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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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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One underappreciated aspect of the Chinese Communist Party's history, particularly its early history, is how much of it was influenced by Japan. Read the article by John Darwin Van Fleet: https://supchina.com/2021/07/23/the-chinese-communist-party-made-partly-in-japan/ Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priva…
 
Torrential rain late July 20 ravaged Zhengzhou, turning streets into rivers. Read the article by Wang Mengyao, Qin Minxing, Ge Xinghang, Zhu Tianyi, and Han Wei: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-07-27/cover-story-how-historic-rainfall-overwhelmed-zhengzhou-101745293.html. Narrated by Heather Mowbray. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy…
 
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange may benefit from Beijing’s crackdown on foreign share sales because it doesn’t count as “foreign” under the central government’s new cybersecurity rules. Read the article by Zhou Wenmin, Wang Duan, Denise Jia: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-07-23/cx-daily-why-hong-kong-could-gain-from-chinas-foreign-share-sale-crackd…
 
South Sudan marked its tenth anniversary this month as an independent country. Regrettably, though, after a decade of civil war and divided government that has left at least 400,000 people dead and displaced a third of the population, there isn't much to celebrate. From the beginning, China's played an important role in South Sudan, from the creati…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Bill Bikales, who recently returned to the U.S. after 15 years in China as a developmental economist with the United Nations. In June, Bill published a paper titled “Reflections on Poverty Reduction in China” for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), raising important questions about China’s …
 
The Communist Party of China celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year, driving up tourism to revolutionary sites around the country. The “red tourism” sector has seen significant growth from 140 million visit in 2004 to 1.15 billion in 2019, and now the “Gen Z” is following the trend. How do red tourism sites stay relevant for a new generat…
 
How did the queue — a hairstyle characterized by a bare forehead and a single long braid of hair — come to define the Qing dynasty, and subject those who wore that hairstyle to mockery from outsiders? Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/07/21/the-manchu-queue-one-hairstyle-to-rule-them-all/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privac…
 
Skateboarding has long been associated with freewheeling self-expression. But China is approaching the new Olympic event with severe, military-like discipline. Read the article by Du Xinyu and Wu Yurui: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008029/Team%20China%20Aims%20to%20Conquer%20an%20Unfamiliar%20New%20Sport:%20Skateboarding Narrated by Cliff Larsen…
 
"It really seems like I have lived such an ordinary life. But whose life isn’t ordinary? No matter who you are, no matter how much money you have, everyone is ordinary in the end." Read the article by Huang Chenkuang: https://supchina.com/2021/07/21/beijing-lights-i-feel-excited-about-the-new-beginning/ Narrated by Cliff Larsen. See Privacy Policy …
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China unveiled its self-developed maglev train capable of traveling up to 600 kilometers per hour; shares of Chinese education firms collapsed in New York after the Chinese government issued sweeping new regulations to restrict after-school tutoring services; and the State Council released supportive m…
 
He Yujia, a freelance translator and Hessler’s friend, reflects on the author’s years in China. Read the article by He Yujia: http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008025/peter-hesslers-last-class Narrated by Elyse Ribbons. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Mao Zedong’s dip in the Yangtze River near Wuhan in July 1966 set the stage for the launch of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/07/14/power-of-symbolism-the-swim-that-changed-chinese-history/ Narrated by Cliff Larsen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California …
 
They're called "peiwan," and they act as female companions and therapists to their online male "bosses." Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/chinas-gaming-underclass-peiwan 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 discovery of a 3,000-year-old civilization at Sanxingdui raised profound questions about China’s ancient past. Now, researchers believe they’re finally close to finding some answers. Read the article by Wu Haiyun and Ye Ruolin: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1007903/the-mysterious-ancient-city-thats-rewriting-chinese-history Narrated by Elyse R…
 
The race by Chinese internet companies to raise money in the U.S. stock market this year came to an abrupt halt after Didi’s rush to sell shares on the New York Stock Exchange without the blessing of Chinese authorities backfired. Read the article by Guan Cong, Qian Tong, Yuan Ruiyang, and Denise Jia: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-07-20/cover-s…
 
Shunan Teng is the founder and owner of Tea Drunk in New York City, which specializes in heritage, wild, historical, and other famous teas. Every spring, she travels to the renowned tea regions in China and works alongside the heritage farmers to produce the most coveted teas. In this episode, Shunan shares her tremendous knowledge of tea with Cind…
 
