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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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A state-produced TV series chronicling the May Fourth Movement and the founding of the Chinese Communist Party is an unexpected critical success. Read the article by Brian Wu: https://supchina.com/2021/09/14/age-of-awakening-chinese-revolutionary-drama/ Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
China's drive to reform the beautiful game is riddled with scandal, debt, and disregard for fans. Read the article by Sam Davies: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/09/foul-play-why-chinese-football-is-built-on-shaky-ground/ Narrated by: Elyse Ribbons. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art1…
 
Chinese women are fed up with dating self-absorbed men. Now, “butler cafés” are offering them more attentive male company — for a fee. Read the article by Zhang Wanqing: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008384/chinas-hottest-new-rental-service-men-who-actually-listen narrated by: Cliff Larsen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cali…
 
Though not as well remembered as Nixon's trip or ping-pong diplomacy, the "music diplomacy" carried out by the Philadelphia Orchestra was a key aspect in China's attempt to re-engage with the world as the Cultural Revolution wound down. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/09/15/in-1973-the-philadelphia-orchestra-visited-chin…
 
China has deftly managed its relations in the Middle East across sensitive sectarian and geopolitical landscapes but now that Beijing is moving to become more engaged in the region, it risks falling into many of the same pitfalls that have bedeviled other major powers. Nowhere is this more on display than in Israel where Beijing has enjoyed steadil…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy welcome Lizzi Lee (李其 Lǐ Qi), SupChina contributor and host of the excellent Chinese-language YouTube channel Wall Street Today, and Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), to talk about the spate of regulatory actions, new rules, and Party-led initiatives …
 
Academics debate how China’s wealth inequality can be addressed, from tinkering with markets to adjusting government redistribution. Read the article written by Yu Hairong, Cheng Siwei and Thomas Zhang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-09/in-depth-whats-standing-in-the-way-of-common-prosperity-101771234.html Narrated by Heather Mowbray. See Pri…
 
Many Chinese migrants crossed the border illegally, often to engage in telecom and online fraud. China wants them back. Read the article by Qin Jianhang, Yi Yingzi, Zhu Tianyi and Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-10/in-depth-chinese-migrants-long-way-back-from-scammer-havens-in-myanmar-101771748.html Narrated by Heather Mowbray. Se…
 
These company-controlled organizations will promote the interests of the Party, not workers. Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/china-tech-companies-unions Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
The wild stock movements of several small cap Chinese companies — and the U.S. firms that advise them — are raising eyebrows on Wall Street. Read the article by Katrina Northrop: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/09/12/the-boom-bust-backlash/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at ht…
 
A growing number of people in Africa are facing acute shortages of food due in part to disruptions brought on by COVID, climate change, and, in some countries, conflict. Solving the problem today is not going to be easy given how much of the continent depends on imported food supplies. China at once is both a contributor to the problem, especially …
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Major Chinese tech companies are ordered to do more to protect gig workers; Xi Jinping and Joe Biden speak by phone for the second time since Biden’s inauguration; Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker, dies tragically after just two weeks on the job; Fujian health authorities mobilize after new CO…
 
China may have 5,000 years of history, but now it has to compete for clicks and eyeballs with short videos on Douyin. From martial arts to Confucian classics to architecture, find out how businesses focused on Chinese traditional culture marketing themselves for young consumers in the modern day. Featuring AJ Donelly : Co-founder of Cultural Keys C…
 
The recent crackdown on the entertainment industry shows that Chinese want cultural icons to have high moral standing. Read the article by Wei Zhou: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-04/weekend-long-read-why-chinese-pop-stars-are-expected-to-be-moral-models-and-fail-101768643.html Narrated by Kaiser Kuo See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/pr…
 
The attitudes that shaped the Open Door Notes remain visible in the ways the two nations view one another: China bristling at affronts to its sovereignty, America imagining itself as able to transcend the rivalries and arrangements of other nations. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/09/08/u-s-china-trade-was-never-intended…
 
