The Chairman’s Bao [TCB] is the most comprehensive source to learn Chinese online, with our news-based graded reader for students of Chinese language. TCB publishes 1,600 lessons each year from HSK levels 1-6+ (up to six daily) and the TCB Library now has 4,000+ lessons for you to easily learn from!

Dependable. Highly experienced native writing team, all with teaching backgrounds. Content is guaranteed by a stringent 7-point editorial process.

Volume and Variety. 1,600 lessons published every year across 15 categories, with a library of over 3,800 lessons. Tailored to all HSK levels.

Motivated study
Inspire self-motivated study. Engaging content that encourages little and often study, facilitated by cross-platform integration.
Key platform features:

Key platform features:
o New-look, speedier interface
o Simplified and traditional
o Comprehension exercises to develop understanding
o Learning Hub for vocab study
o Dark mode for night-time study
o Cross device harmonisation
o Interactive live dictionary
o Graded spoken audio
o Stroke order and character writing
o Tailored keywords
o Grammatical explanations

Lesson categories include: Only in China, Business, Popular Culture, Technology, Nature, Sport - and much more!

One sample lesson at each level is always available for free and TCB offers a Premium service for paid subscribers.

Give your Chinese learning the kick-start it deserves, join us today!

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What’s New

Version 6.0.1078

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Ibrahim0517 ,

Love it!

This app is amazing. I am a high school student and I love to read the news, learn Chinese and integrate with the culture. I have a more expanded vocabulary and in lessons I can use extended words. There should be a option to read all the text in English as it is hard to understand what the sentence means in terms of rejigging the sentence using the sentence structure.

Hi. This is an edit! Could you maybe give a full text translation for when it's been marked as read so that I can go back to it and see what it said! Thanks

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback! We have steered clear of English translations to promote comprehension in the target language, however we will consider this for lower levels in the future. All the best for your continued studies! Thanks - Team TCB.

Aubriew ,

Really helpful

This app is a really helpful asset to those studying Chinese. I use it to keep up my language skills during my commute, and the articles are well designed for each level. I particularly like how you can click on a character you don't know and immediately have access to the meaning, pinyin, pronunciation, stroke order and a little stroke order test so you can practice yourself.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the fantastic feedback! Wishing you all the best in your continued studies. Thanks - Team TCB.

HeSiyan ,


I’m a languages teacher and this is great! It’s so hard to get decent content at anything past the beginner level. It easily compiles lists of unknown vocab which is great.

A very minor suggestion... something I would love to see is either a way to export unknown vocab in bulk so that it can be added to a flash card programme, or a learning algorithm integrated into the existing flash card programme so that unknown vocab can be learnt more effectively.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for the feedback! You can export word lists on the website Learning Hub to other popular learning platforms. We'd love to hear from you about any improvements you'd like to see on our own flashcard system. If you could reach out to us at we will come back to you! Thanks again - Team TCB.


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