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Best Podcasts for China-watchers

This is a round-up of all China-focused podcasts that have been continuously updated. Most podcasts here are in English, although we do feature two Chinese-language programs. Please feel free to add any that's missing!

Sinica Podcast (podcast)

The Sinica Podcast is a weekly discussion of current affairs in China hosted by long-time Beijing residents Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.

China 21 (podcast)

China 21 is produced by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. We are a leading university-based think tank that produces scholarly research and informs policy discussions on China and U.S.-China relations. This podcast features expert voices, insights and stories about China’s economy, politics, society, and the implications for international affairs. Learn more at

ChinaPower (podcast)

The ChinaPower Podcast dissects critical issues underpinning China’s emergence as a global power. Hosted by Bonnie S. Glaser director of the CSIS China Power Project.

China Tech Talk (podcast)

China Tech Talk is a weekly podcast about what is happening on the ground in China's technology and startup ecosystems.The show is a TechNode x ChinaChannel co-production, hosted by John Artman, Editor-in-Chief of TechNode English, and Matthew Brennan, founder of China Channel

The Shunwei China Venture Capital Podcast (podcast)

Podcast by Shunwei Capital, an early stage VC founded by Lei Jun (Xiaomi CEO) and Tuck Lye Koh. Manages $2 billion USD with over 200 portfolio companies invested.

Chinese-language: 疯投圈 (podcast)

This is a Chinese-language podcast on venture capital in China, cohosted by two investors.

China 411 (podcast)


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China Digital Marketing Podcast (podcast)

The China Digital Marketing Podcast is a show where local China-based experts give practical advice on how to promote your business online in China.

Asia In-Depth (podcast)

Produced by the global non-profit organization Asia Society and drawn from interviews with a broad range of experts, each episode of the Asia Society Podcast provides incisive, illuminating commentary on all things Asia — from current affairs to education to arts and culture. Subscribe today.

The China in Africa Podcast (podcast)

A weekly discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalist Eric Olander in Asia and Dr. Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.

China in the World (podcast)

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.

National Committee on United States-China Relations (podcast)

The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that encourages understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. With over four decades of experience developing innovative programs at the forefront of U.S.–China relations, the National Committee focuses its exchange, educational and policy activities on politics and security, education, governance and civil society, economic cooperation, media and transnational issues, addressing these with respect to mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Diplomat | Asia Geopolitics (podcast)

A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.

Asia Unbound (podcast)

CFR experts give their take on the cutting-edge issues emerging in Asia today.

Environment China (podcast)

A show about the people behind environmental protection in China. In-depth interviews on urgent topics, new ideas, and innovative solutions from professionals in the environmental field in China. Produced in collaboration with the Beijing Energy Network.

Chinese-language: 纽约文化沙龙 (podcast)