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Want to learn more about China first-hand, from reporters on the ground? In every episode, we take a deep-dive into a specific topic, mixing independent reporting and exclusive interviews to bring you unique insights into an emerging potential superpower. Now, we’re featuring regular updates on the coronavirus pandemic from across the country. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

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26 Sep 2020

This year's Mid Autumn Festival coincides with China's national day and its 'Golden Week' holiday. SCMP Political Economy editor Zhou Xin breaks down why this makes for a test of Beijing's economic strategy and political management of the pandemic; Beijing-based culture reporter Elaine Yau discusses how Beijingers are planning to celebrate their Golden Week and food reporter Bernice Chan unpacks the meaning of the iconic moon cakes, and how they are evolving - with new visions of mooncakes ranging from Colonel Sanders to chef Dominique Ansel.

This year's Mid Autumn Festival coincides with China's national day and its 'Golden Week' holiday. SCMP Political Economy editor Zhou Xin breaks down why this makes for a test of Beijing's economic strategy and political management of the pandemic; Beijing-based culture reporter Elaine Yau discusses how Beijingers are planning to celebrate their Golden Week and food reporter Bernice Chan unpacks the meaning of the iconic moon cakes, and how they are evolving - with new visions of mooncakes ranging from Colonel Sanders to chef Dominique Ansel.

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18 Sep 2020

Alan Wong from Inkstone unpacks the background and the economics of the South China Sea dispute. Learn about the Nine Dash Line, freedom of navigation, the economic importance to China and how this dispute involves Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines as well as the United States.

Alan Wong from Inkstone unpacks the background and the economics of the South China Sea dispute. Learn about the Nine Dash Line, freedom of navigation, the economic importance to China and how this dispute involves Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines as well as the United States.

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11 Sep 2020

The Ballad of Mulan is a 1,500 year old poem many Chinese kids learn to recite. Amidst the release of the latest Disney remake of Mulan, journalist Elaine Yau unpacks the controversies, the #BoycottMulan and the #RealMulan campaigns and criticisms of the 'Western' influences on this film as it prepares to open in Chinese cinemas. Gender studies academic Ting Guo explains the deeper meaning of Mulan, its cinematic incarnations in Hong Kong and mainland China through the decades and the original poem's deep intergenerational influence upon Chinese feminism. Presented by Mimi Lau.
#InsideChina #Mulan 

The Ballad of Mulan is a 1,500 year old poem many Chinese kids learn to recite. Amidst the release of the latest Disney remake of Mulan, journalist Elaine Yau unpacks the controversies, the #BoycottMulan and the #RealMulan campaigns and criticisms of the 'Western' influences on this film as it prepares to open in Chinese cinemas. Gender studies academic Ting Guo explains the deeper meaning of Mulan, its cinematic incarnations in Hong Kong and mainland China through the decades and the original poem's deep intergenerational influence upon Chinese feminism. Presented by Mimi Lau.
#InsideChina #Mulan 

36:27

4 Sep 2020

When Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, he claimed Hong Kong had taken 'billions' from the US. Hear analysis of how this act strips Hong Kong of its special trading status, ends the 'Made in Hong Kong' label, bans the import of 'sensitive technology', and how it's forcing major banks to choose who they deal with - American or Chinese interests. Hosted by Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo, with journalists Finbarr Bermingham, Chad Bray and HKTDC research economist Louis Chan. #scmppodcasts #insidechina

When Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, he claimed Hong Kong had taken 'billions' from the US. Hear analysis of how this act strips Hong Kong of its special trading status, ends the 'Made in Hong Kong' label, bans the import of 'sensitive technology', and how it's forcing major banks to choose who they deal with - American or Chinese interests. Hosted by Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo, with journalists Finbarr Bermingham, Chad Bray and HKTDC research economist Louis Chan. #scmppodcasts #insidechina

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21 Aug 2020

SCMP technology editor John Artman unpacks the latest escalation in the US-China tech war, and the US Commerce Department's announcement restricting Huawei from accessing US-made semiconductors or related equipment. What does this mean for Huawei's 5G ambitions, why is the US so intent on limiting Huawei and what next for China's biggest and most successful telecommunications company? Presented by Mimi Lau.

