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Best China Current Affairs podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best China Current Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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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.
 
Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
Round Table is the premiere English talk show that debates issues affecting China. The show shines with its three hosts who come from diverse backgrounds and offer bold as well as researched discussion on some of the hottest topics headlining in China and around the world. Find us on Facebook @RoundTable. https://www.facebook.com/RoundTable-113066686935038/
 
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.
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
There's never been a better time to understand what's going on in Asia. That's why we talk to the people who know it best. The Asia In-Depth podcast brings you conversations with the world's leading experts and thought-leaders on the politics, economics, and culture of Asia — and beyond. Subscribe today.
 
Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
On Asia Inside Out, experts and guests of the Asia Society Policy Institute take you beyond the policy headlines to provide an insider’s view on regional and global affairs. Featuring interviews with with informed observers and decision-makers from across the Asia-Pacific region, Asia Inside Out gives you a fresh take on Asian politics and policy. Subscribe today, and find an archive of our episodes below.
 
A new current affairs show covering topics critical to Taiwan and the implications for Asia and beyond. Every episode, we’ll invite a veteran journalist for a conversation with an expert, to get the big picture context of what we need to know. These are global issues, and this is The Taiwan Take.
 
A live morning 'radio' show broadcast on cliffcentral.com and on mobile via the official app. Hosted by Gareth Cliff and his team, they bring you uncensored, real conversation about everything in the news, guests, edgy material and a healthy dose of inspiration and intelligence. Without limits... there will be entertainment, provocative content, and unhinged reality.
 
ModState is a centrist political magazine committed to macroeconomic analysis and sociopolitical commentary on current events. Founded and operated by American Veterans (alongside numerous Civilians), ModState maintains its commitment to ‘pan partisan’ editorial and multimedia content governed by the following ethos: all non-violent views are welcome at the proverbial table.
 
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) is an independent, non-partisan research institute established in 2014 by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Chinese studies centres exist in other Australian universities. UTS:ACRI, however, is Australia’s first and only research institute devoted to studying the relationship of these countries. UTS:ACRI seeks to inform Australia’s engagement with China through research, analysis and dialogue grounded in scholarly rigour. The ACRI Podca ...
 
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In this episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, and Mehraj D Lone are joined by data journalist Rukmini S.Abhinandan begins by bringing up Rukmini’s piece in The Print where she wrote that India could see up to 30,000 COVID-19 deaths by May. “Even with significant intervention, there will be not an ending,…
 
President Trump just signed the most expensive relief bill in US history, but it wasn’t exactly a cakewalk. We explain the drama that had lawmakers scrambling to fly back to the Capitol. Meanwhile, officials at the World Health Organization have been warning for weeks that developing nations could have a tougher time coping with COVID-19. We break …
 
Now that everyone involved is safe, sound and free, I can go public with it: I was quarantined. The police showed up five times at my door thinking I had broken quarantine. I hadn't. A former judge and his son charged for renting a ship, smuggling coal from North Korea to Vietnam. Farmer pension plan proposed. The constitutional court is to conside…
 
Outbreaks among inmates are all but inevitable. Efforts at prison reform that were already under way will get a boost, because now they will save lives. We examine the international variation in what are considered “essential industries” and “key workers”. And, what our editors and correspondents are doing to pass the time in lockdown. For full acc…
 
Coronavirus is changing the way the entire human race lives.Emergency workers are scrambling together contingency plans, fearing hospitals could soon be overwhelmed.Scientists are racing to invent a faster, cheaper Covid-19 test kit available for us all.Restaurants are reinventing themselves as delivery services, artists are turning to live-streami…
 
CliffCentral.com — 27.03.20 Pt 2 - The people one has to feel for are those in a sordid affair in general life, how do you carry on getting saucy nookie on the side in these #Lockdown2020 times? Michael Flax is basically trying to start a swanky kibbutz in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg... and he's discovered a new type of tree in the process…
 
Canadians were urged not to travel, but for some that wasn’t an option. We talk to people stranded abroad — including a man who went to India to see his dying father — and ask what’s being done to help them.China plans to lift restrictions as new COVID-19 cases in the country drop off, but is the timing right? Reporters Nathan VanderKlippe and Shaw…
 
Today on The Current: New York has a third of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S., but not enough face masks and ventilators to go around. We talk to patients and doctors who say the situation is desperate.The pandemic has left some people struggling to get groceries or a hot meal — but here come the helpers. We talk to food banks and workers who are he…
 
CliffCentral.com — 27.03.20 Pt 1 - Day one of #Lockdown2020 and we have the Mol cat report, live from Leigh-Ann's feeding room. What would you do in a real purge? Is drug dealing an honourable side hustle? If you are a lawyer, how do you know if a case is urgent... like get a judge out of the bath during Covid-19 urgent? Prince Charles has the coro…
 
In today's episode of Please Explain American correspondent Matthew Knott and national editor Tory Maguire discuss how the coronavirus is impacting the United States of America and how Donald Trump's approval rating has never been higher. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We love to hear your …
 
What happens when the government takes away your property rights? Why does the state government own all sandalwood trees in Karnataka? In this episode, Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane discuss the fascinating story of sandalwood regulations and its regressive effects on India's sandalwood production. You can follow our host Pranay on twitter: @pr…
 
