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TeaTime Chinese podcast is a perfect resource for intermediate Chinese learners. Each week, we are talking about the Chinese language, Chinese culture and everything going on in China, all in a simple and comprehensible manner. If you have reached an intermediate level, yet don’t know how to move on to the advanced level, TeaTime Chinese podcast will take you there. 茶歇中文播客是一个学中文的好材料。每周,我们会用简单易懂的中文来谈论中国语言、中国文化,以及各种中国新闻。如果你已经到达了中级水平,但是不知道怎样到达高级水平,茶歇中文播客会帮助你梦想成真。和我们一起学中文吧。
 
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The ongoing supply chain disruptions are having a profound impact on the types of goods that consumers in Africa and other Global South countries can access. It used to cost just $1,000 a container to ship low-cost socks, shoes, electronics, and other goods that once flooded African markets. Today, the shipping cost for that same container is now $…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Investors get the jitters over the Omicron variant, rattling aviation stocks; Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi announces its impending delisting from the NYSE; China’s Vice Premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 says China is on target to hit its 6% GDP growth target for 2021; Evergrande looks increasingly dire and desperat…
 
The eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference wrapped up this week in Senegal. The event itself generated a lot of news but it was far from the only thing going on this week. The Europeans sought to try and upstage FOCAC with their new Global Gateway infrastructure initiative that they revealed on the last day of the Dakar forum, plus Chi…
 
你可能看过1994年的经典电影 《活着》,但是你应该没有读过《活着》这本书。这本书有一点难,所以我做了一些改变,让内容更加简单。通过读这本书,我们会了解几十年前的中国人的艰辛的生活。希望你喜欢。 You might have watched the classic 1994 film "To Live", but you might not have read the original book. That's why I made some changes to make the content easier to understand. Through reading this book, we will get to understand what a hard life Chines…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Two Chinese nationals have been killed, with 10 held for ransom and two still missing, after an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just a few days after the kidnapping of five in a separate incident also in the DRC; Chinese ties with Lithuania near the breaking point over Taiwan; the U.S. C…
 
While China has dramatically curtailed its bilateral development financing in Africa and other regions around the world, Beijing is increasing its engagement in multilateral and regional development banks around the world, including the African Development Bank among others. This points to an important, yet little understood trend about China's gro…
 
怎样有好的口音? 有的人觉得好的口音重要,有的人觉得不重要。今天我想和大家分享一下我对口音的看法,以及我练习口音的办法。 How to have a good accent? Some people say it's important, and some say otherwise. Today, I would like to share my opinion on accents, and practices I use to improve my accent. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at…
 
Trade issues are widely expected to top the agenda at next week's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation ministerial conference in Dakar. African countries will be looking for China to further widen its market to agricultural and processed raw materials and China is seeking ways to reduce the gaping trade surpluses that it currently maintains with most …
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Henry Kissinger weighs in on the Xi-Biden virtual summit; China and the U.S. will ease visa restrictions on each others’ journalists; Beijing is set to go after carbon-intensive industrial crypto mining operations; China pledges $30 billion toward reducing carbon emissions from burning coal; Alibaba sh…
 
This year's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) conference will take place amid considerable uncertainty in the global economy and profound economic changes underway in China. As such, it's widely expected that the outputs from the upcoming forum will be very different from previous FOCACs. Gone will be the large mega-loans to build massive i…
 
In these contentious times, China is often accused of exporting its statist economic model to Africa and other developing regions as part of a broader ideological agenda to create a new Sinocentric international order. But Tsinghua University Professor Tang Xiaoyang argues in his new book published earlier this year that interpretation is a gross m…
 
Technology is expected to be one of the main pillars of discussion at the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place in Dakar at the end of the month. And the stakes for both sides are very high. With its access to markets in the Global North contracting as more governments impose barriers on Chinese technology produ…
 
在美国, 有Marvel的 “超级英雄”。在中国, 我们也有自己的超级英雄。周处就是一个很好的例子。周处是谁?他做了什么?我们来听听看吧。 In the US, there are superheros of Marvel. In China, we have our own superheros. Zhou Chu is a great example of Chinese heros. Who is he? What did he do? Let's find out. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits …
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China’s Ministry of Commerce assures people that its suggestion that people stock up on staples for the winter was just a routine seasonal reminder; China’s exports climb year-over-year for the 13th straight month; Beijing prepares to introduce punitive measures aimed at “separatists” calling for Taiwa…
 
[PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME THERE IS SOME AUDIO STATIC THAT APPEARS INTERMITTENTLY DURING SOME OF JOANNA'S ANSWERS. IT DOESN'T LAST LONG AND WE TRIED TO MINIMIZE IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.] Public perceptions of China vary markedly depending on where you live in the world. In wealthy advanced economies in t…
 