SCMP technology editor John Artman unpacks the latest escalation in the US-China tech war, and the US Commerce Department's announcement restricting Huawei from accessing US-made semiconductors or related equipment. What does this mean for Huawei's 5G ambitions, why is the US so intent on limiting Huawei and what next for China's biggest and most successful telecommunications company? Presented by Mimi Lau.

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18 Aug 2020

The app that has 19 million daily US users faces an impending ban on 'transactions'. Phoebe Zhang in Shenzhen reports on how this impacts Chinese iPhone users; Professor Wanning Sun unpacks how the Chinese diaspora in the US used WeChat in support of Trump, and the political 'revolution' during the Black Lives Matter protests; Ron Diebert from Citizen Lab reveals the investigations into WeChat surveillance and use of user's posts and data.

The app that has 19 million daily US users faces an impending ban on 'transactions'. Phoebe Zhang in Shenzhen reports on how this impacts Chinese iPhone users; Professor Wanning Sun unpacks how the Chinese diaspora in the US used WeChat in support of Trump, and the political 'revolution' during the Black Lives Matter protests; Ron Diebert from Citizen Lab reveals the investigations into WeChat surveillance and use of user's posts and data.

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7 Aug 2020

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo present a deep-dive into the current state of Covid-19 vaccine development from China. Reporter Simone McCarthy analyses moves by Beijing to use vaccine development as a new method of diplomacy thoughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Philippines. China desk editor Josephine Ma details the companies behind the Chinese vaccine candidates to enter phase three trials and why a major company with one of the first vaccine candidates to go into human trials has gone curiously quiet.

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo present a deep-dive into the current state of Covid-19 vaccine development from China. Reporter Simone McCarthy analyses moves by Beijing to use vaccine development as a new method of diplomacy thoughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Philippines. China desk editor Josephine Ma details the companies behind the Chinese vaccine candidates to enter phase three trials and why a major company with one of the first vaccine candidates to go into human trials has gone curiously quiet.

29:47

31 Jul 2020

Mimi Lau explains how two months of record-breaking torrential rains and decades of land reclamation and waterway diversion have helped contribute to the ongoing flood crisis in the Yangtze River basin, home to a third of mainland China's population. Field reporter Phoebe Zhang details what she found as she travelled from Wuhan to Poyang Lake and the historic 'ceramics capital' Jingdezhen, reporting on the unfolding disaster and witnessing the response from locals and authorities. 

Mimi Lau explains how two months of record-breaking torrential rains and decades of land reclamation and waterway diversion have helped contribute to the ongoing flood crisis in the Yangtze River basin, home to a third of mainland China's population. Field reporter Phoebe Zhang details what she found as she travelled from Wuhan to Poyang Lake and the historic 'ceramics capital' Jingdezhen, reporting on the unfolding disaster and witnessing the response from locals and authorities. 

21:52

24 Jul 2020

How did the brutal confrontation between Chinese and Indian soldiers along the disputed Line of Actual Control in the Himalayas in June change the relationship between these two nuclear-armed neighbours? Independent journalist Kunal Purohit unpacks what happened, why there was no war, and how the ongoing standoff influences the economic and diplomatic relationships of China and India, as well as Russia and the United States.

How did the brutal confrontation between Chinese and Indian soldiers along the disputed Line of Actual Control in the Himalayas in June change the relationship between these two nuclear-armed neighbours? Independent journalist Kunal Purohit unpacks what happened, why there was no war, and how the ongoing standoff influences the economic and diplomatic relationships of China and India, as well as Russia and the United States.

32:51

20 Jul 2020

Dr Ben Cowling from the HKU School of Public Health discusses changing attitudes on masks, the WHO controversy about airborne particles and his forecast for 2020; behavioral economist Jamie Lien discusses the theories explaining why secondary lockdowns are so difficult; Jessica Stapleton shares what it's like to moderate a global Facebook support group for Covid-19 sufferers. Presented by Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo.

Dr Ben Cowling from the HKU School of Public Health discusses changing attitudes on masks, the WHO controversy about airborne particles and his forecast for 2020; behavioral economist Jamie Lien discusses the theories explaining why secondary lockdowns are so difficult; Jessica Stapleton shares what it's like to moderate a global Facebook support group for Covid-19 sufferers. Presented by Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo.

