CHP-013 Li Ka-shing


Li Ka-shing is a Hong Kong billionaire tycoon who has played a great role in not only Hong Kong’s prosperity but in China’s as well.  He is respected not only for his achievements in business and industry but also for his rise from humble beginnings in Chaozhou, China.

 

Mr. Li Ka-shing 李嘉诚先生

CHP-008 Nixon’s Visit to China Pt 1


Thirty-eight years ago President Nixon visited Peking, as it was called then, and jump started the normalization of relations between the two great nations of The United States and the People’s Republic of China.  This was a story that played out over three years and culminated in one of the great geopolitical media events of the 20th century. Continue reading “CHP-008 Nixon’s Visit to China Pt 1”

CHP-004 The Great Leap Forward


The Great Leap Forward ( 大跃进) from 1958-1960 caused death and suffering to dozens of millions of people.  It sounded like a workable idea but it didn’t turn out like Chairman Mao hoped.  When looking back on the life of Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward is always viewed as a black mark against his legacy.  I welcome you to listen to the podcast and learn all about what happens when central planning goes awry. Continue reading “CHP-004 The Great Leap Forward”

CHP-001 Introductory Episode


A warm welcome to everyone across the world and thank you for listening to the introductory episode of the China History Podcast.  Each week we will bring you a different topic taken from the annals of 5,000 years of Chinese history. We’ll look at the dynasties, historical persons, ancient history, modern history and everything in between.  Today in the 21st century China’s role in the world and how China’s impact touches many of us has never been greater.  Here at the China History Podcast we aim to explain China’s past so you can better understand China’s present. Continue reading “CHP-001 Introductory Episode”