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The rise of morning workouts among Chinese youth
Rise and shine, or hit snooze and recline? We dive into the fascinating rise of morning workouts among China's youth - unpacking the why, the how, and whether it's worth it to trade sunrise stretches for a few extra winks. / Keeping warm in wintertime (22:37) On the show: Heyang, Li Yi & Ding Heng
Crafting your ideal TV experience in the streaming era
Traditional cable TV has been witnessing a steady decline in subscribers for over a decade, as consumers increasingly shift towards streaming services. In our exploration of television viewing services, we delve into the areas that could welcome some improvements. Can a new industry standard address all these concerns? On the show: Heyang, Li Yi & Ding Heng
China has banned the use of so-called 'fresh lamps'
China's market regulator has recently put a stop to the use of the so-called "fresh lamps" in grocery stores and supermarkets which butchers have been using to cast their products in favorable lighting. We will discuss this new regulation to see whether it is achieving its intended results. / Motivational Monday (19:12)! On the show: Laiming, Niu Honglin & Brandon Yates
China's skiing frenzy continues with the arrival of a new snow season
Skiing participation already was on the rise before the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Now with COVID-19 out of the way, businesses expect and are experiencing strong growth. And amidst all this skiing frenzy, we've spotted some new trends that we hope to share with you. On the show: Laiming, Niu Honglin & Brandon Yates
Might there just be such a thing as a free lunch?
Hungry minds out there, listen up! Have you ever wished for a free lunch? Well, hold on to your chopsticks because we're about to dish out the details on a trend called "eat and run meals. "/ Round Table's Happy Place (17:23)! On the show: Heyang, Li Yi & Josh Cotterill
Anticipating more climate actions at COP28
We are in the thick of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, already in full swing in Dubai. World leaders have converged in the UAE, fueled by a collective mission to tackle climate change head-on. We'll explore what ambitious climate actions might be on the horizon, with expert opinions from Derek Elsworth, Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, adding depth and clarity to the discussion. On the show: Heyang, Li Yi & Josh Cotterill