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ChinaTalk: 故事FM (China's "This American Life") Founder Talks Storytelling in Modern Chin‪a‬

Aizhe, 故事FM's founder, runs the leading Chinese language podcast. His show gives a platform for everyday Chinese to tell their stories. We talked about his show and the state of journalism in modern China. Aizhe is a personal hero of mine and I'm so grateful I had this opportunity to record this episode.

Aizhe would love to get in touch with American podcast producers, so if you are one, please don't be shy. Reach out to me and I'll put you in touch!


ChinaTalk: Beyond Espionage: China's Quest for Foreign Technolog‪y‬

Four contributors to the recent book China's Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage discuss China’s foreign technology acquisition. Is it nefarious, or just typical behavior of an upwardly mobile nation? Is the myth of a stateless global society dead? And why does such a pressing issue seem invisible in the West?

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Federal Law Enforcement

The Long Arm of U.S. Law: The Patriot Act, the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and Foreign Banks

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 expands the government’s authority to subpoena documents held by foreign banks overseas. Here’s how U.S. institutions could interpret that expanded authority.


The Biden Administration Should Review and Rebuild the Trump Administration’s China Initiative From the Ground Up

After a string of questionable cases and poorly managed prosecutions, the incoming Biden administration should reform and rebuild the Justice Department’s program for countering Chinese economic espionage to embody the highest values of the U.S. justice system.


ChinaTalk: Rethinking Industrial Policy...and Everything Els‪e‬

Jose Luis Ricón Fernández de la Puente, an independent researcher who runs the blog, complicates our previous week's ChinaTalk on U.S. industrial policy with Rob Atkinson. We discuss whether the state invented the iPhone, if the trends of history are pointing Taiwan’s direction, why the way we fund science is broken, what mass conversions to Mormonism would mean for the American economy and, if you stick around to the end, how to live forever.


ChinaTalk: Chinese Cooking Demystifie‪d‬

Chinese Cooking Demystified is my favorite English language Youtube cooking channel. I chat with creators Chris and Steph about how they create their recipes, who watches their videos, whether Chinese food is soft power, bilibili vs youtube cooking channels, and why everyone in China wants to learn to bake.

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