Take a deep-dive into issues and stories for a deeper understanding of contemporary China. In this series you'll get independent reportage and exclusive interviews to bring you unique insights. Go beyond the headlines and discover more about the culture, life and people of China. Subscribe now on iTunes or on Spotify and Stitcher Revisit some of our earlier episodes Behind the Tariffs This six-part series tells the human interest stories of the US-China trade war. You'll hear business owners and operators in Chicago, New Jersey, Shanghai, Hanoi and Hong Kong telling their experience of of the tariffs, beyond political rhetoric and abstract dollar figures. The bonus seventh episode includes an epilogue analysing the updates since the G20 meetings, as well as revisiting major milestones chronicling the trade war. The podcast also sheds light on the future between the two superpowers following announcements of a trade war truce. Is this the golden age of Chinese science fiction? Liu Cixin, the author of The Wandering Earth and The Three Body Problem was the first Chinese writer to win a coveted Hugo Award, which honours the year's best science fiction. He has helped to usher in a new generation of Chinese authors, many of whom are boldly envisioning the future and speculating about the role of technology and its impact on society. In this podcast you will meet the new generation of Chinese science fiction authors; Chen Quifan, Baoshu, Xia Jia and Regina Kanyu Wang - who have all won multiple awards for their short stories - and Neil Clarke, the editor of American science fiction magazine Clarkesword. Clarke is helping to meet a growing demand for English translations of Chinese science fiction. Also stay tuned for excerpts from their latest short stories, translated by Ken Liu and published in Broken Stars , the second anthology of Chinese science fiction translated into English. Migrant workers and the Alliance of Beijing Drifters Millions of rural people have come to Beijing in search of better jobs and the middle class dream but find themselves homeless and hunted by authorities determined to clear out the ‘low end population’. In this podcast you will meet a man who was once part of Beijing’s 'low-end population', but now runs hostels to give these people accommodation as they struggle to achieve their dream of joining the middle class. 40 years of China's economic reform and 'opening up' 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of China’s economic transformation, engineered by Deng Xiaoping in 1978. Hear from the mainland Chinese who experienced it, the Hong Kong cultural figures who participated in it and one of the first industrialists to begin operating an export-oriented manufacturing business in Shenzhen. The disease killing the men who built Shenzhen More than 600 pneumatic drilling workers who laid the foundation for Shenzhen's high rise skyline, helping to transform a fishing village into China's tech capital, are petitioning for justice as they face a slow and painful death from advanced silicosis.