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Fokke Obbema on China’s rising power and the nation’s relations with the West

Kaiser Kuo and David Moser are delighted to be joined by a Dutch journalist, Fokke Obbema, who is the author of the recent book "China and the West: Hope and Fear in the Age of Asia."

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he West has spent decades pleading with China to become a responsible stakeholder in the global community, but what happens now that China is starting to take a more proactive role internationally? In today’s show, Kaiser Kuo and David Moser are delighted to be joined by a Dutch journalist, Fokke Obbema (the de Volkskrant correspondent with a perfectly normal Dutch name), who is the author of the recent book China and the West: Hope and Fear in the Age of Asia.

Recommendations:

Fokke Obbema’s China and the West

https://www.amazon.com/China-West-Hope-Fear-Asia/dp/178453384X

Susan L. Shirk’s China: Fragile Superpower

https://www.amazon.com/China-Superpower-Susan-L-Shirk/dp/0195373197

David Moser

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

https://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316095

Fokke Obbema

David Eggers’ The Circle

https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/0345807294

The Social Credit System

https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/planning-outline-for-the-construction-of-a-social-credit-system-2014-2020/

Kaiser Kuo

Will and Ariel Durant’s The Story of Civilization Volume Ten: Rousseau and Revolution

https://www.amazon.com/Rousseau-Revolution-Story-Civilization-Durant/dp/1567310214

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