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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 Feb 2021

Mimi Lau explains the workings of China's two annual political meetings that include the world's largest parliamentary gathering, the National People's Congress. Beijing-based reporter Mai Jun looks at the combined forces of history and future plans influencing this year's event, from the announcement of the five year plan and 2035 vision as well as the centenary of China's Communist Party and the role of China's President Xi Jinping.

Mimi Lau explains the workings of China's two annual political meetings that include the world's largest parliamentary gathering, the National People's Congress. Beijing-based reporter Mai Jun looks at the combined forces of history and future plans influencing this year's event, from the announcement of the five year plan and 2035 vision as well as the centenary of China's Communist Party and the role of China's President Xi Jinping.

22:22

19 Feb 2021

If China's tech giant ByteDance lists on the US stock exchange it will be the first Chinese social media company to launch an IPO in American stock history.  Zhou Xin discusses the background to this move, starting with Donald Trump's threat to ban TikTok in Agust of 2020, and the red lines Beijing will have for any access to the powerful algorithms that power Bytedance technology. China tech specialist reporter Masha Borak explains the big differences between TikTok and its Chinese equivalent Douyin, and the huge appetite for Chinese short video apps.  

If China's tech giant ByteDance lists on the US stock exchange it will be the first Chinese social media company to launch an IPO in American stock history.  Zhou Xin discusses the background to this move, starting with Donald Trump's threat to ban TikTok in Agust of 2020, and the red lines Beijing will have for any access to the powerful algorithms that power Bytedance technology. China tech specialist reporter Masha Borak explains the big differences between TikTok and its Chinese equivalent Douyin, and the huge appetite for Chinese short video apps.  

23:07

11 Feb 2021

Beijing-based reporter Qin Chen presents a Lunar New Year special on the forecasts for the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. SCMP China society editor Luisa Tam has consulted with top feng shui masters and sources to find what theYear of the Ox portends for health, wealth and relationships as well as what colours, numbers and dates may be lucky.

Beijing-based reporter Qin Chen presents a Lunar New Year special on the forecasts for the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. SCMP China society editor Luisa Tam has consulted with top feng shui masters and sources to find what theYear of the Ox portends for health, wealth and relationships as well as what colours, numbers and dates may be lucky.

34:52

10 Feb 2021

China is trying to contain outbreaks of Covid-19 during the Lunar New Year by asking its citizens to stay where they are instead of travelling home for the annual re-union dinner. Kinling Lo speaks with reporters Phoebe Zhang in Shenzhen and Qin Chen Beijing about how these controls are affecting New Year plans and the mood of locals and migrant workers, while tech reporter Masha Borak details how China's big tech companies are expanding their services and reach in an effort to help people adapt to a very different Year of the Ox.  

China is trying to contain outbreaks of Covid-19 during the Lunar New Year by asking its citizens to stay where they are instead of travelling home for the annual re-union dinner. Kinling Lo speaks with reporters Phoebe Zhang in Shenzhen and Qin Chen Beijing about how these controls are affecting New Year plans and the mood of locals and migrant workers, while tech reporter Masha Borak details how China's big tech companies are expanding their services and reach in an effort to help people adapt to a very different Year of the Ox.  

23:53

5 Feb 2021

SCMP journalist Nadeem Shad speaks with freelance space journalist and China space industry expert Andrew Jones about the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, and the audacious plan to deliver a vehicle to the Martian surface. Hear how the other missions being sent by NASA and the United Arab Emirates are not a new 'space race', and how it might just take FBI permission to allow an American spacecraft to communicate with a Chinese one. Andrew Jones also unpacks why 2020 was one of the busiest years in history for China's burgeoning space industry, with more than 35 launches, and even more to come. Follow Andrew Jones: @AJ_FI

SCMP journalist Nadeem Shad speaks with freelance space journalist and China space industry expert Andrew Jones about the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, and the audacious plan to deliver a vehicle to the Martian surface. Hear how the other missions being sent by NASA and the United Arab Emirates are not a new 'space race', and how it might just take FBI permission to allow an American spacecraft to communicate with a Chinese one. Andrew Jones also unpacks why 2020 was one of the busiest years in history for China's burgeoning space industry, with more than 35 launches, and even more to come. Follow Andrew Jones: @AJ_FI

