Sign up to our newsletter

Welcome to See Through News

Speeding Up Carbon Drawdown by Helping the Inactive Become Active

Taiwan China podcast review

Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang taught herself English in the 1980s, while greasing machine parts at a Chinese intercontinental missile factory. Now based in London, Lijia has written novels, and a memoir about her remarkable life story.  She is a frequent commentator and lecturer on contemporary China.

 

As a Chinese who grew up in the mainland, I only had a vague idea about Dachen Island, an island group offshore of Taiwan. I certainly had no idea about what happened to it or its residents in 1955.

I listened to this podcast series with great interest at a time when Taiwan has become a news hotspot, in the wake of American Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. I got hooked straight away.

To start with, it is a wonderful human story, vividly told. Also, it gives listeners a great deal of valuable information about Taiwan.

What makes this podcast series stand out is its first class story-telling. Once you begin, you’ll just have to keep listening to the end.

I can’t recommend it any higher.