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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.
 
We at Shenzhen Stories hope to foster relationships within the community in Shenzhen by sharing true stories that will remind us all that we all have a little more in common than we might think. Shenzhen is filled with people from all over the world and everyone has a different past, a different way to know and be known and with the stories collected and shared through SS, we hope to find common ground. A story can remind is that we are not alone, give perspective, teach us about others and ...
 
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.
 
“Where there is railway, there is civilization.” Railway can bring about resources, culture and prosperity. The six episodes of culture documentary take the audience to look around China Culural. We shall introduce the newest high speed rail lines to you, including the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway(京廣深港高鐵) Qingdao-Taiyuan high-speed railway(青太高鐵) , Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway(滬昆高鐵), Harbin-Dalian high-speed railway(哈大高鐵), Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed railway( ...
 
Brewing in China is brought to you by Joe Finkenbinder, the founder of Bionic Brew. Joe started his brewery in Shenzhen in 2014 as the sole brewer, distributor, and bartender and has since grown the brewery into a business employing people from around China and the world. He and the brew crew discuss news, industry challenges, and topics with a rotating guest list of brewers, brewery owners, beer folks, and all types of interesting and knowledgeable people who are passionate about beer in Ch ...
 
Join Liam and James for an hour or two of random chat about whatever comes up. Recorded live in McCawley's Bar in Sea World in Shenzhen. Feel free to come along and join the audience! We suggest listening to Episode 2 onwards as Episode 1 sound quality is awful! Come back to it in the future if you like the podcast! Support us on Patreon - www.patreon.com/tuesdaynightcomedown Connect with us - TuesdayNightComedown@gmail.com Facebook - The Tuesday Night Comedown Twitter - @TuesdayNightCD (Yes ...
 
Ever wondered what it was like to be stuck outside South Africa because of the coronavirus? Would you have left your life abroad to quickly get back home? Well, in this show, Zola Zingithwa talks to South Africans who were living abroad when Covid-19 became a pandemic, watching as their country shut down its borders. Every Thursday, tune in to hear the weird, fascinating and scary stories from those who lived through them.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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There is a mural of Confucius in a courtroom of the Minnesota Supreme Court in the U.S. It represents a misinterpretation in the search for likeness between China and the Western world. Read the article by Wang Chang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-10-02/weekend-long-read-what-a-minnesota-mural-of-confucius-tells-us-about-misinterpretation-10177…
 
Beijing's strictest-yet crypto ban is the real thing, and 30 companies are quitting the country. Read the article by Zeyi Yang: https://www.protocol.com/china/beijing-crypto-shutdown 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.…
 
Chinese biotech companies have made enormous progress in recent years, but they still need one thing: the United States. Read the article by Anastasiia Carrier: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/10/10/biotechs-borders/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#…
 
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…
 
The Chinese and Dutch in Java (now part of Indonesia) co-existed as long as the sugar economy thrived. But once global prices fell, troubles arose, culminating in a conflict that left more than 10,000 Chinese dead. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/10/06/the-1740-batavia-massacre-of-ethnic-chinese-in-java/ Narrated by John…
 
High coal prices continue to hammer businesses in northeast China. Read the article by Yuan Ye: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008645/hammered-by-blackouts%2C-chinas-rust-belt-grinds-down Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
When the Peace Corps pulled out of China early last year, it marked the end of a 27-year program that existed only thanks to the efforts of high-level American and Chinese diplomats. Could the program — with its ideals of U.S.-China cooperation — ever be restored? Read the article by Daniel Schoolenberg: https://supchina.com/2021/09/30/the-inside-s…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Michael Davidson, a leading scholar on China’s environmental policy, who holds joint appointments at UC San Diego as an assistant professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Jacobs School of Engineering. Michael unpacks recent announcements out of Beijing, including Xí Jìnpíng’s 习近平 decisi…
 
