Episodes
①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has told French President Emmanuel Macron that Beijing appreciates France's independent foreign policy as they met in Paris.(00:48) ②The United States has once again blocked a resolution calling for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza in the UN Security Council. What are the details? (13:10) ③China’s central bank has cut its benchmark mortgage reference rate by 25 basis points to 3.95%.(25:30) ④China has criticized trade protectionist measures taken by the United...
Published 02/21/24
Published 02/20/24
①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed China's willingness to maintain high-level exchanges with Spain.(00:50) ②The European Union has launched a naval mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf regions to safeguard its commercial and security interests.(13:30) ③Chinese provincial governments hold meetings to explore ways to boost their business environment and private sector on the first working day after the Spring Festival holiday.(25:20) ④China says attempts from certain political...
Published 02/20/24
①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Spain after attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany. What's the significance? (00:45) ②Open AI announced new tool that generates short AI videos based on user prompts.What are the details? (25:06) ③Mainland spokesperson backs coast guard patrols in Xiamen-Kinmen waters.(35:10) ④China's consumption drive witnessed fresh momentum during the Spring Festival holiday.(43:53)
Published 02/19/24
Over the past week, China has been celebrating the Spring Festival holiday. Hundreds of millions of people in the country have travelled – for family reunion, for sightseeing, or for both. Great momentum has been recorded in economic activities ranging from retail to tourism. With a modern lifestyle and the emergence of new technologies, significant changes have taken place in the way Chinese people celebrate their lunar new year. But does that necessarily indicate the erosion of...
Published 02/16/24
①Former general Prabowo Subianto has declared victory in Indonesia's presidential election.(00:42) ②Japan has lost its spot as the world's third largest economy to Germany. What are the details? (15:06) ③Tourism bureau bosses across China vie for internet fame and tourist traffic. What's the background? (25:20)
Published 02/15/24
①The US House has voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. What happens next? (00:34) ②Chinese payment platforms have expanded overseas. What's driving the rapid development of China's digital finance and digital economy? (12:42) ③Will silver-haired economy become the next investment hotspot in China? (24:10)
Published 02/14/24
① The United Nations says an Israel’s offensive into Rafah presents a terrifying prospect for Palestinians. (00:52) ② Chinese envoy has lamented the incomplete execution of the new Minsk agreement, urging parties in the Ukraine crisis to reflect. (13:24) ③ International influencers debunk ill-intentioned Western accusations. (27:05)
Published 02/13/24
① Is China's economic future misjudged? Insights from Singaporean official's warning against underestimation. (00:48) ② Year of Dragon starts off with robust box-office takings and booming tourism. (12:00) ③ Can China's ice & snow tourism boom sustain its phenomenal rise? (24:52)
Published 02/12/24
Fresh steam is being added to China's Spring Festival consumption surge as the world's second-largest economy taps its supersized market and creates new scenarios and products for its vast consumer base. How is China's unleashing of its consumption potential injecting strong impetus into domestic and global economic recovery? Host Ge Anna is joined by Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute and Chairman of Asia Narratives; Prof Qu Qiang, Research Fellow from Beijing Foreign Studies...
Published 02/09/24
①We take a look at China's latest consumer prices. Is there such thing as “persistent deflation” in China? (00:55) ②US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has travelled to Israel to try to seal Gaza truce deal, but Israel has sharply rejected an end to fighting. (15:03) ③We explore possible reasons of the latest leakage of radioactive water at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. (24:53) ④For the first time in two decades, US buys more from Mexico than from China. What does this new...
Published 02/08/24
①The Economic Working Group of the US and China have met in Beijing to discuss trade concerns and broader economic issues. What can we read from the meeting? (00:53) ②What’s at stake in Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis’s two-day China visit? (14:26) ③Main takeaways from US National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on Boeing’s blowout incident. (24:38) ④In the wake of funding suspensions by some 15 major donors, the main UN Palestinian relief agency is approaching three...
Published 02/07/24
①China and Norway have vowed to safeguard multilateralism and free trade, as foreign ministers of the two sides met in Beijing. What’s at stake in Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide’s three-day China trip? (00:49) ②We take a look at the efforts by China's financial regulators to stabilize stocks. (14:35) ③OECD revises 2024 global growth forecast upward. (25:19) ④US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a four-day tour of the Middle East, seeking progress on a deal to pause the...
Published 02/06/24
①We take a look at China’s “No. 1 central document” for 2024, a document that outlines the country’s priorities for promoting rural revitalization. (00:57) ②In a sign of escalating tensions in the Middle East, the US has carried back-on-back strikes on targets in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. (14:11) ③We take a look at the EU’s new aid package for Ukraine, as well as the unresolved issues in the aid. (24:58) ④Farmers are holding protests across Europe. What are their complaints and grievances?...
