The ChinaPower Podcast dissects critical issues underpinning China’s emergence as a global power. By bringing together the leading experts on China and international politics, the series offers our listeners critical insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise. These extended discussions are hosted by Bonnie S. Glaser, senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Glaser is concomitantly a non-resident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney and a senior associate with Pacific Forum.

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Debating China’s 5G Infrastructure in Europe: A Conversation with Janka Oertel

In this episode, Dr. Janka Oertel joins us to discuss the current debates in Europe surrounding the inclusion of Chinese technology in 5G infrastructure. Dr. Oertel discusses the potential risks and benefits of using Chinese 5G network equipment, as well as the different approaches countries in Europe are taking toward adopting this technology. She also offers her insights on how European policies on 5G might shape the broader Europe-China economic and political relationship moving forward.

Taiwan’s Close Watch on Hong Kong Protests: A Conversation with Jude Blanchette and Bonnie Glaser

In this special crossover episode, CSIS Freeman Chair and “Hong Kong on the Brink” podcast host Jude Blanchette interviews Bonnie Glaser about the impact of the Hong Kong protests on Taiwan. Ms. Glaser analyzes the origins of “one country, two systems,” and the ripple effects of friction between mainland China and Hong Kong on cross-Strait ties. She also analyzes the potential role that unrest in Hong Kong could play in Taiwan’s January 2020 presidential election.

Xi-Modi Summit in Chennai, India: A Conversation with Tanvi Madan

In this episode, Dr. Tanvi Madan joins us to discuss Xi Jinping’s October 2019 meeting with Narendra Modi in India, as well as how China-India relations have evolved since their Wuhan Summit in 2018. Dr. Madan analyzes the major strategic and economic factors that are shaping the bilateral relationship, and how US policy toward India affects Sino-Indian ties. She also addresses existing points of contention between the two countries, including disputes over the Kashmir region and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

China’s Civilian Space Program: A Conversation with Alanna Krolikowski

In this episode, Dr. Alanna Krolikowski joins us to discuss China’s civilian and commercial space efforts in recent years. Dr. Krolikowski analyzes the achievements of China’s private space companies, such as the first Chinese private satellite launch, and the possible economic benefits that can be derived from space activities. She also examines the relationship between the government, state-owned enterprises, and private companies in China’s space industry, and how recent changes to government policy will impact China’s broader push into space.

China’s Military Ambitions in Space: A Conversation with Todd Harrison and Kaitlyn Johnson

In this episode, Todd Harrison and Kaitlyn Johnson join us to discuss China’s military capabilities and ambitions in space. They discuss China’s military space doctrine and achievements over the last two decades, especially focusing on its counterspace weapon systems. They also address the Wolf Amendment, which forbids NASA and the China National Space Administration from any bilateral cooperation, and how it will affect future US-China cooperation in space.

China’s Growing Presence in the Pacific Islands: A Conversation with Anna Powles

In this episode, Dr. Anna Powles joins us to discuss China’s growing presence in the Pacific region. Dr. Powles analyzes the geopolitical and security concerns of China’s deepening involvement in the region, as well as the consequences of competition between regional powers. She also addresses the complexities of China’s strategic, economic, and diplomatic interests and implications for the future strategic balance of the region.

China and the Global Rare Earth Trade: A Conversation with Julie Klinger

In this episode, Dr. Julie Klinger joins us to discuss China’s dominance in the rare earths industry. She explains what rare earths are, how rare earth supply chains gradually moved to China, and the ways in which China has dealt with the environmental consequences of rare earth production. Dr. Klinger also addresses China’s efforts to diversify the rare earths supply chain and the potential for China to curtail rare earth shipments to the US as part of the ongoing trade war.

Chinese Interests and Policies in the Middle East: A Conversation with Jon Alterman

In this episode, Dr. Jon Alterman joins us to discuss China’s growing ties to the Middle East and North Africa region, including Chinese geopolitical and economic interests as well as investment. Dr. Alterman analyzes how China has used the Belt and Road Initiative and high-level state visits to deepen its relationships with countries in the region. He also touches on the efficacy of China’s attempt to stay out of the region’s political disputes moving forward.