow’s demands for NATO, threats against Ukraine, and further sanctions. Then, fmr. Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, and former NSC Russia director Thomas Graham, on how the West should respond to Russia. Plus, what has the pandemic revealed about U.S. democ…
 
You can ACCESS the study material at 👉🔗 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillingchinese 🌟Try FREE Sample study material here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LYjO02naTBRjk0-tm-ohznHrIlns4-nlc8LtRx1nLkM/edit?usp=sharing If you enjoy Chillchat and want to use them as a more comprehensive study material, consider becoming our monthly members to have …
 
An army of retired educators and final year student teachers will be hired to keep schools going during the Omicron outbreak. Paying more than $3 million for a house has become the norm in ­nearly one in eight Sydney suburbs. A leading vet has appealed to be allowed to import a Covid-19 vaccine for animals as he fears it is only a ­matter of time b…
 
In Chinese history, we have heard of many famous emperors, such as Tang Taizong, Qin Shihuang, Kangxi and Qianlonge,etc. However, during the Warring States period, there was a king named king Zhao Wulingwang. Because he promoted a military reform, he was called "the first great man after the Yellow Emperor" by Mr. Liang Qichao, a modern Chinese thi…
 
When we bought a new car, most people are reluctant to let others drive their car for fear that they might cause some damages to the car. But there are some exceptional cases. In today’s story, we will see that our protagonist Xiao Gao drove his new car to work, not long after he got his driving license. He is more than happy to let others to drive…
 
During our holiday, we all like to make some plans for our holiday. Some people have full schedules, but it's difficult to implement them. Some people have very implementable plans. In today’s story, our protagonist shared his winter holiday study plan with us. It looks like although his schedule is not very full, but it is very detail orientated, …
 
THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD highlights 10 Chinese cultural concepts that are widely misunderstood but essential for understanding HOW Chinese people think, WHY they behave the way they do, and HOW to create more positive communication patterns that lead to more constructive cooperation. Practical Definition: 信任 Xìnrèn is the level of trust in anot…
 
Samo Burja joins Wolf Tivy to discuss his article in Palladium 04 on how rising classes become new elites. Historically, cycles of violence often break out at these moments, and yet elites are surprisingly good at surviving the resulting turnover. Are there better ways of integrating new players into a society's elite? Palladium 04 is our latest qu…
 
The Canadian province of Quebec has seen the highest number of COVID deaths in the country, and as it gears up to reopen and lift a curfew, it’s about to impose a tax on people who haven’t gotten vaccinated. Officials say that’s probably the driving force behind a spike in vaccine appointments. The Biden administration is rolling out billions for b…
 
Novak Djokovic’s appeal against the second cancellation of his Visa is underway following an initial directions hearing before the same judge that quashed his last visa cancellation. It’s Sydney’s “war of the roses” – and the ongoing marital battle ­between Sam and Phoebe Burgess shows no signs of peace. Pregnant women are increasingly turning to e…
 
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked an emergency order by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that large employers require employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly, but allowed a similar mandate for health care workers. Debbie Berkowitz, a former senior OSHA official who’s currently a fellow at Georgetown University, joined us to…
 
From the BBC World Service: The cyberattacks hit the websites of the Ukrainian foreign, energy and education ministries. Authorities say nearly 60 attacks on state systems were thwarted last month alone. Plus, French electricity provider EDF will have to sell more power generated from its nuclear plants to competitors at cheaper prices as the gover…
 
While agriculture remains one of the biggest contributors to climate change, it is also most exposed to its adverse effects. Scientists say that extreme weather events will become more frequent and more intense as global temperatures continue to rise. In 2021, harsh winters, unseasonably warm summers, and sudden changes in rainfall affected food pr…
 
We have heard that some people used their time locked down at home during the pandemic to clean out their closets and clear away the clutter. For others, though, we suspect that such projects would have been overwhelming or possibly even undesirable. Perhaps you know someone with hoarding symptoms such as excessive acquiring activities, difficulty …
 
Contributor(s): Achim Steiner | UNDP’s Human Development Report regularly highlights the impacts of so-called ‘wicked problems’ of under-development, instability and conflict. Recent initiatives such as the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development and the SDG Investor Platform aim to encourage more business and investor contributions to tackl…
 
You've worked hard to deepen your knowledge of international affairs. Writing is a critical tool for sharing that knowledge and establishing yourself as a voice in our field. Learn how to write the pieces editors can't wait to feature - and how to navigate pitching your writing to a publication and working through edits. What's it like to be on the…
 
More than half of Americans are extremely worried about the direction of the country, according to the latest Mood of the Nation poll by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State in collaboration with APM Research Lab. We discuss the findings with Eric Plutzer, a political science professor at Penn State and director of polling at the Mc…
 
Children deemed “high risk” under an outdated risk matrix from the state government are being forced to take daily rapid antigen tests to enter daycare because centres and parents can’t keep up with the rapidly changing advice. A fight has erupted over the delays in the federal government’s decision on whether to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa, as th…
 