Published 02/05/24
Big questions have been raised about Boeing’s quality control after a midair cabin panel blowout from a 737 Max 9 jet in early January. Till the latest incident, Boeing was still working to rebuild public trust after more than 340 people died in two crashes of 737 Max 8 planes in 2018 and 2019. The crisis has overshadowed the company’s latest earnings report. The US aviation regulator has also blocked Boeing from expanding production of the 737 Max, the biggest source of revenue in its...
Published 02/02/24
①Xi Jinping stresses the development of new productive forces and promotion of high-quality development. What are the details? (00:50) ②China urges for the regular and orderly operation of the UN's Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA. What are the contentions? (13:42) ③China opposes U.S. government officials’ baseless accusation of China attacking U.S. public infrastructure.(25:16) ④The U.S. Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged at a 22-year high of 5.25 percent to 5.5...
Published 02/01/24
① China, US holding meetings to tackle fentanyl trade in Beijing. (00:47) ② IMF upgrades 2024 global growth forecast to 3.1 percent. (16:23) ③ How can China achieve breakthrough leadership in tech innovation with goals for “future industries”? (26:30) ④ Is West Africa on the brink of unraveling? Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso's withdrawal raises concerns about regional stability and unity. (36:28) ⑤ Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a wireless brain chip. (45:21)
Published 01/31/24
① Wang Yi's trip to Thailand: How can pragmatic cooperation be deepened? (00:43) ② The Qatari prime minister says a framework on a phased ceasefire in Gaza has been reached. Is it laying the groundwork for a way forward? (14:56) ③ German economic experts warn of consequences of decoupling from China. (24:56) ④ A new report confirms housing has become unaffordable for 22 million Americans. (35:59) ⑤ Chinese embassy cautions students after “interrogating, harassing” treatment at U.S. border....
Published 01/30/24
① How China and France navigate global challenges together? A look into the 60-year diplomatic ties and future prospects. (00:57) ② What joint initiatives have China and the U.S. agreed upon? Insights from Wang Yi and Sullivan talks. (12:01) ③ What's fueling the Texas vs. U.S. federal government standoff on immigration? (25:52) ④ Arab nations strongly criticize the Western decision to suspend funding for the UNRWA for Palestine refugees. (36:34) ⑤ Record-breaking spring festival travel rush...
Published 01/29/24
As more and more Chinese people return to their pre-pandemic leisure habits, local cultural and tourism bureaus in various parts of the country are exploring new and creative ways to attract tourists. Some bureau bosses have made themselves stars with costume dances, impromptu singing, and historical reenactments. Others resorted to the influence of celebrities, asking for their help to introduce culture and tourist sites. What does such competition tell us about today's China? Apart from...
Published 01/26/24
①Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. How will the two countries strengthen their cooperation? (00:44) ②China's Central Bank has announced a series of monetary policy adjustments to boost growth. What impact will they have on China's economy? (13:38) ③US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a four-nation tour in Africa. We take a closer look at the United States' Africa policy. (24:28) ④Thousands strike against Argentina's...
Published 01/25/24
①China and Uzbekistan elevate ties to all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership for a new era. What does this mean for bilateral cooperation and exchanges? (00:45) ②China and Nauru have reestablished diplomatic relations. How significant is this for both countries and the broader South Pacific region? (11:14) ③China moves to stabilize the capital market. How much impact will it have on investor confidence and overall market stability? (24:45) ④Shanghai breaks foreign investment record;...
Published 01/24/24
①China issues white paper on the legal framework and measures for counterterrorism. (00:38) ②Japanese business leaders visit China for talks. How significant is this for both countries? (13:54) ③Global shipping rates are skyrocketing as Houthi forces continue to attack ships in the Red Sea. (24:36) ④In Germany, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in protest against right-wing extremism. What triggered these mass protests? (33:55) ⑤UN report suggests international tourism...
Published 01/23/24
①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited Jamaica on the last stop of his first diplomatic tour of the year. What has been achieved during his trip? (00:43) ②The European Union's top diplomat has accused Israel of funding Hamas. What has led to this statement? (14:24) ③Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Donald Trump. How will this affect the New Hampshire primary? (22:37) ④US to ban Pentagon from buying batteries from China's CATL, BYD...
Published 01/22/24
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has wrapped up a four-nation tour to the African continent. The trip took him to Egypt, Tunisia, Togo, and Cote d' lvoire. What were the highlights of Foreign Minister Wang Yi' s African trip? What will be the main focus of China-Africa cooperation this year? How will China adapt its strategies to align with Africa’s evolving development goals and priorities? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Dr. Karim Ben Kahla, Professor of Governance at Tunis High School of...
Published 01/19/24