Want to learn more about China first-hand, from reporters on the ground? In every episode, we take a deep-dive into a specific topic, mixing independent reporting and exclusive interviews to bring you unique insights into an emerging potential superpower. Now, we’re featuring regular updates on the coronavirus pandemic from across the country. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.
Explaining China's five Covid vaccines, test results and global distribution plans
Analysis of China's five Covid-19 vaccines now in the final phase of testing, and plans for global distribution. Kinling Lo speaks with Josephine Ma about vaccines developed by Sinovac, CanSino, Sinopharm and Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical, comparing their designs and test results in south east Asia and Brazil. Simone McCarthy reports on Xi Jinping's plans for these vaccines to be a 'global public good', which nations are ordering these vaccines, and the logistics needed to inocculate…
Huawei and the US: what next for 5G, phones & Meng Wanzhou
Is the US trying to contain Huawei - or kill it? SCMP tech editor John Artman analyses the increasing US sanctions on Huawei's access to high-tech tools and silicon chips and what it means for the company's existence, while Vancouver-based senior reporter Ian Young reports on the two year anniversary of the continuing extradition trial of Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou, courtroom revelations and the impact of China's 'hostage diplomacy', imprisoning Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor…
Covid vaccine reality: supply, anxiety, QR codes & 'Covid normal' travel
Kinling Lo looks at vaccine success and the issues ahead: SCMP China desk editor Josephine Ma previews the supply chain issues for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, price comparison with others as well as China's vaccines on the verge of official approval. Earth A.I CEO John Ricketts reports on global online sentiment analysis of the extent of 'vaccine anxiety', concerns over Chinese made vaccines and the response for calls to make vaccines a condition of international air travel. Tech reporter…
What will change in US-China relations under Biden and Blinken?
What will change after four years of Trump's inflammatory anti-China rhetoric, ruinous trade war, and escalating technology war against Chinese companies? Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo speak with SCMP Washington bureau chief Robert Delaney about how the incoming Biden administration will change tack in its policies to China, how the new Secretary of State Antony Blinken will differ from Mike Pompeo and the background as to how the mood in Washington has fundamentally changed about what China means to…
Chinese Americans and the US election: why generational change and Asian representation matters
Despite 'China' being a huge US election issue, not much was said about how Chinese Americans might vote - and election analysis spent very little time on the complexity of the 11 million Asian Americans casting their vote. Mimi Lau speaks with a first time voter, a radio veteran, Jeff Yang from the 'They Call Us Bruce' podcast and comedian Joe Wong about the impact of Trump's anti-China rhetoric, the power of Andrew Yang's run for nomination and how Black Lives Matter helped galvanise a…
China's Covid vaccines: mass inoculations begin, what the global Covax deal means
Hundreds of thousands of people in mainland China have already received Covid19 vaccines. Josephine Ma details the enthusiasm for Chinese people to pay to take vaccines that are still classified as 'experimental' in phase 3 trials, and of countries like Brazil and Indonesia preparing to import large amounts of Chinese made vaccines. Simone McCarthy analyses the detail of China signing on to the WHO's global Covax agreement for vaccine distribution, and the reality of global supply chains…
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I love these deep dive features on different parts of Chinese society. I especially loved the Chinese science fiction episode!