Jan 29, 2021
In today’s episode: How early response and careful preparation helped Shanghai bring its coronavirus outbreak under control; coffee giant Starbucks may have suffered setbacks in other parts of the world, but sales in China have been as piping hot as its beverages; and the Biden administration is still holding its...
Jan 28, 2021
In today’s episode: woman faces jail time after she flew from Boston to Beijing without disclosing symptoms or virus exposure; Douyin lands exclusive sponsorship deal for the nation’s biggest TV gala; and hundreds of IPOs are stuck in a logjam as regulatory scrutiny intensifies.
Jan 27, 2021
In today’s episode: speculation is brewing that a 62-year old may have taken his own life after being scammed by his own care home; WeChat, Tiktok and hundreds more Chinese apps have been permanently banned from India; and despite bouncing back from the virus fallout, the world’s second-largest economy is not in a...
Jan 26, 2021
In this week’s episode: TikTok sister app steps up competition
against Wechat and Alipay by introducing its own
e-wallet; Hong Kong imposes its first COVID-19 lockdown; and
Shenzhen will hand out roughly $3.1 million to migrant workers to
discourage travel during the upcoming Lunar New Year.
In addition, we speak...
Jan 26, 2021
In today’s episode: Top researcher demands greater transparency on Chinese-developed jabs to counter public distrust; a brand new path for foreign investors to trade on Shanghai’s STAR Market; and what President Xi Jinping’s speech at World Economic Forum could tell us about the nation’s policy direction.