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Learn Chinese with ease! Talk Chineasy brings you 7-minute daily Chinese lessons. Each day, ShaoLan and a special guest share interesting cultural insights and stories as they teach you a useful Chinese phrase. Our amazing guests include rock stars, artists, CEOs, professors, adventurists, scientists, and more. You’ll discover the rich culture behind the most widely spoken language, while you learn how to converse in basic Mandarin Chinese. Explore various topics, special guests, and inspira ...
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
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 :)
 
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 ...
 
The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
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Looking-glass Forum

E. David Sonnenthal - S. David Carson

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Looking-glass Forum introduces an instructive debriefing of the heavy content of today's cutting edge high-velocity news cycle. We are committed to confronting the most difficult political debates and convoluted cultural dilemmas facing modern society. We welcome you to Join the Book Club and the American revolt against the move toward the arbitrary authoritarianism of the burgeoning technetronic global government.
 
The Pick, Place, Podcast is a show where we talk about electronics manufacturing and everything related to getting a circuit board into the world. Join hosts Chris Denney from Worthington and Melissa Hough from CircuitHub as they discuss the pcb assembly process, design tips that will make your manufacturer love you, and talk to industry guests.
 
We have depression. Now what? Throw two depressed Asian millennials into a room together and you get a podcast of intimate stories (yes, those kinds too) of their lives managing anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Add a little bit of swearing and we can ease the treacherous waters of adulthood, relationships, and identities together. Vulnerability connects us as humans. Come join us as we share tools and personal experiences of how to normalize your mental health and well-being. New e ...
 
Speak Fluent Chinese with Tristan is an easy and enjoyable show that makes your Chinese learning experiences fun. This is where you improve your Chinese fluency to the next level, and learn to speak just like fast speaking natives. Full video version of every episode is available on Skillshare, you can get a one month free premium access from here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/tristanz Enjoy!
 
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She (AKA Suzanne Toro)

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'She' (aka Suzanne Toro) shares stories about local to global topics affecting our communities with the intent to inspire, educate and shine a light on the possible. During her broadcasts she melds her cunning intellect with her sense of humor and a compassionate heart; while she uses her intuitive nature and global visions to bring each story full circle. Ultimately reminding you that, All is Possible! Weekly 'She' shares 3-4 broadcasts that include the following formats: Interviews with In ...
 
Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway analyze the weird patterns, the complex issues and the newest market crazes. Join the conversation every Monday and Thursday for interviews with the most interesting minds in finance, economics and markets.
 
China Stories from the Sinica Network on SupChina brings you audio narration of the best articles and op-eds appearing in Sixth Tone, Caixin Global, The Wire China, Week in China, The World of Chinese, Protocol China, and of course SupChina. Subscribe to the podcast and you can listen to features on the go, with narrators who won’t butcher the pronunciation of Chinese names and words.
 
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China's gross domestic product grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the fourth quarter, as the government deals with its greatest economic challenge since the beginning of the pandemic. The economy expanded 4% year-on-year, better than expected, but it fell short of the 6.5% growth in the same period last year.#ChinaGDP #ChinaEconomy #ChinaGrow…
 
Which characters does the Chinese language put together to make the word computer? It will definitely surprise you with its sci-fi nature. In this episode, ShaoLan and leading expert on digital technologies Erik Brynjolfsson share how to construct Chinese words such as computer, TV, movie and telephone. 🔥 Download the Chineasy app for free and dive…
 
Welcome to the Let the Money Talk podcast. In this episode, one of our top Remisier, Ada Tam, shares her top tips by identifying your money element with Chinese Geomancy. Listen to this podcast to learn more about deconstructing world-class tactics, tools and routines. #PhillipCapital #YourPartnerinFinance #Servingyousince1975 #fintech #PITCH…
 
Pandemic trivia: Which country has the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the world? The answer is the United Arab Emirates. The UAE boasts a vaccination rate higher than 90%. We look into what's driven the country’s massive success. Also, in the Arctic, the ground is literally disappearing. Roads, bridges and infrastructure are built on permafro…
 
