Letter From The Bureau Ep 2: How Chinese Communist Party is popularly viewed in China during Covid-19 18:42 mins Synopsis: Join The Straits Times's foreign desk editor Bhagyashree Garekar in this podcast series as she talks about life as it goes on, amid, and in spite of the headlines, with one of ST’s 30-odd correspondents in 15 cities across the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe every month. They will share with you some of the more interesting things they are reporting on from the countries they are based in. In this episode, she hosts Danson Cheong - ST's China correspondent based in Beijing - about how China is celebrating the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2021. They chat about the following: What lies in China's Jinggang mountains? A museum sacred to CCP (2:05) Membership numbers of the CCP, the world's biggest party (4:45) Does it hurt a citizen professionally or socially, if that person is not a member of the CCP (7:05) How is the CCP popularly viewed in China? (10:30) How important is this centenary to China's President Xi Jinping? (13:35) Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar (email@example.com) & Ernest Luis Edited by: Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org Read Danson Cheong's story - China flushed with 'red fever' as CCP prepares to mark 100 years: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-flushed-with-red-fever-as-ccp-prepares-to-mark-100-years Read Danson Cheong's stories: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/danson-cheong Follow Danson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dansoncj Read more of ST's Letters From The Bureau: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/letter-from-the-bureau Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: http://bt.sg/podcasts Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.