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"Round Table" is the premier discussion show that debates the hottest topics making headlines in China and around the world. As the most popular English language podcast from China, it covers everything from pressing social issues to the latest consumption trends. It not only keeps you informed, but goes deeper into the factors shaping the behavior of 1.4 billion people. Check it out to gain an insight into the minds of Chinese youth and feel the pulse of contemporary China.
 
Feast your ears on the musical classics of the east with MUSIC TALKS, the Middle Kingdom’s mashup of classical music and in-depth discussions with some of China’s most celebrated orchestral professionals. Experience the instruments, get some perspective, feel the pulse of antiquity.
 
Because your time matters, "The Top Story" will focus on the biggest news stories of the day that no one can miss. You'll hear the why and the how for a stronger understanding of all the top events that occur in China and around the world. Subscribe to gain a competitive advantage in preparing yourself for the news events that shape our lives and our future.
 
Dialogue covers a wide range of domestic and international topics, providing a balanced and critical perspective on current affairs and analysis within the framework of cross-cultural and multidisciplinary comparisons. Hundreds of heads of state, diplomats, business leaders and culture icons have appeared on the show.
 
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.
 
This 100-episode podcast explains how China really works. Exploring Xi Jinping Thought and how the Chinese president's approach has shaped the governance of China, the podcast decodes the country's growth story to help you truly understand its success and challenges.
 
Want a one-stop shop in learning more about China? Then this is the podcast for you. From the food & the Forbidden City, to having a ball in Beijing! Howzit China focuses on China's history in South Africa, cuisine, language, opportunities in China for South Africans, opportunities for China in SA & more..
 
Exploring music from 9,000 years ago to modern times, “Chords of China” features the history and culture of Chinese musical instruments. Each episode highlights a classical Chinese instrument, which carries the values of the Chinese culture. Touch the soul of melody, having more than nine millenniums of wisdom inspire you.
 
Love reading yet lost in plenty of literary podcasts out there? Look no further! The weekly program Ink&Quill is the hotchpotch you are looking for. Produced by bibliophiles from CRI English, the podcast connects you with literature, culture and writers in China and around the globe. A fun ride into the literary world, Ink&Quill blends news, book reviews, Q&As, panel discussions and feature stories, giving the listeners insight into writers' visions.
 
Turn off your email alerts and settle into the weekend. We explore today's culture, big ideas, nuanced questions and what it means to live a good life. Join our host Lilah Raptopoulos every Saturday for inspiring conversations, in-depth storytelling, a bit of escapism and a lot of fun. Brought to you by the award-winning Life & Arts journalists at the Financial Times. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Love reading yet lost in plenty of literary podcasts out there? Look no further! The weekly program Ink&Quill is the hotchpotch you are looking for. Produced by bibliophiles from CRI English, the podcast connects you with literature, culture and writers in China and around the globe. A fun ride into the literary world, Ink&Quill blends news, book reviews, Q&As, panel discussions and feature stories, giving the listeners insight into writers' visions.
 
Synopsis: Every week, get our distinct take on global issues with an Asian perspective, with ST’s 30-plus correspondents in 15 cities across the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe. Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis, The Straits Times & Money FM 89.3, SPH Media Trust.
 
"The Spirit of the Chinese People" was published in 1915 by Malaysian-Chinese scholar Gu Hongming. This essay collection is considered to be the first work in modern China to introduce Chinese people to westerners. Although the opinions seem dated, the book offers interesting insights into the impact of Confucianism on the Chinese people and culture.
 
A weekly podcast about making it big as a foreign fish in the world's biggest pond - China! Every week from Beijing, host Brendan Davis talks with a fellow foreigner who is doing something challenging, unique or maybe even just a little bit crazy. Guests ranging from venture capitalists to standup comedians share funny stories, useful insights, and occasionally, cautionary tales about their lives in China. The podcast aims to be invaluable for anyone considering making a similar move, plus e ...
 
Each week, It's Been a Minute features people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with journalists in the know. Join us to make sense of the world through conversation. If you can't get enough, try It's Been a Minute Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/itsbeenaminute
 
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This weekend, we think about morality in the age of social media. According to writer Dan Brooks, we're great at pointing out where good is missing, but we’ve forgotten how to be good people. Then, Yale professor Jing Tsu tells us the story of how China standardised its complex language of 80,000 characters into something that could fit on a keyboa…
 
Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in China in this weekly podcast. The Straits Times' China bureau chief Tan Dawn Wei chats with Money FM 89.3's Adrian Abraham who is sitting in for Elliott Danker. The team discusses how China's zero-Covid policy is taking a toll on its economy and if Shanghai's Covid-19 restrictions will…
 
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had envisioned leaving office with vast amounts of shiny new Chinese-financed infrastructure built throughout the country. That's not going to happen. China has lost its appetite for large-scale development projects in Nigeria leaving some $15 billion of rail and other initiatives unfunded. But that doesn't mean …
 
Before the pandemic, Megan Stalter was an unknown comedian, trying to catch a lucky break at clubs in New York City. But with the arrival of COVID-19, social media became her only outlet, and she quickly found an audience with her short-form, D.I.Y. character videos, portraying the “breadth of American idiocy,” as Michael Schulman puts it, with suc…
 
In this encore episode from 2018, former host Sam Sanders speaks with singer-songwriter Syd about her work with the hip-hop collective Odd Future and now with her own group – The Internet. The two discuss how she produced The Internet's fourth album, Hive Mind, and how she incorporates songwriting her sexuality. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRIts…
 