In 1968 Neil Sarfati was 23 and feeling "lost", when a conversation with a neighbour introduced him to Scientology. What began as self-help movement born out of the teachings of the founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, had become an organisation with a large and devoted following. Fearing the world would be destroyed unless the teachings…
 
Huge backlogs and outdated technology are just some of the obstacles bogging down the IRS as it enters another tax season, so it’s urging taxpayers to prepare as much as possible ahead of time – and to be ready to wait. Lael Brainard, the nominee for vice chair of the Federal Reserve, is ready for her confirmation hearing today. What questions coul…
 
From the BBC World Service: Fed up with inconsistency around COVID rules, French teachers stage the biggest education strike in decades. Plus: Indonesia resumes thermal-coal exports, and a look at how people in Sri Lanka are dealing with an economic crisis pushing up the cost of food and fuel.By Marketplace / David Brancaccio
 
Closed schools. Empty shelves. Workers out sick. Almost two years after Covid-19 overturned the U.S. economy, "it's like deja vu all over again,'' in the words of baseball great and eminent wordsmith Yogi Berra. This week, we dive into how the omicron variant is likely to disrupt plans across America this winter. But we also explore how another cou…
 
A lack of sleep might leave us tired, but it can also have a major impact on what we eat, and our health. Ruth Alexander explores the surprising relationship between diet and a poor night’s rest, and learns that it’s not just what we’re eating, but when: we hear about the perils of consuming calories late into the evening or, even worse, overnight.…
 
My guest today is Tom Morgan. Tom is the Director of Communications & Content at The KCP Group and writes a newsletter called The Attention Span. Tom has spent the last 16 years on Wall Street in research and data sales and focuses on consuming content and tries to extract actionable insights for busy people. In this episode, we discussed: What’s a…
 
Prices have gone up 7% in one year, which is the highest reading for the Consumer Price Index since 1982. That’s the backdrop for our markets discussion with Jeffrey Cleveland of Payden & Rygel. We check in on China, which has suspended dozens of flights coming from the U.S. because of COVID issues. The number might not sound high, but the impact o…
 
Battered and bruised from a two-day kidnap ordeal, Western Sydney man Omar Elomar was returned to his mansion yesterday ­following a rumoured $3 million ransom payment. Novak Djokovic’s bid to remain in Australia has taken a hit after the world No.1 admitted to lying on his entry form and attending an interview while knowing he was Covid positive. …
 
From the BBC World Service: While high inflation concerns are keeping policymakers up at night in many parts of the world, prices in China are rising, but a slower rate than expected. Plus, Quebec plans to impose a tax on people who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. And, the English company that’s looking to use nuclear fusion to help generate chea…
 
We talk to senior economics contributor Chris Farrell about the world of the default option when it comes to personal finance and planning. What is it, and why is it such a popular choice? Susan Schmidt joins us for our chat about the markets. Vaccine mandates could disrupt truckers heading into Canada from the United States, which could further co…
 
The extreme environmental protest group which blocked coal trains in the Hunter last year, causing delays to millions of dollars worth of shipments, has issued a chilling pledge to “do that tenfold” to ­Sydney’s CBD. Dire stock shortages are no longer limited to fresh food, with Covid-infected delivery drivers and international shipping disruptions…
 
Helene Cooper grew up in Liberia, fled during a bloody military coup and arrived in the US as a child refugee. Her background inspired her to become a journalist but there was one question that still needed to be answered: what had happened to the adopted sister she’d left behind? This interview was first broadcast in May 2019.Get in touch: outlook…
 
Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida announced his resignation Monday, much earlier than expected. Clarida resigns amid questions about stock trades he made in 2020. The past year saw a massive spike in ransomware-related cyberattacks. Large amounts of sensitive data were stolen from places ranging from school districts to health care providers, and then…
 
From the BBC World Service: The United Nations is asking for $5 billion to help alleviate a worsening humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, with around half the population struggling to find enough to eat. Also, data show Heathrow Airport saw fewer travelers in 2021 than even during the height of the pandemic in 2020.…
 
We take a look at the relationship between mortgage rates and home prices. It can get a little complicated once inflation factors in. The Chinese city of Tianjin’s 14 million residents are going to undergo COVID testing after more than 40 cases popped up there over the weekend. The BBC reports on how people in rural Spain are campaigning for more i…
 
Jared and John talk about why typing characters leads to better learning outcomes than handwriting. They dispel conventional wisdom backed by science from an academic research study by Dr. Phyllis Zhang (张霓). You may have an opinion on the matter, but now it’s time to find out what the actual research tells us. Our interview is with Eileen Wu, a he…
 
Novak Djokovic was dramatically freed from immigration detention last night after a court slammed his “unreasonable” visa cancellation, but a red-faced federal government sensationally flagged another attempt to deport him. A “style” guide was part of a $754,000 spend of taxpayer money over two years on NSW government branding, including templates …
 
In 2019, Fabiola Campillai was working in a factory where her husband Marco worked as a lorry driver. They were leading a quiet life in Santiago raising their children when a tear gas cannister changed the course of Fabiola’s life. The cannister, fired by a police officer, left her permanently blinded with multiple life-changing injuries. After spe…
 
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