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Chinese and English Language podcast. A mixed couple (Tom & Ula) living in Taiwan, teach Chinese through the use of Chinglish (Chinese and English) on a variety of topics. Learn Chinese, study methods, Entertainment, news, life, business, hints and tricks to learning Mandarin. Hear a native speaking naturally and at natural pace but with the English translation so you can follow the context of the conversation. Enjoy.
 
China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.
 
Dedicated to helping people understand Chinese Medicine, The Chinese Medicine Podcast is run by Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Marie Hopkinson. The Chinese Medicine Podcast (CMP) started out in 2013 just as a a way for Marie to share the self help aspects of Chinese medicine with her own patients via youtube, but soon found that people all over the world were watching and benefiting from Marie's Chinese medicine videos. In 2019 Marie is expanding to bring audio interviews with Chinese medicine ...
 
Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學 jīng luò yī xué) is an approach to acupuncture rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application. Developed by Dr. Wang Ju–yi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. In addition to channel examination, Applied Channel Theory is a comprehensive system that includes channel theory, methods of channel diagnosis, the nature of acu ...
 
Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor of Chinese. His published works cover Chinese language and literature, history and philosophy.This series of lectures, published as “China and the Chinese”, was given at Columbia University in 1902, to mark the establishment of a Chinese professorship there. The lectures were not intended for the specialist, more to urge a wider and more systematic stud ...
 
The Professional Military Education (PME) podcast is where great books on war and history are analyzed and discussed with the author. Through in depth conversations, the PME podcast seeks to promote great books that will interest serious military thinkers. For people that might be interested in military topics and history, the PME podcast will get you hooked on this awesome field of study. Through in depth reading and serious scholarship, the PME podcast is proud to bring a great history sho ...
 
The most convenient way to learn Chinese 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, PopupChinese is the most powerful and personal way to learn mandarin.
 
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.
 
Join Dr. George Lamoureux and John Bonds from JingHerbs.com to explore the history, healing, and empowerment of Classic Chinese Medicine, herbs, and thought. Dr. George Lamoureux, the founder of Jing Herbs, holds a Doctorate in classical Chinese medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist and a certified Medical Qigong practitioner. Dr. George also completed programs of study at both the Shanghai and Chengdu hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China. Jing Herbs was foun ...
 
Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor of Chinese. His published works cover Chinese language and literature, history and philosophy. This series of lectures, published as “China and the Chinese”, was given at Columbia University in 1902, to mark the establishment of a Chinese professorship there. The lectures were not intended for the specialist, more to urge a wider and more systematic stu ...
 
CSIS's Asia portfolio includes the broader Asia Program encompassing numerous endowed chairs and programs — the Freeman Chair in China Studies, the Japan Chair, the Korea Chair, the Economics Program, the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, the Southeast Asia Program, the China Power Project, and the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics. Asia also features heavily in the work of other CSIS programs, including the International Security Program, Energy and National Securit ...
 
Have you ever taken a language class? Have you taken a language class that teaches you how to say "I want to work at the United Nations" before "can you pass me the salt?" We're working to fix that. Critical Language Mentor has scoured the internet to find the best resources out there to help you learn languages better. We specialize in critical, less-commonly taught languages, like Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian and want to help you learn better. Visit us on the web at criticallanguag ...
 
Research Like a Pro is a podcast about genealogy research methodology. Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of FamilyLocket.com discuss how to take your family history research to the next level and uncover more of your family tree. Learn about research objectives, analysis, locality research, research planning, source citations, report writing, case studies, and more. Diana and Nicole are the mother-daughter team at FamilyLocket.com and the creators of the Amazon bestselling book, Research Like a Pr ...
 
We are faced with intersecting crises. The world economy has remained stagnant since 2008. The European project confronts a series of existential threats. Several Latin American economies are wracked by devastating economic imbalances. Even the Chinese juggernaut appears to be slowing. The natural world is groaning under the strain of capitalism’s ravenous appetite. And the most jarring political mobilisation that has arisen to meet these threats is a form of chauvinistic nativism. A politic ...
 