The German economy grew slower than expected last year. 2021 began with high hopes, but figures published on Friday, show supply issues and renewed virus restrictions at the end of the year, have hampered the recovery of Europe’s biggest economy.Sibel Karkus joined the programme live from Berlin, Germany.#GermanEconomy #GermanyGDP #GermanyRecovery…
 
Antonio Horta-Osorio has resigned as chairman of Credit Suisse following Covid breaches. The departure comes on the heels of a string of scandals for the beleaguered bank, and we get the background from the founder of the Swiss financial news website finews.ch, Claude Bauman. Also in the programme, according the latest official figures, Chinese eco…
 
Liz from Talk the Streets chats with Benny Lewis about her passion for speaking Portuguese, living in Portugal, and helping others learn the language so that they can enrich their experiences in the country. Liz made it her mission to introduce more people to the Portuguese language and culture, after being shocked to find her university textbooks …
 
The economic situation in Afghanistan has become so dire that some people are resorting to selling their organs, and sometimes even their children, just to survive. The country has fallen into economic crisis since US troops withdrew last year, and the country fell to the Taliban. The UN says billions of dollars in aid is needed to avoid a humanita…
 
Protests have again broken out in Lebanon as the currency continues its downward spiral. The sharp depreciation of the Lebanese pound is having a negative impact on the value of people's income, while prices of imported goods are rising. And the most important of those may be fuel.For more on this story, Sami Nader joined us from Beirut. He is the …
 
Interest rates in the world's largest economy may be hiked more than three times this year, if price levels continue to rise. The comments from US Federal Reserve officials come after inflation in the country surged to seven-percent in December, its highest level in almost four decades. But higher borrowing costs could erode profits for businesses …
 
Near the end of 2021, Turkey's government undertook a bold measure to stabilize the lira after the currency got clobbered throughout much of the year. The basic idea is that the government would pay savers to lock up their currency in lira, and compensate them if it fell too far against the dollar. But can it work? Does it address the core problem …
 
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Debts accumulated by construction companies, like Evergrande, are undermining the economy and the days of China enjoying expansion of double digits are expected to be over. Plus we look ahead to the World Economic Forum, which wiull open with an address from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Also we have an extended analysis of Turkey's economy, which …
 
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On this week's episode, we'll hear from Katy Balls on who may take Boris Johnson’s place if he resigns. (00:49) Next, Nicholas Farrell on the potential return of Silvio Berlusconi. (06:21) And finally, And Lisse Garnett on what’s it like to date and influencer. (18:00) Produced and presented by Sam Holmes Subscribe to The Spectator today and get a …
 
Today, we have our second installment in the Lu Xun series. This week we are joined by Professor Theodore Huters, Professor Emeriti in UCLA's Asian Languages and Cultures Department and Chief Editor, Renditions, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of several books, including Bringing the World Home: Appropriating the West in Late Qing…
 
About 30 migrants are currently being detained in the same hotel where tennis star Novak Djokovic stayed, putting the spotlight once again on Australia’s controversial immigration policy. The migrants were transferred from the country’s offshore immigration detention camps to receive medical care, but will not be able to stay in Australia. Also, Ja…
 
On January 15, 1935, a warlord’s palace in the remote mountains of Guizhou was the setting for a meeting that, over the course of three days, changed China’s political course for decades. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2022/01/12/zunyi-a-three-day-meeting-that-pushed-the-ccp-toward-mao/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See…
 
As American universities reevaluate the role of Western classical education, Latin and Greek courses are proliferating in China, where students see the Classics as a wellspring of wisdom that remains relevant regardless of hemisphere. Read the article by Chang Che: https://supchina.com/2022/01/13/china-looks-to-the-western-classics/ Narrated by Ant…
 
Fried chicken and collectible mystery dolls — what could go wrong with a collaboration between KFC and Pop Mart? A lot, as it turns out. Read the article by Jiayun Feng: https://supchina.com/2022/01/12/kfc-faces-regulatory-heat-after-scalpers-drive-up-price-of-limited-edition-collectibles/ Narrated by Elyse Ribbons. See Privacy Policy at https://ar…
 
