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A weekly conversation exploring China's economy and tech scene. Guests include a wide range of policy analysts, business professionals, journalists, and academics. A SupChina production, hosted by Jordan Schneider.
ABOUT THE HOST: Jordan Schneider is a Beijing-based professional who works with Chinese internet companies on internationalization strategies. Back in the U.S., he spent time at the Eurasia Group and Bridgewater Associates. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

Diplomatic bookkeeping with Ryan Hass

This week’s guest on ChinaEconTalk is Ryan Hass, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program,…

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China’s foothold in India’s tech ecosystem

Today, nearly half of the top 100 apps in India’s Google Play store are made by Chinese companies. After past…

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The Obama era of U.S.-China economic relations

How did the U.S.-China economic relationship evolve during the Obama administration? Are the economic tensions we see today between the…

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A ‘Qianlong’ look back at China’s economic history

How does autocratic repression impact societies? Can the legacy of political repression ripple out across centuries, creating a vicious autocratic cycle?…

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Changing tides in 2019, with Gordon Orr

“The U.S.-China equilibrium of the past 20 years has gone,” declares Gordon Orr in his recent piece on what to…

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The world’s largest video game industry

China’s video game market is the world’s largest. Over 600 million people play video games in China, and collectively, they…

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The rise and fall of a Suzhou soft-serve baron

Mister Softee, the famed northeastern American ice cream brand, in Suzhou, China? Yes, that was a thing. Turner Sparks, rising…

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Chinese policymaking made easy

Chinese politics is boring and confusing. Or is it? This week Jordan speaks with Andrew Polk and Trey McArver, economics…

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The Chinese Financial Crisis That Never Came, with Logan Wright

Foreign investors have lost billions expecting a Chinese financial crisis that hasn't come yet. So what gives? According to the…

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Daniel Kurtz-Phelan on George Marshall’s China Mission

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, the executive editor of Foreign Affairs, is the author of the recent book The China Mission: George Marshall’s…

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China’s Domestic Sports Market with Mark Dreyer

China’s government aims to create a $500 billion sports industry by 2020. But how are those ambitions playing out on…

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How Chinese Firms Succeed and Fail at Internationalizing (Featuring Bytedance)

What is Bytedance and how does it make its money? How do politics and culture get in the way of…

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KFC, the Business of Propaganda, and the ‘Toilet Revolution’

Why is KFC so big in China? What is the “Toilet Revolution” and why does it matter? How does Chinese…

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Matt Sheehan on Google in China

What is the history of Google in China? Does the company have any hope of bringing its search engine back…

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When Trade Wars Turned Bloody: The Opium War with Stephen Platt

When it came to trade wars, the British didn’t mess around. Four steam-powered battleships sent by the English to force…

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