On June 30, China was certified malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), crowning the success of a 70-year disease control effort. Read the article by: Ma Danmeng and Wang Xintong. Narrated by: Heather Mowbray. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Barbara Demick is the author of Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town (2020), Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (2009), and Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo neighborhood (1996). She spent 12 years as bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in Beijing and Seoul and previously reported from the Middle East and Balk…
 
The debt situation in Africa is changing very quickly as some countries race to negotiate urgent bailouts with the IMF while others are struggling to service their debts amid the ongoing pandemic. Pretty much every country across the continent is struggling right now. And China is a key player in every part of this story, whether it's as a major pl…
 
Last month, the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR) published a report for the Carnegie Corporation of New York titled “American International Relations and Security Programs Focused on China: A Survey of the Field.” This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with the report’s lead author, Rosie Levine, and with Jan Berris, long-ser…
 
This week on China Corner Office, Chris Marquis talks to Cheng Li of the Brookings Institute about his recent book Middle Class Shanghai. They discuss the influence of this important gateway to China that anchors the vibrant Yangtze delta economy and is home to one of China’s two stock exchanges. Cheng offers many insights about China’s society and…
 
Is China’s new limit on video games a big deal for its gaming sector? Not really. Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/china-game-time-limit-companies. Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
In 1885, a mob of about 150 people attacked random Chinese people on the streets of Rock Springs, Wyoming, killing more than two dozen and laying waste to the local Chinatown. And then came the outrageous diplomatic response. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/09/01/rock-springs-massacre-a-chinatown-burns-in-the-american-we…
 
Last week, Douyin deleted an account with thousands of followers after social media users reported its owner for being effeminate. Read the article by Zhang Wanqing: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008389/chinas-ongoing-struggle-against-sissy-young-men Narrated by Cliff Larsen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy …
 
It is very difficult, if not impossible, right now to accurately public opinion perceptions of China in a region as large and diverse as Africa. There are strong indications that point in opposite directions. African leaders one after another shower China with praise for its ongoing support of infrastructure development and COVID-19 vaccine distrib…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Chinese online game companies wonder whether new rules may mean it’s game over soon; the entertainment sector is ordered to rid itself of unethical or unpatriotic celebs, and take “sissy men” off the air; ride-hailing companies are ordered to clean up their act; global warming pow-wow between John Kerr…
 
A shift in interest among China’s younger generation toward homegrown products and a desire to lead healthier lifestyles opened the door for more local brands to challenge big international names such as Coca-Cola and Starbucks, fueling investor interest in startups and inflating valuations. Read the article by Guo Yingzhe and Shen Xinyue: https://…
 
Contrary to media reports, Sino-foreign higher education partnerships are doing just fine. Read the article by John Darwin Van Fleet: https://supchina.com/2021/08/29/misleading-headlines-about-chinas-education-sector-miss-the-real-story/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice…
 
A series of complaints over employee mistreatment left China’s once coveted tech sector confronting a broad range of labor issues amid a fierce nationwide debate and increased regulatory tightening, forcing some of the biggest players in the sector to adjust their workplace culture to attract and retain talent. Read the article by Kevin Guo: https:…
 
The longest-lived ruler of the Qing dynasty wrote 43,000 poems in his lifetime, most of them bad. Read the article by Sun Jiahui: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/08/qianlong-emperor-the-worst-poet-in-chinese-history/ Narrated by Cliff Larsen See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/pr…
 
Competitive parents are spending small fortunes grooming the child stars of tomorrow. Read the article by Tan Yunfei: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2019/04/tot-stars/ Narrated by Anthony Tao. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
This week Eric & Cobus sit down with Wu Peng, the director-general of the department of African affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for his perspective on a wide range of issues that are impacting relations between the two regions. The conversation also features questions from a trio of experts in China-Africa relations including: G…
 
If corruption is a drag on economic growth, why does China appear to have undergone some of its fastest growth during its periods of deepest corruption? This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Yuen Yuen Ang, an associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan, about her book China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and …
 
Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek held nine private meetings in Chongqing, brokered by an American diplomat, following the conclusion of the Second World War. The two were civil to one another, even as each likely knew that a resumption of fighting was inevitable. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/08/25/the-last-meeting-of-ma…
 
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