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Studio Plus is a daily talk show that discusses matters on Chinese society, science, economy and culture, as well as international events and stories. With local hosts and others from English speaking countries, the show brings diverse opinion, fun, and light-hearted insight to listeners around the world.
Strategies and training for residents, nurses, paramedics, and all others that care for patients with acute problems in the hospital, ICU, and field.
An industrial report says China will overtake the United States to become the world's largest market for smart home devices by the end of 2024. What has contributed to China's booming market? Join Studio Plus to learn more.
Instead of cooks in the kitchen, China's famous hot pot restaurant Haidilao now uses robots to prepare food and deliver food to the tables. With a tablet computer menu, diners can choose from 10,000 varieties of hot pot flavors. Let's follow Studio Plus to go to Shanghai and take a closer look.
Engineers have created a creepy prototype webcam that is shaped just like the human eye. Called Eyecam, it attaches to the front of a computer monitor and can look left and right - and even blinks - while tracking the face of everybody during a video call. Would you use such a device? Find out more on Studio Plus.…
Professional organizers can better arrange physical spaces and items to maximize order and efficiency. More and more Chinese are using this service. Join Studio Plus to find out more about this promising new profession.
Paid study rooms are gaining popularity in China. Studio Plus finds out who the users are and why they need such spaces.
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has the best body shape of them all?” An AI mirror produced by Chinese startup company Fiture can help you work out at home. The AI coach inside the mirror gives instructions and encouragement to keep you working out. Find out more on Studio Plus.
Twelve-year-old Wang Lei is a basketball fan who has worn out more than 20 pairs of shoes while shooting hoops. A video showing him playing basketball in the village of Ningxia went viral online, resulting in a dream meeting with former Houston Rockets star, Yao Ming. Find out more on Studio Plus.
China has issued a Chinese language proficiency standard for international learners to evaluate their skills in an all-round way. Find out more on Studio Plus to discover what level of tests you need to pass to master the language.
A year after its lockdown was lifted, Wuhan, once the city hit hardest by coronavirus in China, witnessed a travel blowout during the just concluded Qingming Festival. Find out what makes the city so attractive and what life is like now with Studio Plus.
The newly opened Super Nintendo World and its life-sized Mushroom Kingdom in Osaka, Japan have attracted thousands of children and adults. Many Chinese and Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s are also big fans of Nintendo games. Join Studio Plus as we take you on a tour of Super Nintendo World.
U.S. museums hit hard by the pandemic are selling paintings to bridge revenue gaps, with some going further and using the funds to diversify collections. However, critics say the sales betray the institutions' mission of preserving artwork for the public. What's your opinion on this? Find out more on Studio Plus.…
Do you experience revenge bedtime procrastination? It could seriously be hurting your sleep schedule, but how to deal with it? Find out more on Studio Plus.
The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Day, is a traditional Chinese festival which falls on April 4th this year. Learn more about the customs, traditions, and how Chinese people observe the day with Studio Plus.
Competition to participate in the 2021 Beijing Half Marathon has begun, after organizers announced that only 10,000 long-term Beijing residents and expats will be permitted to take part. In recent years, more than 1,600 marathons have been held annually in China on average. Why are the Chinese so interested in this event? Find out more on Studio Pl…
Shanghai has beaten New York, London, and Tokyo in having the highest number of stand-alone coffee shops, earning itself the 'coffee capital' title. Find out more on Studio Plus.
CB and Clay can’t believe the Brooklyn Nets are still signing veteran stars, but the Lakers made a big move themselves. March has had no shortage of madness this year with an odd group of Elite 8 schools. The NFL had trades shake up the draft order and the league announced an additional week of football.…
Has your company offered any mental health benefits? It has become a trend in recent years for employers to provide such programs, especially during the pandemic. However, do employees want this help and does it work? Find out more on Studio Plus.
More than 97 percent of Chinese parents agreed that overparenting is common and almost 89 percent admitted that they have done too much for their children, according to a recent survey. Is it only Chinese parents or is it a worldwide issue? Find out more on Studio Plus.
Do you know what is brain fog? Sometimes you may find yourself struggling to find the right words or remembering the name of that guy who was in that show about that thing. How can you deal with it? Find out more on Studio Plus.
China's first giant panda-themed tourist train has departed from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, to begin its trial run along the Chengdu-Kunming Railway this week. With some carriages resembling a multi-starred hotel, the train has plenty of panda-related elements, as well as hot pot and mahjong. Tune in to Studio Plus to find out why Chengdu residents…
A white paper released by the China Will Registration Center reports an increasing number of young people finalizing their Last Will and Testament over the past few years, indicating a strong sense of property protection among younger Chinese.Find out more on Studio Plus.
Do you belong to the "sandwich generation"? Recession, coronavirus, and shifting demographics are among the growing burdens on middle-aged adults who care for both their aging parents and their own children. Find out how they can manage the pressure on Studio Plus.
CB and Clay reflect on Michigan State basketball and their disappointing loss to UCLA. With Lebron James now hurt alongside Anthony Davis, can the Lakers survive until their return? NFL free agency has been nothing short of crazy. We discuss team decisions and potential trade opportunities still on the table.…
A blue paper on national mental health says Chinese children and teenagers are getting less and less sleep, with more than 80 percent getting insufficient sleep on school days. What leads to the issue and how to address it? Join Studio Plus to hear the discussions.
Physical training professionals and seniors are calling for more gyms to be designed and constructed with older people in mind. Do we need separate gyms for the elderly? The hosts of Studio Plus weigh in on this.
Do you use grammar-checker apps to correct your essays? Do you think artificial intelligence can understand what we want to express in our stories? Find out more on Studio Plus.
