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Two Women. One Country. Modern China from the Inside.

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Two Women. One Country. Modern China from the Inside.

    The View From Davos 2020

    The View From Davos 2020

    Last week, before the break out of the coronavirus, much of the world’s attention focused on Davos, a little European ski resort town in Switzerland where this year the World Economic Forum celebrated its 50 year anniversary and welcomed more than 3,000 political, business and other leaders.

    Jingjing and Yajun, the two co-hosts of Wǒ Men Podcast, met up there and shared their experiences and highlights at the summit from both a participant and organizer’s perspective, respectively.

    • 21 min
    Wǒ Men Podcast: 2020 Vision

    Wǒ Men Podcast: 2020 Vision

    Podcast hosts Yajun Zhang and Jingjing Zhang come together at the start of 2020 to discuss their hopes, aspirations, and resolutions for the New Year.

    • 28 min
    Being an LGBTQ+ Ally in China

    Being an LGBTQ+ Ally in China

    This year more than 220,000 Chinese people sent online endorsements of gay marriage to China’s top legislative body, arguing for a same-sex marriage amendment to be made to China’s marriage laws.

    For the system to change in China, the LGBTQ+ community needs allies. Olivia Wang explains to us how she takes action to support the LGBTQ community by attempting to influence both China’s legal system and the people around her.

    • 28 min
    The China Fear?

    The China Fear?

    China dominates global headlines right now — and few of those headlines are positive. But is fear of the country justified? How to separate the people, the government, and the Party? And what impact is the breakdown in dialogue between China and the English-speaking world having on Chinese living and travelling abroad? Hosts Jingjing, Karoline, and Yajun share their perspectives from around the world.

    • 34 min
    Buy, Buy, Buy: Singles Day Shopping in China

    Buy, Buy, Buy: Singles Day Shopping in China

    Is Singles Day still a culture phenomenon in China where if you have not participated, you feel you would be left out?  I have heard some people have started to lose interest this year as they feel the shopping rules have become quite complicated.  Do you feel the same? Do you use shopping as your retail therapy?  This is an encore episode in which Yajun and Jingjing discuss the "buy buy buy" culture in China.

    • 24 min
    Sexual Assault in Rural China

    Sexual Assault in Rural China

    This week, we have a special guest who came forward to share her deeply personal experience of being a victim of sexual assault when she was just 4 years old.

    Through discussing this horrendous experience, we look at the underlying problems in some rural and undereducated areas in China, where gender inequality is a manifest of some purportedly “patriotic” values. It also examines how some criminals can take advantage of “面子 mianzi” (face) and a culture of “family shaming” culture to cove

    • 35 min

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Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes.
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Love listening to the podcast, you ladies are awesome!

jeremiah72 ,

Great — and much needed — podcast about China

It’s great to get a perspective on China, the great changes in Chinese society, as well as a look at many issues which are important to everyone, including women, in China today. This is a smart, funny, podcast hosted by two women from China who aren’t afraid of tackling controversial topics even though they record in Beijing. Worth a listen!

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