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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, Week in China, The World of Chinese, 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.
 
Want to keep up with all the news from China’s business scene but short on time? Then tune into the Caixin China Biz Roundup! Each weekday, we break down the biggest developments in the Asian giant’s economy, financial world and tech sphere — all in around 15 minutes! Expect to find lots of analysis and informative updates delivered in a fun, light-hearted manner. Also on our channel is the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief and China Stories, which are both produced in collaboration with SupChina ...
 
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E-commerce giant downsizes workforce by over 9,000; villager forced to apologize for farming during lockdown; and the latest on the Covid outbreak in Hainan. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
Academics can help rationalize judicial decision-making, in an effort to build a stronger community around the law. Read the article by Huang Yuxin and Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-05/in-depth-how-law-professors-take-turns-to-serve-chinas-courts-101908567.html Narrated by Sylvia Franke. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/p…
 
Those who can, teach. Those who can’t, go on TikTok. Read the article by Luo Meihan: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010828/regulations-forced-chinas-tutors-out-of-a-job.-will-tiktok-save-them%3F 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.…
 
The "Taiwan Friendship Bridge" in Costa Rica was originally a gift from the Taiwanese government. There is now a motion to officially remove "Taiwan" from the name. It's a sign of the times: Taiwan's influence in Central America has waned amid Beijing's growing interest in the region. Read the article by Justin Olsvik: https://supchina.com/2022/08/…
 
Popular perception of Beijing, for those who have never visited, is that it is a drab city of gray concrete and red paint. But perceptions can fall out-of-date for a place that changes so quickly — from year to year, and even season to season. Read the article by Alex Li: https://supchina.com/2022/07/19/greener-than-expected-noticing-the-overlooked…
 
Behind the tech giant’s latest step to expand in health care; China’s military extends time for live fire drills around Taiwan; and Hong Kong cuts mandatory quarantine for arrivals to three days Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to …
 
Beijing slaps sanctions on Washington and Taiwan; Alibaba faces possible delisting amid audit dispute; and the latest on Evergrande. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts
 
China unleashes countermeasures on Washington following Pelosi’s Taiwan visit; thousands of tourists stranded after a resort city goes into lockdown; and the latest on Evergrande. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts…
 
Zhang died at the age of 95 after a lifetime of contributions to the legal profession. His career mirrored the fate of his country. Read the article by Si Weijiang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-13/opinion-the-hard-won-wisdom-of-famed-lawyer-zhang-sizhi-101912525.html Narrated by Nandini Venkata. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please g…
 
In the summer of 1884, French forces, frustrated by Qing refusal to comply with their colonial wishes in Indochina, attempted to demonstrate their power by taking Taiwan. Neither the landing nor the war went to plan. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2022/08/03/a-french-assault-on-taiwan/ Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Pol…
 
Last year, China outlawed private academic tutoring in a bid to promote social equality. The result: a thriving network of underground study centers, serving the children of wealthy, well-connected families. Read the article: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010833/china-tried-to-ban-private-tutoring.-it-created-a-huge-black-market Narrated by Sylvi…
 
A former Hotan jade miner looks back on a disappeared, dangerous trade. Read the article by Renjian the Livings: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/07/jade-mining-in-the-kunlun-mountains-where-life-is-cheaper-than-rocks/ Translated by Ana Padilla Fornieles. Narrated by Cliff Larsen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California…
 
Years of government spending on semiconductors seem to have only led to massively expensive failed projects and chief executives in jail. Read the article by Barry van Wyk: https://supchina.com/2022/08/01/chinas-microchip-great-leap-forward-has-also-ended-in-chaos/ Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Academics can help rationalize judicial decision-making, in an effort to build a stronger community around the law. Read the article by Huang Yuxin and Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-05/in-depth-how-law-professors-take-turns-to-serve-chinas-courts-101908567.html Narrated by Sylvia Franke. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then plea…
 
Beijing will suspend trade in certain products and impose sanctions on ‘pro-independence’ institutions; Macao resumes quarantine-free travel with Zhuhai; and a co-founder of battery titan CATL resigns. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you lis…
 
