The Chairman’s Bao [TCB] is the most comprehensive online Chinese news-based graded reader for students. TCB publishes 1,600 lessons each year from HSK levels 1-6+ - up to six daily across 10 categories – and the TCB Library now has over 3,200 lessons.

TCB produces five times more content than any other online Chinese graded reader, all guaranteed by a stringent seven-point editorial process. At TCB, quality is key!

Key platform features:
o Retrieve definitions with a tap through the Live Dictionary
o Beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons from HSK 1-6+
o Cross-platform synchronisation
o Stroke Order Animation and Character Writing tools
o Simplified and traditional characters
o Graded, human spoken audio for each lesson
o Keywords, idioms, grammatical explanations

Lesson categories include: only in China, business, society, technology, nature, sport… and much more!

One sample lesson at each HSK level is always available for free, however TCB also offers a premium service for paid subscribers.
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What's New

Version 1.95

Landscape mode
Status Bar added

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Best way


This is by far the best way I've found to study. The desktop version has a lot of new study functions, you could go from HSK 1 to passing HSK 6 with only this app. Customer service is great too the app/web app is always improving. Good, interesting articles nicely written on all topics, some nice English blogs from time to time too. The flask card function could be slightly better it isn't bad now and I imagine they will improve it. This you're missing out if you don't use this. Been studying mandarin steadily for 8 years myself. Well worth the low monthly fee of like $10 that is sometime on sale

No free articles to preview??


How disappointing! I downloaded this app to see if it would be appropriate to improve my Mandarin. However after downloading and registering, I was unable to find one free Mandarin/Chinese character article to preview how the system works. They were all premium subscription articles except for a few free English articles. I’m not willing to pay for a subscription unless can see how it works. Could you put a few in there to preview?

Not free


A lot of articles are premium articles. Haven't clicked on an article that is free. So you essentially cannot read most of the articles. Very deceiving.


The Chairman's Bao Ltd.
29.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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