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Conversations exploring China's tech scene, economy and politics. Guests include a wide range of policy analysts, business professionals, journalists, and academics. Hosted by Jordan Schneider and published on Lawfare.
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Conversations exploring China's tech scene, economy and politics. Guests include a wide range of policy analysts, business professionals, journalists, and academics. Hosted by Jordan Schneider and published on Lawfare.
Please consider supporting me via Patreon and check out the newsletter on Substack

    Out of the Gobi: Weijian Shan on the Cultural Revolution, economic reform and US-China ties

    Out of the Gobi: Weijian Shan on the Cultural Revolution, economic reform and US-China ties

    I'm off getting married/honeymooning for the next couple of weeks so in my absence please enjoy this fine ChinaTalk vintage.
    How does a bookish Beijing teenager, who found himself stuck for six years planting potatoes in the Gobi Desert, grow up to study with former chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, teach at Wharton, and now lead one of Asia's most successful investment firms? In this episode, Weijian Shan, the chairman and CEO of investment firm PAG Group, and the author of Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America, tells his personal story of exile during the Cultural Revolution and provides his view on China’s economic transformation.
    ChinaTalk substack: https://chinatalk.substack.com
    ChinaTalk Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jugurtha656
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    • 54 min
    How corruption works in China

    How corruption works in China

    I'm off getting married/honeymooning for the next couple of weeks so in my absence please enjoy this fine ChinaTalk vintage.
    How can China be so corrupt and yet grow so fast? What's the relationship between corruption and competent governance? How does 'access money' at the higher levels differ from the "profit-sharing" you see lower down in the bureaucracy? How does China in the 21st century compare with America's gilded age? And why won't anyone give me dinosaur eggs?
    To discuss, Prof. Yuen Yuen Ang joins the show to talk about her fantastic new book, China's Gilded Age.
    The incredible propaganda rap song feat. Xi Jinping here.
    ChinaTalk substack: https://chinatalk.substack.com
    ChinaTalk Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jugurtha656
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The rise and fall of a Suzhou soft serve baron

    The rise and fall of a Suzhou soft serve baron

    I'm off getting married/honeymooning for the next couple of weeks so in my absence please enjoy this fine ChinaTalk vintage.
    Mister Softee, the famed northeastern American ice cream brand, in Suzhou, China? Yes, that was a thing. Turner Sparks, rising from humble beginnings as just another English teacher making his way in the world, achieved fame and fortune thanks to a catchy jingle and some tasty mango-flavored soft serve. Yet his vision of China-wide ice cream domination dissolved amid a deluge of backstabbing regulators, slashed tires, and stolen cones. Listen here to learn about the circumstances that finally melted Turner’s ice cream dream.
    Athena Cao cohosts.
    ChinaTalk substack: https://chinatalk.substack.com
    ChinaTalk Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jugurtha656
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Beijing to Britain: China in the UK's halls of power

    Beijing to Britain: China in the UK's halls of power

    From then-PM David Cameron knocking back pints with Xi at the local pub to the Chinese ambassador being banned from Parliament: how has China's relationship with the UK changed since the so-called Golden Era?
    This week we have on Sam Hogg (@BeijingToBrit), the recently unmasked writer behind the Substack Beijing to Britain. Co-hosted by ChinaTalk's editor and crypto journalist Callan Quinn (@Quinnishvili).

    We discuss

    The decline of the UK-China relationship

    UK attitudes and policy towards Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan

    The building up of Chinese expertise within Parliament and the government

    Confucius Institutes, higher education and Liu Xiaoming's foot fetish


    Outro music: Shook Ones Part 2 by Mobb Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTKpYJ80OVQ
    Check out Beijing to Britain here: https://beijingtobritain.substack.com
    ChinaTalk substack: https://chinatalk.substack.com
    ChinaTalk Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jugurtha656
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    • 55 min
    US-China Tech Relations: A Guide for the Perplexed

    US-China Tech Relations: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Where should US-China tech relations go? What should “Competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be. Adversarial when it must be” actually mean in practice?
    To discuss, on this episode we have John Bateman, a newly minted senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and my Rhodium colleague Charlie Vest as co-host.
    We get into
    - Analyzing the China tech threat and current tech policy
    - US public strategy on China and tech and why it’s not very clear.
    - How LCD panels made it onto the list of critical tech in mid-nineties but mobile phones didn’t. 
    - Why it’s so difficult for intelligence analysts to assess and predict the behavior of a foreign leader.
     John's report: https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/04/25/u.s.-china-technological-decoupling-strategy-and-policy-framework-pub-86897
    What American policymakers read: https://scholars-stage.org/american-policy-makers-do-not-read-books/
    Outro music: Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues by Bob Dylan, live at Carnegie Hall 1963
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Xn9YOKPcQ
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Xinjiang and US Imports: The UFLPA's Regulatory Revolution

    Xinjiang and US Imports: The UFLPA's Regulatory Revolution

    The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act will come into force in the US on June, 21, 2022. On this episode, John Foote, a partner and the head of the customs practice at Kelley Drye & Warren, discusses the ins and out of what it will mean for companies importing to the US.
    We also get into:
    - The legal history of preventing goods produced by forced labor from being imported to the US.
    - How companies could run into supply chain issues if any of their raw materials for goods come from Xinjiang.
    - What it means for Chinese entities.
    - The difficult appeals process for disputing customs seizures. 
    Outro music: Alenurkhan performed by Ayshemgul Memet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvVJrSXiwOI
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Gaozi99 ,

Excellent content

Jordan you have excellent guests who appear to have really good insight into current issues in China. I spent several years in Taiwan and China studying mandarin. I am a somewhat failed academic and moved into a different career path, but married Chinese so am still connected to the region and community. I don’t find your voice annoying. You ask good questions and keep the ball rolling with your guests which keeps the conversation quality high.

Codybroken ,

Chinatalk

Thumbs up for the outro music selections

Mckenzie789 ,

Informative, balanced and enjoyable

China Talk is excellent resource for anyone interested in an in-depth, highly relevant, and genuinely knowledgable analysis of China.

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