Beijing condemns U.S. lawmaker’s trip; EV giant CATL steps up patent lawsuit against competitor; and China’s game approval list omits Tencent and NetEase again. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
While English language education was once practically forbidden, decades of reform have turned it into massive business. Read the article by Chu Dandan: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/07/how-english-language-went-from-imperialist-treachery-to-lingua-franca/ Narrated by Jenny McKenzie. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cali…
 
Zhang Sizhi died at the age of 95 after a lifetime of contributions to the legal profession. His career mirrored the fate of his country. Read the article by Si Weijiang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-13/opinion-the-hard-won-wisdom-of-famed-lawyer-zhang-sizhi-101912525.html Narrated by Nandini Venkata. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com…
 
Tensions mount after media reports say U.S. House speaker will proceed with controversial trip; Alibaba could be kicked off American stock exchange amid audit dispute; and Nio’s plans to open a factory in Hungary. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wher…
 
Plus, Xi Jinping and Joe Biden hold first phone call since March; the latest on the digital yuan; and short-seller takes aim at Miniso. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
 
What had gotten so many homebuyers fed up; the country’s biggest chip investment fund gets caught up in another graft scandal; and analysts say Beijing will stick to ‘zero-Covid’. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
The Japanese conglomerate had to win over the Shenzhen government to finally boot CEO Allen Wu from the top job at the chip designer's Chinese venture. Read the article by Zhang Erchi, Qu Yunxu and Guo Yingzhe: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-06-30/in-depth-how-softbank-wrestled-back-control-of-arm-china-101906465.html Narrated by Jenny McKenzie.…
 
A spike in cases of the H3N2 influenza A virus in provinces including Guangdong and Fujian since mid-May has prompted a medical expert to warn about potential outbreaks elsewhere. Read the article Qi Zhanning, Zhao Jinzhao and Wang Xintong: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-05/flu-epidemic-sweeps-south-china-as-covid-wanes-101908570.html Narrate…
 
Tasked with preventing COVID-19 transmission across China’s border with Myanmar, officials in the small city of Ruili have mobilized everyone from bureaucrats to bankers. Read the article by Zhang Fangliang: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010666/in-southwest-china%2C-bankers-now-double-as-border-guards Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos. See Privacy Poli…
 
Rural banks were supposed to help farmers make a living and remote areas develop. How did they become so problematic? Read the article by Alex Colville: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/07/the-trouble-with-rural-banks/ Narrated by Cliff Larsen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/…
 
On July 26, 1882, the first electric light came on in Shanghai. The city would be China's only electrified city for the next six years, helping it attract industry — and imperialist forces — through the turn of the century. Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2022/07/27/the-first-days-of-electric-shanghai/ Narrated by John Darwin…
 
The demands of the pandemic have further stressed a frontline medical system already suffering from insufficient funding and shrinking resources. The result has been a brain drain of its best and brightest. Read the article by Cui Xiaotian, Xu Wen, Dong Hui and Kelly Wang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-20/in-depth-covid-control-efforts-push-…
 
State leaders discuss Ukraine crisis and Taiwan issues; pork producer’s shares slide after damning ‘pig cannibalism’ video surfaces; and China’s ‘fragrance queen’ gets released on bail. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
Retailer denies it concealed financial details; Shanghai expands lockdown restrictions to more areas; and behind the internal reshuffle at Ant Group. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
Four laws that individuals can use to safeguard their information; the first domestically developed Covid pill; and the new head of China’s CDC. Are you a big fan of our shows? Then please give our podcast account, China Business Insider, a 5-star rating on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
Though authorities have warned against discriminatory hiring practices for people who have recovered from COVID, job seekers are skeptical. Read the article by Luo Meihan and Lü Xiao: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010762/he-cant-find-work-due-to-prior-covid-infection.-hes-not-alone Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/p…
 
Since mid-May, there has been a spike in cases of the H3N2 influenza A virus in provinces including Guangdong and Fujian, prompting a medical expert to warn about potential outbreaks elsewhere. Read the article Qi Zhanning, Zhao Jinzhao and Wang Xintong: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-07-05/flu-epidemic-sweeps-south-china-as-covid-wanes-10190857…
 
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