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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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China in drag: Michael Bristow discusses his new book on China’s — and one man’s — incredible transformation

The former Asia Pacific editor at the BBC World Service discusses his new book, China in Drag: Travels with a Cross-Dresser.   Read more
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China’s tightening grip on cyberspace

Adam Segal returns to discuss China’s new cybersecurity law, crackdowns on VPNs and foreign companies, and the country’s strengthening data nationalism.   Read more

China’s environmental challenges: Overfishing, toxic soil, and unbreathable air

Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times and Li Shuo of Greenpeace discuss their research and reporting on China’s environmental woes.   Read more

U.S.-China relations after six months of Trump, with Susan Shirk and Stan Rosen

Two astute observers of Chinese politics discuss China’s growing influence on the world and the Xi government’s management of Trump turbulence.   Read more

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

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