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 6.0.1012

Some bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Sutatt ,

No auto repeat

I like chairmansbao, but I would like to see an automatic repeat option when listening. I want to listen to chairmansbao in the car while driving, but without the automatic repeat button it is dangerous while driving. If there actually is an automatic repeat button and I just haven’t found it, then there needs to be better instructions on how to use TCB.

Just read Ben’s review. Disagree about customer support. I have sent several emails asking tcb to fill out a tax form, so my school could pay for my subscription. I have never received a response! The app is useless when trying to change my subscription so it can be paid for by my school. I am also a chinese teacher. So saying customer support is good is laughable.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your feedback and suggestion re an automatic loop on the audio. We respond to all customer service emails within 24 hours, so I am surprised to hear you haven't received a response. Can you please email us at with any previous correspondance you have? We will look into this immediately. As an aside, we offer Classroom packages for schools which we would be happy to discuss. An indiviudual account for teacher use within a classroom would be against the Terms of Use of the service. Thanks - Team TCB.

-- Hi, just to follow up on this. We still haven't heard from you, so if you could please reach out on the above method that would be appreciated. Thanks.

BeholdTheGuz ,

Great content and value

Great variety of content by HSK level. The grammar tips are an extra bonus, and one can find a lot of use for Chinese study in this one app. It is totally worth the monthly price. I do find that the app is not very user-friendly, and things don’t seem so intuitive (swipe gestures, layout, tiny icons, etc.). Perhaps the swipes should mimic the mail app’s gestures. Automatic backup and syncing of bookmarks should be included, but you have to push it to the server first (or choose to accept the server’s bookmarks). These are my thoughts after use the app about 3x a week for several months.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We are always working to improve the app, so your feedback is extremely valuable. All the best in your continued studies - Team TCB.

If you have any further queries relating to this, please let us know at and we will help you get set up. Thanks.

mccoy217 ,

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


The Chairman's Bao Ltd.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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