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.
In this episode, Dr. Tu Xinquan joins us to discuss China’s relationship with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the economic impact of its membership since joining in 2001. Dr. Tu evaluates China’s compliance with its WTO obligations, as well as its use of the WTO’s trade dispute mechanism. He also explains China’s recommendations for WTO reform and the role it seeks to play in the organization moving forward.
In this episode, Dr. James Lewis joins us to discuss China’s Huawei Technologies, including the potential inclusion of its technology in 5G infrastructure around the world. Dr. Lewis analyzes the economic and technological appeal of Huawei equipment and details the reasoning behind serious security concerns from the US and other democracies over using Huawei’s technology. He also discusses where countries stand in the global race to adopt 5G technology.
In this episode, Mr. Jonathan Hillman joins us to discuss the geopolitical implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in advance of the second Belt and Road Forum. Mr. Hillman analyzes changes in expectations and objectives since the first Forum in May 2017, and expands on how current dynamics have affected the attitudes of China’s BRI partners and the U.S. toward the initiative. He also touches upon how Beijing’s economic and technological ambitions for the BRI have evolved.
In this episode, Dr. Wu Xinbo joins us to discuss the state of US-China relations amid increased tension and competition under the Trump administration. He analyzes US intentions toward China as well as China’s views on President Trump, and offers insights on how the two countries will handle sensitive issues in the bilateral relationship such as Taiwan and the South China Sea. Professor Wu forecasts the road ahead for US-China relations in the coming decade along with the implications for the global economy and the international situation.
In this episode, Dr. Richard Bush joins us to discuss the evolving relationship among mainland China, Taiwan, and the US. Dr. Bush explains the drive behind Beijing’s increased diplomatic, economic, and military pressure on Taiwan under President Tsai Ing-wen, and analyzes the US role in the present cross-Strait relationship. He also assesses the trajectory of this trilateral relationship, including the impact of the “Trump factor” and the possibility of war across the Taiwan Strait.
In this crossover episode, Sinica Podcast’s Kaiser Kuo interviews Bonnie Glaser on China’s security issues. Ms. Glaser analyzes the implications of the Trump-Kim summit for China, Beijing’s economic and security leverage in the region, and China’s recent activity in the South China Sea.
In this episode, Dan Rosen joins us to discuss the US and Chinese positions on the bilateral trade relationship. We unpack both sides’ demands, including Chinese requests for the US to lift restrictions on high-technology transfer and support market economic status for China, and US requests for China to end forced technology transfer and provide subsidies to Chinese companies. Mr. Rosen describes what a potential deal could look like.