In the run-up to Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place later this month in Dakar, CAP is speaking with a wide spectrum of activists, analysts, and other thought leaders about what they think should be on the agenda when Chinese and African ministers convene. This week, Mikaela Nhondo Erskog, a researcher at the Tricontin…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Boeing’s 737 Max planes look likely to be cleared for landing again in the lucrative China market; China’s Foreign Ministry tells U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to stop playing the “Taiwan Card;” Beijing reminds its government agencies not to discriminate against foreign-invested enterprises in…
 
Announcement: Apparently there has been some misfunction of the new website. We are racing with time to fix them. The new site should be fully functioning in two weeks. Thanks for your patience. 我们的新网站遇到了一些问题。我们正在快马加鞭地工作。新网站预计将会在两个星期内完成。感谢您的耐心等候。 比特币是最近很流行的话题。但是如果想明白比特币,我们必须先明白: 什么是钱? 在今天的节目里,我就会带大家回到很久以前,回到人们刚刚发明钱的时候。然后,我们慢慢地回到今天的世界,看看什么是比特币。 Bitc…
 
This week Eric & Cobus discuss the Chinese response to the military coup in Sudan and how it differs from Beijing's reaction to September's coup in Guinea. Plus, Cobus explains why he's not optimistic about the outcomes for developing countries from the upcoming Glasgow climate summit and should African countries expect much regarding debt relief f…
 
China-Africa trade figures for the first eight months of the year are in and they look solid. So good, in fact, that the two sides appear on track to surpass last year's $187 billion in two-way trade. But those big numbers conceal some deeper problems, everything ranging from the large trade deficits in most African countries to high levels of debt…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Beijing moves to stabilize coal prices in hopes of addressing shortages that have resulted in power outages and rationing; a Hong Kong real estate billionaire takes a $13 million loss in sell-off of bonds from embattled developer Kaisa; under pressure from regulators, Tencent and Alibaba begin tearing …
 
The triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit is just weeks away now and speculation is now starting to build as to what will be on the agenda. As of now, very little is known as to what's going to happen, not even the specific dates when the event will take place in Dakar, Senegal. Nonetheless, expectations are high that the forum…
 
对于中国人来说,称呼别人从来不是一件简单的事情。如果称呼得不对的话,我们很有可能会冒犯别人。今天,我们就来学习一下:怎么称呼别人。 For Chinese people. to address other people never comes easy. If addressed inappropriately, we risk offending others. So today, let's take a closer look at how to address other people in Chinese. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Mem…
 
Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is the showcase in Africa for China's debt-led infrastructure development drive. While critics accuse China of saddling Nairobi with unsustainable levels of debt to build the rail line that goes from the port of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi and then on to Naivasha in the Rift Valley, the reality is actually a …
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China’s central bank rebukes Evergrande but tries concerns over contagion from its massive debt crisis; prices soar in China for lithium, a key component of batteries for electric vehicles; European businesses ask for clarity in power policy amid shortfalls and rationing; the U.N. Biodiversity Conferen…
 
An often contentious leaderless summit took place last in Montepellier where African youth activists did not hold back in telling French President Emmanuel Macron what they thought needed to be done to improve ties between the two regions. Eric & Cobus look at what lessons China, the U.S., and others can take away from the heated exchanges that too…
 
Zambia owes at least 18 Chinese creditors $6.6 billion, nearly twice as much as previously stated, according to a new report published by the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins University. And that figure may be even higher as it doesn't account for penalties accrued by various Zambian borrowers who've fallen behind in their p…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Food delivery giant Meituan has been fined over half a billion dollars by China’s antitrust regulator; Beijing dangles unprecedented access to its enormous domestic market if it’s allowed to join the CPTPP; concerns over contagion from the Evergrande crisis loom; box office rebounds dramatically over G…
 
If you're confused about China's stance on the use of coal, well, you're definitely not alone. This week, China went on a global coal buying binge in a frantic effort to put a stop to rolling blackouts that have afflicted millions of residents, factories, and businesses in at least nine provinces over the past several weeks. But just two weeks earl…
 
While the Ghanaian government took decisive action earlier this year to crack down on illegal mining known as Galamsey where Chinese illegal mining interests have been active for years, Accra has done absolutely nothing to combat persistent illegal fishing in its waters. Foreign fishing companies, predominantly from China, operate with impunity in …
 
AidData, the development research lab at William & Mary College in Virginia, published a landmark report this week that provides the most comprehensive overview to date of Chinese financing of projects along the Belt and Road. Researchers pored through 13,247 projects in 165 countries worth $843 billion from 2000 through 2017. The report sparked a …
 
在本周的播客里,我们会继续聊孔子。我们会学习两个孔子的故事,和两句孔子说过的话。 In this week's podcast, we will continue on with Confucius. We will take a look at two stories of Confucius, as well as two quotes by him. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skyp…
 
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