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A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world.

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Of dirty words and Party-speak: Sinica Podcast live in D.C.

Jeremy and Kaiser host a live podcast at the Definitive China Happy Hour in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Xinhua style guide and much more.   Read more
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Gillian Wong and Josh Chin on journalism careers in China

China-watching power couple Gillian Wong and Josh Chin talk about working as ink-stained wretches in the Middle Kingdom.   Read more

China’s great spiritual revival

Ian Johnson returns to discuss the rise of religion in Chinese society.   Read more

Joan Kaufman on foreign nonprofits and academia in China

A seasoned operator in China’s non-governmental and academic sectors explores how China’s version of transparency and legality are presenting new challenges for international institutions in the country.   Read more

Straight talk on North Korea and China, with Lyle Goldstein

A scholar of Chinese and Russian security strategy explores the roles China, Russia, Japan, and a different attitude from the U.S. could play in tempering North Korea and altering regional defense strategies.   Read more

China’s Asian power play: Tom Miller on the future of Belt and Road

An experienced Asia analyst combines policy research with on-the-ground reporting to shed light on China’s complicated foreign policy initiative, Belt and Road.    Read more

Jerome A. Cohen on human rights and law in China

One of the most experienced and respected scholars of Chinese law comments on the current state of human rights and the persecution of lawyers in the PRC.   Read more

Guo Wengui: The extraordinary tale of a Chinese billionaire turned dissident, told by Mike Forsythe and Alexandra Stevenson

Jeremy and Kaiser interview two New York Times journalists who have spent hours interviewing an exiled Chinese businessman and researching his explosive claims about officials in his home country.   Read more

David Rank, top U.S. diplomat, on why he resigned to protest Trump

The former chargé d’affaires of America’s Beijing embassy explains what went through his head on the day that Trump made his Paris announcement.    Read more

Islamophobia in China, explained by Alice Su and Ma Tianjie

Two astute observers of Chinese public opinion about Islam speak on Muslims’ difficulties in Chinese society.   Read more