13 episodes

Join James Harding, Editor and Co-Founder of Tortoise Media, and guests as they focus their combined intellectual curiosity and firepower on the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
In Season One, James and guests will explore the Battle for Truth through conversations which combine genuine curiosity, civilised disagreement and an unfashionable commitment to listen to each other. Some of these issues are so huge that finding an intellectual foothold is hard. So, they will guide us through ThinkIns on cancel culture, history, public accountability, the press – which illuminate the big questions about truth - does it exist anymore and if so, who owns it?

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Join James Harding, Editor and Co-Founder of Tortoise Media, and guests as they focus their combined intellectual curiosity and firepower on the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
In Season One, James and guests will explore the Battle for Truth through conversations which combine genuine curiosity, civilised disagreement and an unfashionable commitment to listen to each other. Some of these issues are so huge that finding an intellectual foothold is hard. So, they will guide us through ThinkIns on cancel culture, history, public accountability, the press – which illuminate the big questions about truth - does it exist anymore and if so, who owns it?

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    Ep 6 Xinjiang: The China problem

    Ep 6 Xinjiang: The China problem

    China stands accused of committing crimes against humanity, and possibly even genocide, against the Uyghur population in Xinjiang. Yet Beijing compares its system of 're-education camps' to the West’s war on terror and says it's entitled to protect its citizens from domestic terrorism. This is the sharp end of the China problem; exhibit A of Xi Jinping's authoritarianism and the west's impotence to defend human rights within China's borders.
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    • 51 min
    Ep 5 Universities: The China Problem

    Ep 5 Universities: The China Problem

    Universities in the UK rely heavily on students from China, and on Chinese money and academic collaborations. But does it all come at a price? A chipping away of academic freedoms and a gagging order on discussing sensitive issues? It's a dilemma which brings the China problem much closer to home. 
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    • 42 min
    Ep 4 Hong Kong: The China problem

    Ep 4 Hong Kong: The China problem

    China's national security law has dismantled freedoms and silenced dissenters in Hong Kong. What does the strangling of freedom of speech reveal about Xi Jinping's China?
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    • 43 min
    Ep 3 Wuhan: The China problem

    Ep 3 Wuhan: The China problem

    What does the story of the difficult search for the origins of Covid-19 reveal about China? The unresolved question of whether the virus occurred naturally or escaped from a laboratory, and the contortions of the Chinese authorities under scrutiny are a parable of our times. 
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    • 48 min
    Ep 2 Taiwan: The China problem

    Ep 2 Taiwan: The China problem

    How dangerous is China? Are the growing fears that China might attack Taiwan justified, or are the two countries facing an eternal standoff; a prolonged state of fear?
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    • 45 min
    Ep 1 Tiktok: The China problem

    Ep 1 Tiktok: The China problem

    In the technology great game there are plenty of battlefields but Tiktok has been the most public, and the most revealing. This addictive, Chinese-owned video-sharing app has exposed a paranoia from governments in both the east and west over who controls access to information and the power of social media. What does this mean for the future of the internet?
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    • 47 min

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