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October 20, 2006

XiaoQiao Podcast, episode 5: Shanghai Part 2

preetam @ 11:44 am

ShiKuMen Entrance
A ShiKuMen entrance in Shanghai. (from NgKKH’s Flickr)

Continuing from the previous episode, in this episode former Shanghai resident Wang WeiChuan talks about where to find the ShiKuMen houses and the renovations ShiKuMen houses have gone through. Weichuan goes back a couple of decades and discusses sanitation and privacy aspects of living in ShiKuMen. Wang WeiChuan also discusses how living in ShiKuMen housing influenced the well known characteristics of Shanghai people.

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Shanghai Old Housing
Narrow lanes between the houses

Shanghai Old Housing
ShiKuMen housing

This episode is presented by Valerie and Murray. Our guest for this episode is Wang WeiChuan. Sound engineering by Stephen Sayson. XiaoQiao Podcast is produced by Jacky Peng and Preetam Rai

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August 30, 2006

XiaoQiao Podcast, episode 4: Shanghai Part 1

Jacky Peng @ 2:44 pm

In these three episodes we are happy to get Mr. Wang WeiChuan, a native Shanghainese, to talk about Shanghai, the biggest city in China.

In this part, Mr. Wang introduces us the ShiKuMen, which became a major housing to Shanghainese in the early 20 century.

Though ShiKuMen may not look magnificent in the mordern days, the daily life in and out of ShiKuMen has fused into most Shanghainese memory. And therefore, it is a symbolic of Shanghainese culture.

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July 31, 2006

XiaoQiao Podcast Special Edition – Interview with I-Shin

preetam @ 9:58 am

In this episode, Mr. I-Shin Chow, a born and bred Singaporean shares with us some of his views on the life in China.

Mr. I-Shin Chow, a travel lover, has stayed in North America and Europe for couples of years. He is now living in Shanghai, one of the most developed city in China.

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June 9, 2006

XiaoQiao Podcast, episode 3

preetam @ 6:08 pm

In this episode we travel to Liaoning province of China. Liaoning, a province attracting a lot of attention in Singapore these days, is one of the provinces in the north-east of China. The three provinces in this region are collectively knows as “dongbei”. The XiaoQiao crew talks to Ting Ru – a Liaoning native and finds out about the attractions – food, climate and sights.Links to download this episode (right-click, save as) :
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June 4, 2006

First episode of XiaoQiao Podcast – testing podpress

Jacky Peng @ 2:01 pm

Valerie and Shila talk about Shaanxi province (陕西) of China. They introduce Shaanxi’s history, food, place of interest and many more.

In the second part of the program, Valerie and Shila also talk about Bedroom Boys (HouShe Boys, 后舍男生), two popular lip sync boys in China.

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May 25, 2006

XiaoQiao Podcast Special Edition – Interview with Leylop

preetam @ 11:59 pm

It is not easy for Chinese independent travelers as most countries have a strict visa policy for the Chinese, the exchange rate is not favorable and travel guides are written with a western audience in mind. But some young people, driven by the desire to learn more about the world, are venturing out.

In this special edition of XiaoQiao podcast, we meet Leylop (www.leylop.com), probably the most popular Chinese backpacker. Leylop has traveled across Western Europe, South East Asia, South Asia and Western China. Leylop is also a well known English language blogger in China.

Elin and Zhi Xin talk with Leylop ask her about how she started traveling, how she funds her travels, her experiences on the road and where she plans to travel next.

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Leylop’s blog: www.leylop.com

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May 19, 2006

Second episode of XiaoQiao Podcast

Robin Yee @ 7:46 pm

Do women in Sichuan province really dominate their men?
Tune in to Xiao Qiao for a lively mini debate from the people themselves and get to know the “fiery” city, its unforgettably spicy food and the sights you should not miss. [In English]

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This episode of Podcasting is brought to you by Valerie, Elin and ZhiXin.

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May 9, 2006

First episode of XiaoQiao Podcast

Jacky Peng @ 5:12 pm

Valerie and Shila talk about Shaanxi province (陕西) of China. They introduce Shaanxi’s history, food, place of interest and many more.

In the second part of the program, Valerie and Shila also talk about Bedroom Boys (HouShe Boys, 后舍男生), two popular lip sync boys in China.

It’s on the news pager too!

XiaoQiao episode1.jpg
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The Shaanxi opera music we used in this program is an excerpt from 陈仁义《苏武牧羊》.

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May 1, 2006

Jacky Peng @ 11:20 pm

People’s Daily Online 人民网

  1. Commentary for the Labour Day: Hard work creates better a life. Link
  2. Hu came back Beijing after visited 5 countries. Link
  3. Let sunshine fill the life: The story of He YongMei(何永梅), a 60 year old woman in Gansu Province. Link

April 18, 2006

Jacky Peng @ 4:34 pm

People’s Daily Online 人民网

  1. Creativity revive an old enterprise. ShenYang Machine Tool Group’s determination to have its own technologies helped it turn from a struggling company ten years ago to one of the top ten machine tool manufacturers. Link Cached
  2. Shanxi recycled the mine water. The state-owned coal mine in Shanxi has already recycled 50% of their mine water. Shanxi requires the coal mine recycled at least 60% of the mine water in its 11th Five Year plan. Link Cached
  3. TongLing(铜陵),a city of Anhui Province, promoted balanced development of compulsory education. Every child of the city has an equal opportunity to attend primary and secondary schools with similar quality. Link Cached
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