Jordan Schneider

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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ChinaTalk: A User's Guide to U.S. Industrial Policy

Rob Atkinson is the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a non-partisan think tank based in Washington D.C. We’re going to discuss U.S. industrial policy grand strategy in light of China’s rise, what the US can expect from its allies on tech policy, as well as the “power trader” paradigm and how Albert Hirschmann’s analysis of 20th century Kaiser and Nazi trade policy helps explain China today.


ChinaTalk: China's Spies

Matt Brazil discusses his new book co-written with Peter Mattis, "Chinese Communist Espionage, An Intelligence Primer." We talk about the role spies played in the creation and evolution of the CCP, run through some Zhou Enlai conspiracy theories and discuss the role of espionage in today's China.

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Intro Music: Wong Chia Chi's theme from Lust, Caution


ChinaTalk: Great Power Competition with Richard Danzig

On the second joint episode of Acquisition Talk and ChinaTalk, Richard Danzig, a Secretary of the Navy under Clinton, discusses U.S.-China relations and military innovation. Richard is a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins APL, a former Secretary of the Navy and a fiction guy. We traverse a number of subjects, including: how the risk of war with China is reflected in trade policy; the problems regulators face in high-tech industries; views on growing the U.S. Navy to 500 ships; how U.S.


ChinaTalk: KFC, The Toilet Revolution and the Business of Propaganda

Why is KFC so big in China? What is the “Toilet Revolution” and why does it matter? How does Chinese propaganda work? How have bicycles’ role in Chinese society evolved over time? Neil Thomas of MacroPolo takes on this grab bag.

Note this is a rebroadcast from November 2018.

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Outtro music is a KFC vs McDonalds rap battle.


ChinaTalk: Chinese Hip Hop in 2020 Radio Show

Duoduodiliao walks us through his favorite Chinese rap songs of 2020, taking us everywhere from soul rap and R&B to drill and Caribbean-inspired beats.

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Songs in order played in the show, all available on YouTube

PO8 - 霓虹 李爾新 lil shin《CN DRILL》官方微博完整版 慕斯塔法 / JELLORIO 李佳隆 - Falling 八口8uck/KnowKnow -《Map》 Lexie Liu 刘柏辛 - 佳人 "站着亲吻子弹"艾热派克特组淘汰Athree后,发作品《Punch》发表感想《说唱听我的》 艾福杰尼 - 葡萄架下的篝火