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The modern world can be a dizzying experience. Hear two long-time Beijing residents from the gritty Hutongs, life coach Dalida and screenwriter Jordan, talk about their strategies, methods and sometimes their wisdom in creating their own compass that helped them navigate their own path.
 
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.
 
China's most popular internet show follows the adventures of Su Fei as she looks for love in Beijing and meets lots of interesting characters along the way. Also other cool content about China, Chinese youth culture and music and interviews with notables, both Chinese and Expat. Features audio and video content.
 
Get an edge with the Hidden Forces podcast. Media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas uses a financial and cultural lens to help you draw meaningful connections, challenge consensus narratives, and formulate solutions to complex problems—empowering you to make smarter decisions.
 
Former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – he ...
 
Featuring Caixin Global's journalists, this is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about China, the world of business, and the economy. Tune in for our award-winning finance, economics, and investigative journalism straight from China's most respected newsroom.
 
The most convenient way to learn Cantonese the way it is actually spoken and used. Start with our basic lessons, and in no time you'll be listening to music, watching films and television and engaging in the actual language. With free daily podcasts, a vibrant community, online study tools and much more, PopupCantonese is the most powerful and personal way to learn mandarin.
 
The 21st century may be the Pacific Century, and China appears poised to become America’s greatest rival for global power and influence. Hosts John Yoo and Michael Auslin broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.
 
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.
 
Inspiration and motivation from the Olympics with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the mentalilty it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - the Olympic Channel Podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Hosted by Ed Knowles, past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champ ...
 
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
In today’s world of geopolitical uncertainties affecting global business, supply chains and economy, AmCham Podcast brings together thought leaders from business, academia, and think tanks to share their insights from latest developments in the US, Hong Kong and China, its implications for businesses, to industry trends and advice to mitigate threats to the business communities. Thank you for tuning in!
 
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Every city has its own horrible history. Each week hosts Emily Barlean and Rachel Everett will venture to two new cities and do a deep dive into a piece of history that you won't read about in the travel brochures – all the horrible, tragic and traumatic things that have happened in the history of the world.
 
“China Now” is a live daily show on China Radio International (CRI). Launched in December 2006, the show aims to showcase the real China to the world, by reporting on Chinese society and culture. Previously known as “Beyond Beijing”, which has now become the name of the whole frequency, “China Now” was the first show CRI launched via its overseas FM stations. China Now is broadcast live between 2-5 pm Beijing Time, Monday to Friday. Each edition contains more than ten segments, including A D ...
 
Formerly known as Sandman, Tony Soul spent years in the NOLA Club Scene. Throwing parties with Sleeping Giant in the 90s, DJing at spots from Cafe Brazil, Fashion Cafe to The House of Blues, and every club in between, this former Q93/FM98 personality was all about the Hip Hop scene in NOLA. But then a funny thing happened. While DJing a club in San Francisco, the Soul Doctor heard the synth from a Deep House Song and life hasn’t been the same since. Fast forward a decade and Soul has let the ...
 
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The Taiwanese defense minister has vowed that the island won’t be the one instigating conflict amid a spike in tensions with Beijing, which recently staged beach war drills in a nearby province. Speaking on Thursday, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told a parliamentary committee meeting that the island will defend itself if attacked, but that it wi…
 
Today’s episode features stories from Germany & Beijing, China. Reasons to Listen this Week: An 8-year-old alibi Stupid criminals: court edition Stolen fish sticks Square-dancing grannies Spontaneous cow combustion Senior citizen scammers Contact Us: Instagram: @horriblehistorypod Twitter: @thehorriblepod Email: horriblehistorypodcast@gmail.com Sup…
 
Forced labor camps have been embedded in Chinese politics since the birth of the People’s Republic of China. Mao Zedong created and instituted these camps to terrorize and indoctrinate anyone who didn’t “fall in line.” Today these camps are more prevalent than ever. Not only are they hothouses for indoctrination and torture, but the products they p…
 
While international names may hurt domestic park operators in the short run, experts say they will eventually pressure local brands to diversify and improve their services. Read the article by Luo Meihan: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008532/as-universal-beijing-opens%2C-local-theme-parks-feel-the-heat Narrated by Elyse Ribbons. See Privacy Polic…
 
"I don't like to play the game, and I don't want to play the game," photographer Feng Yu told me near the end of our interview. Utterly brave and supremely talented, her portraits of celebrities like Jackie Chan, Ai Weiwei, Michael Phelps, Stephon Marbury, Juliette Binoche have been published in magazines like Marie Claire, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, H…
 
As the gymnastics season ends, we take another trip in our 'Time Machine' to relive Olympic champion gymnast Nastia Liukin's famous victory from Beijing 2008. The American is joined by double world medallist Ellie Downie of Great Britain, and gymnastics expert Scott Bregman. This is the second of three 'Time Machine' episodes hosted by Nick McCarve…
 
