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Chinese Whispers
A fortnightly podcast from the Spectator on the latest in Chinese politics, society, and more. From Huawei to Hong Kong, Cindy Yu talks to experts, journalists, and long time China-watchers on what you need to know about China.
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4.7 stars from 363 ratings
Mail order prejudice
I have generally found Chinese Whispers to be an interesting and informative podcast. I also find Sixth Tone a great source of interesting long form stories on China. However the latest episode on mail order brides interviewing Monica Liu of Sixth Tone was disappointingly sneering, cynical and...Read full review »
krowe2001 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/23
As a westerner I know my cultural perspective is very different from the average Chinese citizen and their political system. It is therefore fantastic to have this thoughtful and carefully produced podcast to give a window into that alternative view. You don’t have to always support or even like...Read full review »
Dawkins g via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/23/23
Cindy Yu is a personable, warm, intelligent and likeable host of this podcast, and I enjoy her work across the Spectator stable. However, she is a member of the Chinese diaspora with close links to China including family members still there. For this reason, I find the decision by the Spectator...Read full review »
cat 28363425 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/18/23
Recent Episodes
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Published 06/05/23
Published 06/05/23
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Published 05/15/23
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