French energy firm EDF has been ordered by the government to sell cheap nuclear power. The company says the move could cost it $9.5bn, and at one point today its shares declined by 25% on the news. We get the background from Thierry Bros who is a professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and used to advise the government on energy matt…
 
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…
 
Michelle Donelan was elected in 2015 as a Conservative MP for Chippenham. Since then, she has been re-elected twice and has risen in her political roles. Starting as a member of the education select committee and becoming a whip, to then being appointed a minister, first of children and families, and then in the latest cabinet reshuffle, becoming m…
 
Asian stocks are poised to drop Friday after a raft of Federal Reserve officials signaled they will combat inflation aggressively and the Nasdaq 100 fell to its lowest level since October. U.S. equity futures edged higher, but Australian equities sank at Friday’s open. Futures in Japan, China and Hong Kong declined. American stocks fell Thursday, l…
 
Learn the most affectionate way of referring to your better half (the words for husband and wife) thanks to ShaoLan and four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis. 🔥 Download the Chineasy app for free and dive deeper into Chinese culture and language. Check out our website for more.By Chineasy by ShaoLan
 
Representatives of the Indian and British governments have held a first day of talks over a free trade deal, potentially worth billions of dollars. The UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, told us that the proposed agreement will bring growth opportunities to British businesses. Plus, a dispute over lithium mining …
 
A German court has convicted former Syrian army colonel Anwar Raslan of crimes against humanity, handing him a life sentence. It’s the world’s first trial related to state-sponsored torture under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. And after a seven-month ban, Nigeria has restored access to Twitter, after the social networking giant agreed to a numbe…
 
What we think about China depends in large measure on how we think about China. As a nation of 1.4 billion people in the throes of world-historic change, it's more important than ever to examine our own mental models when it comes to our understanding of China. This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser kicks off an informal series on "thinking about …
 
Volkswagen China has closed two plants in Tianjin as a result of Covid outbreaks. James Mayger is with Bloomberg News in Beijing, and assesses the impact of China's zero Covid approach on global supply chains. Also in the programme, Twitter is freely available in Nigeria for the first time in seven months. The BBC's Chris Ewokor in Abuja tells us w…
 
In this week’s episode: Is Boris Johnson done for? In this week’s Spectator cover story, our political editor James Forsyth and our deputy political editor Katy Balls write about Boris Johnson’s perilous position in the aftermath of the Partygate scandal. They join the podcast to predict the Prime Minister’s fate. (00:40) Also this week: Is there a…
 
US inflation hit its fastest pace in almost four decades last year as supply chain bottlenecks, demand imbalances and monetary stimulus all helped to keep prices elevated. In December, inflation rose 7%, up from 6.8% in November. That was the fastest rise since 1982 and marked the third straight month in which inflation exceeded 6%.OANDA senior mar…
 
The World Bank says the coronavirus pandemic will continue to hurt global growth through the end of next year. That's as commodity prices continue to soar and governments scale back support for people and businesses. It expects the world economy to grow just 4.1% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023, compared to 5.5 percent last year.IHS Markit Executive Direc…
 
The Afghanistan economy was already in bad shape, with heavy reliance on foreign dollars, prior to the collapse of the government and the takeover by the Taliban. Since the fall, things have gotten even worse, with inflation accelerating and GDP plunging. There are multiple factors at work, though the main one is the cutting off of outside sources …
 
Asian stocks look set to open steady after a U.S. inflation print left intact expectations for interest-rate increases already priced into the market. The dollar sank. Australia’s shares edged up at the open. And futures slipped in Japan and rose in Hong Kong. U.S. futures were little changed after commodity and retail companies led gains in the S&…
 
China, a vast country with an incredibly rich history. It is shaping the world we live in, ShaoLan and Transition singer Jesse explore the etymology of the word China and some of the highlights of Jesse’s touring there. 🔥 Download the Chineasy app for free and dive deeper into Chinese culture and language. Check out our website for more.…
 
The US annual inflation rate rose to 7% in December, a figure not seen since 1982. Jayne Schaber lives in New York state and tells us about her experiences when out shopping, and we get a historical perspective on the latest figures from Professor Jason Furman of Harvard University, who was the top economic adviser to the White House during the eig…
 
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