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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."

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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Tencent’s History and Future with Matthew Brennan

Matt Brennan, professional speaker and co-host of China Tech Talk, comes on the show to discuss the history and evolution…

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David Dollar on U.S.-China financial friction

David Dollar is a senior fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. He has previously…

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China’s Grand AI Ambitions with Jeff Ding

Rhodes Scholar Jeff Ding breaks down how China stacks up to the rest of the world in the race to…

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Trade War Tale of the Tape with Chad Bown

Chad Bown is a fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC and cohost of the excellent…

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Data Policy with Samm Sacks

Guest Samm Sacks Senior Fellow, Technology Policy, Center for Strategic and International Studies @CSIS Samm Sacks | Center for Strategic…

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What China Thinks of the Trade War with Chublicopinion’s Ma Tianjie

Ma Tianjie, founder of the long-running blog Chublicopinion is perhaps the leading English-language chronicler of Chinese public opinion. In this…

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