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Round Table China

Round Table China

China Plus

"Round Table" is the premier discussion show that debates the hottest topics making headlines in China and around the world. As the most popular English language podcast from China, it covers everything from pressing social issues to the latest consumption trends. It not only keeps you informed, but goes deeper into the factors shaping the behavior of 1.4 billion people. Check it out to gain an insight into the minds of Chinese youth and feel the pulse of contemporary China.

2282 - Is moving to the suburbs a cure-all?
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  • 2282 - Is moving to the suburbs a cure-all?

    More and more people are swapping city life for solitude in the suburb. What are they escaping from and what's driving them to the suburbs (01:46)? / Round Table presents the story of Ivy Yang, the founder and CEO of a musical production company. How has she overcome difficulties along the way (25:10)? On the show: Heyang, Huang Shan & Jason Smith

    Fri, 07 Oct 2022
  • 2281 - Is Gen Z buying the idea of sustainable consumption?

    Environmental protection and climate change have become top concerns for a new generation of consumers. And businesses are responding. Weaving sustainability into products and the production process has become a selling point, in its own right. We take a look at the different views of sustainable consumption (00:49). / Round Table presents a story of a stargazer, who has been exploring every possibility to show people why we need to appreciate the starry sky and learn about space and the universe (25:10). On the show: Heyang, Ningjing & Joshua Cotterill

    Thu, 06 Oct 2022
  • 2280 - Young travelers in China prefer niche and soul-searching destinations

    When it comes to travelling and tourism, young people in China have different preferences compared with older generations, preferring niche and soul-searching destinations instead. Why is it so? Does lying on a hotel bed count as traveling (00:57)? / Round Table presents the story of Wang Xuetao, who is the boss of a Beijing-based interior decoration company. She shares with us how she became a house renovation contractor in an industry mostly dominated by men (25:10). On the show: Heyang, Huang Shan & Josh Cotterill

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • 2279 - Smart agriculture drives modernization of farming

    Technology is becoming increasingly important in agriculture. We take a look at ways to take agriculture into the digital age (00:47). / Round Table presents a story of Twenty-eight year old Tenzin Yeshi, who is a fervent performer, researcher and promoter of Tibetan opera, which was listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2009 (25:10). On the show: Heyang, Huang Shan & Josh Cotterill

    Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • 2278 - Is it a problem to have more female teachers than male teachers?

    Many schools around the world have more female teachers than male teachers. The gender gap in the teaching profession gradually reduces in college. Is it a problem to have more females than males in this profession (00:58)? / Round Table takes you to a hidden-gem specialty bookstore in Beijing to meet its manager, Hong Xia, who has succeeded in beating all the odds to keep a physical bookstore alive (25:10). On the show: Heyang, Li Yi & Josh Cotterill

    Mon, 03 Oct 2022
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