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In-depth discussions with SCMP journalists and editors about how they are covering the world’s biggest news, and what’s happening behind the scenes. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

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In-depth discussions with SCMP journalists and editors about how they are covering the world’s biggest news, and what’s happening behind the scenes. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

    A Hong Kong exorcist and the Festival of Hungry Ghosts

    A Hong Kong exorcist and the Festival of Hungry Ghosts

    While many Western nations have Halloween, in Asia there’s the Hungry Ghost Festival. In this episode, Post reporter Lisa Cam shares what she learned from a feng shui practitioner who helps ghosts move on to the next realm – a spiritual negotiator some call an “exorcist”. Listen to find out how you know if you are haunted by spirits, and 10 things people should not do during the festival season.

    • 26 min
    What to expect from China under third-term President Xi Jinping

    What to expect from China under third-term President Xi Jinping

    China recently wrapped up the “two sessions'' of its national legislature and top political advisory body. Beyond the confirmation of an unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping and the unveiling of his new leadership team, the annual gatherings in Beijing are key indicators of the country's economic, military and foreign policy direction. China expert and veteran journalist Chow Chung-yan, the South China Morning Post’s executive editor, breaks it down for us. In this episode of…

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Asia in 2023: the post-pandemic new order

    Asia in 2023: the post-pandemic new order

    After a turbulent 2022 - which saw changes of leadership in countries like the Philippines and Malaysia, fluctuating stocks and foreign exchange markets, along with a gradual economic recovery from the pandemic - how will Asia look in 2023, politically, economically and socially? South China Morning Post Business Editor Eugene Tang and Asia Editor Bhavan Jaipragas give us their thoughts and insider insights, as well as responding to bold predictions from some of SCMP's subscribers on the Asian…

    • 53 min
    China’s Covid crisis: what went wrong and how bad is it?

    China’s Covid crisis: what went wrong and how bad is it?

    China is struggling to contain the fallout from suddenly ending its draconian Covid-control regime. How bad is the situation and what’s next for the world’s second-largest economy?
    Former SCMP editor-in-chief Wang Xiangwei, one of the most credible China experts on the scene, sits down with chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo to break it down.

    • 57 min
    ‘China knows it’s getting stronger’: George Yeo on US-China tensions

    ‘China knows it’s getting stronger’: George Yeo on US-China tensions

    Former Singapore foreign minister and long-time Hong Kong resident George Yeo has been called a “China whisperer” for his ability to explain Beijing’s ambitions and perspective to the rest of the world. In this extended version of Talking Post, Yeo sits down with chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo to discuss rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, Singapore’s role in the region and what the Singapore-Hong Kong rivalry means for the two financial hubs. Watch the Talking Post video version…

    • 37 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson on China’s space program, science ignorance and UFOs

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on China’s space program, science ignorance and UFOs

    Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most recognizable and renowned science communicators in the world. He is famous for combining wisdom and wit to break down complex ideas for the masses and was recently interviewed for SCMP’s Talking Post video series. Here is an extended version of the Talking Post, where Tyson sits down with SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo to discuss China-US competition in space, UFOs and life after death and his new book ‘Starry Messenger: A Cosmic Perspective on…

    • 57 min

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