Two Women. One Country. Modern China from the Inside.
Downsizing in Dali
For many young people in China, work means 12-hour days, six days a week, with a long and crowded commute to and from work. No wonder so many people are considering trading urban living for a rural lifestyle. In recent years, Dali has become a magnet for writers, musicians, artists, painters, and people looking to simplify their lives. In this episode, Karoline Kan talks to Feather, who moved to Dali from Beijing, about her lifestyle change.
The cost of beauty: Why is cosmetic surgery so popular in China?
Why are Chinese women -- and men -- so crazy about beauty treatments? Don’t they worry about the risks and possible side effects? Today we talked to Guli Ai, a consumer with ten years of experience using aesthetics treatment. Guli explains her journey in pursuit of beauty and why she’s not afraid to take advantage of the benefits of medical science in her quest for perfection.
Buzzing and Bubbling Business Start-ups for the Covid-19 Era
Our guest today, Lysa Wei, is a female entrepreneur who started her own company bringing hard seltzer to the China market.
In this episode, Lysa explains the opportunities and the challenges of starting a company in the Covid era. She also shares how to introduce a new alcoholic beverage to Chinese millennials who like to get their buzz differently from their parents or older siblings.
Promoting LGBTQ rights in today's China
Ying, who calls herself Iron, is director of the Beijing LGBT Center.
Ying joins our show today to discuss her personal experience as a member of this community and how she developed her passion into a career. She also shares with us her views on the progress – and remaining challenges – for activists promoting LGBTQ rights in the PRC.
Traveling for Change
How one couple journeyed to Africa and found their purpose and new direction. Karoline Kan sits down with Faye and Celyn, founders of Celu Studio, to learn more about their travels to Africa and their platform for tackling the effects of climate change around the world.
You wouldn’t think that the high-wattage conclave of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos would provide that kind of cozy safe space, but that’s exactly where a group of “Davos Dads” gathers to share their family struggles and swap parenting tips.
In this episode, we talked to David Aikman. David is the Chief Representative Officer of Greater China for WEF. This year, the annual meeting is hosted virtually, but David talks about organizing the “Dads group” at past meetings.
Love these ladies! Unique perspective with diverse roster of guests in China. Window into contemporary China. Pls have more episodes with Annie Huang! Talk about childbirth, etc.
Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes.
-Tabby from Your New Best Friends podcast
Love listening to the podcast, you ladies are awesome!