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In this special episode, we review our top 5 stories from this past year, and make a few predictions for trends in China’s culture industries in 2022. 

- Aladin Farré : Founder of Middle Earth Podcast
- Hatty Liu : Managing editor at TWOC
- William Ace Rowles, Miro Li, Juan Tan, Jerry Kim & Elaine Yau 

Middle Earth is distributed by The World of Chinese ( Every two months, both in print and online, the team at TWOC takes a contemporary issue in Chinese society and culture and looks behind the headlines to share how it affects people on the ground.  

Middle Earth is made by China Compass Productions and hosted by Aladin Farré. If you have a China-themed cultural project like shooting your next documentary or look for a specific talent, please get in touch! 

With thanks to Sean Calvo for music support. 

author Aladin Farré

Aladin Farré is the founder and host of Middle Earth Podcast and a contributing writer at The World of Chinese.