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Are you wanting to learn more about china? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best china podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best China Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

China Unscripted

  • Publisher: Chris Chappell
  • Total Episodes: 7

From the team that brought you the satirical TV news show China Uncensored comes a…well…less scripted look at China. Chris Chappell and his team are off the teleprompter and on the mic to interview China experts, or discuss the issues of the day. And frankly, anything else they feel like discussing.

China Rising

  • Publisher: Curiouscast
  • Total Episodes: 7

Curiouscast and Global News present the second season in the “Rising” series, China Rising is an in-depth investigation into modern China. Hosted by Global News Senior Correspondent and Video Journalist Jeff Semple, this ten episode season investigates how China is quietly applying pressure and working to infiltrate the upper echelons of power in western countries, including Canada. It is also discusses whether China is indeed friendly and peaceful, as President Xi claims; or if Canada and its allies should stand on guard against China Rising

The China History Podcast

  • Publisher: Laszlo Montgomery
  • Total Episodes: 7

Since 2010, The China History Podcast, presented by Laszlo Montgomery presents over two hundred episodes of curated topics from China’s antiquity to modern times.

The History of China

  • Publisher: Chris Stewart
  • Total Episodes: 7

An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations.

Bottled in China

  • Publisher: Emilie Steckenborn
  • Total Episodes: 7

Bottled in China brings you into Asia’s food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

Mosaic of China

  • Publisher: Oscar Fuchs
  • Total Episodes: 7

An English-language podcast showcasing people who are making their mark in China.

Environment China

  • Publisher: Beijing Energy Network
  • Total Episodes: 7

Environment China is a bilingual podcast from the Beijing Energy Network. The show features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts working in the environmental field in China.

Inside China

  • Publisher: South China Morning Post
  • Total Episodes: 7

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.

Round Table China

  • Publisher: China Plus
  • Total Episodes: 7

Round Table is the premiere English talk show that debates issues affecting China. The show shines with its three hosts who come from diverse backgrounds and offer bold as well as researched discussion on some of the hottest topics headlining in China and around the world.

Learning English for China

  • Publisher: BBC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 7

提高英语听力水平,掌握纯正英式表达,了解英国社会和文化的方方面面。BBC英语教学播客频道播出丰富、专业、实用的英语学习节目。 Improve your English skills. This weekly podcast contains some of the best audio from BBC Learning English.

China Stories

  • Publisher: SupChina
  • Total Episodes: 7

China Stories from the Sinica Network on SupChina brings you audio narration of the best articles and op-eds appearing in Sixth Tone, Caixin Global, The Wire China, Week in China, The World of Chinese, Protocol China, and of course SupChina. Subscribe to the podcast and you can listen to features on the go, with narrators who won’t butcher the pronunciation of Chinese names and words.

Strangers in China

  • Publisher: SupChina
  • Total Episodes: 7

Strangers in China features voices from the edges of an emergent new China. We talk to people with unique perspectives on Chinese society: dissident voices, queer voices, marginalized voices. Some belong to those who push boundaries creatively, while others are just fighting to be seen. All are uniquely Chinese.All too often, stories about China fail to navigate the many nuances of Chinese society, and overlook those who think or live differently. We’re here to listen closely and illuminate their stories. Support Strangers in China on Patreon: patreon.com/strangersinchinaSubscribe to Strangers in China to hear voices from another side of the China story. Follow us on social media:Instagram: @strangersinchinaTwitter: @strangerinchina

Tech Buzz China by Pandaily

  • Publisher: SupChina
  • Total Episodes: 7

Tech Buzz China by Pandaily is a biweekly technology podcast that is all about China’s innovations. It is co-hosted by Rui Ma and Ying Lu, who are both seasoned China-watchers with years of experience working in the technology space in China. They share and discuss the most important tech news from China every week, and include commentary from investors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs.

China Geopolitics

  • Publisher: South China Morning Post
  • Total Episodes: 7

The South China Morning Post political economy team analyse the latest economic data from China, delve deep into the ongoing US-China trade and tech war, and examine China’s changing economic relationship with Europe, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Hear deep background on Beijing’s political machinations and how they affect policy and its global diplomacy.

The China in Africa Podcast

  • Publisher: SupChina
  • Total Episodes: 7

Twice-weekly discussion about China’s engagement across Africa and the Global South hosted by journalist Eric Olander and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.

China in the World

  • Publisher: Carnegie-Tsinghua Center
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Carnegie-Tsinghua China in the World podcast is a series of conversations between Director Paul Haenle and Chinese and international experts on China’s foreign policy, China’s international role, and China’s relations with the world, brought to you from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center located in Beijing, China.

China Tech Investor

  • Publisher: TechNode
  • Total Episodes: 7

The China Tech Investor podcast is a weekly show featuring Elliott Zaagman, writer and contributor to TechNode, and James Hull, a professional investor. Each week, the two look at their watchlist and talk about what’s happening with listed Chinese tech companies

China Business Cast

  • Publisher: China Business Cast
  • Total Episodes: 7

China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.

China In Focus

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 7

China Uncovered

  • Publisher: The Heritage Foundation
  • Total Episodes: 7

As China continues its rise, the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have implications across the globe and the need for transparency is increasingly important. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCP has often withheld, obfuscated, and falsified data for its own purposes. This year, The Heritage Foundation launched a transparency initiative to facilitate a global campaign to systematically expose the CCP’s behavior. In this podcast, Heritage Senior Policy Analyst Olivia Enos hosts representatives of world-class data projects to discuss how their projects are shining a spotlight on the CCP’s actions and emerging trends from their data.Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app to receive a new episode every other Monday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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