Important Chinese Things with Jenny Zhu · Learn Chinese · ChinesePod · Qingwen show

Important Chinese Things with Jenny Zhu · Learn Chinese · ChinesePod · Qingwen

Summary: Important Chinese Things with Jenny Zhu is a free podcast from ChinesePod that helps you understand what's going on in China now and learn practical Chinese words and phrases to talk about those things.

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 Taiwan Elections and Organ Donation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In today's show, we are going to talk about the elections in Taiwan and some culture difference between east and west regarding organ donation.

 APEC Blue and Shopping Festival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Now in China, APEC and Double 11 Festival just made this November to be a very busy month for politicians and shopaholics, both are changing people's life as well. Tune in today's show and find out more.

 Taiwanese National Day, Hong Kong and Ebola | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:32

Taiwanese National Day, Hong Kong and Ebola

 A High Profile Couple's Romance and Chinese Views on Divorce and Dating a Younger Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:55

Chinese entertainment royalties Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse had been making news ever since they first started dating more than 10 years ago. Both highly accomplished in their own right, their relationship was also highly controversial because of the 10-year age difference (she's older). After breaking up and each getting married and later divorced respectively, they recently rekindled their romance which gathered even more attention. This week we talk about how their relationship reflected Chinese views on divorce, life after divorce and women dating younger men.

 Healthcare in China | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:00

This week we look at healthcare in China, everything from the strained and highly emotionally charged relationship between doctors and patients to healthcare innovation in mobile technology to the use of TCM in China.

 Alibaba's IPO and China's Obsession with Apple | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:27

Alibaba's IPO and China's Obsession with Apple

 iCloud Photo Leak and Attitudes towards Sex in China | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:54

Today, we look at the Chinese reaction to the recent iCloud celebrity photo leak as well as what happened to a few Hong Kong celebrities when the similar happened a few years ago. You might be surprised but all the blame lies with the celebrities not the hacker in China.

 Chinese Travel Habits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:21

Today we talk about how Chinese view summer vacation and travel in general. Listen in as Jenny, Fiona and David share their experience.

 Celebrities and Drugs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:06

Recently China has seen a string of high-profile celebrities being arrested for smoking marijuana. They are detained, painted as villains and seen their reputation severely damaged. How does the public react to drug use? Why is this such a big deal in China? Listen to today's show to find out.

 Are Chinese Men Not Good Enough for Chinese Women? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:59

Why are so many Chinese women dating foreigners? Are Chinese men not good enough for Chinese women? Can they handle strong independent women? Do they groom themselves and work out? Listen to today's show as Jenny shares her thoughts with a Chinese guy and an American guy.

 Chinese Tech Giants | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:34

From Weibo, Wechat to JD.com, Chinese tech firms are stepping up their game home and abroad. Today, Jenny is joined by Stephen Millward, chief editor of TechinAsia.com. Listen to learn more about the differences between Chinese tech giants and their Silicon Valley counterparts and learn how these companies are changing people's lives in China.

 A Politburo Titan's Downfall and Ghost Month | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:34

This week we focus on the downfall of Zhou Yongkang, once a power player in Chinese politics, the man behind the national security apparatus and the mastermind of the Great Fire Wall. We also talk about a suite of newsworthy events in the past week.

 Internet Slang and Trendy Words | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:04

Although Chinese characters have a long history of culture, with the advent of the Internet age, more and more popular trendy words are coming into people's daily life. In today's show, we will work together to talk about some new interesting words and internet slang. The show is even more perfect with our special guests, Fiona Tian and Jessica Beinecke.

 Finding Work in China | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:31

Thinking about coming to China to work? Whether you are just starting out your career or are being relocated by your firm, working and living in the Middle Kingdom presents many exciting challenges. Listen to today's show to find out. BTW, from this week on, Jenny and David will be joined by Fiona from Taipei as the trio brings you a broader perspective on various issues.

 China to Stop Teaching English in Schools? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:37

Recently speculations surfaced that English would no longer be part of the university entrance exam (gaokao) in China in 2017. Though officials have denied the rumor, heated debate about the importance of English education dominates public discourse. How is English taught in schools in China? Why do some vehemently oppose teaching children English in China? Why despite all the uproar parents still pour money to have young children learn English? Listen to today's show to find out.

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