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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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Ken Liu on Chinese science fiction

A science-fiction writer and translator discusses the state of the art in China.   Read more
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Talking 'bout my generation: Alec Ash and Chinese millennials

The author of Wish Lanterns discusses a changing youth culture in China.   Read more

Ian Johnson on the Vatican and China

Can the world’s biggest church and its most populous nation get along?   Read more

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: Part Two

The second part of our conversation with veteran journalist John Pomfret takes us through U.S.-China relations from the Treaty of Versailles, which settled World War I, through the Chinese Civil War and up to the present.   Read more

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: a conversation with John Pomfret on his new book

The first of a two-part podcast with a veteran China correspondent on more than two centuries of complicated China-U.S. relations.   Read more

Beijing meets banjo: Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn

Two musicians find great harmony between Chinese and American folk music.   Read more

Edward Wong on the state of journalism in China

New York Times reporter Edward Wong speaks with Kaiser and Jeremy about foreign correspondence and dealing with censorship during his nine year tenure in Beijing.   Read more

Books, podcasts and the history of science in China with Carla Nappi

An eclectic conversation on China with a polymath and devourer of books.   Read more

The delights of cooking Chinese food: A conversation with chef and author Fuchsia Dunlop

Fuchsia Dunlop, who was the first foreign student at the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine, shares a taste of Chinese culinary knowledge with Jeremy and Kaiser.   Read more

What does Trump’s victory mean for U.S.-China relations?

Isaac Stone Fish, a senior fellow at the Asia Society, chats with Kaiser about support for Trump in China and the likely policy direction of the next U.S. president.   Read more

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