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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.

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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.

    Anwar Ibrahim on navigating Malaysia through China-US tensions

    Anwar Ibrahim on navigating Malaysia through China-US tensions

    How does a country deepen its relationship and do business with China without risking retaliation by the US and its allies? How can a nation protect its territorial claims in the South China Sea yet maintain a delicate balancing act with its neighbours with their own views and claims? Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim discusses these issues and more, including his deep anguish over the Israel-Gaza war, in this extended version of Talking Post with Yonden Lhatoo.

    • 28 min
    Why the EU, US are concerned about China’s overcapacity

    Why the EU, US are concerned about China’s overcapacity

    The European Union and the United States claim that China is flooding global markets with cheap goods. China says these assertions are groundless. Post Europe correspondent Finbarr Bermingham breaks down the arguments for and against overcapacity, and looks at whether the EU and China are heading towards a trade war.
    Read more about this: https://sc.mp/a1e73f 

    • 18 min
    Unravelling China and India’s roles in the US fentanyl crisis

    Unravelling China and India’s roles in the US fentanyl crisis

    The US has been grappling with an opioid crisis for decades, but the problem has been exacerbated by the arrival of fentanyl – a synthetic drug 50 times more potent than heroin. What roles do China and India play in the global illicit fentanyl trade? Post correspondent Khushboo Razdan and independent investigative journalist Ben Westhoff walk us through their reporting.
    For more on this: https://sc.mp/8c9626 

    • 20 min
    Tourism trouble: post-pandemic hurdles of China travel

    Tourism trouble: post-pandemic hurdles of China travel

    Domestic tourism in China is steadily recovering, but what about inbound tourism? Post senior correspondent Ralph Jennings has a look at who is visiting China and who is not and explores the various hurdles foreigners face when travelling to China.
    For more on China travel: https://sc.mp/facef8

    • 13 min
    Roars from the past: When wild tigers roamed Hong Kong

    Roars from the past: When wild tigers roamed Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s urban jungle was once regularly visited by wild tigers, with sightings of the big cats until the 1960s. While local history books only mention tiger killings in 1915 and 1942, the animals appear in oral accounts, newspapers and John Saeki's 2022 book The Last Tigers of Hong Kong – which tells tales of deadly attacks and terrified villagers hearing roars and frantic pig squealing. In this podcast, the Post tracks down Hong Kong’s links to the critically endangered South China tiger. 🐅

    • 19 min
    China is boldly going where no one has gone before

    China is boldly going where no one has gone before

    China is turning science fiction into fact, whether through the development of nuclear reactors for interplanetary space travel or the use of artificial intelligence to fight corruption. The Post’s science editor Stephen Chen and science reporter Holly Chik discuss some of the latest achievements by China’s scientific community and how the country is nurturing the next generation of scientists.
    Read the latest on China science: https://sc.mp/a3caf7 
     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

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Update + The Huawei Episode

Update: There are times when SCMP reporters get a surprising amount of free reign both in terms of tone and content, but there are also plenty of times when it’s clear that it’s under mainland ownership now, and that HK has changed significantly post return.
The 2024 ‘Two-Sessions’ episode is a good example of fairly strong mainlander, pro-Beijing bias, with limited understanding of Western perspectives (sadly, many mainland Chinese have about as poor an understanding of the West as people in the West do of China; some SCMP journalists are better informed and more experienced with the West than others). That doesn’t mean SCMP content isn’t worth listening to, it often is, but it’s worth knowing what you’re getting.


Re: The Huawei Episode

This episode took place in three acts:

Act 1: Repeat the name Huawei over and over again, slowly and carefully. Apparently they are really tired of hearing everyone mispronounce it. I get it, but it still felt like a bit much.

Act 2: Give a little bit of background, mostly by way of telling us that it’s complicated and we don’t know why Trump’s administration seems so butthurt about Huawei. People who should know say it could be used for spying, but won’t tell us how. Maybe it’s not true, or maybe it’s because the US likes to spy and doesn’t like it when the tables are turned.

Act 3: Reluctantly and briefly admit that some people say bad things about Huawei (that may be true), but quickly move on and talk about how unfair this all is for for the poor, lovely, and admirable pack of wolves that is Huawei.

The whole thing was, like too much of most Chinese coverage related to Huawei, very one sided. Often SCMP still manages to do good work, but this is a time when Ma’s ownership (or, perhaps, the implications of the new national security law) was showing.

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Why Taiwan is a “life of death” question for China

This was an excellent discussion on several topics, but mainly on U.S.-China relations and each country’s views on Taiwan. As an American, I appreciated hearing the Chinese point of view, as one doesn’t always get the full picture here in the U.S. The Chinese-U.S. relationship is of huge global importance and should not be allowed to descend into vitriol and closed-off dialogues. I’m hopeful that the recent Xi-Biden meeting can be extended in order to further warm relations between our countries. My hope is that wisdom can prevail in China that its collective intelligence and - hopefully - patience allows Taiwan to eventually rejoin an integrated China, but only if that can be achieved peacefully and with the support of the majority of the Taiwanese themselves. Force should not be used under any circumstances; not by China, and not by the U.S.

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How about not lying?

The guest stated that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election. That is a bald faced lie.

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