47:36

10 Jul 2020

In April, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an independent inquiry into the source of the coronavirus pandemic to be lead by the WHO. China's ambassador replied with veiled threats to Australia's export industries, beginning a series of trade-based punishments and a negative campaign by Beijing authories and its state-run media. We analyse what followed in the months since, as well as revealing the other side of the relationship: with one of China's biggest biotech companies testing its Covid-19 vaccine candidate via Perth-based partner Linear Research.

Featuring:
Su-Lin Tan; political economy desk, SCMP
Gerard Liu; Meat Industry Group
Dr Marina Zhang; academic, Swinburne University
Jayden Rogers; CEO, Linear Research
Presented by Kinling Lo and Jarrod Watt

In April, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an independent inquiry into the source of the coronavirus pandemic to be lead by the WHO. China's ambassador replied with veiled threats to Australia's export industries, beginning a series of trade-based punishments and a negative campaign by Beijing authories and its state-run media. We analyse what followed in the months since, as well as revealing the other side of the relationship: with one of China's biggest biotech companies testing its Covid-19 vaccine candidate via Perth-based partner Linear Research.

Featuring:
Su-Lin Tan; political economy desk, SCMP
Gerard Liu; Meat Industry Group
Dr Marina Zhang; academic, Swinburne University
Jayden Rogers; CEO, Linear Research
Presented by Kinling Lo and Jarrod Watt

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26 Jun 2020

Media coverage of global infection numbers and the death toll from the coronavirus often misses a third number: the millions of people who have recovered. In this episode you'll hear from Meg Uppal, a 20 year old university student who found herself in London when the pandemic hit, and renowned operatic tenor Warren Mok, who thought he was stopping in Bangkok for a week before returning to his home in Hong Kong when he tested positive at the airport. We catch up with Dr Manimala Dharmangadan, intensive care specialist at the Covid-19 ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong to hear about the reality facing patients who have been kept alive with ventilators and intensive drugs, and what she and her team have faced in helping families whose relatives are in care. Presented by Mimi Lau.

 

Media coverage of global infection numbers and the death toll from the coronavirus often misses a third number: the millions of people who have recovered. In this episode you'll hear from Meg Uppal, a 20 year old university student who found herself in London when the pandemic hit, and renowned operatic tenor Warren Mok, who thought he was stopping in Bangkok for a week before returning to his home in Hong Kong when he tested positive at the airport. We catch up with Dr Manimala Dharmangadan, intensive care specialist at the Covid-19 ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong to hear about the reality facing patients who have been kept alive with ventilators and intensive drugs, and what she and her team have faced in helping families whose relatives are in care. Presented by Mimi Lau.

 

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19 Jun 2020

Beijing-based reporters Echo Xie and Qin Chen report on the outbreak of coronavirus at the Xinfadi wholesale market, how it's impacting on food supplies to Beijing supermarkets, how security lockdowns are affecting residents and schools, and we hear what residents are saying online about reports of the cause of the outbreak. Presented by Mimi Lau.

Beijing-based reporters Echo Xie and Qin Chen report on the outbreak of coronavirus at the Xinfadi wholesale market, how it's impacting on food supplies to Beijing supermarkets, how security lockdowns are affecting residents and schools, and we hear what residents are saying online about reports of the cause of the outbreak. Presented by Mimi Lau.

19:27

12 Jun 2020

Josephine Ma reports the latest on vaccine testing in mainland China, the deep ethical concerns over 'human challenge' trials and the reality of political promises of a vaccine to be ready by September; Simone McCarthy reports on how trade deals and Big Pharma threaten equitable global distribution, with analysis by public health specialist Dr Deborah Gleeson from LaTrobe University about global concerns on pricing, IP laws and corporate values versus the global good. Presented by Kinling Lo.

Josephine Ma reports the latest on vaccine testing in mainland China, the deep ethical concerns over 'human challenge' trials and the reality of political promises of a vaccine to be ready by September; Simone McCarthy reports on how trade deals and Big Pharma threaten equitable global distribution, with analysis by public health specialist Dr Deborah Gleeson from LaTrobe University about global concerns on pricing, IP laws and corporate values versus the global good. Presented by Kinling Lo.

32:27

29 May 2020

Beijing-based reporter Mai Jun explains what it's like to report on the "two sessions", China's annual parliamentary meetings, under pandemic-level security and how a brief moment captured on camera with China's president Xi Jinping has global relevance; China desk editor Teddy Ng analyses the controversial Hong Kong security law passed by the NPC and political economy desk editor Zhou Xin unpacks the major economic policy changes flagged by Beijing amid an historic unemployment crisis.

