In this episode, Dr. Alice Ekman joins us to discuss China’s smart cities and their impact on technological innovation and infrastructure development. Dr. Ekman explains Beijing’s motives behind its support for smart cities, illustrating the potential economic and political domestic benefits while illuminating the international reach of China’s surveillance model. Finally, she explains the potential risks posed by China’s smart city plans, and how the US and other countries should adapt and react to China’s efforts.
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.
In this episode, Barbara Finamore joins us to discuss China’s policies toward climate change, its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and the implications for both the country’s energy markets and the global community. Ms. Finamore examines Beijing’s progress on meeting its emissions reduction targets and how its domestic climate change policies have changed over time. She also explains China’s growing use of clean energy technology through investments in new-energy vehicles, solar energy, and wind power.
In this episode, Carl Minzner joins us to discuss his book, End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise. He analyzes the impact of China’s stagnant one-party political system on its emergence as a world power.
In this episode, Yanmei Xie joins us to discuss the reorganization of China’s government structure that was announced during the 13th National People’s Congress. She explains these changes and their implications for Chinese foreign policy.
In this episode, Peter Mattis examines what transpired at the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Party Congress. We discuss the significance of the Party Congress’ outcomes and its implications for Chinese President Xi’s authority.
In this episode, we discuss Chinese leadership politics and look ahead to the 19th Party Congress with Professor Fewsmith.
In this episode, Professor Carl Minzer discusses the outcomes of this year’s “Two Sessions” and previews this fall’s Nineteenth Party Congress.