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Sinica is a weekly podcast, about current affairs in China, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn with a variety of guests drawn from Beijing's resident and transient community of journalists, China scholars and industry experts.

Sinica is a weekly podcast, about current affairs in China, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn with a variety of guests drawn from Beijing's resident and transient community of journalists, China scholars and industry experts.
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Beijing, China

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Sinica is a weekly podcast, about current affairs in China, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn with a variety of guests drawn from Beijing's resident and transient community of journalists, China scholars and industry experts.

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English


Episodes

Of dirty words and Party-speak: Sinica Podcast live in D.C.

8/17/2017
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Jeremy and Kaiser host a live podcast at the Definitive China Happy Hour in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Xinhua style guide and much more. The post Of dirty words and Party-speak: Sinica Podcast live in D.C. appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:43:03

Gillian Wong and Josh Chin on journalism careers in China

8/10/2017
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China-watching power couple Gillian Wong and Josh Chin talk about working as ink-stained wretches in the Middle Kingdom. The post Gillian Wong and Josh Chin on journalism careers in China appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:34:44

China’s great spiritual revival

8/3/2017
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Ian Johnson returns to discuss the rise of religion in Chinese society. The post China’s great spiritual revival appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:53:52

Joan Kaufman on foreign nonprofits and academia in China

7/27/2017
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A seasoned operator in China’s non-governmental and academic sectors explores how China’s version of transparency and legality are presenting new challenges for international institutions in the country. The post Joan Kaufman on foreign nonprofits and academia in China appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:40:51

Straight talk on North Korea and China, with Lyle Goldstein

7/20/2017
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A scholar of Chinese and Russian security strategy explores the roles China, Russia, Japan, and a different attitude from the U.S. could play in tempering North Korea and altering regional defense strategies. The post Straight talk on North Korea and China, with Lyle Goldstein appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:01:01:53

China’s Asian power play: Tom Miller on the future of Belt and Road

7/13/2017
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An experienced Asia analyst combines policy research with on-the-ground reporting to shed light on China’s complicated foreign policy initiative, Belt and Road. The post China’s Asian power play: Tom Miller on the future of Belt and Road appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:53:15

Jerome A. Cohen on human rights and law in China

7/6/2017
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One of the most experienced and respected scholars of Chinese law comments on the current state of human rights and the persecution of lawyers in the PRC. The post Jerome A. Cohen on human rights and law in China appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:01:01:03

Guo Wengui: The extraordinary tale of a Chinese billionaire turned dissident, told by Mike Forsythe and Alexandra Stevenson

6/29/2017
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Jeremy and Kaiser interview two New York Times journalists who have spent hours interviewing an exiled Chinese businessman and researching his explosive claims about officials in his home country. The post Guo Wengui: The extraordinary tale of a Chinese billionaire turned dissident, told by Mike Forsythe and Alexandra Stevenson appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:37:24

David Rank, top U.S. diplomat, on why he resigned to protest Trump

6/22/2017
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The former chargé d’affaires of America’s Beijing embassy explains what went through his head on the day that Trump made his Paris announcement. The post David Rank, top U.S. diplomat, on why he resigned to protest Trump appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:33:46

Islamophobia in China, explained by Alice Su and Ma Tianjie

6/15/2017
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Two astute observers of Chinese public opinion about Islam speak on Muslims’ difficulties in Chinese society. The post Islamophobia in China, explained by Alice Su and Ma Tianjie appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:51:35

How does investigative reporting happen in China? A conversation with Li Xin of Caixin

6/8/2017
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The managing director of Caixin Global gives her perspective on business in China and how the media reports on it. The post How does investigative reporting happen in China? A conversation with Li Xin of Caixin appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:35:47

Kai-Fu Lee on artificial intelligence in China

6/1/2017
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A visionary venture capitalist and engineer on the present and future of Chinese tech. The post Kai-Fu Lee on artificial intelligence in China appeared first on SupChina.

Duration:00:45:48

Kai-Fu Lee on artificial intelligence in China

6/1/2017
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Kai-Fu Lee 李开复 is one of the most prominent figures in Chinese technology. He founded China’s noted early-stage venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures after launching and heading up Google’s China operations during their years of growth from 2005 to 2009. Born in Taiwan and educated at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon, Kai-Fu had an early career in Silicon Valley, including a stint as principal research scientist at Apple. Microsoft brought him to Beijing in 1998 to set up a research...

Duration:00:45:48

Reporting on Trump as a member of Chinese media

5/25/2017
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ChiaChieh Tang 唐家婕, who also goes by Jane, is a Taiwanese reporter who works as the U.S. bureau chief for Sina News (新浪新闻 xīnlàng xīnwén) in Washington, D.C. She is one of a few members of the mainland Chinese media who regularly attend the White House’s daily press briefings. In this podcast, Jeremy and Kaiser ask about her experiences attending the infamous Sean Spicer press sessions, being a Taiwanese person working for a mainland media company, and her observations of Chinese...

Duration:00:33:37

Joseph Nye, Jr.: Chinese power in the age of Donald Trump

5/17/2017
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When Joseph Nye, Jr., first used the phrase soft power in 1990 in his book Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power, China did not factor much into his calculus of world order: It had relatively little military and economic power, and none of the softer “persuasive” or “attractive” abilities that Nye saw as key features of the global domination of the United States. Today, we live in a different world, and though China is achieving remarkable military might and economic...

Duration:00:39:46

The negotiator: Charlene Barshefsky

5/11/2017
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Charlene Barshefsky was a name you couldn’t avoid if you were in Beijing in the late 1990s. As the United States trade representative from 1997 to 2001, she led the American team that negotiated China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). On December 11, 2001, Ambassador Barshefsky’s efforts paid off, and, as a new member of the body that sets global rules for trade, China began the deep integration into the world economy that we take for granted today. Kaiser and Jeremy...

Duration:00:33:17

Bill Bishop on what it takes to be a good China-watcher

5/4/2017
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China-watching isn’t what it used to be. Not too long ago, the field of international China studies was dominated by a few male Westerners with an encyclopedic knowledge of China, but with surprisingly little experience living in the country and speaking Chinese. Today, China-watching is different: The old “China hands” are still around and remain authoritative, but an increased number of younger travelers in a much more open China, people with specialized academic backgrounds and advanced...

Duration:00:46:01

How can we amplify women’s voices on China?

4/27/2017
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From business to literature to politics, there is a huge pool of female expertise on China. But you wouldn’t know it if you examined the names of people who are quoted in the media and invited to China-themed panel discussions: They are mostly men. This is a problem that two Beijing-based journalists aim to solve. Joanna Chiu of AFP and Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times created and maintain an open, user-contributed list called “Female Experts on Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and...

Duration:00:44:47

What actually happened at Mar-a-Lago?

4/20/2017
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As a career U.S. foreign service officer and the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. State Department, Susan Thornton has had a hand in the China policy of three successive American administrations. She was stationed in China for the years 2000-2007, and since then has held leadership positions in Washington connected to U.S.-China relations. Before 2000, she specialized in and was stationed in post-Soviet states, including Turkmenistan and...

Duration:00:48:31

Virginia Kamsky: A life of business in China

4/13/2017
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Virginia A. Kamsky, also known as Ginny, is one of the leading foreign businesspeople in China and a legend of the U.S.-China commercial relationship. She first went to China in 1978 with what was then the Chase Manhattan Bank, before the country began “reform and opening up” and when very few foreigners visited. Ginny founded Kamsky Associates, Inc., in 1980, one of the first U.S. companies to be granted a business license in China. As a strategic advisory firm, Kamsky works with a wide...

Duration:00:41:48