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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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Africa-China journalism

Barry Van Wyk and Bob Wekesa on how journalists are finding new ways to describe the China-in-Africa story.   Read more
6 days ago

Susan Shirk: The fragile superpower and trepidation over Trump

A discussion on the continuing anxieties among China’s leaders and the current difficulties of U.S.-China relations with a leading scholar of Chinese politics.   Read more

John Zhu retells the Three Kingdoms

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a much-loved and canonical Chinese novel, yet its daunting complexity and huge number of characters make it inaccessible to foreigners. John Zhu set out to change that.   Read more

Sidney Rittenberg on solitary confinement and more

The second part of our interview with a legendary revolutionary.   Read more

Sidney Rittenberg: An interview with a revolutionary

From Yan’an to solitary confinement in Beijing.   Read more

Ken Liu on Chinese science fiction

A science-fiction writer and translator discusses the state of the art in China.   Read more

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

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