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Buying a Newspaper

At this juncture, we know some of you bespectacled types are going to show-off your 4,000 character-plus savvy and say you read the Chinese newspaper. This lesson, however, is about options. Some of us lazy types just want to know what's going on in the world, without losing our eyesight over mornin...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 30, 2015

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In August 7, 2010, there was a terrible mudslide in Gansu Province. In this lesson we hear not only a newscast related to the natural disaster, but also the reactions of some average Chinese people with relatives in Gansu....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Advice for a Young Journalist

Being a journalist is a difficult job not least because of the notoriously low pay and constant deadlines. Getting that scoop that makes the job worthwhile can often be the hardest part of all. In this lesson, a new reporter learns the ropes from a hardened veteran while investigating a mining accid...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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Godzilla in Shanghai

Incredible, unstoppable titan of terror! Mightiest monster! Mightiest melodrama of them all! Civilization crumbles as its death rays blast a city of twenty million from the face of the earth. The legend continues, in Mandarin Chinese... Godzilla arrives in Shanghai. Listen to this podcast... could i...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2013

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