What is “democracy in China”? How are the businesses and the people involved in the “whole process democracy”? Do they find themselves relevant and engaged? With these questions in mind, our host Ivan has an interview with Li Minghua, member of the CPPCC, and Bian Jinping, expert from the CPPCC Expert Pool for the Deliberation and Administration of State Affairs. Ivan makes a field visit to China Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in the country, and exchanges insights with Harvey Dzodin, senior fellow from the Center for China & Globalization.
Finding Answers in China
Professor Liu was teaching at a university before, now she is working in a village in Inner Mongolia to help local people develop cultural industry and tourism. She is lovingly recognized by local people as their leader for cultural affairs. How did this accomplished?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a thousand-year-long history in treating pandemic diseases. In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic most recently, TCM has impressed the world with the magic it has unfurled. While many Westerners are marveled at the power to cure of TCM, they still find it a bit mysterious. After all, compared with Western medicine, TCM is based on widely different philosophies, culture and theories. What is exactly the magic of TCM? We’ve had an interview with Zhang Boli, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and master of traditional Chinese medicine. Let’s unveil the mystery and dive into the world of Chinese medicine.
The rising Guangdong-HongKong-Macao Greater Bay Area is an important window for China to further its opening-up policies. Apart from an open and inclusive business environment, the Greater Bay Area also entices people with its charming culture, which brings us to the popular Cantonese food. How does the burgeoning pre-made food go global from the Great Bay Area? Let’s find out!
How can China ensure that “no one is left behind” in a country of 1.4 billion people? How can the “world’s factory” protect nature and preserve the natural environment? How can a developing country make revolutionary breakthroughs in science and technology? Armed with such questions, observers from around the world have set out on a mission to find answers in China and discover the secrets behind its incredible development. Through their journeys, we may discover China’s solutions, learn from China’s experience, and benefit from China’s wisdom.
Got a burning question on China? ChinaFocus has got you covered with #FindingAnswersinChina. In episode five, we take a look at how China is battling the greatest existential crisis of our time: Climate Change. For decades, economic expansion was prioritised over environmental protection in China, but over the past few years, a significant shift has been made to focus on a greener future. At last week’s Leaders Climate Summit, China reiterated its biggest statement yet on climate change, promising to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2060. Achieving it will require a complete overhaul of how ordinary Chinese people live. So how does it plan to achieve it?
Got a burning question on China? ChinaFocus has got you covered with Finding Answers in China. In episode four, we take a look at how China is dealing with the world’s biggest health emergency for a century: COVID-19. More than a year has passed since the outbreak of the pandemic, and many countries worldwide continue to adopt severe restrictions to people’s movements, in China, a combination of vaccines and stringent health measures are helping people’s lives bounce back from COVID quicker.
Got a burning question on China? China Focus has got you covered with our new special Finding Answers in China. Here we take a look at how China is tackling some of the biggest problems affecting people globally and asking what can be learnt from its response to them. In our third episode, we take a look at the country’s capital Beijing, an ancient city that is attempting to modernize its narrow courtyards without destroying its glorious and unique history
Editor’s Note: For as long as there have been questions, mankind has been searching for answers. Today, our need for answers is more critical than at any stage in our civilisation, as the world faces a tangle of challenges, including climate change, global pandemics, housing shortages and environmental destruction. We know what the problems are. But who has the answers? Finding Answers in China delves into the ideas, technology and people shaping China’s response to these global issues, and asks what can be learnt from their successes and failures. In this episode, Finding Answers in China takes you on a ride in Baidu’s Appollo Go autonomous taxi and checks out the new and improved Fuxing high-speed trains, to see how technology is being used to fast track Chinese society. Finding Answers in China also speaks to Der-Horng Lee, Fellow at the Academy of Engineering Singapore, Georges Andary, the Regional President of Bosh in China and Hiria Ottino, President of the Pacific China Friendship Association, to find out their views on China’s latest technological upgrade.