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 episode, Dr. Jagannath Panda joins us to discuss China-India relations, including the significance of the April 2018 Wuhan Summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dr. Panda explains how India has side-stepped conflict with China since the 2017 border standoff at Doklam, and analyzes how the economic component of the bilateral relationship has developed despite India’s opposition to China’s Belt and Road Initiative and growing presence in the Indo-Pacific.
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, Professor Da Wei joins us to discuss the increasingly contentious relationship between the United States and China. He presents both Chinese and American perspectives on US-China relations, and analyzes the reasons that bilateral ties have become increasingly competitive. Professor Da also forecasts where US-China relations may head in the future.
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.
Proposition: Xi Jinping will make economic liberalization a higher priority during his second term
In this episode, we discuss Chinese leadership politics and look ahead to the 19th Party Congress with Professor Fewsmith.