TCB | Read Chinese to Learn

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1.04K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

The Chairman’s Bao (TCB) features 9,500+ news-based lessons to improve Chinese reading, with more published daily. Learn Chinese with beginner, intermediate and advanced level news to practice and improve fluency.

🚀 New Release in October 2023! Brand new app release with improved user interface, new features and greater study personalization options!

Key Platform Features:

1. 9,500+ News-Based Lessons
2. Brand New User Interface
3. New: Study Offline Mode: Learn on the go!
4. Test Your Skills: Reading and listening exercises for each lesson
5. One-Tap Dictionary: Look up and save any word
6. Retention Tools: Track vocabulary study and lesson progress
7. Stroke Order & Chinese Writing: View and practice stroke order to improve writing
8. Cross-Platform Study: App and website
9. Lesson Package: Explore keywords, grammar explanations, idioms, and proper nouns for each lesson.
10. Bonus Content: Chinese myths and legends, beginner video series and more!

Free sample lesson at each level of proficiency. TCB offers a Premium service for paid subscribers.

Terms of Use:
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Embark on your Chinese language learning journey with The Chairman’s Bao. Download now and join a community of Chinese language enthusiasts!
Updated on
Apr 15, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

972 reviews
Sean Ridout
December 13, 2023
Really good service, although I haven't used it lately because I havent had time to study Chinese. It is much better to have input which has been carefully chosen to be at an appropriate level rather than anything written for native speakers—even children, who are very different from second-language beginners. Totally worth a subscroption.
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The Chairman's Bao Ltd.
December 14, 2023
Thank you for the 5* review, Sean. It's much appreciated. Hope to see you back studying with TCB soon! Team TCB.
Chris Spencer
January 13, 2024
Awful. First "lesson" just plays an essay in spoken Chinese with corresponding Chinese characters and then quizzes you on the ~100 characters it just showed you. That would be challenging if I'd been studying the language for a year. Impossible and a miserable experience for a complete beginner. Worthless app. Feels like it was made by people with zero experience in teaching language.
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The Chairman's Bao Ltd.
January 15, 2024
We would expect students to have at least a foundation level in Chinese before accessing. However, we have beginner videos which may be accessible beforehand. When you reach the level to access our news articles, please feel free to contact at We'll set you up with a free month to explore the platform. Thanks - Team TCB
Shenny T.
May 1, 2023
Great app for learning to read Chinese! Includes audio and can click for definitions. One bug I've noticed though is if using traditional characters, sometimes the title of the article doesn't show up. But if you switch to simplified, you can see the title in simplified characters. It seems to happen randomly though. Also wish you could click on characters in the title for definition and pronunciation. But all and all, great tool for learning to read Chinese.
1 person found this review helpful
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The Chairman's Bao Ltd.
May 3, 2023
Thank you for the 5* review, Shenny! It's much appreciated. Team TCB.

What's new

Bug fixes