Beijing-based reporter Mai Jun explains what it's like to report on the "two sessions", China's annual parliamentary meetings, under pandemic-level security and how a brief moment captured on camera with China's president Xi Jinping has global relevance; China desk editor Teddy Ng analyses the controversial Hong Kong security law passed by the NPC and political economy desk editor Zhou Xin unpacks the major economic policy changes flagged by Beijing amid an historic unemployment crisis.

33:15

21 May 2020

Amid global criticism for the coronavirus pandemic, a record slump in economic growth and huge unemployment, China will hold its annual “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference this week. Alan Wong, editor of Inkstone, the sister publication to the South China Morning Post, explains how lianghui - the two sessions work, what they mean and why this year is a major turning point for Beijing’s policies. China desk editor Teddy Ng zeroes in on the issues China watchers and journalists alike will be monitoring, such as the 2020 goal to end poverty, the unemployment crisis, and mounting concerns within Beijing over the aggressive ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy being practised by China around the world. More coverage at 
Amid global criticism for the coronavirus pandemic, a record slump in economic growth and huge unemployment, China will hold its annual “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference this week. Alan Wong, editor of Inkstone, the sister publication to the South China Morning Post, explains how lianghui - the two sessions work, what they mean and why this year is a major turning point for Beijing’s policies. China desk editor Teddy Ng zeroes in on the issues China watchers and journalists alike will be monitoring, such as the 2020 goal to end poverty, the unemployment crisis, and mounting concerns within Beijing over the aggressive ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy being practised by China around the world. More coverage at 

17:38

18 May 2020

The coronavirus is mutating - how does that affect possible vaccines? Hear from Prof. Malik Pieris, who isolated the SARS virus in 2003, about this development as well as how antibody testing will give the true scale of the pandemic; analysis of China's Wolf Warrior diplomats and their aggressive pro-China tactics; John Ricketts talks about the Earth AI system wich studies the zeitgeist of the open Web, how public sentiment is changing during the pandemic and how the mood in the US is turning against China.

The coronavirus is mutating - how does that affect possible vaccines? Hear from Prof. Malik Pieris, who isolated the SARS virus in 2003, about this development as well as how antibody testing will give the true scale of the pandemic; analysis of China's Wolf Warrior diplomats and their aggressive pro-China tactics; John Ricketts talks about the Earth AI system wich studies the zeitgeist of the open Web, how public sentiment is changing during the pandemic and how the mood in the US is turning against China.

33:59

24 Apr 2020

SCMP journalists Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo present the latest coronavirus special: how attitudes in Vancouver and New York have changed towards masks; political economy journalist Finbarr Bermingham with insight into China's rapacious market for masks and PPE equipment; Dr Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School analyses the battle to get Facebook, Youtube and other platforms to eliminate false information and the dangers of banning Twitter accounts from China; Dr Colin Klein from the Australian National University traces the roots of conspiracy theories and how pandemic has brought together the 5G technophobes, Bill Gates haters, anti-Chinese racists and anti-vaxxers in an unholy union formed on Redddit. 

SCMP journalists Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo present the latest coronavirus special: how attitudes in Vancouver and New York have changed towards masks; political economy journalist Finbarr Bermingham with insight into China's rapacious market for masks and PPE equipment; Dr Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School analyses the battle to get Facebook, Youtube and other platforms to eliminate false information and the dangers of banning Twitter accounts from China; Dr Colin Klein from the Australian National University traces the roots of conspiracy theories and how pandemic has brought together the 5G technophobes, Bill Gates haters, anti-Chinese racists and anti-vaxxers in an unholy union formed on Redddit. 

56:36

3 Apr 2020

One quarter of the world is now following the example set in Wuhan and Hubei province and locking down their populations; what has Hong Kong learned from the last two months of social distancing, home schooling and quarantine? Hear from Dr Ben Cowling, epidemiologist for the School of Public Health at Hong Kong University; Dr Manimala Dharmangadan, Covid-9 intensive care unit, Princess Mary Hospital; SCMP journalists Cissy Zhou and Elaine Ly on returning to mandatory quarantine from the US and UK; SCMP journalist Laura Westbrook on mask politics in Hong Kong and how the economic divide impacts on home isolation; Robynne Esther De Kock, kindergarten teacher, Carmel School on the evolution of e-learning in Hong Kong. 

