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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/chillchator buy us a coffee and get a name shoutout in our show :)
 
Mandarin Blueprint is the most ambitious online Chinese learning curriculum ever attempted. Not only because it integrates pronunciation, characters, vocabulary & grammar acquisition materials, but more importantly because it teaches how to relate everything you need to know about Chinese to your personal lived experience. Everything about your past is a potential connection you can make to Mandarin, and we're experts at helping you find them. Not to mention, Chinese is a super cool language ...
 
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Pekingology

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Pekingology

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
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Sounds Strategic

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Sounds Strategic

International Institute for Strategic Studies

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We are a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict. We were founded in 1958, and have offices in London, Washington, Singapore and Bahrain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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The Trade Guys

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The Trade Guys

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
Welcome to Indo-Pacific Affairs, a podcast devoted to tackling the wicked problems facing policy makers, academicians, military leaders, and others in the Indo-Pacific region. Affiliated with Air University’s Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, the Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers, and the Air Command and Staff College’s eSchool, the podcast features interviews with the top names in academia, government, and think tanks from around the region. 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐫: The views and opinions expressed ...
 
Do you want to learn how Mandarin Chinese is spoken in Taiwan? Hit that play button, and find out! 100% Chinese content to help you learn the language naturally. Topics I will share with you: Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese culture, language learning tips, expat life in Japan, and much more! Read the transcripts of each episode on my website 台味語言TheTaiwaneseWay: https://www.thetaiwaneseway.com Support me on Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/thetaiwaneseway Follow me on social media to get extra info on C ...
 
The podcast that explores what happened to the women in history class? We will examine historic and systemic barriers to women's inclusion in secondary curriculum and give educators and humans the chance to enhance their understanding of women's history. Each podcast, you will walk away with one reason why women aren’t there, something you should know, and something teachers could do tomorrow. Teachers can find lesson plans, learning materials, films, and articles about women in history on o ...
 
The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to present The Aerospace Advantage, with former Air Force weapons school instructor and Thunderbird Lt Col (ret) John “Slick” Baum as the host. Every other week, Baum will take listeners into the world of aerospace power and help the audience understand what it takes to fly and fight in the sky, while also protecting America’s interests in space. Whether talking to top generals, standing on a flight line full of combat aircraft, looking a ...
 
Chingalese.com is a convenient way for professionals to learn Chinese for use in a Legal or Business setting. Chingalese is designed for intermediate to advanced learners of Chinese, students of law, legal professionals, or anyone doing business with or in China.
 
Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines. Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what ...
 
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Asia - Audio

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Asia - Audio

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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CSIS's Asia portfolio includes the broader Asia Program encompassing numerous endowed chairs and programs — the Freeman Chair in China Studies, the Japan Chair, the Korea Chair, the Economics Program, the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, the Southeast Asia Program, the China Power Project, and the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics. Asia also features heavily in the work of other CSIS programs, including the International Security Program, Energy and National Securit ...
 
In-depth conversations on Chinese politics, economics, law, and society with faculty, visitors, and guest speakers at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Hosted by CSCC Research Scholar Neysun Mahboubi. For more information on the Center, visit https://cscc.sas.upenn.edu
 
*The course Understanding Chinese Politics was offered to CSIS staff and interns in July of 2014. Lectures were given by Christopher K. Johnson, Bonnie Glaser and Matthew Goodman as described by the topics below. Supplemental materials have been included with this iTunes U course for additional context and knowledge. China’s Domestic Politics: Chris Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, analyzes Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rapid consolidation of power and its im ...
 
Armchair Strategist offers a source of added perspective on the state of affairs at India's borders, the power balances in its region, and the changing nature of its military. Every week, Ritika Passi and Angad Singh, with ORF's Strategic Studies Programme, bring you conversations with practitioners and experts on topics that matter more than ever for India's national security in the 21st century.
 
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Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory

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Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory

Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center

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Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學 jīng luò yī xué) is an approach to acupuncture rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application. Developed by Dr. Wang Ju–yi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. In addition to channel examination, Applied Channel Theory is a comprehensive system that includes channel theory, methods of channel diagnosis, the nature of acu ...
 
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Yoga Sesh

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Yoga Sesh

Caitlin Rose Kenney

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Yoga Sesh Podcast is a free library of audio recorded offerings by Caitlin Rose Kenney. Featuring Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Regenerative Yoga and guided meditation practices you will find accessible, anatomically sound and creative classes available to stream and download. Caitlin Rose’s soothing voice and articulate instructions make practicing yoga a ritual to look forward to wherever you are. Explore the episode descriptions to find the right practice for you based off of duration, energeti ...
 
