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How China Works

May 14, 2020

On weeks without a new interview, we’re going to start reposting favorite episodes from our Top 10 most popular shows, in case you missed them, and we’re kicking that off with one of THE best and most timely shows (in retrospect) that we could hope to share with you in our current situation. DAVID THOMAS has a very...


May 9, 2020

"Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD do something.” Timeless words of wisdom, shared here by the ever-insightful Beijing-based MENGFEI LI on a very relevant episode of our show. His perspective - as an international journalist who lived in the US for 13 years and has a lot of love for the...


Apr 12, 2020

This week, Yingying Li talks with BEI WANG in the Netherlands about the Dutch response to COVID-19, how the media business has been changing there already and what to look for post-pandemic, the cultural messaging and other challenges of Europeans trying to reach China and vive-versa, and much more. 
 
BEI WANG on...


Apr 5, 2020

We recorded this show on April 4th, 2020 China time, which was the start of the Ching Ming Festival, aka Tomb Sweeping Day. This date is also now the national memorial day for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Yingying, sporadic burnings of “hell money” are the only visible sign of the old normal....


Mar 22, 2020

MEMO MATA is an American educator who’s lived in China for more than a decade. He talks with Yingying Li about the various types of Chinese parenting styles, evolution expectations for their children, leadership, COVID-19, and the importance of a holistic approach to raising the future leaders (or just happy adults)...