30:48

24 Jan 2021

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo speak with fellow journalists at the South China Morning Post, one year after our first podcast reporting on the coronavirus outbreak which became a pandemic. Simone McCarthy details the latest on the WHO investigation team which has landed in mainland China and what they hope to find; video journalist Thomas Yau discusses his return to Wuhan one year after being among the first journalists to head in to the city; Finbarr Bermingham analyses the impact of the pandemic on China's economy. Music credit: Marsh family 'Have the New Jab' ;   
Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo speak with fellow journalists at the South China Morning Post, one year after our first podcast reporting on the coronavirus outbreak which became a pandemic. Simone McCarthy details the latest on the WHO investigation team which has landed in mainland China and what they hope to find; video journalist Thomas Yau discusses his return to Wuhan one year after being among the first journalists to head in to the city; Finbarr Bermingham analyses the impact of the pandemic on China's economy. Music credit: Marsh family 'Have the New Jab' ;   

36:59

17 Jan 2021

Analysis of China's five Covid-19 vaccines now in the final phase of testing, and plans for global distribution. Kinling Lo speaks with Josephine Ma about vaccines developed by Sinovac, CanSino, Sinopharm and Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical, comparing their designs and test results in south east Asia and Brazil. Simone McCarthy reports on Xi Jinping's plans for these vaccines to be a 'global public good', which nations are ordering these vaccines, and the logistics needed to inocculate billions of people.

Analysis of China's five Covid-19 vaccines now in the final phase of testing, and plans for global distribution. Kinling Lo speaks with Josephine Ma about vaccines developed by Sinovac, CanSino, Sinopharm and Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical, comparing their designs and test results in south east Asia and Brazil. Simone McCarthy reports on Xi Jinping's plans for these vaccines to be a 'global public good', which nations are ordering these vaccines, and the logistics needed to inocculate billions of people.

33:10

11 Dec 2020

Is the US trying to contain Huawei - or kill it? SCMP tech editor John Artman analyses the increasing US sanctions on Huawei's access to high-tech tools and silicon chips and what it means for the company's existence, while Vancouver-based senior reporter Ian Young reports on the two year anniversary of the continuing extradition trial of Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou, courtroom revelations and the impact of China's 'hostage diplomacy', imprisoning Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Presented by Kinling Lo.

Is the US trying to contain Huawei - or kill it? SCMP tech editor John Artman analyses the increasing US sanctions on Huawei's access to high-tech tools and silicon chips and what it means for the company's existence, while Vancouver-based senior reporter Ian Young reports on the two year anniversary of the continuing extradition trial of Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou, courtroom revelations and the impact of China's 'hostage diplomacy', imprisoning Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Presented by Kinling Lo.

38:45

4 Dec 2020

Kinling Lo looks at vaccine success and the issues ahead: SCMP China desk editor Josephine Ma previews the supply chain issues for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, price comparison with others as well as China's vaccines on the verge of official approval. Earth A.I CEO John Ricketts reports on global online sentiment analysis of the extent of 'vaccine anxiety', concerns over Chinese made vaccines and the response for calls to make vaccines a condition of international air travel. Tech reporter Xinmei Shen reveals how QR codes are used to manage quarantine and travel in China, and science reporter Simone McCarthy delves into the ongoing hunt for the origins of the novel coronavirus.  

Note: Alipay is a subsidiary of Alibaba, owner of the SCMP.

Kinling Lo looks at vaccine success and the issues ahead: SCMP China desk editor Josephine Ma previews the supply chain issues for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, price comparison with others as well as China's vaccines on the verge of official approval. Earth A.I CEO John Ricketts reports on global online sentiment analysis of the extent of 'vaccine anxiety', concerns over Chinese made vaccines and the response for calls to make vaccines a condition of international air travel. Tech reporter Xinmei Shen reveals how QR codes are used to manage quarantine and travel in China, and science reporter Simone McCarthy delves into the ongoing hunt for the origins of the novel coronavirus.  

Note: Alipay is a subsidiary of Alibaba, owner of the SCMP.

44:02

27 Nov 2020

What will change after four years of Trump's inflammatory anti-China rhetoric, ruinous trade war, and escalating technology war against Chinese companies? Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo speak with SCMP Washington bureau chief Robert Delaney about how the incoming Biden administration will change tack in its policies to China, how the new Secretary of State Antony Blinken will differ from Mike Pompeo and the background as to how the mood in Washington has fundamentally changed about what China means to the United States. There's also one lingering question about Trump: what kind of poison policies and executive actions on China can he foist upon the new US president?  