The China Flexpat podcast interviews professionals in China to help people from all over the world find the best jobs in China. We uncover myths and show the truth about challenges and opportunities when looking for a life in the Middle Kingdom. Flexpats are like expats, but flexible. Highly interested in China's business world, culture, people and language but without the backing of a multinational company that provides large salary packages. We want to show you how you can become a well pa ...
 
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Speaker: Andrew B. Liu, Assistant Professor of History, Villanova UniversityTea remains the world’s most popular commercial drink today, and at the turn of the twentieth century, it represented the largest export industry of both China and colonial India. In analyzing the global competition between Chinese and Indian tea, Andrew B. Liu challenges p…
 
A high-level Chinese report, meant for senior officials but accidentally posted online, has revealed policies in the western region of Xinjiang that are designed to assimilate Muslim Uighurs and other minorities. The paper contains detailed research on a massive relocation scheme that China says will help reduce poverty.Also in the programme: we he…
 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has hailed Beijing-Moscow cooperation as playing a critical role in maintaining international stability, adding that the two nations were starting a new chapter in bilateral relations. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Yi noted that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness an…
 
Army Cyber Institute Technical Director and Chief of Staff Colonel Stephen Hamilton takes us on his computer science journey. Fascinated with computers since the second grade, Stephen chose West Point after high school to study computer science. Following graduation he moved into the signal branch as it most closely matched his interest in ham radi…
 
The second day of Pope Francis's visit to Iraq has taken him to Najaf for a meeting with a revered Shia Muslim spiritual leader, to the ancient city of Ur, and to St Joseph's Church in Baghdad where he officiated at Mass. We hear from Father Karam Shamasham, the priest at the Chaldean Catholic church in Telskuf in Nineveh province.Also in the progr…
 
South Korea finished its first week of rolling out long-awaited Covid-19 inoculations in the country with thousands of suspected adverse reactions to AstraZeneca's vaccine, seven of which resulted in deaths. The number who died after the jab rose by four in the past two days, according to a report on Saturday by South Korea's Disease Control and Pr…
 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is the latest world leader to take his first dose of Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine, once maligned by the Western media, is gaining popularity in Europe too. A masked Maduro took his jab in a video shared by TeleSUR on Saturday, with the network saying that Maduro received his shot after heal…
 
Pope Francis has discussed the safety of Iraq's Christian minority with one of Shia Islam's most powerful figures, on his landmark trip to the country.Danish authorities tell dozens of Syrian refugees they must return home because Damascus and the surrounding area is safe.And one of the men behind the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine reflects on comments…
 
Restaurants, shopping centers, and gyms will reopen in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a major easing of coronavirus restrictions by the Gulf nation, a government source told state-run SPA news agency. The decision on lifting the suspension will be implemented starting from March 7, an official source in the Interior Ministry said. This means that cinema…
 
The European Union will reportedly ask Washington to allow the export of millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine as Brussels struggles with supply shortages. The European Commission plans to make the request in an upcoming meeting with its US counterparts aimed at bolstering cooperation in the fight against Covid-19, EU officials tol…
 
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan won a vote of confidence that he called for himself, after his ruling coalition suffered a serious political setback that galvanized the country’s opposition. Read more US Embassy in Pakistan apologizes for ‘unauthorized post’ predicting PM Khan will lose power after Trump defeat Khan was able to secure 178 ballo…
 
Guest Hossein Jazi of Malwarebytes joins us to take a deep dive into North Korea's APT37 (aka ScarCruft, Reaper and Group123) toolkit. On December 7 2020 the Malwarebytes Labs threat team identified a malicious document uploaded to Virus Total which was purporting to be a meeting request likely used to target the government of South Korea. The meet…
 
Indian authorities have reportedly given an ultimatum to US social media platforms, threatening jail time for their local employees if the companies continue to ignore official takedown requests against “damaging” information. Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter have each received written notices warning their employees could face arrest should the requ…
 
