Rana Mitter, professor of Chinese history at Oxford University, discusses his book from earlier this year, "China’s Good War: How World War II Is Shaping a New Nationalism."
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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
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.
Kicking off a series on U.S.-China defense-related issues with Eric Lofgren of the podcast AcquisitionTalk, we host Defense Innovation Unit head Michael Brown.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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