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ChinaTalk: The Blunder Down Under? How China-Australia Relations Fell Off a Cliff

Yun Jiang walks step by step through the past three years of deteriorating Australia-China relations.

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Music by Taiwanese-Australian artist Kim Yang, song entitled Garden of Eden is about the brushfires .

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ChinaTalk: Incoming NSA Jake Sullivan on an Alternative Vision for US-China Relations

President-Elect Joe Biden just tapped Jake Sullivan to serve as his first National Security Advisor, the most important foreign policy role in the White House. In light of this announcement, I'm rerunning an episode we recorded in late 2019.

Jake Sullivan previously served in the Obama administration as National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department.


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.


ChinaTalk: Trains!

David Feng talks Chinese trains and subways. We get into the history and evolution of China's trains, the impact of industrial policy, and the role of foreign technology.

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ChinaTalk: Swing State Appreciation Hip Hop Minimix

"With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.

A nation united.

A nation strengthened.

A nation healed."

From Atlanta: Ray Charles, Ludacris, Killer Mike, Andre 3000, Quavo, Childish Gambino

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