The latest US unemployment numbers are in. They’re historic, and not in a good way. We’ll break down the data and look at how Congress is trying to patch up the unemployment insurance system in the middle of a health crisis. Meanwhile: how do world leaders hold an emergency summit when they’re supposed to be social distancing? We’ll explain the pla…
 
On this week's show, veteran reporter Dexter "Tiff" Roberts chats with Kaiser and Jeremy about his new book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World. 6:28: What is the myth of Chinese capitalism? 20:17: Chinese migrant workers and their children 35:54: Labor conditions in China 40:28: Strikes, the CCP, a…
 
A GP, a nurse, a specialist, a foster care worker: what is life like on the front line of the nation's extraordinary health crisis? For GP Dr Marita Long, going to work is a matter of life and death. She has two family members with compromised immunity and she's having to make decisions no one should have to make. Today on The Quicky, four health c…
 
In this episode of Inside Geneva, we take a look at the ongoing conflict in Syria.Shouldn’t it be over by now? Could humanitarian groups be doing more?Host Imogen Foulkes is joined by Jan Egeland, who served for several years as chair of the UN’s humanitarian task force for Syria, and Fabrizio Carboni, now the ICRC’s director of operations for the …
 
Saying no to dating is part of a growing ultraconservative social movement in Indonesia being spread through Instagram and WhatsApp. “When I look at couples, I see my old self, how I used to be affectionate in public, holding hands, hugging,” says 23-year-old Yati, “and now I think that’s disgusting.” When Yati broke up with her ex, she didn’t just…
 
Governments across the continent have had a head start, but that will not address some worrying systemic problems many of them share. Ventilators are now a bottleneck in critical covid-19 care; we ask how many there are, and whether many more would help matters. And voting closes for the enthusiasts nominating a national lichen for Canada. For full…
 
Govt claims to protect privacy, then outlines how they're doing exactly that. Big subsidies are on the way, with some details released--will they help you? With controversy over KMT legislator-at-large Wu Sz-huai ongoing, KMT chair Johnny Chiang issues threat to misbehaving legislators-at-large, which if he takes strong action would send a strong m…
 
CliffCentral.com — 26.03.20 Pt 2 - The Garden Route in South Africa is a place of civility, even in this inevitable period of zombies rising up to kill us all. One tricky question we have to answer now is whether gun owners are a threat to the society at large, or not especially in anxious times. Can small businesses survive Covid-19 and the lockdo…
 
We talk to two health-care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. How are they holding up, and is our healthcare system ready for a spike in cases?Then, we put listener questions to Dr. Allison McGeer of Sinai Health Systems in Toronto, one of the country's leading voices on infectious disease outbreaks.And writer and politic…
 
Professor Jamie Lloyd-Smith has studied how long COVID-19 can exist on various surfaces, and the different modes of transmission for the virus. He tells us what he found.Living with substance dependency already has its challenges; problems that are exacerbated by the service closures and isolation that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk …
 
CliffCentral.com — 26.03.20 Pt 1 - Siya got to realise that things have changed in the Sangweni household, he's been knocked down a bit... from queen to princess. Are we already living in a zombie nation, or are people just desperate for that last can of baked beans because of the #CovidLockdown? If you have a Xhosa boyfriend, should you be bringin…
 
After China, South Korea was next in line to be struck by the Coronavirus outbreak. And in the early days the number of cases was going up fast – many of them related to a secretive religious sect. But the country has rapidly managed to get a grip on the outbreak and has kept its mortality rate low. It has done this without an official lockdown. Th…
 
$5/month for ad-free Canadaland by clicking here. COVID-19 coverage continues, for the most part, to be even-handed. But that’s not why you listen to this podcast. A look at what’s going wrong in Canadian reporting, as well as the personal and economic impact the pandemic is having on newsrooms. Jan Wong co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by Polic…
 
Today's episode of Please Explain features senior business columnist Stephen Bartholomeusz and national editor Tory Maguire. They discuss how the coronavirus has impacted sharemarkets and superfunds as well as how the current stock market crash compares to the GFC and dot com crashes. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wh…
 
Today the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus. Mark Cairns, an Uber driver, and Rob Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs editor, discuss the impact of Covid-19 on gig economy workers and the self-employ…
 
Senate leaders say they’ve reached a historic deal to help Americans and American businesses deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19. The $2 trillion relief package will also steer billions of dollars to hospitals and local governments to respond to the ongoing health crisis. We’ll tell you what’s (probably) in the bill and why each part of it m…
 
While the government is talking a lot about the number of tests it's been doing on possible COVID19 cases, not everyone is being given the green light to be tested. Why are some people eligible for testing, when they show no symptoms, yet some people who exhibit many aren't allowed? In this episode you'll meet Jenny, she had so many of the COVID19 …
 
Plenty of coronavirus news, most of it pretty reassuring considering the chaos overseas. The KMT ill-gotten assets are stuck in legal limbo. KMT Chair Johnny Chiang announcing they're hiring for an online push to reach out to young people. Taiwan conducts large-scale military exercises. Finally, the economic news--while not great--is surprisingly s…
 
As American lawmakers reach a deal on the country’s largest-ever rescue package, we examine how planners are balancing the health of their citizens and that of their economies. China’s lockdown came in the midst of the spring planting season; what can other countries learn about how to keep food flowing? And the increasingly perilous lives of croco…
 
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