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China's most popular internet show follows the adventures of Su Fei as she looks for love in Beijing and meets lots of interesting characters along the way. Also other cool content about China, Chinese youth culture and music and interviews with notables, both Chinese and Expat. Features audio and video content.
Hey guys! Come and learn Chinese with us by traveling around Beijing! This album is pitched at an HSK 1 (ish) level, but we will be covering every level from 1-6 in the future as well as other cities.
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People have been staying at temporary shelters where they are provided with electricity, food and water after the earthquake in Luxian County.China's Shenzhou-12 crew is coming home after three months in orbit. And one billion people in China have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tom Knight is the founder and leader of Soul Shake, the band that rocks Beersmith - a fancy beer and burger joint in Beijing's CBD - five times a week. The conversation went to places I didn't expect. There's real joy in seeing Tom and Soul Shake perform, but behind that joy there's a lot of work, and a lot of pressure. Tom was open about the chall…
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reaffirmed China's commitment to realizing the longstanding peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is marking its 20th anniversary. And the national consultation in Guinea continues as the junta meets with ambassadors.
China and Singapore have agreed to advance China-ASEAN ties and focus cooperation in areas such as COVID-19 and the Belt and Road. Over 100 local COVID-19 cases have been reported in Fujian over the past few days. And Hong Kong has been ranked the world's freest economy by a Canadian institute.
The United Nations is allocating 20 million U.S. dollars in emergency funds to support the humanitarian operation in Afghanistan. China and Singapore have pledged to deepen pragmatic cooperation in multiple fields. And Fujian Province is battling another COVID-19 outbreak.
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has agreed with his Cambodian counterpart on cooperation covering areas such as COVID-19 and the Belt and Road. The Chinese city of Putian reported 32 local COVID-19 cases over the weekend. And the Taliban says women can attend higher education institutions in gender-separated classes and Islamic dress code…
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for BRICS countries to strengthen public health cooperation in the spirit of solidarity. Saturday marks 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. Uncertainty remains in Guinea following the coup as the country's airport is quiet and the economy slows.
After a longer than usual monologue, I got to talk to Dalton Grant Jr (3:45). He wants Floating World, the company he co-founded in Beijing, to be the Pixar of China. If anyone can do it, Dalton can. He's worked on Cars, DuckTales, Shrek 2, and many other projects you've probably heard about. Then I publish a couple of pieces from Beijing's Interna…
China says it's willing to help Afghanistan out of chaos, and will provide the country with food, supplies, and medical aid. West Africa's main political and economic bloc has suspended Guinea's membership. And vets in China are trying TCM on pets.
The Taliban has named key members of Afghanistan's new government. Nearly 70 percent of the Chinese population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And the transformation of an old steel plant to an exhibition facility in Beijing signals a shift in the Chinese economy.
China says it opposes the coup in Guinea and is urging the release of President Alpha Conde. The Taliban announced that the war in Afghanistan is over and is hoping the new government will establish good relations with China. And a former United Nations official has acknowledged China's commitment to carbon neutrality.…
Conflicting reports are coming from Panjshir as Taliban and resistance forces both claim they have the upper hand. China has issued a plan for the construction of a Guangdong-Macao cooperation zone. And China finished the Tokyo Paralympic Games atop the medal table.
Today I talk to Huihan Lie, the founder and CEO of MyChinaRoots (7:35). Has the success of the documentary The Six inspired more people to dig into their roots? What makes China unique when it comes to genealogy? How has technology changed the game? And what are his ambitions for the company? But first, I catch up with comic Cale Holmes. He's openi…
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced new measures including a stock exchange in Beijing to facilitate trade in services. Chinese and U.S. officials agree that cooperation on climate needs to be based on trust. And the Taliban will announce a new government.
Climate envoys from China and the United States are discussing cooperation on fighting climate change. The Taliban is expected to name a supreme leader soon. And the China International Fair for Trade in Services starts today.
China says Afghanistan "has turned a new page" following the departure of the last American troops, while calling on the United States to get involved in the reconstruction process. Seventy percent of adults in the European Union have been vaccinated against COVID-19. And trial operation has begun at Universal Studios Beijing.…
The United States says it has completed its evacuation from Afghanistan ahead of schedule. We take a look at how the entire education sector is reacting to China's new rules on off-campus tutoring. And China is dominating the medal table halfway into the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
China's vice foreign minister says the report on COVID-19 by the U.S. intelligence community is entirely politically-driven and false. Several people, including children, have been killed in a drone strike in Kabul. And Hurricane Ida has made landfall in Louisiana.
Dozens of people have been killed after back-to-back explosions near the Kabul airport. A key publication by the Communist Party of China Central Committee says serving the people remains the abiding mission of the CPC. And a heavyweight clash between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City is coming up in the UEFA Champions League.…
What does it mean to be poor? To demonstrate what it means to live at the poverty line, Beijing-based artist duo Stefen Chow and Huiyi Lin visited 36 countries and territories on six continents―from Germany and China to New York and London―examining poverty with regard to food. They visit The Beijing Sessions to talk about the project, measuring po…
China has had effective communications with the Taliban and officials say China will continue to develop a cooperative relationship with Afghanistan. The United States says it will prioritize troop evacuation in the final days before the Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline. And wheelchair fencer Li Hao has won the first gold medal for China at the Tokyo Pa…
A Taliban spokesperson says sanctions from G7 countries would be a "biased decision." China's delegation at the Tokyo Paralympics is its largest ever for an overseas version of the Games. And China has urged the United States to return to science-based study of the origins of COVID-19.
The Taliban says it will not accept any extension of the August 31 deadline for Western forces to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan. Newly-released death records in the U.S. show that the first COVID fatalities in the country ocurred earlier than previously reported. And an archer and a long jumper have been named as China's flag bearers at th…
Henan Province is on highest alert for strong rainstorms. Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition. And Chinese astronauts have completed a second spacewalk.
A Taliban spokesman says China has played a positive role in Afghanistan. A celebration has been held in Lhasa for the 70th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet. And Chinese astronauts are doing another spacewalk.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is now in the United Arab Emirates after leaving Afghanistan. China marks Medical Workers' Day in honor of those who worked on the frontline fighting COVID-19. And there are celebrations in Tibet marking the 70th anniversary of the region's liberation.
The Taliban says they will establish an open and inclusive government in Afghanistan. Rescuers are wrestling with a storm in Haiti following an earthquake. And China is once again calling on the United States to open its labs for investigation.