Sinica Podcast: A conversation with Jane Perlez on Donald Trump’s China trip

This week’s Sinica episode is now live. Hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn talk to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing bureau chief of the New York Times, Jane Perez, who closely followed and reported on Donald Trump’s November 8-9 visit to Beijing.

Among their conversation topics:

  • Is Trump’s rapport with Xi Jinping genuine?
  • How did his performance in China compare with his performance in Japan and South Korea?
  • Were human rights discussed?
  • Was Taiwan mentioned as a bargaining chip?
  • What do Chinese leaders actually think of Trump?
  • Was Trump’s “I don’t blame China” line intended as strategy, or an off-the-cuff remark?
  • And, most importantly, how has this visit changed U.S.-China relations?

Read more here, and be sure to check out more episodes in our podcast page.

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