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Encore: How can time-honored brands stand the test of modernity?
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25:11How are some old brands doing in this age of rapid changes? What's their secret for having not just survived but still thriving for decades if not centuries? Let's unravel the captivating narratives, where every label tells a story, and every bottle holds a piece of the past, waiting to be rediscovered. On the show: Niu Honglin, Li Yi & Josh Cotterill
Going beyond the beaches of Fiji
24:57Today, we embark on a virtual journey to Fiji, a paradise known for its pristine beaches, vibrant cultures, and hospitable people. With visa-free travel and the untouched beauty of its natural scenery, can Fiji become the next major beach destination for Chinese travelers? Heyang interviews Brent Hill, Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Fiji.
Is the Chinese New Year preparation a blast or a burden for young people?
29:39As we head into the holiday season, errands pile up, such as checking our cars, booking train or plane tickets, and buying gifts for those we hope to see. Some young people are anxious at the prospect of travelling home. What are the issues that make us anxious and how can we best deal with the holiday stress? / Chinese New Year's Eve dinner: Home-made vs. ready-made (20:35). On the show: Laiming, Li Yi & Xingyu
Exploring the charm of Middle East in the United Arab Emirates
22:56Most people know it for its wealth from its vast reserve of oil and natural gas. Others may have had a glimpse of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, of the country. The United Arab Emirates is a window to the scenery and culture of the Middle East. It is also one of the countries to which Chinese tourists can travel visa-free. On the show: Laiming, Li Yi & Xingyu
CMG's 2024 Gala Showcase!
27:10Get ready for a double delight of cultural brilliance as China Media Group presents not one, but two extraordinary galas to illuminate your Chinese New Year entertainment lineup, the iconic CMG Spring Festival Gala and the Chinese Opera Gala. It's a celebration that unites the people, bridges generations, and showcases the crown jewels of Chinese culture, both traditional and modern. On the show: Heyang, Yushun & Jason Smith
Swiss Adventure for Chinese Travelers
24:48Heyang sits down with Daniela Chiani, Director for Greater China at Switzerland Tourism, for a chat on the popularity of Swiss tourism among Chinese travelers. They talk about smart itineraries, approaches, and fun things to do! From cultural festivals to Swiss cheese fondue, join us on a journey with Swiss tourism tailored for Chinese visitors!
Young adults take up 'babysitting' during holiday
27:56In the heartwarming melody of the holiday season, a new trend is making waves in China. College students and young adults are not just home for the festivities – they have become the unexpected stars of family life, taking on role of loving babysitters. Join us as we unravel the story of these modern caregivers and explore the melodies of family dynamics this winter. / A diverse array of domestic movies gets ready for Spring Festival box office triumph (17:00)! On the show: Niu Honglin, Li Yi & Xingyu
Discovering the island tales of Mauritius
24:54We continue our Spring Festival travel special where we shine the spotlight on one of the dreamiest destinations around the globe and explore how the locals are attracting Chinese tourists during the festive season. For this episode, we'll take you away to an African island country! And we are very lucky to have Feng Minling, Account Manager of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority joining today’s show. On the show: Niu Honglin, Li Yi
Digital celebrations vs. face-to-face gatherings
27:23With development of technology, it's more clear than ever that we live in a world where ancient traditions waltz with futuristic gadgets. But while pursuing progress, how can we prevent ourselves from losing touch with the poetry of traditions, especially when it comes to celebrating the traditional Chinese New Year? / From the fields to the stage, unveiling the charm of 'Cunwan'(13:04). On the show: Niu Honglin, Yushun & Brandon Yates
Explore the wonders of the Spring Festival in Thailand
24:46In the heart of Thailand, where the vibrant energy of Bangkok meets the tranquility of Chiang Mai, a unique cultural fusion unfolds during the Spring Festival. What will be the hottest destination for tourists to visit around the globe during this time? What are some special activities people enjoy during the spring festival period? Join us as we talk to Ms. Pakkanan Winijchai, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Beijing Office. On the show: Niu Honglin & Yushun