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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.
 
Tech Buzz China by Pandaily is a biweekly technology podcast that is all about China's innovations. It is co-hosted by Rui Ma and Ying Lu, who are both seasoned China-watchers with years of experience working in the technology space in China. They share and discuss the most important tech news from China every week, and include commentary from investors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs.
 
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.
 
The NüVoices podcast is hosted by NüVoices members Chenni Xu, Cindy Gao and Joanna Chiu who explore the work of women in media, academia and the arts in Greater China, the impact of abuses of power, international and domestic politics, and their own personal stories. This podcast is wholly coordinated by the NüVoices board, with production by SupChina.
 
Strangers in China features voices from the edges of an emergent new China. We talk to people with unique perspectives on Chinese society: dissident voices, queer voices, marginalized voices. Some belong to those who push boundaries creatively, while others are just fighting to be seen. All are uniquely Chinese. All too often, stories about China fail to navigate the many nuances of Chinese society, and overlook those who think or live differently. We’re here to listen closely and illuminate ...
 
China Corner Office features conversations with the leaders who have changed the way business is done in China. Hosted by Chris Marquis from Cornell University’s Johnson College of Business the podcast shines light on the unique management models that have developed in China and what it takes to successfully run a business in China. Businesses we cover on this show span many industries, including high tech, financial services, healthcare and biotech, manufacturing and consumer products; and ...
 
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In 1955, Chinese premier Zhou Enlai was the target of an assassination attempt by the KMT in what has become known as the "Kashmir Princess" incident, named after a passenger plane that was rigged with a time bomb. Sixteen people died, but Zhou was not among them. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/04/14/the-assassination-a…
 
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Lele Sang, Global Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania about her recent co-authored book, Winning in China: 8 Stories of Success and Failure in the World's Largest Economy. They discuss the different factors that explain the success (or failure) of foreign companies …
 
A pair of recent Congressional hearings revealed the heightened anxiety in Washington about China's expanding presence in the Middle East and North Africa. Both lawmakers and Pentagon officials appear increasingly concerned that China's rapidly expanding economic, security, and diplomatic presence in the region will all come at the expense of the U…
 
“China is angry. If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy," a Chinese Embassy official told Australian reporter Jonathan Kearsley at a meeting in late 2020. Kearsley wrote that the comment seemed like the strongest public indication from the embassy of how “toxic” the relationship had become between China and Australia. In the last year…
 
In China’s fledgling pro wrestling promotions, the villains are deadbeat foreign teachers and fighters compete for a “Belt and Road” belt. But can they replicate the success of World Wrestling Entertainment? Read the article by Kenrick Davis: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1007231/the-wrestlers-fighting-to-build-a-chinese-wwe Narrated by Anthony Ta…
 
“Treat your wealth like your lover,” said Li Xueqin, a popular Chinese stand-up comic. “You can neither leave it alone nor bother it all the time, or you’ll get dumped.” Audiences roar. Read the article by Han Wei and Timmy Shen: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-04-17/in-depth-stand-up-comedians-cheer-up-chinese-audiences-101692235.html Narrated b…
 
From underground rap battles to prime-time television to a fall from grace, rap music and rap culture in China has come a long way. Beginning in the 1990s, the imported cassette tapes that made it through customs unscathed by officials went on to inspire a generation. This episode features commentary from our host, Clay, as well as rapper Bohan Pho…
 
Although China has successfully leveraged its strengths in COVID-19 vaccine production to replenish its reservoir of goodwill in many developing countries, elsewhere Beijing is facing growing resistance to its increasingly assertive foreign policy agenda. The U.S. is mobilizing friends and allies to build large coalitions designed to confront China…
 
This week on Sinica, after an eventful week of climate-change-focused meetings, including U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry’s trip to China, the U.S.-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate convened on April 22 and 23. Kaiser chats with China climate policy specialist Angel Hsu, an assistant professor in the Public Policy Department and the Energy, En…
 
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments this week that suggested China imports labor to work on infrastructure projects highlights the incredible durability of one of the oldest myths about Chinese engagement. The reality is there's been a steady decline in the number of Chinese workers over the years and that the overwhelming majority of…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Tesla finds itself under pressure from Chinese regulators to share vehicle data with a passenger; China’s top health authority launches an investigation into medical malpractice after a whistleblower reveals widespread misconduct in the treatment of cancer patients; and ByteDance turns away from a near…
 
One of Tech Buzz China’s partners is leading alternative data firm BigOne Lab, who is one of the best sources on detailed operational data for large Chinese tech companies. In Tech Buzz's quarterly update, BigOne's head of research, Robert Wu, joined Rui for a live webinar going over everything interesting among the big China ecommerce players, whi…
 
