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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.

    Surviving Covid-19: stories of recovery and resilience

    Surviving Covid-19: stories of recovery and resilience

    Media coverage of global infection numbers and the death toll from the coronavirus often misses a third number: the millions of people who have recovered. In this episode you'll hear from Meg Uppal, a 20 year old university student who found herself in London when the pandemic hit, and renowned operatic tenor Warren Mok, who thought he was stopping in Bangkok for a week before returning to his home in Hong Kong when he tested positive at the airport. We catch up with Dr Manimala Dharmangadan,…

    • 31 min
    Beijing Covid-19 outbreak: Xinfadi market closure impact, how it's affecting residents

    Beijing Covid-19 outbreak: Xinfadi market closure impact, how it's affecting residents

    Beijing-based reporters Echo Xie and Qin Chen report on the outbreak of coronavirus at the Xinfadi wholesale market, how it's impacting on food supplies to Beijing supermarkets, how security lockdowns are affecting residents and schools, and we hear what residents are saying online about reports of the cause of the outbreak. Presented by Mimi Lau.

    • 19 min
    Covid-19 vaccine tests, the ethics of human trials, vaccine nationalism & Big Pharma

    Covid-19 vaccine tests, the ethics of human trials, vaccine nationalism & Big Pharma

    Josephine Ma reports the latest on vaccine testing in mainland China, the deep ethical concerns over 'human challenge' trials and the reality of political promises of a vaccine to be ready by September; Simone McCarthy reports on how trade deals and Big Pharma threaten equitable global distribution, with analysis by public health specialist Dr Deborah Gleeson from LaTrobe University about global concerns on pricing, IP laws and corporate values versus the global good. Presented by Kinling Lo.

    • 32 min
    Two Sessions analysis: Hong Kong security law, the 5 year plan and a jobs crisis

    Two Sessions analysis: Hong Kong security law, the 5 year plan and a jobs crisis

    Beijing-based reporter Mai Jun explains what it's like to report on the "two sessions", China's annual parliamentary meetings, under pandemic-level security and how a brief moment captured on camera with China's president Xi Jinping has global relevance; China desk editor Teddy Ng analyses the controversial Hong Kong security law passed by the NPC and political economy desk editor Zhou Xin unpacks the major economic policy changes flagged by Beijing amid an historic unemployment crisis.

    • 33 min
    China’s Two Sessions explained: what to expect, why it’s so important for Beijing

    China’s Two Sessions explained: what to expect, why it’s so important for Beijing

    Amid global criticism for the coronavirus pandemic, a record slump in economic growth and huge unemployment, China will hold its annual “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference this week. Alan Wong, editor of Inkstone, the sister publication to the South China Morning Post, explains how lianghui - the two sessions work, what they mean and why this year is a major turning point for Beijing’s policies. China desk editor Teddy Ng…

    • 17 min
    Coronavirus mutation, vaccines, testing & China's Wolf Warriors vs the world

    Coronavirus mutation, vaccines, testing & China's Wolf Warriors vs the world

    The coronavirus is mutating - how does that affect possible vaccines? Hear from Prof. Malik Pieris, who isolated the SARS virus in 2003, about this development as well as how antibody testing will give the true scale of the pandemic; analysis of China's Wolf Warrior diplomats and their aggressive pro-China tactics; John Ricketts talks about the Earth AI system wich studies the zeitgeist of the open Web, how public sentiment is changing during the pandemic and how the mood in the US is turning…

    • 33 min

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