Fokke Obbema on China's rising power and the nation's relations with the West - SupChina

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

The 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.


Fokke Obbema’s China and the West

Susan L. Shirk’s China: Fragile Superpower

David Moser

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

Fokke Obbema

David Eggers’ The Circle

The Social Credit System

Kaiser Kuo

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

Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and editor-at-large of SupChina.