The electric car sector is becoming increasingly crowded as more tech companies jump on the bandwagon, pushing a radical shake-up in the 138-year-old global auto industry. Read the article by Liu Yukun, Zhang Erchi, He Shujing and Han Wei: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-04-12/cover-story-tech-giants-bet-on-the-smart-car-revolution-101688741.html…
 
Ballroom culture is quietly flourishing in China’s cities, creating a safe space for young LGBT people to explore their identities. Read the article by Wang Xuandi and Fan Yiying: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006578/in-chinas-voguing-houses%2C-queer-millennials-strike-a-new-pose Narrated by Kaiser Kuo.…
 
Xu Xing remembers receiving his acceptance letter from Peking University (PKU)—along with his assigned major, paleontology. He had always wanted to be a scientist, a big dream for a boy from the foothills of Xinjiang’s Tianshan Mountains. Read the article by Emily Conrad: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2019/03/a-roaring-trade/ Narrated by Kaiser…
 
In AD 9, Wang Mang, once the powerful prime minister of the Western Han court, overthrew the dynasty and declared himself ruler. The reign of this ambitious but conniving reformer is the interlude between the Western and Eastern Han dynasties — but that he could become emperor in the first place was due to the power vacuum left by a previous empero…
 
The center of Beijing is filled with monuments. Some are centuries old, like the Forbidden City and Qianmen Gate. Others, like the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong or Tiananmen Square itself, are more recent. But each of them mark eras in the city’s history. In the same way that Mao’s tomb underscores that man’s centrality to a point in time, or the Forbidd…
 
While Africa is home to a number of world-class think tanks, very few have deep expertise in China and Asian affairs more broadly. This week, a group of young scholars launched the Afro-Sino Centre for International Relations in Ghana in an effort to help fill that void and provide China-Africa analysis from a distinctly African perspective. AfSCIR…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Arthur Jones and Steven Schwankert about their documentary The Six. The film, directed by Jones and produced by James Cameron, focuses on Schwankert’s search for the six Chinese men who survived the sinking of the Titanic on the night of April 14, 1912. Tracing the fate of the men takes Schwankert fr…
 
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Craig Allen, the president of the U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC), and Alexander Wyatt-Mackle, a senior economist at Oxford Economics, about how the costs of foreign economic policies are often not well understood but can have real-world consequences. In particular, they discuss some rece…
 
Wang Xiaobo's translator writes about the enduring cult status of this important Chinese writer, who still remains obscure outside his home country. In some ways, Wang is more necessary now than ever. Read the article by Hongling Zhang: https://supchina.com/2021/04/09/the-yin-and-yang-worlds-of-a-chinese-literary-outlier/ Narrated by Anthony Tao.…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: First-quarter profits from China’s centrally administered state-owned enterprises are up 31% from the same period in 2019; an industry report shows that China became the world’s largest buyer of chip equipment in 2020; and the Hong Kong government announces that Chinese mainland residents can begin to …
 
In the run-up to last Friday's U.S.-Japan summit at the White House, there had been a lot of talk that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga would announce a new initiative to challenge China's Belt and Road Initiative. In the end, it turned out that the two leaders did not address infrastructure development in their summit's joint …
 
Dolly Li is an award-winning independent video journalist, filmmaker, and correspondent. She is the former host of an award-winning AJ+ (Al Jazeera) show, Untold America, as well as a co-founder of the digital publication Goldthread, which was a part of the South China Morning Post. ​In this wide-ranging conversation with Cindy Gao, Dolly talks abo…
 
A survivor of multiple rapes, Sisi’s horrific abuse shocked China and presaged a wave of reforms to protect minors. But her own trauma has yet to fade. Read the article by Ni Dandan: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1007143/confronting-chinas-child-sex-abuse-crisis-the-story-of-sisi Narrated by Sarah Kukatulos.…
 
The Nokia 1110 can barely do more than send texts. But in 2009, it was the author's only lifeline to the people of Taigu, a small rural town where he taught English. Read the article by Daniel Tam-Claiborne: https://supchina.com/2021/03/30/how-a-dated-cell-phone-challenged-everything-i-knew-about-china/ Narrated by Daniel Tam-Claiborne.…
 
Chinese seafood buyers are reportedly cutting out Kenyan middlemen and working directly with local fishermen for lobsters and other fish products, according to a report in the East African newspaper. Fishermen, for their part, aren't complaining. They're getting to work directly with customers wh provide access to an enormous consumer market back i…
 
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