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The ACRI Podcast

Australia-China Relations Institute

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The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) is an independent, non-partisan research institute established in 2014 by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Chinese studies centres exist in other Australian universities. UTS:ACRI, however, is Australia’s first and only research institute devoted to studying the relationship of these countries. UTS:ACRI seeks to inform Australia’s engagement with China through research, analysis and dialogue grounded in scholarly rigour. The ACRI Podca ...
 
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What is Good Food?

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What is Good Food?

Researchers affiliated to SOAS Food Studies Centre and partners

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What is Good Food? Five episodes of delicious stories and conversations about how we know what we eat is 'good'. This podcast series is produced by a group of food researchers, and our conversations are based on papers presented at a food research workshop organised by the SOAS Food Studies Centre and University of Warwick Food GRP. Studio production: Anna Cohen Editor: Mukta Das Music: Brandi Simpson Miller
 
The early modern era describes the period in Europe and the Americas between 1450 and 1850. The Huntington collections are particularly strong in Renaissance exploration and cartography, English politics and law in the early modern era, the English aristocracy from the later Middle Ages through the 18th century, and 18th-century British and American military history. The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies of this era, s ...
 
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How significant were the events of June 1989 in the broader span of recent Chinese history? How does the aftermath of the Beijing massacre help to explain events since then, including what is happening in Hong Kong today? How deep is the state-imposed amnesia about Tiananmen? What is the future of June Fourth Studies? Join authors Jeremy Brown and …
 
Language Ungoverned: Indonesia's Chinese Print Entrepreneurs, 1911–1949 (Cornell UP, 2021) explores a fascinating archive of Sino-Malay texts – writings produced by the Chinese community in the Malay language – in Indonesia. It demonstrates the myriad ways in which the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia resorted to the press for their education, legal and…
 
Today’s 📃show note will be FREE for all of our 🎧listeners as a celebration of our 100 members on BMC. Thank you for all of your support. ❤️💕 📃On the show note you will find 👇 1⃣️ vocabulary list of this episode 2⃣️ vocabulary exercises with pinyin and translation 3⃣️ key vocabulary breakdown with examples 4⃣️ transcript of the hosts’ conversation ❓…
 
Canberra’s long-term interests are “best served” by a military partnership with Washington and London rather than by its previous deal with Paris, the Australian PM has said, claiming the French vessels were not good enough. Proceeding with the 2016 submarine deal with France would have been “negligent” and harmful to Australia’s strategic interest…
 
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French FM Jean Yves-Drian has continued to criticize the US and Australia for the AUKUS submarine deal, meant to go to Paris, insisting there may be major consequences to French-US relations and for the transatlantic alliance. “There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt. This will not do,” Foreign Minister Le Drian told t…
 
An Irishman suffering from severe breathing difficulties due to Covid-19 was "rescued" by an anti-vaccination activist from a Letterkenny town hospital, before reportedly being readmitted after his situation became more severe. The 'rescue,' captured on film and originally published on Tuesday, showed a 'Common Law' activist, who goes by the name o…
 
Episode 40 – The Royal Australian Air Force: Command Perspective Episode Summary: In episode 40 of the Mitchell Institute’s Aerospace Advantage podcast, The Royal Australian Air Force: Command Perspective, hear from Chief of the Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld as he discusses opportunities and challenges facing airpower and spacepower in the Paci…
 
Washington has insisted that Paris remains a “vital partner” after France recalled its ambassadors from the US and Australia, in protest over the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal that killed a French shipbuilding contract. “France is a vital partner and our oldest ally, and we place the highest value on our relationship,” State Department spokesperson …
 
The Syrian capital was thrown into darkness after an “attack” on a gas line feeding a major power plant, the country’s electricity minister told state media, noting repairs are underway and that the issues would soon be resolved. “There was a significant direct drop in gas pressure, which led to the failure at the Deir Ali power station... as a res…
 
The European Ombudsman has demanded that Commission President Ursula von der Leyen explain how she lost text messages that she exchanged with the CEO of Pfizer during talks about vaccine procurement. European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, the EU’s top accountability and governance officer, launched an inquiry into the European Commission’s refusal to h…
 
Taipei has reported that 10 Chinese aircraft crossed into its air-defense zone, just one day after Taiwan pledged an extra $9 billion to beef up its military against Beijing. On Friday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense issued a statement confirming that 10 planes belonging to China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), including six J-16 and two J-11 fight…
 
