China’s economic growth model

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The economic history of China

(Interview by Hong Tong Wu)

The rise of China to the world’s second-largest economy surely is the most dramatic development in the global economy over the past twenty-five years. China’s economic development, a combination of market-led growth under a single-party government, poses serious challenges to conventional theories of capitalism. What did China learn from its history? Why is China’s model uncomparable to western capitalism? What historical events had lead to the development of China’s model? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Debin Ma, associate professor in economic history at London School of Economics and editor of the coming second volume of The Economic History of China.

The rise of China as a world power

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Nexus conference 20Former admiral William Fallon of US and professor Zhang Weiwei @Nexus conference 201717

Former admiral William Fallon of US and professor Zhang Weiwei @Nexus conference 2017

The Nexus conference brought together diplomats, politicians and intellectuals from around the world to talk about the world of power. One of the panellists was Zhang Weiwei, professor international relations and  director of the China Institute at the Fudan University in Shanghai.

Professor Zhang is a board member at China’s National Think Tanks Council. In the mid-1980’s, he worked as senior English interpreter for Deng Xiaoping and many other Chinese political leaders. Zhang wrote the award-winning trilogy about the rise of China as a world power: The China Ripple (2008), The China Wave (2012) and The China Horizon (2016).

Why do so many Chinese in the West would like to stay? How will the world develop (westernization/easternization or multipolar/convergence)? How would China improve the world as a world power? Listen to CRTV‘s interview with professor Zhang Weiwei.

Professor Zhang Weiwei (middle), Miki Dai (photos, left) and Hong Tong Wu (text and interview, right)

Professor Zhang Weiwei (middle), Miki Dai (photos, left) and Hong Tong Wu (text and interview, right)

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Crazy Rich Asians

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Trilogy Crazy Rich Asians

(Interview by Hong Tong Wu, Text by Miki Dai)

Since this year, the number of billionaires in Asia are larger than in the United States. Everywhere, we see more and more rich Asians in the shopping streets.

Kevin Kwan wrote a trilogy of novels about the new Asian riches. His first two books, “Crazy Rich Asians” in 2013 and “China Rich Girlfriend” in 2015 became New York Times-bestsellers. “Crazy Rich Asians” will be released as movie next year. It is the first Hollywood romantic comedy featuring an all-Asian cast starring among others Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.

Crazy rich asians movie

Kevin promoted his newest book “Rich People Problems” on his World Book Tour at Lloyd Hotel hosted by American Book Center in Amsterdam yesterday evening. Who are the new Asian riches? How are Asians represented in the media? What are the roles of stereotypes? Listen to CRTV’s interview with novelist Kevin Kwan!

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Who is Eason Chan 陳奕迅?

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Eason 1(Photo’s @ Kenny Nagelkerke)

Yesterday evening, Hong Kong singer Eason Chan started his European tour in sold-out Melkweg in Amsterdam. In the coming two weeks, he will give concerts in Berlin, Paris, London and Manchester to launch his first Mandarin album “Eason says C’mon In~”. This is Eason’s first album promotion tour. Who is Eason Chan? How does he manage his life in the hectic entertainment world? Why did he make this album? Get to know Eason, listen to CRTV’s interview in Cantonese with apologies for the low sound level!

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Will Tangguo 棠果 succeed Airbnb + Booking.com?

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Interview by Miki Dai

Reception5月29日,于阿姆斯特丹皇家音乐厅
今天,来自中国的棠果开启了他们欧洲登陆的旅程,在世界四大音乐厅之一的阿姆斯特丹皇家音乐厅,棠果邀请了多位欧洲前政要,其中包括荷兰前首相维姆·科克(Wim Kok),向全欧洲介绍棠果,宣布他们的扩张计划。
旅居一站式服务平台棠果是否会席卷全球华人旅游市场?他们到底有没有称为中国下一个独角兽的可能性?棠果的投资人和CEO接受了城市之声的采访

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Hong Kong Drum Ensemble 香港鼓藝團

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Ronald Chin with Hong Kong Drum Ensemble

Ronald Chin with Hong Kong Drum Ensemble

The Hong Kong Drum Ensemble was founded by Ronald Chin in May 1998. How does he save traditional Chinese drum as cultural heritage in a commercial city like Hong Kong?

香港鼓藝團於一九九八年五月由錢國偉創辦。鼓藝團為香港一個非牟利及慈善表演團體,目標及宗旨是〈以樂會友,以鼓結緣,弘揚國粹,服務社群〉。

Interview with Ronald Chin 錢國偉採訪

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Ondergronds in Parijs 巴黎地下铁

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Interview: Hong Tong Wu

Ondergronds in ParijsOndergronds in Parijs vertelt het verhaal over een jonge Chinees die zijn vaderland ontvlucht om een beter leven op te bouwen in Europa. In plaats van het gewenste paradijs komt hij terecht in het meedogenloze Parijs waar hij probeert te overleven als illegaal. De metro wordt zijn thuis, hij verliest zijn vrienden en wordt verliefd op een onbereikbare vrouw. Wanneer hij beseft dat zijn vlucht geen oplossing biedt, neemt hij een ingrijpend besluit.

姚中彬的这部在中国获奖的小说讲述了一位远离祖国希望在 欧洲寻找更好生活的年轻人的奇特故事。取代他这个非法居 留者曾经幻想过的天堂的是他眼前这个无情的巴黎。他以地 铁为家,失去了朋友,却爱上了一个高不可攀的女人。虽然 意识到这种流荡生活没有出路,他却发现自己迷失于艰难抉 择中。

Interview met schrijver Yao Zhongbin 访问作家姚中彬

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