China 21 podcast

China 21 is a podcast about China’s economy, politics, society and their implications for international affairs. Each episode features expert insights and conversations recorded at UC San Diego’s Studio Ten 300 and hosted by the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. Subscribe to China 21 on SoundcloudStitcher, iTunesGoogle Play or use our RSS feed to add us to your favorite podcast app.

Unlikely Partners On the Cruise To Reform - Julian Gewirtz

In the critical period of China’s opening in the 1980s, Chinese policymakers invited Western economists to learn and debate the way forward for China, and that’s the subject of fascinating research by Julian Gewirtz in his book “Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China”.

Trade Disputes - Victor Shih, Natalia Ramondo, Barry Naughton

GPS professors Natalia Ramondo, Barry Naughton and Victor Shih discuss the current threat of tariffs by both countries, and implications on multilateral trade norms, the effectiveness of Chinese industrial policy and American innovation strategy.

Soul of a Superpower - Ian Johnson & Richard Madsen

Ian Johnson joins Richard Madsen to discusses how today’s Chinese Communist Party is striving for a national set of values, and how ordinary Chinese are seeking for deeper meaning in their lives, and the lessons for the rest of the world in this global populist moment.

Ballasting the US-China Relationship - John Pomfret & Paul Pickowicz

Historian Paul Pickowicz interviews acclaimed author John Pomfret about patterns in the long history of US-China relations, and how it informs the controversies in the current moment of Sino-American relations ranging from the impact of Chinese students on US universities, Xi Jinping’s end to presidential term limits, and trade and business relations.

Qualcomm & U.S.-China Tech Rivalry - Tai Ming Cheung, Mikko Huotari, Barry Naughton

Tai Ming Cheung, Mikko Huotari and Barry Naughton unpack the China factor in the case of the U.S. government’s protection of Qualcomm, and discuss what kind of tools and policies will emerge as the rules of engagement in international investment and technological competition continue to become murky and fraught with geopolitical tensions.

Xi Without Limits – Victor Shih, Susan Shirk, Barry Naughton, Lei Guang

21st Century China Center faculty reflect on Sunday's announcement by Chinese Communist Party to end term limits on the presidency, clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.

China's Political Order – Francis Fukuyama & Barry Naughton

Francis Fukuyama and Barry Naughton trace the origins of the Chinese state, its historic economic modernization, and how the current Xi Jinping era is challenging assumptions and theories about political order and decay.