Pope Francis calls for an end to extremism and violence in his opening address of the first-ever papal visit to Iraq. But why are Christians in Iraq being persecuted?Also in the programme: Czech Republic struggles to contain Covid-19; and China's new powers to control Hong Kong's democracy.(Picture: Pope Francis speaks during a meeting at the Catho…
 
A new second-stage backdoor has been found in a SolarWinds compromise victim. Those exploiting the now-patched Exchange Server zero days seem to have done so to establish a foothold in the targeted systems. India continues to investigate a Chinese cyber threat to its infrastructure. Misconfigured clouds leak mobile app data. A major airline IT prov…
 
Speaker: Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of MichiganPortrayals of China’s political economy tend to be divided, with one side depicting it as a Confucian-style meritocracy, and the other arguing that the regime is a kleptocracy. In fact, neither view is correct: in the Chinese officialdom, competence and corrupti…
 
Lebanon’s central bank governor said he will file legal action against Bloomberg and one of its journalists over a story it published claiming that the US was considering sanctions against him as part of a wider corruption probe. “The governor of the bank, Riad Salameh, will present a series of legal actions inside and outside Lebanon against the a…
 
Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq for the first ever papal visit to the country. He hopes to use the trip to reassure Christians who were persecuted by the Islamic State group - and deepen ties with the Muslim world. But the visit comes amid a global pandemic and growing security concerns in Iraq. Despite these concerns making it his most risky visi…
 
The French authorities have vowed to increase their presence on the streets this weekend as France struggles to enforce a 6pm-6am curfew amid soaring Covid-19 infections across the country and in the capital. “If the police find groups of people in which respect for social distancing cannot be guaranteed, in particular on the banks of the Seine and…
 
South Africa’s Health Ministry has revealed it’s in talks with the African Union (AU) to buy 10 million Covid vaccines after an initial order of AstraZeneca vaccines proved “disappointing” in fighting the new variant of the virus. Sandile Buthelezi, the director general of the Department of Health in South Africa, revealed to a parliamentary commit…
 
A Japanese study of the effectiveness of various types of face masks has shown that double-masking is not much different to a properly-worn surgical mask in preventing the spread of diseases like Covid-19. “Wearing two masks does not make them twice as effective but only slightly more so,” Makoto Tsubokura, a professor of computational science at K…
 
The World Health Organization has warned that the deadly Ebola virus is highly likely to spread across West Africa, but said some of Guinea’s neighbors are not prepared for a new Ebola outbreak. “There are six neighboring countries to Guinea, and we conducted an assessment of readiness. Two of the countries are not ready and one is borderline and t…
 
Pope Francis has arrived in Baghdad as he begins a historic trip to Iraq, in the first-ever papal visit to the nation and his first international trip in more than a year, after remaining at the Vatican during the Covid pandemic. The Pope was greeted upon arrival by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. He was surrounded by security forces who h…
 
Iran’s IRGC reportedly stopped the attempted hijacking of a passenger plane in the Islamic Republic. The perpetrator, who was arrested, allegedly wanted to take a Fokker 100 aircraft south across the Persian Gulf. The incident happened on Thursday evening and involved Iran Air flight 334 from Ahvaz in southwestern Iran to Mashhad in the northeast, …
 
The first minister of Northern Ireland has issued a scathing review of the EU’s actions over the issue of post-Brexit Ireland, as Brussels threatens the UK with legal action after London made unilateral changes to the agreement. Speaking on Friday, Northern Ireland’s first minister, Arlene Foster, said that the EU is not interested in the issue of …
 
Another fatality has been reported in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, as security forces opened fire on demonstrators protesting against the military government that took power over a month ago. Protests took place across the country on Friday with the people of Mandalay experiencing more deadly violence as police clashed with demonstrator…
 