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma’s plea to overturn his 15-month prison sentence handed to him after failing to attend a corruption hearing has been rejected by the country’s top court. South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled in a majority on Friday and rejected Zuma’s request to annul his jail time, which the disgraced former leader ha…
 
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has insisted that he made it “very clear” to his French counterpart that scrapping the 2016 submarine deal was a possibility, rejecting Paris’ claims that Canberra had not forewarned them. Speaking to radio 5aa, Morrison affirmed that French President Emmanuel Macron was made well aware that Canberra was con…
 
Indonesia’s foreign ministry has said it is concerned about the sale of US and UK nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, claiming it is contributing to an arms race and increasing power projection in the Indo-Pacific. In a statement on Friday, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said it was watching “with caution” a deal which sees the UK and US sell…
 
Australia will remain undeterred on its path towards obtaining nuclear-powered submarines with the help of the US, despite stern warnings from China, the country’s defense minister has said. “This is not the first time that we have seen different outbursts from China in terms of Australia’s positioning,” Defense Minister Peter Dutton said, adding t…
 
How important is Islam to Indonesia’s identity? How different is Salafism from a more mainstream Sunni Islam? Why is it popular with mostly young Indonesian Muslims? And what effect does it have on Indonesian identity and democracy? In this episode, Chris Chaplin joins Petra Desatova to discuss his new book Salafism and the State: Islamic Activism …
 
A third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine could cut the risk of Covid infection by more than 10 times in elderly patients, according to an Israeli study, which was peer-reviewed just ahead of a key FDA meeting on boosters for Americans. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday night, the newly peer-reviewed study found that infections a…
 
No longer content to just go after bots and trolls, Facebook has established a new category of “social harm” posted by genuine users, starting with purging pages and Instagram accounts of the German anti-lockdown group Querdenken. Facebook’s head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher announced the action on Thursday, saying that his team has been w…
 
Australia’s new defense treaty with the US and UK will feature muscular defenses, courtesy of US deployment of military aircraft in addition to the agreed nuclear-powered submarines, officials said after a meeting in Washington. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hailed the recently unveiled AUKUS treaty as a sign of “the country’s shared commitm…
 
The Italian government has approved a plan to make its Covid 'Green Pass' certificate mandatory for all workers. The plan, which would see those without the pass put on leave without pay, is set to be implemented next month. The plan, approved by the country's government on Thursday, is set to be put into motion on October 15. The Italian Senate ov…
 
In this episode Jasper Zhang, the HR Director at PLT Group, introduces the new IIT (individual income tax) Law in China and its impact on foreign employees. Learn more about what adjustments the new IIT Law made, and most importantly, how it will influence the employment of foreigners in China starting January 2022.0:50 The new IIT (individual inco…
 
Do you want to learn how Mandarin Chinese is spoken in Taiwan? Hit that play button, and find out! 100% Chinese content to help you learn naturally. What you will learn in this episode 這集你會學到的東西: (00:00:00) 開頭 (00:01:29) 名古屋出差 (00:02:59) 「定食」、「套餐」是什麼? (00:04:12) 讓我很感動的「燙青菜」 (00:05:25) 我在日本最想住住看的城市 — 仙台 、京都 (00:06:57) 京都人很不好相處?! (00:08:33) 台灣人說「戰南北」…
 
The French armed forces minister has said her government is looking at a number of options to minimize financial losses from Australia's decision to end a lucrative submarine contract with France's Naval Group. Speaking on Thursday, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said that the French government will look to ensure that the financial loss to t…
 
The daughter of Rodrigo Duterte, who also tops all opinion polls on preferred candidates to replace him as president, has said she will seek to be reelected as mayor of Davao City, with her younger brother to run as vice-mayor. “According to Mayor Sara, she will run for reelection as Davao City Mayor,” Sara Duterte-Carpio’s spokesperson, Christina …
 
Despite the elbow bump becoming the greeting of choice for world leaders lately, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton hasn’t mastered the move, trying and failing to greet his Korean counterpart in a cringeworthy video. Dutton traveled to Seoul earlier this week to talk military cooperation, joint infantry exercises, and naval and air force tra…
 
China’s mammoth inoculation campaign has seen more than one billion of its citizens – just over 70% of its population – fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to figures from Beijing’s National Health Commission. In a press conference on Thursday, senior health official Lei Zhenglong revealed that as of September 15, over one billion p…
 
France's foreign minister has spoken of his "anger" and "bitterness" and has criticized the US and Britain, after the allies agreed a deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia, undoing Paris' $40-billion deal for French subs. "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio on T…
 
