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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

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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.

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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.

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ChinaTalk: America's New Tools of Coercion

Peter Harrell and Liz Rosenberg, both CNAS fellows, joined ChinaTalk in May to talk about their report authored with Ashley Fung, "A New Arsenal for Competition: Coercive Economic Measures in the U.S.-China Relationship."

We discuss how the Trump administration has refined the use of these policy tools since Liz and Peter served under Obama, do a round overrated/underrated for international economic policy tools, and hear their best TV pilot pitches with sanctions themes.

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ChinaTalk: Wendy Cutler on U.S.-China Trade Policy

Wendy Culter, who served 28 years in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, discusses how President-elect Biden should address Beijing on trade. We talk about how he could leverage allies' frustration with Chinese behavior and speculate about the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO). We also debate the merits of a number of my hair-brained trade ideas including the Strategic Shiraz Reserve and a Mutual Trade Defense Pact.

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ChinaTalk: Blockchain Chicken Farm: How Tech Changed Rural China

Xiaowei Wang discusses her new book. She explores Taobao villages where Snow White Halloween costumes get made, how one police station is sputtering towards digitization, parallels between Silicon Valley and Chinese tech culture, and pearl farming #distrupt.

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Music by Collage and Mondo Grosso.

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ChinaTalk: How to Research China, Talent Programs, and Military-Civil Fusion

Emily Weinstein of CSET talks open source China research. We also sort truth from fact and fiction on Chinese talent programs and MCF.

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Music by Nujabes and 珂拉琪 Collage.

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ChinaTalk: HR McMaster on His Time as NSA, China, and History's Role in Policymaking

HR McMaster was Trump's National Security Advisor and, it seems, a ChinaTalk superfan. We talk about his time in government, what the US missed about China and what to do about it, and which Seinfeld character would make the best NSA.

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ChinaTalk: Is a Chinese Financial Crisis Looming?

The Chinese economy is perhaps the world's only economic bright spot. So that means we can stop worrying about a financial crisis, right?

Think again, according to Lauren Gloudeman and Logan Wright of the Rhodium Group, who join to discuss their new paper mapping out the weak points in China's financial system.

That this report is a follow-up to Logan's 2018 paper entitled Credit and Credibility. Our past show on the topic you can find here on Apple Podcasts and here on Spotify.

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