France could take a cue from Italy and ban the export of Covid-19 vaccines, the French health minister said. Italy blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca jabs to Australia under the EU’s anti-shortfall rules. “I understand Italy,” French Health Minister Olivier Veran told BFM on Friday, when asked about the Italian export ban. “We could do the same.” Ve…
 
This is the final part in our questions and answers episodes. It's a long one because we really wanted to finish this off and get back to the story times episodes. So the next one will be back to 'normal'. This one felt good to get through. Lots of great questions from everybody. We look into being in a multiracial relationship and how to get from …
 
German intelligence will tap the phones and spy on the members of Alternative für Deutschland opposition, but a senior party figure says if they can just have their message heard they will pick up even more votes. News that the German intelligence services now have the legal green light to monitor phones of the populist Alternative für Deutschland …
 
Five YouTube channels of Myanmar’s government and military-run TV networks have been suspended, the US tech giant told Reuters. The move comes amid non-stop deadly protests that have gripped the country following a military coup. According to Reuters, the banned channels include MRTV, (Myanmar Radio and Television) as well as the military-owned Mya…
 
Protestors in Myanmar have again clashed with security forces as they returned to the streets to protest the military take-over. Myanmar's ambassador to the UN tells us the world must take action against the military.Also on the programme: Why President Biden has condemned a decision to drop mask mandates in Texas and Mississippi as “Neanderthal th…
 
The security forces being led by Myanmar’s military junta must halt their violent crackdown on peaceful protestors, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Thursday. “Myanmar’s military must stop murdering and jailing protestors,” Bachelet said, describing as “abhorrent” the reports that police…
 
Indian authorities say October’s Mumbai blackout was “human error,” not cybersabotage. CISA directs US civilian agencies to clean up Microsoft Exchange on-premise vulnerabilities. More effects of the Accellion FTA supply chain compromise. Some trends in social engineering. Andrea Little Limbago brings us up to date on the RSA supply chain sandbox. …
 
American Samoa was briefly placed under a tsunami warning and Hawaii on a tsunami watch after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake was registered in the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand. A TSUNAMI WATCH has been issued for Hawaii. A Watch means a tsunami may impact Hawaii. The threat is still being evaluated by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Moni…
 
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, which still hasn’t been approved in the EU, has nevertheless seemingly won the favor of people in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, beating the already available AstraZeneca jab, a study shows. The Russian jab which is still unavailable to most EU nations, except for Hungary, has been rated almost twice as positively as …
 
At least nine soldiers have died and four more were injured after a Cougar military helicopter crashed in southeast Turkey, the country's defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The chopper took off from the province of Bingol at 1.55pm local time, headed for the province of Bitlis, but contact was lost with the aircraft a half hour later…
 
The Italian government has reportedly prevented a shipment of some 250,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University from leaving the country for Australia, in the first such action in the EU. Rome's ban on exporting AstraZeneca jabs made at Italy’s Anagni plant for Canberra was first reported by the Financial Tim…
 
Opponents of the coup in Myanmar have defied the military and continued to demonstrate despite the increasing use of lethal force.Also in the programme: how some European countries are giving up on EU procurement and looking to Russia and China for covid vaccines. And a new study reveals that almost all coronavirus deaths are in countries where hal…
 
The European Parliament has scrubbed plans for its vote on the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU in protest against Boris Johnson’s unilateral decision to change parts of the Northern Ireland agreement, RTE reports. Leaders of Europe’s political groups met on Thursday to agree on a date for the final vote to ratify the EU-UK Trade and Co…
 
Germany has recommended the administration of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to people aged over 65, marking a major change in the nation’s inoculation campaign which has so far seen a number of the Anglo-Swedish shots go unused. “This is good news for older people who are waiting for a vaccine. They can now be vaccinated more quickly,” Health Mini…
 
Manila has said the country’s leader can chose which jab he wants because “he’s the president,” dismissing the guidance of the nation’s vaccine Tsar who urged Filipinos not to wait and get the first shot they’re offered. “Well you know, I think the President is the President and because he is over 70 years old,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roqu…
 
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