At least three people have been killed and seven others injured after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's tourist island of Bali just before dawn on Saturday, the country's search and rescue agency has said. It was mainly felt in the Karangasem and Bangli districts on the east side of the island, causing people to flee their homes in pani…
 
China’s second manned mission reached the Tiangong space station, which is still under construction, on Saturday. The three astronauts left the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and entered the station’s core module. The Shenzhou-13 (Divine Vessel) successfully docked to the port of the space station at 6:56am (21:56 GMT). #Shenzhou13 successfully arrived at …
 
The German state of Hesse has become the first to allow businesses to deny the unvaccinated access even to basic necessities, setting a troubling precedent as its neighbors wrestle with protests against vaccination mandates. Hessian supermarkets have been granted permission to deny the unvaccinated the right to buy food and other essentials, the st…
 
A rural county in Hunan Province has made a plan to encourage local women to stay in the area and look for love amongst its many bachelors. But commenters are worried that the authorities could eventually restrict women’s ability to move away. Read the article by Jiayun Feng: https://supchina.com/2021/10/07/hunan-county-implores-local-women-to-stay…
 
On October 16, 1964, "Miss Qiu" exploded atop a 102-meter-tall "dressing table" in Xinjiang. And just like that, China became a nuclear-weapon state. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/10/13/the-story-of-chinas-first-atomic-bomb/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californ…
 
Roughly 40% of China’s high school-age population attends vocational school. They represent the future of the country’s workforce, so why can't they get any respect? Read the article by Wang Zijin: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008544/for-16m-vocational-high-school-students%2C-hope-is-hard-to-come-by Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Polic…
 
Misha and John talk with George Washington University's David Shambaugh, about his new book From Mao to Now, a history of each of China's leaders. He ranks them in terms of effectiveness, and also ranks the US presidents who dealt with them. In between, he talks about the role of the Chinese Communist Party and the Leninist party-state.…
 
China sent its second manned mission to the Tiangong space station on Friday, with the crew including the station’s first female Taikonaut, Wang Yaping. The crew of the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft is set to stay on the Tianhe core module for 183 days – the longest in Chinese history – before returning to Earth in April 2022. The taikonauts are 55-year-o…
 
Richard Branson’s spaceflight business Virgin Galactic has announced that recent analysis highlighted safety concerns around the strength of materials used in its rocket ships, forcing delays to its commercial manned launches. In a statement on Thursday, the company said it would begin a planned enhancement program and that its next test flight wou…
 
Mental illness remains the main driver behind the deadly bow-and-arrow attack in Norway, police have said. While the suspect is being held in a psychiatric institution, other motives, including terrorism, have not been ruled out. “We work with several hypotheses. They are weakened and strengthened during the investigation,” police inspector Per Tho…
 
Panamanian authorities have reportedly exhumed several bags filled with human remains from a mass grave as the country conducts searches to identify victims of the 1989 US invasion that toppled General Manuel Noriega's regime. The military operation, dubbed ‘Just Cause’, lasted a month – from December 1989 to January 1990 – and official estimates p…
 
Poland’s prime minister has lashed out with accusations that EU institutions impede on the rights of its member nations following a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal that Warsaw’s laws reign supreme over Brussels’. Speaking to the Polish parliament on Thursday, Mateusz Morawiecki proclaimed that “we are at a crucial moment, you could …
 
Several thousand people staged a rally at the port of Trieste on Friday to protest the Italian government’s decision to make coronavirus health passes mandatory for all workers, which went into force on that day. The port of Trieste, which is the seventh-largest in Europe and a key oil terminal in the Mediterranean, remained functional on Friday de…
 
A spokesperson for the German government has said Berlin rejects any further negotiation concerning the Northern Ireland Protocol, but it supports European Commission attempts to find a solution. Speaking on Friday, a German government spokesperson reiterated the country’s support for the European Commission and its attempt to find a solution to th…
 
Hundreds of people have gathered at Italian ports protesting the requirement for all workers to show Covid-19 health passes, which has now come into force. Failure to comply could result in suspension from the workplace and fines. On Friday, around 300 protesters blockaded an entrance to the port of Genoa in Northwest Italy in opposition to the so-…
 
At least 56 people have been detained and will likely face kidnapping charges after ANC anti-apartheid veterans held three ministers hostage in hotel in Pretoria, South Africa, demanding compensation for fighting white rule. South Africa’s National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJoints) agency has confirmed that it was forced to a…
 
A police prosecutor says the Norway bow-and-arrow attack suspect is being assessed by psychiatric experts after he was charged with the murder of five people. He was known to police and mental health services. On Friday, police lawyer Ann Iren Svane Mathiassen told Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet that Espen Andersen Braathen, 37, had agreed to be hande…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Shelley Rigger, Brown professor of political science at Davidson College and author of the new book The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China’s Economic Rise. Shelley recounts Taiwan’s rise as an export-led powerhouse and one of the Asian Tigers, and explains the wave of Taiwanese SMEs (small an…
 