0:00 Bestie Guestie Elon Musk joins via Zoom at the All-In Summit! 0:43 Benchmarking Twitter's bot problem, thoughts on slights from the Biden Administration 13:26 Breaking down Tesla's 6+ businesses, comparing them to a traditional car company 21:42 Concerns around the Twitter deal, crypto payments on Twitter 30:19 Building vs. acquiring, early Te…
 
The world has been grappling with conflict and humanitarian aid has been crucial in protecting people’s lives. In northeastern Syria, thousands of women and children are living in refugee camps. In today’s program, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross will share his perspective on how aid workers provide supports for those …
 
Synopsis: In this special series, The Straits Times dives into some of the greatest unsolved mysteries in South-east Asia, and examines the underlying issues that they exposed. In this episode, we find out what might have happened to 'Ourang Medan' a distressed vessel sailing the Strait of Malacca in the 1930s - 1940s and the gruesome but mysteriou…
 
①Finland and Sweden inch closer to joining NATO. What's the significance of it? ②Shanghai cuts off community transmission of COVID in 15 districts and plans to return to normalcy in June. What are the latest? ③Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco posts record quarterly profit amid surging oil prices. We take a look at the impact of the Ukrain…
 
Beijing has recently approved the first autonomous driving permits in China. How far away are we from being chauffeured around in driverless cars? / Listener Pinyi shares her story with RoundTable for our 10th anniversary celebration! / It's time to talk about sun protection. / Motivational Monday! On the show: Heyang, Huang Shan & Josh Cotterill…
 
Nǐ xiǎng jiàqī qù páshān ma? 你想假期去爬山吗? Do you want to go hiking during the holiday? Tiānqì yùbào shuō huì xiàyǔ,wǒmen qù cānguān guójiā bówùguǎn zěnmeyàng? 天气预报说会下雨,我们去参观国家博物馆怎么样? The weather forecast says it will rain. How about visiting the National Museum of China? Hǎozhǔyi a!Zhōngguó shì shìjiè sì dà wénmíng gǔguó zhīyī, 好主意啊!中国是世界四大文明古国之一, Sou…
 
Synopsis: In this special series, The Straits Times dives into some of the greatest unsolved mysteries in South-east Asia, and examines the underlying issues that they exposed. In this episode, we follow the trail of fabled treasure stashed in tunnels and caves by retreating Japanese soldiers who found themselves with nowhere else to go as World Wa…
 
Synopsis: This podcast series is based on selected chapters from a book, detailing Singapore’s experience battling the Covid-19 pandemic. The book - written by journalists of The Straits Times and edited by ST’s executive editor Sumiko Tan - is titled In This Together: Singapore's Covid-19 Story and is available in major bookstores now. Details onl…
 
This weekend, Lilah talks to actor Michael Patrick Thornton, who appears in the buzzy new Broadway production of Macbeth. When Michael was 24, he had a series of spinal cord strokes. Reciting Shakespeare's sonnets taught him how to breathe and speak again, and continue his career. Michael is at present the only actor on Broadway who uses a wheelcha…
 
With the anticipated repeal of Roe v. Wade, it's unclear how Americans will access abortion and other reproductive care. Will tech platforms continue to provide the same information about services in states where the procedure is outlawed? And what risk does your digital footprint create, if you seek information about abortion or other reproductive…
 
Assuming that Justice Samuel Alito’s final opinion in the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization gets majority support, there will be profound social, political, and health-care implications across the United States. Margaret Talbot, Peter Slevin and Jia Tolentino assess the world after Roe. Opponents will surely not…
 
The year is 2027 and China has decided to attack Taiwan and bring the island nation under direct control. Now the U-S has to answer: do we fight for Taiwan’s freedom? How far are we willing to go? And will allies support us? Those are the questions we ask in this week’s season finale of “Meet the Press Reports.” We staged a full-day war game to hel…
 
Authorities in China have issued a new guideline restricting the use of live streaming and tipping for Chinese youth. Under the guideline, online gaming platforms are also required to put in place a 10 pm viewing curfew for teenagers. What would that mean for online users under the age of 18, parents and the livestreaming service providers? For ans…
 
In light of the current developments globally, is a new multi polar world emerging? What are the challenges to the postwar systems that have given rise to the US hegemony? To delve into these issues, host Ge Anna is joined by Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute; Prof. Richard Stoll, Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice Un…
 
In this Lightning Round edition of the show, CAP Managing Editor Cobus van Staden and CAP Francophone Editor Geraud Neema break down three of the week's big stories. First, Cobus explains why African leaders would be well advised to closely follow the events at this week's U.S.-ASEAN summit in Washington, D.C. Then, the State Department's #2 offici…
 
0:00 Bestie catchup and Friedberg intros! 4:40 Breaking down current macro risks, Great Recession comparisons 31:55 How a historically large amount of dry powder is impacting VC firms as the market shifts, problems with mega funds 41:31 Tiger Global's historic loss and where they might have gone wrong; Sacks' gives his playbook for raising capital …
 
World leaders have congratulated Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after he claimed victory by a huge margin in the presidential election in the Philippines. The former senator and son of the late president Ferdinand Marcos declared victory, promising more jobs, lower food prices, and more investments in agriculture and infrastructure.…
 
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