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The Bridge

Our hosts, from the US and China, discuss what unites us. Using funny stories and brilliant guests from all walks of life, we join hands in laughter, building bridges across our cultural world. This is The Bridge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Recent Episodes of The Bridge


‘Unqualified’ teachers in US classrooms?

‘Unqualified’ teachers in US classrooms?

The US teacher shortage has become more entrenched as the year advances. Many states are turning to people they describe as ‘unqualified’ just to keep an adult in the room. We discuss solutions to this national predicament.

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Episode 343 13 June 2024 55m and 18s


How is the US economy really doing?

How is the US economy really doing?

Special guest, Kyla Scanlon, author of the new book “In This Economy: How Money and Markets Really Work” explains the economic sentiment in the United States. We discuss how perceptions don’t always align with reality.

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Episode 342 11 June 2024 55m and 27s


The Belt and Road era and the developing world

The Belt and Road era and the developing world

Special guest Cyrus Janssen joins The Bridge to discuss the nature of The Belt and Road Initiative. How is China’s development aid and finance different from that of the US and why does it matter? Listen up. 

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Episode 341 5 June 2024 55m and 49s


Job hunting tips for graduates in the AI era

Job hunting tips for graduates in the AI era

Abstract: As graduation season arrives in both China and the United States, university graduates in both countries face various challenges in their job hunts, particularly amid the rapid development of AI. In this episode, we share popular interview tips from social media in China and the U.S., highlighting how this year's graduates are leveraging AI technology to enhance their resumes, practice interview skills, and improve communication techniques.

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Episode 340 3 June 2024 55m and 40s


What’s inside China's economic engine?

What’s inside China's economic engine?

Special guest Einar Tangen, a Senior Fellow of Taihe Institute, joins us for a peek inside China’s economy in a global context. Why has the west gotten China so wrong and how can we better understand the most important economic transformation in modern history?

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Episode 339 27 May 2024 56m and 2s


The Belt and Road Initiative in global context

The Belt and Road Initiative in global context

We discuss Xinjiang, the Belt and Road Initiative and our new multipolar world with Hussein Askary, Vice Chairman of The Belt and Road Institute in Sweden. He describes his recent trip to Xinjiang and the transformative power of global development within the context of the Modern Silk Road.

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Episode 337 22 May 2024 56m and 27s


Challenges US may face after TikTok ban

Challenges US may face after TikTok ban

The US TikTok ban will affect one out of every two Americans in the US. Has the US abandoned freedom of speech? What will happen to the US economy? Will other companies fear investing in the US? We break it down.

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Episode 338 21 May 2024 56m and 25s


A U.S. university tour of China

A U.S. university tour of China

Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College in New York joins us to discuss a tour that university students took across China. We talk about their first impressions and the rural and urban spaces in the country.

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Episode 336 14 May 2024 55m and 47s


Why Gen Z has had it with excess work

Why Gen Z has had it with excess work

If you are okay with working 12 hour shifts 6 days a week, in a lot of countries, with the right education, you can make big bucks. But is it worth it?

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Episode 335 13 May 2024 56m and 35s


A Serbian-American expat in China

A Serbian-American expat in China

China’s President Xi heads to Europe with a stop in Serbia. We spoke to Nik Stankovic, an expat in China from Serbia, on his thoughts on the Belt and Road, and Chinese investment in Serbia and Europe.

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Episode 334 7 May 2024 56m and 37s

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