China’s Domestic Challenges, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, CFR’s Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss economic, political, and demographic developments within China.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • Ian Johnson
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for China Studies

Show Notes

Ian Johnson, CFR’s Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss economic, political, and demographic developments within China.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Li Yuan, “A coronavirus infection illuminates a migrant worker’s tale of inequality in China.” New York Times, January 31, 2022.

 

Books Mentioned

 

Elizabeth Economy, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future (2004)

 

Ian Johnson, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (2017)

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Sheila Smith, the John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies at the Council, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the reasoning behind Japan’s new defense strategy and the Japanese government’s decision to double defense spending.

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