Yunnan's French colonial connections lives on in the old train station at Bisezhai. Read the article by Anson Zong-Liscum (安森): https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/09/on-the-tracks-of-the-yunnan-vietnam-railway/ Narrated by Sylvia Franke. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#d…
 
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…
 
Documents in the Pandora Papers, the offshore leaks released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, help shed light on China's massive offshore presence. Read the article by David Barboza: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/10/03/chinas-shell-game/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Cybersecurity "Common Prosperity" and Internet control were high on the agenda. Partying, not so much. Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/wuzhen-world-internet-conference-policy-signals Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-s…
 
Why are supporters demonstrating outside the courthouse on this high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit? Read the article by Sam Davies, Anita He and Yang Tingting: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/09/the-case-that-captured-the-heart-of-chinas-metoo-movement/ Narrated by Sylvia Franke. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
This Week in China’s History looks back to this *other* Opium War possession of Britain, not Hong Kong but the island of Zhoushan. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/09/29/zhoushan-britains-forgotten-and-first-colony-in-china/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California …
 
What should be done when values like the free-flow of information conflict with equally important values like the rule of law and the protection of personal and property rights? The legal battle over the diaries Li Rui, a former secretary to Mao Zedong, asks that very question. Read the article by John Pomfret: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/09/…
 
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This week, Kaiser chats with Manfred Elfstrom, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Manfred’s new book, Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness, examines the state’s dynamic approach to handling labor actions — petitions,…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou returns to China; Huawei budget smartphone brand Honor recovers market share; Beijing cracks down hard on cryptocurrencies, effectively banning all crypto activity; embattled conglomerate HNA’s chairman and CEO both detained in China; questions emerge over banks with exposure to…
 
The embattled developer has shown itself to be a master at hiding debt, employing methods such as debt disguised as equity and acquisitions that have yet to be paid for. Read the article by Wang Jing, Chen Bo, Yu Ning, Zhu Liangtao, Wang Juanjuan and Zhou Wenmin: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-22/in-depth-how-evergrande-hid-its-debt-101776300…
 
Hydropower-rich Yunnan is struggling to balance its longtime role as a source of cheap electricity with aspirations to build up its own manufacturing industry. Read the article by Luo Guoping, Chen Xuewan and Wang Jing: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-09-16/in-depth-chinas-climate-goals-leave-one-province-torn-between-past-and-future-101774377.ht…
 
Jiang Zemin, who succeeded Deng Xiaoping and was the first PRC leader who was not of the Long March generation, proved to be more formidable than anyone anticipated. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/09/22/jiang-zemin-and-the-prcs-first-orderly-transfer-of-power/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.…
 
This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser welcomes former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton to discuss a recently published audit of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), the annual set of high-level meetings with Chinese officials that were convened during the Obama administration by the U.S. …
 
For years, Amazon recruited Chinese sellers aggressively. But many Chinese sellers' bad practices now have the e-commerce giant on the defensive. Read the article by Anastasiia Carrier: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/09/19/package-deal/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https…
 
A number of accounts have been suspended, even deleted, after voicing support for the plaintiff. Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/china-weibo-metoo-account-suspension 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.…
 
A slew of recent work-related deaths have prompted Chinese to ask themselves some unusual questions. Read the article by Wei Zhou: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-02-06/weekend-long-read-deaths-on-the-job-make-people-mull-the-meaning-of-work-101660925.html Wei Zhou is a columnist for Caixin. Narrated by: Nandini Venkata See Privacy Policy at http…
 
The Chinese startup has won over Western shoppers by churning out trending styles at ultra-low prices. But at what cost? Read the article by Wu Peiyue: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008472/the-shady-labor-practices-underpinning-sheins-global-fashion-empire Narrated by Elyse Ribbons. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California P…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: U.S.-China tensions rise over Taipei’s move to change the name of its representative office in the U.S.; Apple offers its latest smartphone at a price it hopes will grow its share in China; Stanford faculty call for an end to the U.S. Department of Justice’s controversial “China Initiative” over ethnic…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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