China's apparent decision to bail on financing the $2.8 billion AKK pipeline in Nigeria is the latest evidence that Beijing's strategy to engage the continent has changed, a lot. This pipeline is now the third major project in Nigeria this year that Chinese financiers have walked away from. And it's happening elsewhere too. In Zimbabwe, China's lar…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Yiqing Xu, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, about his work in applying modern methods in political science to the politics of contemporary China. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discuss qualitative vs. quantitative approaches and how the debate parallels the debate betwe…
 
As China’s population ages, smaller cities across the country have relaxed their rules on household registration in a bid to attract more young and talented workers, in line with a central government push to encourage more people to move to all but the biggest cities in the country. Read the article by Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021…
 
Why do Chinese fans expect social responsibility and absolute morality from stars? Read the article by Alex Colville: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/07/the-perils-of-being-a-chinese-celebrity/ Narrated by Caroline Agsten. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-m…
 
With the movie “Hi, Mom,” Jia Ling instantly became China’s most beloved female director. But her success came neither overnight nor by accident. Read the article by Alex Colville: https://supchina.com/2021/07/12/meet-jia-ling-the-woman-who-shattered-box-office-records/ Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy an…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: China Southern Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to test a COVID-19 vaccine “passport” in the form of a mobile app; EHang’s flagship autonomous passenger drone has won approval for firefighting; and U.S.-based company Beyond Meat is launching an online store on one of China’s largest ecommerce…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Thomas Pepinsky and Jessica Chen Weiss, both professors of government at Cornell University, about their recent essay in Foreign Affairs, “The Clash of Systems? Washington Should Avoid Ideological Competition With Beijing.” In that essay, they argue that, despite all the talk of Chinese authoritarianism as an …
 
As Bitcoin mania grips the world, China has opened a new front in its war on cryptocurrencies. Read the article by Luo Meihan and Hu Yue: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-07-08/four-things-to-know-about-chinas-latest-crackdown-on-cryptocurrencies-101737322.html Narrated by Heather Mowbray. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
The writer’s stint as a war correspondent in Asia during the Russo-Japanese War has slipped from his popular biography. Read the article by Paul French: https://chinachannel.org/2020/11/06/jack-london/ Narrated by Paul French. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-i…
 
With big money invading pigeon-racing, hobbyists wonder about the future of their time-honored sport. Read the article by Tan Yunfei: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/07/the-high-stakes-world-of-chinas-pigeon-racers/ Narrated by Sylvia Franke. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/p…
 
Tanzanian President Samia Hassan surprised a lot of people last month when she announced that talks with China had resumed over the controversial Bagamoyo port deal. This is the deal that President Hassan's predecessor, the late John Magufuli, famously halted back in 2019 when he said only a "drunkard" would accept the terms put forth by China Merc…
 
Earlier this month, “Z Society,” a Chinese student society focusing on issues related to feminism, gender, and sexual minorities, was one of several campus LGBT groups to have their WeChat public accounts shuttered. Read the article by Zhang Han: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000713/the-challenges-of-leading-an-lgbt-student-society-in-china Narra…
 
SoftBank was Didi’s biggest shareholder before the IPO, but it had to give up its board seat to clear the way for the U.S. share sale. Read the article by Qian Tong, Liu Caiping, Yuan Ruiyang, Guan Cong, Qu Yunxu, Luo Meihan, and Denise Jia: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-07-12/in-depth-how-softbanks-six-year-11-billion-bet-on-didi-turned-sour-1…
 
First it was Alibaba in nationalist crosshairs. Now it's DiDi, which stands accused online of being a "sellout," a "Han traitor" and a "capitalist running dog." Read the article by Shen Lu: https://www.protocol.com/china/china-nationalists-delete-didi-campaign Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Pr…
 
Kai Tak Airport closed on July 6, 1986. It was one-of-a-kind, requiring pilots to be specially certified in order to make hair-raising landings amid mountains and high-rises. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/07/07/there-will-never-be-another-airport-like-hong-kongs-kai-tak/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at ht…
 
Fifty years ago, a hand-delivered letter, a clueless ping-pong team and a series of artful signalling efforts led to a U.S-China breakthrough and a new international order. With the two countries again at a nadir, would a reprise of Kissinger-esque negotiations work again? Read the article by Orville Schell: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/07/11/…
 
This week on the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief: Huawei CFO Mèng Wǎnzhōu 孟晚舟 is denied a request to admit bank records as evidence in her legal battle against extradition to the United States; Tencent adopts a facial recognition system to prevent minors from playing its online games during the night; and Meituan plans to trial food deliveries by dron…
 
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