For decades the difficult problem of social care - how to fund it, how to provide it - has been kicked into the long grass by government after government. But last month the Prime Minister announced a policy which he said meant no-one would have to sell their house to fund their social care. He also promised more money for social care - though not …
 
The actor who famously portrayed Agent 007 has said this week that he prefers to visit gay clubs over heterosexual venues because he’s less likely to run into people looking to fight. During a Tuesday appearance on SiriusXM’s Lunch with Bruce podcast, Craig told host Bruce Bozzi – who is gay – that he’s “been going to gay bars for as long as I can …
 
Europe’s clean energy initiatives should be based on a rational long-term strategy, including both the needs of economic development and environmental protection, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT. Hungary was the first European nation to ratify the Paris climate agreement, Szijjarto said, adding that Budapest would very much like …
 
Beijing will take a strong stance against any form of “political manipulation” that may arise during the recently announced renewed probe by the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the origins of the coronavirus. Speaking on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that the government hopes all parties involved in t…
 
Pakistan has opened its first protection center for transgender people in the capital city of Islamabad, in a ceremony attended by Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari, who promised to open more. Speaking at the inauguration on Wednesday, Mazari said that the country must do more to ensure the rights and opportunities of Pakistan’s …
 
Armored vehicles have rolled into Beirut as the Lebanese capital descended into chaos, with crowds led by Hezbollah and Amal groups demonstrating against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation. Beirut resembled a warzone on Thursday as the army deployed armored vehicles to a divided area of the city where deadly skirmishes erup…
 
Kim Jong-un has been ordered to cough up hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in a case by North Korean defectors in Japan who say they were deceived by repatriation promises of Pyongyang, described as “paradise on Earth.” The leader of the isolated nation was symbolically called to attend a Tokyo court on Thursday over a resettlement scheme…
 
Violent clashes involving heavy gunfire have claimed at least five lives in Beirut amid protests against the lead judge investigating last year’s deadly port blast. The Lebanese army has been deployed to quash the unrest. On Thursday, scenes of unrest uploaded to Twitter showed people running frantically throughout the Justice Palace area of Beirut…
 
A Danish man who killed five and injured two in a bow-and-arrow attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday had converted to Islam and was known to police, according to law enforcement. Speaking on Thursday, Norwegian regional Police Chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud said that a 37-year-old Danish citizen, who was detained after a bow-and-arrow…
 
At least 46 people have died and dozens have been taken to hospital after a 13-story building caught fire in the early hours of the morning in Taiwan. The blaze was described as “extremely fierce” while the source remains unknown. The mixed-use building, seemingly primarily residential, caught fire on Thursday morning, around 3am local time (7:00 G…
 
Spooky Season, Round 2! This week, Emily kicks us off with a story of murder and mystery, witchcraft and German spies - the story of Bella and the Wych Tree. Then, Rachel talks about the Winchester Mystery House - a bizarre architectural wonder built by Sarah Winchester the widow of firearms magnate William Wirt Winchester. For 40 years she added o…
 
Our guest Carlos Valencia, or Luigi from Mario Kart, tells us of his arrests and other wild nights as he journeys across the country as a comedian. Pissing off balconies, and creative ideas for how to puke and deficate run the gambit in this ep. A very funny and very fun guest, Carlos Valencia. Check him out. You can find Carlos at Indecorouscomedy…
 
Israel reserves the right to attack Iran at any time of its choosing, under the pretext of stopping it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Tel Aviv’s FM Yair Lapid said after meeting with his American and Emirati counterparts. Addressing reporters after a sit-down with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdu…
 
One soldier was killed and three others injured in an Israeli strike near the central city of Palmyra, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency, which noted that a communications tower was targeted. The attack near Palmyra came in the late hours of Wednesday night, killing one soldier and wounding three others, SANA reported, citing a mil…
 
Government coalition talks in Germany are still far from over, but police officers are already worried their outcome could lead to potential cannabis legalization in the country – something police unions vehemently oppose. Police unions in Germany have expressed their opposition to the legalization of possession and consumption of weed, in no uncer…
 
A man shooting arrows from a bow has been arrested after killing five and injuring two people in Norway. Multiple areas have been evacuated and police say it is too early to tell whether the attack was terrorism-related. Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reported that five people were killed and two injured, one of whom was a plainclothes police off…
 
Amazon has been creating knock-off products from other sellers and then manipulating search results to promote its own copies on its Indian market site, Reuters reported, citing a trove of internal documents. Despite numerous accusations, Amazon has always denied that it creates knock-off products and boosts its own sales through deliberate manipul…
 
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