One quarter of the world is now following the example set in Wuhan and Hubei province and locking down their populations; what has Hong Kong learned from the last two months of social distancing, home schooling and quarantine? Hear from Dr Ben Cowling, epidemiologist for the School of Public Health at Hong Kong University; Dr Manimala Dharmangadan, Covid-9 intensive care unit, Princess Mary Hospital; SCMP journalists Cissy Zhou and Elaine Ly on returning to mandatory quarantine from the US and UK; SCMP journalist Laura Westbrook on mask politics in Hong Kong and how the economic divide impacts on home isolation; Robynne Esther De Kock, kindergarten teacher, Carmel School on the evolution of e-learning in Hong Kong. 

54:32

10 Mar 2020

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo return with a deep dive into the issues surrounding the global coronavirus outbreak. Dr Sarah Borwein discusses the need to find patient zero, and how Hong Kong's response has been (in some ways) exemplary; Teddy Ng on Xi Jinping's political response; Josephine Ma on the politics of pandemics and the complexities of vaccine production; Danny Lee on the impact on the impact to the global aviation industry; Denise Tsang discusses how Hong Kong's economy is suffering and how this compares to SARS; and we review some of the viral music to be inspired by the coronavirus.

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo return with a deep dive into the issues surrounding the global coronavirus outbreak. Dr Sarah Borwein discusses the need to find patient zero, and how Hong Kong's response has been (in some ways) exemplary; Teddy Ng on Xi Jinping's political response; Josephine Ma on the politics of pandemics and the complexities of vaccine production; Danny Lee on the impact on the impact to the global aviation industry; Denise Tsang discusses how Hong Kong's economy is suffering and how this compares to SARS; and we review some of the viral music to be inspired by the coronavirus.

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24 Feb 2020

The fourth coronavirus special from the South China Morning Post; China desk editor Teddy Ng unpacks the questions being raised about President Xi Jinping, what he knew about the outbreak and when; Hubei-born reporter Echo Xie reveals life in quarantine in Hubei and then in Beijing, as well as moves to restrict the wild meat trade; reporter Qin Chan looks at the continuing anger at the death of Dr Li Wenliang, and how Chinese netizens are using novel techniques - including morse code - to beat state censorship of social media. A university student in Xi'an describes what life is like after 20 days inside in quarantine, having found out someone in her apartment building is suspected of coronavirus and authorities have now blocked all exits from the building. Dr Richard Claydon looks at the background to Hong Kong's fundamental loss of trust and how it is affecting the panic buying in supermarkets and dysfunction in society. Presented by Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo. 

The fourth coronavirus special from the South China Morning Post; China desk editor Teddy Ng unpacks the questions being raised about President Xi Jinping, what he knew about the outbreak and when; Hubei-born reporter Echo Xie reveals life in quarantine in Hubei and then in Beijing, as well as moves to restrict the wild meat trade; reporter Qin Chan looks at the continuing anger at the death of Dr Li Wenliang, and how Chinese netizens are using novel techniques - including morse code - to beat state censorship of social media. A university student in Xi'an describes what life is like after 20 days inside in quarantine, having found out someone in her apartment building is suspected of coronavirus and authorities have now blocked all exits from the building. Dr Richard Claydon looks at the background to Hong Kong's fundamental loss of trust and how it is affecting the panic buying in supermarkets and dysfunction in society. Presented by Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo. 

35:36

14 Feb 2020

Senior Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling analyses the spread of coronavirus and the efforts to contain it; the German team forecasting which airports will see carriers of the virus; SCMP China desk editor Teddy Ng details the crisis for Beijing following the death of Dr Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor who attempted to warn the world of coronavirus; SCMP journalist Phoebe Zhang on life in quarantine in Shenzhen, high-tech response with robots and drones and the impact of Taylor Swift's fan club on Wuhan; discussing Hong Kong panic buying and the 'infodemic' of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp and social media with Masato Kajimoto from the University of Hong Kong. 24 hour rolling coverage at:
Senior Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling analyses the spread of coronavirus and the efforts to contain it; the German team forecasting which airports will see carriers of the virus; SCMP China desk editor Teddy Ng details the crisis for Beijing following the death of Dr Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor who attempted to warn the world of coronavirus; SCMP journalist Phoebe Zhang on life in quarantine in Shenzhen, high-tech response with robots and drones and the impact of Taylor Swift's fan club on Wuhan; discussing Hong Kong panic buying and the 'infodemic' of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp and social media with Masato Kajimoto from the University of Hong Kong. 24 hour rolling coverage at:

