China's Golden Week and Mid Autumn Festival: nexus of culture, economics and strategy
SCMP, 27 Sep 2020
This year's Mid Autumn Festival coincides with China's national day and its 'Golden Week' holiday. SCMP Political Economy editor Zhou Xin breaks down the modern history of Golden Week and why this year makes for a test of Beijing's 'dual circulation' economic strategy and its political management of the pandemic.
Beijing-based culture reporter Elaine Yau discusses how Beijingers are planning to celebrate their Golden Week and the differences in Mid Autumn Festival traditions for northern and southern China.
Food reporter Bernice Chan unpacks the meaning and ingredients of the iconic moon cakes, and how they are evolving - with new visions of mooncakes ranging from Colonel Sanders to chef Dominique Ansel. #scmpodcasts