Research suggests that men are distrusted and passed over at work when they exhibit qualities stereotypically assigned to women. And women also face stereotype challenges in the workplace. Is time to break the stereotype? Are you bothered by such issues at work? Find out more on Studio Plus.
Patriotic, more independent, having better discourse abilities, and being more willing to pamper themselves are some of the major characteristics of Chinese women born after 1995, according to a recent report. Join Studio Plus to find out more traits unique to this generation of women.
CB and Clay talk about the crazy name change the Michigan State basketball team almost received. Did the Spartans get screwed on Selection Sunday? Drew Brees officially retires from the game of football. We struggle through our first section of trivia questions.By Proficient Fans
Wuhan, the city once hardest-hit by COVID-19, has invited medical workers across China, as well as their relatives, to enjoy the city's cherry blossom season this year. These medics had assisted with the city's fight against the epidemic in 2020. Tune in to Studio Plus to find out how Wuhan's cherry blossom season invitation came about.…
Dating apps have become an important social tool for single women in metropolitan areas in China. A recent report shows that women in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen like to use dating apps to expand their social circles or meet their Mr. Right. Find out more on Studio Plus.
A smart supervision system has been launched in some Hangzhou hotels to supervise the cleaning work, which involves a chip being inserted into both cleaning tools and bed frames. Guests can check whether their room has been cleaned or not by scanning the QR code in the room. Tune in to Studio Plus for an in-depth discussion.…
Many Americans who have received a COVID-19 vaccine haven taken a selfie and posted it on social media. Some say this can help share positive moments and encourage others to take the jab. Experts also remind people to pay attention to privacy issues. Have you received a vaccine?
Have you ever wanted to end a conversation 20 minutes ago, but couldn't because you wanted to be polite? Research has found that conversations rarely end when people want them to. Find out more on Studio Plus.
CB and Clay think people are sleeping on the Arizona Cardinals, especially after signing J.J. Watt. Ben Roethlisberger takes less money to bring in more talent to Pittsburgh. Who else will the Brooklyn Nets sign? We recap the main card from UFC 259 and discuss the surprises we witnessed.By Proficient Fans
A recent poll by Xiaomei, a media association of universities in China, revealed that nearly 60 percent of respondents have body image anxiety and that fewer female students are "very satisfied" with their appearance than males. Why is that? Do you have body image anxiety? Find out more on Studio Plus.…
A recent survey shows that 30 percent of 18-35-year-olds in China have a side hustle in addition to their full-time job, and over 61 percent are planning to take one on. Why are so many young Chinese adults taking on an extra job? Find out more on Studio Plus.
In recent years, meme-making has become a popular trend, with the emergence of more designers and apps for making them. Do you feel that memes can better express your emotions when chatting online? Could this be a new business opportunity? Find out more on Studio Plus.
While it is commonplace to see second-hand stores or flea markets in the U.S. and UK, it has been a habit for Chinese consumers to usually buy new things. In recent years however, thrift stores have been growing in popularity in China. Why is that? Find out more on Studio Plus.
Traditionally, we view reaching a good work-life balance as hitting a goal. But it may be more of a moving target than we realize. Should we pursue a work-life balance? Find out more on Studio Plus as we take a closer look.
Immunity-boosting products are growing in popularity among young Chinese as they turn to high-quality healthcare and cosmetics items to reduce work fatigue and keep the COVID-19 blues at bay. Find out more on Studio Plus.
CB and Clay were in shock when they heard the news about Tiger Woods and his vehicle accident. There were some NBA players that felt they were snubbed from this year's NBA All-Star game. Zlatan Ibrahimović spoke out about Lebron James and how he uses his platform. Listen to what we had to say in response to his comments.…
The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It was once a romantic celebration in ancient China that provided an opportunity for unmarried men and women to meet. What are the current traditions for this traditional Chinese festival? Find out more on Studio Plus.
Can making and selling brooms lift a family in China out of poverty? The story from Gao Jiaxuan, 67, will give you a positive answer. With developed e-commerce platforms and support, brushes have changed the life of one family. Find out more on Studio Plus.
Do you find group chats stressful? Text conversations with colleagues, old friends, and relatives have helped us stay connected during the pandemic, but group chatting can be demanding, too. Find out more on Studio Plus.
A chemical products factory in Xiangyang, Hubei Province, where the Chinese movie "Hi, Mom" was filmed has become a popular tourist destination after appearing in the time-travel comedy that became a hit during the Spring Festival holiday. Join Studio Plus to find out why the factory preserved in the style of 1980s China still fascinates people tod…
CB and Clay discuss the new $340 million extension Fernando Tatis Jr. was given from the Padres. The Eagles trade Carson Wentz to the Colts, but will he find more success in Indianapolis? Do the Steelers need to draft a quarterback to replace Ben Roethlisberger with his future being unknown? Is there a double standard for player behavior in the NBA…
Light meals have become popular in China as more and more people are becoming health conscious. The new trend contrasts with the established eating habits in some regions, where large quantities of meat and carbohydrates are generally favored at tables. Tune in to Studio Plus to find out more about this latest trend.…
While many Chinese chose to stay put during the Spring Festival, a traditional holiday for family reunions in China, the norm of waiting for homemade dishes at grandma's on Chinese New Year's Eve changed. Join Studio Plus to find out some of the emerging new trends through food consumption.
JetBlue Airways has announced it is lowering prices on many basic economy tickets, but it comes with a catch. Travelers who book the cheapest fare will only be allowed to bring a small bag that fits underneath their seat. Similar restrictions can also be found with other airlines. Does it mean the end of carry-ons? Join Studio Plus to find out more…