Want to learn more about China? Learn to speak Chinese? How about listening to the latest views of China watchers, political figures, and current affairs in China? Well, here is my pick of the top 40+ podcasts that are freely available on the internet.
At the bottom of this list, you’ll find a downloadable OPML which you can simply import into iTunes or your favorite podcast/media player APP.
The China History Podcast
Laszlo Montgomery presents topics covering 5000 years of Chinese history and culture.
The History of China
An audio journey through the 5000-year history of one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations.
Series of essays exploring Chinese history through the life stories of key personalities.
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn
The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief
A weekly podcast that brings you the most important business stories of the week from China’s top source for business and financial news. Produced by Kaiser Kuo of our Sinica Podcast, it features a business news roundup, plus conversations with Caixin reporters and editors.
China in the World
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.
Two White Chicks in China
Hollie and Nora are here to answer all of your questions about living, working and playing in China. Hollie has been in China for over 3 years and is currently working as the Social Media Director of a tech company in Shenzhen. Nora has been based in China for over 5 years and is the co-founder of WrittenChinese.com. Discover how to negotiate with Chinese business people, what it really takes to learn Mandarin, how Chinese people let their hair down and any other questions you might wonder about what’s it really like to live in China today.
China Tech Talk
China Tech Talk is a weekly podcast about what is happening on the ground in China’s technology and startup ecosystems.
China 21 is produced by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. This podcast features expert voices, insights and stories about China’s economy, politics, society, and the implications for international affairs.
China Path Podcast
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is proud to present the China Path Podcast – expert insight into doing business with China, featuring interviews leaders in business and government to help you maximise your commercial potential in China.
Austrade China Podcast
Introducing market entry tips and inspirational stories in China for Australian businesses.
TechBuzz China by Pandaily
TechBuzz China by Pandaily is a weekly technology podcast that is all about China’s innovations. It is co-hosted by Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma, who are both seasoned China-watchers with years of experience working in the technology space in China.
Secrets to Doing Business in China Podcast
Doing business in China.
China Digital Marketing 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.
TIC China Network
Originally set up as an A-Z guide for anyone moving to China, but we have evolved into a network for anyone who wants to do a podcast about their lives in China.
China Jedi: Expat Life | Chinese Culture | Business | Travel | China
For those Living, Working or Travelling in China or Interested in Learning about Chinese Culture, Expat Life and Foreigners Perceptions.
ChinaPower provides an in-depth understanding of the evolving nature of Chinese power relative to other countries. The project examines five interrelated categories of Chinese power: military, economics, technology, social, and international image. Through objective analysis and data visualization, ChinaPower unpacks the complexity of China’s rise.
Opportunity in China Podcast
Opportunity in China produces a number of informational resources. These resources offer the audience clear and relevant content on a variety of topics related to finding work, moving to, living in, and deriving the most value from experience in China, in conducting commerce with the Chinese market, and with the Chinese people generally.
China Influencer Marketing Podcast
Weekly interviews with the top influencers, marketers, and brands who share their experiences, strategies and tactics for influencer marketing in China.
Just China is a production of the University of Chicago Public Policy Podcasts
American Mandarin Society’s Podcast
The American Mandarin Society supports the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations.
The Chinese Herb Health & Longevity Show
Join Dr. George Lamoureux and John Bonds from JingHerbs.com to explore the history, healing, and empowerment of Classic Chinese Medicine, herbs, and thought. Dr. George Lamoureux, the founder of Jing Herbs, holds a Doctorate in classical Chinese medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist and a certified Medical Qigong practitioner. Dr. George also completed programs of study at both the Shanghai and Chengdu hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China.
Learn Mandarin by Podcast
Learn Chinese – Situational Mandarin Chinese Lessons
Improve Mandarin Chinese with Situational, Practical and Easy to Learn Mandarin Chinese Lessons. Suitable for Beginners and Intermediate Level Learners.
One Minute Mandarin
One Minute Mandarin provides an introduction to basic Mandarin.
Learn Mandarin Now Podcast
Learning to speak Mandarin with situational context.
World Learner Chinese – Learn Chinese. Mandarin Chinese
Learn from experts in the field of teaching Chinese as a second language via our progressive multi-leveled training platform.
Mandarin Chinese Lessons with Wei Lai
Mandarin Chinese lessons with Wei Lai is a video podcast to help you learn Chinese.
Mandarin Made Easy
Welcome to Mandarin Made Easy with your host Fi. This is a brand new learning platform for learning Mandarin Chinese at your pace. Grab a cup of tea and sit down with Fi.
Learn Mandarin Daily
Learn a little Mandarin every day! Visit inspirlang.com for more Mandarin lessons or join our group discussion InspirLang on Facebook.
Mandarin for Travel and Beginners – Real Life Language
Byte-sized language files of Mandarin Chinese for everyday life. Create your own playlists of real, relevant language for a completely personalized language learning experience. These files only have the words and phrases- nothing else. Listen to these words and phrases and start speaking Mandarin Chinese right away.
Learn Mandarin from a Hong Kong perspective.
Mandarin / English Bilingual
A podcast for learners of English or Mandarin – one of us will speak Mandarin, the other will speak English.
Public Domain Mandarin Course – Real Life Language
A complete Mandarin course.
Chinese Mandarin Cafe
Learn Madarin with Amy Lin.
Talk Chineasy – Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan
Learn Chinese with ease! Talk Chineasy brings you 7-minute daily Chinese lessons. Each day, ShaoLan and a special guest share interesting cultural insights and stories as they teach you a useful Chinese phrase. Our amazing guests include rock stars, artists, CEOs, professors, adventurists, scientists, and more. You’ll discover the rich culture behind the most widely spoken language, while you learn how to converse in basic Mandarin Chinese.
Learn Chinese | ChineseClass101.com
Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101! No more dry, out of date textbook story lines! Here at ChineseClass101, you’ll learn Chinese with fun, interesting and culturally relevant lessons that are easy to listen to. But not only are they fun – they’re effective too!
Basic Chinese 1
No longer being updated but there are 19 episodes still available.
Chinese Podcast – Improve your Chinese language skills by listening to conversations about Australian culture
World Languages Podcasting provides a podcast series in various languages for the language student or native speaker to help improve language skills and knowledge of Australian culture. Each conversation is complemented with a full transcript and a page of language exercises that may be downloaded from the website www.worldlanguagespodcasting.com.
HelloChina – Learn Real Chinese @HelloChinese
HelloChina, produced by HelloChinese, helps guide you through the Chinese that’s not taught to you in textbooks. Modern Chinese for Modern China. New shows every Monday and Thursday. Keywords, videos and language takeaways from each episode available on blog.hellochinese.cc
a 25-minute bilingual talk show covers the most frequently used basic dialogues, words & expressions, language tips & social culture, and stories behind the idioms. Take some Chinese away and experience a progress day by day.
Learn Chinese Insights Podcast
Last updated in 2016, yet there are 37 episodes still available to be enjoyed.
Chinese – SurvivalPhrases
No longer updated but there are 16 free episodes still available online. SurvivalPhrases.com is an innovative and fun way of learning the Chinese language and culture at your own convenience and pace.
Dimsum Hanyu Pinyin – Learn Mandarin Chinese
There are 11 episodes. No longer updated.
Podcast – Everyday Chinese Expressions (Mandarin)
Another podcast that hasn’t been updated in a long time but there are still 5 free episodes available.
Here is the OPML file of all the above-listed podcasts – china-podcasts.opml