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Feb 19, 2021

Its Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox!

As a love letter to those that celebrate this beautiful holiday a re-release of one of our very first episodes in China all about the unique Chinese New Year that was 2020.

With wonderful journalist Bec, who reported through the very beginning of the Covid crisis.

Insight from her travels near Wuhan back in Chinese New Year 2020.

The unique challenges of working with kids at home, feelings working mums everywhere will recognise!

The fascinating controls that were put in place in parts of China to control the spread of the virus and what happened when tables were turned and badly affected China became badly affected America.


In this episode Bec talks about WeChat. What is WeChat? 

WeChat is THE app in China, an equivalent in hybrid of Whatsapp, FB messenger and Instagram- its a VERY widely adopted app used for messaging, payments, sharing photos - you name it, its done by WeChat.

Bec Kanthor is a radio and print journalist based in China for the last 17 years. She was CBS News Beijing asst. producer in the years leading up to the 2008 Olympics and her work has appeared on PRI's The World, Scientific American, CBC Radio, CNN, CBS, ABC News, BBC and ESPN.

She also works with her husband, folk-rock musician Liu Jian producing China’s first international children’s music festival ‘Hand in Hand’ touring musicians through 20 cities across China

You can find Bec here:

Twitter: @rebeccakanthor


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