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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 202 ratings
Thank you
Thank you so much Cindy & the production team @ The Spectator! As a fellow Chinese, I’ve been dying to find a podcast/ platform that showcases unbiased, open, and deep conversations about Chinese identity, history, and current affairs - all of which I find so very difficult to evaluate and...Read full review »
alexis33324 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/22
Fascinating
This is by far the most interesting political/historical podcast I’ve come across in recent months, bravo!
denglish84 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/15/22
Outstanding
Cindy Yu is an outstanding interviewer, extremely knowledgeable and able to (subtly) adapt tone, pace, and rhythm to whichever interviewee she talks to. For those on centre-left side of political spectrum, no need to be put off by Spectator affiliation, which is not particularly apparent in...Read full review »
Ritshirt2001 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/22
Recent Episodes
All political parties have weaknesses for jargon and buzzwords, and the Chinese Communist Party more than most. It's why Party documents – whether they be speeches, Resolutions or reports – can be hard going. Sentences like the following (from the Resolution adopted at the Sixth Plenum)...
Published 01/24/22
'If table tennis set the stage for China’s international diplomacy, then volleyball rebuilt the nation’s confidence', ran one article in the People's Daily around the time of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sports has had a long political history in China, my guest in this week's Chinese Whispers tells...
Published 01/10/22
Published 01/10/22
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