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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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Trump and Xi Jinping: What lies ahead?

A freewheeling discussion of China policy under Trump with Yasheng Huang, John Pomfret, and Andy Rothman.   Read more
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Chris Buckley: The China journalist’s China journalist

An interview with one of the most respected names in China journalism.   Read more

Big Daddy Dough: Hip-hop and macroeconomics in China

A musical podcast about economics, politics, high-flying finance, and parody rap songs.    Read more

Jane Perlez: Chinese foreign relations in a new age of uncertainty

The New York Times Beijing bureau chief discusses the challenges for China’s foreign policy in 2017.   Read more

Rhino horn and organized crime, from Africa to China and Vietnam

Investigative reporters John Grobler and Shi Yi and history professor Nicole Elizabeth Barnes discuss the illegal rhino horn trade between Africa and Asia.   Read more

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

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