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November 4, 2017

Japan
Podcast Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 sails near Japan Coast Guard vessels and a Japanese fishing boat in the East China Sea on July 1, 2013. Episode 2: The Competing Nationalisms of Japan and China

The Japan-China relationship is one of the most consequential in Asia. Professor Akio Takahara explains how different strands of nationalism in the two countries have worsened tensions in recent year…

December 8, 2017

China
Podcast Migrant worker Wang Jun carries scrap material she collected from debris of demolished buildings at the outskirts of Beijing, China October 1, 2017. Podcast: Eradicating Poverty in China—An Impossible Task?

Despite sweeping reforms that have reduced rural poverty by 94 percent since 1980, more than 43 million people in China still live below the poverty line. To combat the widening income gap, the Chine…

October 17, 2017

China
Podcast A general view of the "Colombo Port City" construction site, which is backed by Chinese investment, is seen in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 9, 2016. Podcast: Will China Achieve Its Asian Dream?

Editor Tom Miller discusses China’s growing investment footprint across Asia under Xi Jinping, whose “Chinese Dream” may ultimately be one of regional dominance.

May 30, 2017

China
Podcast Hollywood-Made-in-China Podcast: Hollywood Made in China

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Aynne Kokas, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and author of the penetrating Hollywood Made in China, explores what happens when …

December 8, 2016

United States
Podcast U.S. and China national flags adorn the motorcade of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a diplomatic visit to Beijing, China in 2011. The President's Inbox: China

In this episode of The President's Inbox, CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Elizabeth Economy examine President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities on China.

October 3, 2017

China
Podcast An employee counts Yuan banknotes at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui August 3, 2010. Podcast: What the West Doesn't Understand About China's Economy—A Lot!

Rising debt, lagging growth, and widespread corruption are usually considered detrimental to a country’s economy. However, in this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Asia prog…

June 7, 2017

China
Podcast Chinese workers protest in Shanghai Podcast: A New Deal for China’s Workers?

After three labor activists in China were detained last week following their investigation into conditions at a factory that manufactures Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, Chinese labor disputes have once …

March 7, 2017

China
Podcast Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma delivers his speech during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015. Podcast: The Future of China’s Civil Society

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Andreas Fulda charts the shifting dynamics that are transforming how Chinese NGOs and their foreign partners operate. Fulda, assistant professor at the University…

February 14, 2017

China
Podcast Cover: Harvard University Press Podcast: China’s Unlikely Partners on the Road to Reform

Over the past forty years, the Chinese economy has undergone a striking transformation. In 1976, in the wake of Mao’s death and the Cultural Revolution, planned production and fixed pricing stifled m…

December 6, 2017

Japan
Podcast Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe salutes Japan's national flag as he reviews Japan Self-Defence Forces troops during an annual ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka on October 27, 2013. Episode 8: The Character of Japanese Nationalism

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reputation as a nationalist, Japan is not experiencing the same wave of populism that has grabbed headlines in Europe. Questions about Japan’s constitution and the…