45:05

8 Feb 2020

Reporting on the coronavirus outbreak: voices from inside Wuhan; how Hong Kong's history with SARS influences behaviour today; forecasts for the duration and spread of the virus and updates on the race for vaccines and treatments. Presented by Mimi Lau and Laurie Chen, featuring Echo Xie, SCMP journalist, mainland China; Ian Young; SCMP journalist, Vancouver; Elizabeth Cheung, SCMP health reporter, Hong Kong. 

Reporting on the coronavirus outbreak: voices from inside Wuhan; how Hong Kong's history with SARS influences behaviour today; forecasts for the duration and spread of the virus and updates on the race for vaccines and treatments. Presented by Mimi Lau and Laurie Chen, featuring Echo Xie, SCMP journalist, mainland China; Ian Young; SCMP journalist, Vancouver; Elizabeth Cheung, SCMP health reporter, Hong Kong. 

28:51

29 Jan 2020

South China Morning Post reporters and editors discuss the outbreak of coronavirus from Wuhan, the stories they are covering and the misinformation and conspiracy theories they are confronting on social media both in mainland China and the west. Finbarr Bermingham speaks with Teddy Ng, Mimi Lau and Laurie Chen from the SCMP China desk. Get the latest updates and news from: 
South China Morning Post reporters and editors discuss the outbreak of coronavirus from Wuhan, the stories they are covering and the misinformation and conspiracy theories they are confronting on social media both in mainland China and the west. Finbarr Bermingham speaks with Teddy Ng, Mimi Lau and Laurie Chen from the SCMP China desk. Get the latest updates and news from: 

24:42

30 Sep 2019

A new modern phenomenon is causing a massive increase in single-use plastic packaging, overwhelming any positive effect of bans on plastic straws - but new technology might be able to join the dots between food disposal and food production

A new modern phenomenon is causing a massive increase in single-use plastic packaging, overwhelming any positive effect of bans on plastic straws - but new technology might be able to join the dots between food disposal and food production

35:39

30 Sep 2019

One city used an old English folk song to create a culture of recycling and domestic waste separation, while the other finds itself on the wrong side of China’s National Sword policy

One city used an old English folk song to create a culture of recycling and domestic waste separation, while the other finds itself on the wrong side of China’s National Sword policy

29:41

30 Sep 2019

Inside the new waste disposal system brought in for tens of millions of residents one of China’s biggest cities, and finding the truth in the hype over hi-tech trash cans, RFID chips and the social credit system

Inside the new waste disposal system brought in for tens of millions of residents one of China’s biggest cities, and finding the truth in the hype over hi-tech trash cans, RFID chips and the social credit system

28:05

30 Sep 2019

How China’s National Sword policy caused a global disruption to domestic recycling programmes, encouraged Southeast Asian nations to reject Western waste, and inspired a massive Chinese investment in American recycling facilities

How China’s National Sword policy caused a global disruption to domestic recycling programmes, encouraged Southeast Asian nations to reject Western waste, and inspired a massive Chinese investment in American recycling facilities

33:27

11 Jul 2019

A special epilogue podcast episode reveals how world trade changed in a year of tariffs and trade war between the US and China, and asks: will things ever be the same again? Vietnam has been revealed as a key beneficiary of the trade war, but how are other nations changing, and what will be the impact on the 2020 US election?

A special epilogue podcast episode reveals how world trade changed in a year of tariffs and trade war between the US and China, and asks: will things ever be the same again? Vietnam has been revealed as a key beneficiary of the trade war, but how are other nations changing, and what will be the impact on the 2020 US election?

29:59

25 Jun 2019

How a kitchen tool can teach you about tariff exemptions, innovation, patents and explain how China’s supply chains are unique in the world

How a kitchen tool can teach you about tariff exemptions, innovation, patents and explain how China’s supply chains are unique in the world

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