What will change after four years of Trump's inflammatory anti-China rhetoric, ruinous trade war, and escalating technology war against Chinese companies? Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo speak with SCMP Washington bureau chief Robert Delaney about how the incoming Biden administration will change tack in its policies to China, how the new Secretary of State Antony Blinken will differ from Mike Pompeo and the background as to how the mood in Washington has fundamentally changed about what China means to the United States. There's also one lingering question about Trump: what kind of poison policies and executive actions on China can he foist upon the new US president?  

21:06

9 Nov 2020

Despite 'China' being a huge US election issue, not much was said about how Chinese Americans might vote - and election analysis spent very little time on the complexity of the 11 million Asian Americans casting their vote. Mimi Lau speaks with a first time voter, a radio veteran, Jeff Yang from the 'They Call Us Bruce' podcast and comedian Joe Wong about the impact of Trump's anti-China rhetoric, the power of Andrew Yang's run for nomination and how Black Lives Matter helped galvanise a generation of Chinese American voters. 

Despite 'China' being a huge US election issue, not much was said about how Chinese Americans might vote - and election analysis spent very little time on the complexity of the 11 million Asian Americans casting their vote. Mimi Lau speaks with a first time voter, a radio veteran, Jeff Yang from the 'They Call Us Bruce' podcast and comedian Joe Wong about the impact of Trump's anti-China rhetoric, the power of Andrew Yang's run for nomination and how Black Lives Matter helped galvanise a generation of Chinese American voters. 

48:01

30 Oct 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people in mainland China have already received Covid19 vaccines.  Josephine Ma details the enthusiasm for Chinese people to pay to take vaccines that are still classified as 'experimental' in phase 3 trials, and of countries like Brazil and Indonesia preparing to import large amounts of Chinese made vaccines. Simone McCarthy analyses the detail of China signing on to the WHO's global Covax agreement for vaccine distribution, and the reality of global supply chains dealing with the distribution of billions of doses. Presented by Kinling Lo.

Hundreds of thousands of people in mainland China have already received Covid19 vaccines.  Josephine Ma details the enthusiasm for Chinese people to pay to take vaccines that are still classified as 'experimental' in phase 3 trials, and of countries like Brazil and Indonesia preparing to import large amounts of Chinese made vaccines. Simone McCarthy analyses the detail of China signing on to the WHO's global Covax agreement for vaccine distribution, and the reality of global supply chains dealing with the distribution of billions of doses. Presented by Kinling Lo.

36:14

23 Oct 2020

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo analyse the deal announced between the Vatican and Beijing over the nomination of Roman Catholic bishops in mainland China and to reveal the broader links to the US presidential election. Why has US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo been so against it? How will this affect the lives of the estimated 12 million Catholics in mainland China? With expert analysis from Franesco Sisci, sinologist with the Renmin University of China and Lawrence C Reardon, associate professor of political science at the University of Mew Hampshire

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo analyse the deal announced between the Vatican and Beijing over the nomination of Roman Catholic bishops in mainland China and to reveal the broader links to the US presidential election. Why has US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo been so against it? How will this affect the lives of the estimated 12 million Catholics in mainland China? With expert analysis from Franesco Sisci, sinologist with the Renmin University of China and Lawrence C Reardon, associate professor of political science at the University of Mew Hampshire

36:09

16 Oct 2020

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo analyse the US presidential election from a Chinese perspective: what have trade war and the escalating tech war done to the Chinese economy, and would a potential Biden presidency be any different? Has the Republican strategy to 'blame China' worked? Does Beijing want Trump to continue America's decline, does Joe Biden's personal relationship with Xi Jinping count for much and how will the court hearing into the TikTok ban one week after the election mean? SCMP political economy editor Zhou Xin, technology editor John Artman and Washington bureau correspondent Mark Magnier discuss what has happened, and what comes next.  

Mimi Lau and Kinling Lo analyse the US presidential election from a Chinese perspective: what have trade war and the escalating tech war done to the Chinese economy, and would a potential Biden presidency be any different? Has the Republican strategy to 'blame China' worked? Does Beijing want Trump to continue America's decline, does Joe Biden's personal relationship with Xi Jinping count for much and how will the court hearing into the TikTok ban one week after the election mean? SCMP political economy editor Zhou Xin, technology editor John Artman and Washington bureau correspondent Mark Magnier discuss what has happened, and what comes next.  

40:28

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.

27:24

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.

10:09

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

25:42

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.

20:15

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.

48:53

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

30:31

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.

 

31:51

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 

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