The British PM has hailed a pact between the UK, Australia and the US, which will see Canberra take delivery of nuclear-powered subs, stating the deal will help safeguard peace and security in the Indo-Pacific for years to come. Speaking to parliament on Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the house that the UK and Australia are as …
 
A new plan by the US, UK, and Australia to provide Canberra with nuclear-powered submarines undermines regional stability and intensifies the arms race, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said. US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australian PM Scott Morrison announced the AUKUS initiative during a joint virtual event lat…
 
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic 18 months ago, the schools of millions of children worldwide remain almost totally closed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said, urging institutions to reopen. In an urgent warning released on Thursday, the organization said schools for almost 77 million students in six nations are stil…
 
In September-October 2021, SSEAC Stories will be hosting a mini-series of podcasts exploring the role that research plays in understanding and advocating for human rights in Southeast Asia. In the second episode, Dr Thushara Dibley talks with Professor Nick Enfield about how the field of linguistics intersects with human rights. They discuss some o…
 
The commander of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara was killed in a French military operation, President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet. The jihadist cell was active in the Mali-Niger border region in the African Sahel. “Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of the terrorist group Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, was neutralized by French forces…
 
Rapper Nicki Minaj says she ended up in “Twitter jail” after starting an internet argument about vaccination allegedly causing testicle swelling in Trinidad – a claim the local government has taken live on air to refute. The government in Port of Spain took the story of the swollen balls of Minaj’s “cousin’s friend in Trinidad” to a whole new level…
 
North Korea’s armed forces tested out a new “railway-borne missile system,” which traveled some 800km (497 miles) before hitting a target off the country’s east coast, state media reported. “The railway-borne missile system serves as an efficient counter-strike means capable of dealing a harsh multi-concurrent blow to the threat-posing forces,” sai…
 
The US, UK and Australia have announced a new military initiative, dedicated to a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” The first step of the alliance that appears to be aimed against China is to provide Canberra with nuclear submarines. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison joined US President Joe Biden in a vi…
 
CSIS Africa Program director Judd Devermont joins the podcast to discuss his latest research findings that Beijing’s observable interactions with current and former African security chiefs pale in comparison to equivalent U.S. engagements, and, why this is so important for the United States in the era of strategic competition.…
 
Pope Francis has sidestepped a question on whether President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be denied Holy Communion, but he called for priests to show compassion to such leaders. Priests must use the “style of God” in ministering to elected officials, showing their flocks “closeness, compassion and tend…
 
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has granted its prosecutor’s request to open an investigation, within the jurisdiction of the court, into alleged crimes committed in the Philippines during the ‘war on drugs’. In a statement on Wednesday, the ICC’s pre-trial chamber granted its prosecutor permission to probe reported crimes in the Philippines…
 
President Biden is set to announce a three-way tech-sharing pact with the UK and Australia, including nuclear defense, sources close to the White House told Politico. The countries will meet to discuss ‘threats’ including China. Biden is expected to announce a new defense pact, reportedly called AUUKUS and involving the UK and Australia, according …
 
South Korea’s military successfully trialled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile in the presence of its president just hours after Pyongyang fired rockets into the sea off Japan. On Wednesday, South Korea confirmed that its military had tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) near its Agency for Defence Development (ADD) in Sout…
 
Rewriting Buddhism: Pali Literature and Monastic Reform in Sri Lanka, 1157–1270 (UCL Press, 2020) is the first intellectual history of premodern Sri Lanka’s most culturally productive period. This era of reform (1157–1270) shaped the nature of Theravada Buddhism both in Sri Lanka and also Southeast Asia and even today continues to define monastic i…
 
Pyongyang has fired two unidentified projectiles from its east coast into the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Japanese Coast Guard. The projectiles, alleged to be ballistic missiles, appear to have landed outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone, according to the coast guard. Neither Japanese authorities, no…
 
Between 1942 and 1945, the United States government forcibly removed approximately 120,000 people "of Japanese ancestry" from their homes and into self-proclaimed concentration camps across the American West and South. At every step in the way, social workers played integral roles in the intricate machinery of racism and bureaucracy that allowed th…
 
Haiti’s top prosecutor was fired and replaced after calling for charges against the country’s prime minister for the murder of President Jovenel Moise, though a dismissal letter claimed it related to an “administrative error.” Chief public prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude was terminated on Tuesday, with a new replacement sworn in just hours after Claude …
 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, whose advice guided much of the global response to the Covid pandemic, has seemingly washed its hands of one virus while warning the world isn’t prepared to deal with the next big pandemic. The foundation’s annual report, released on Tuesday, bemoaned the poverty increases wrought “by Covid-19” – omitting that…
 
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