In the first episode of the YCW Podcast, host Sam Colombie interviews Jude Blanchette, Senior Advisor and China Practice Lead at Crumpton Group. They discuss neo-Maoists, the subject of Jude’s new book, “China’s New Red Guards,” which tracks the evolution of neo-Maoists from the early 2000s to today.
Brian Hioe, founding editor of Taiwanese new media magazine New Bloom, discusses cross-strait relations, Chinese influence in Taiwanese media, and predictions for next year’s general election.
With the number of CCDI cases increasing each year, Peter Lorentzen his insights on Xi’s anti-corruption campaign and the networks of three “tigers” from a recent paper entitled “Personal Ties, Meritocracy, and China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign,” co-authored with Xi Lu.
YCW interviews Parag Khanna on his new book, “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century” (2019) and why China will be unable to dominate Asia.
While the U.S.-China trade conflict dominated mainstream media, several other events of 2018 will shape the China of the future, among them the removal of the presidential term limits or the development of Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Looking back at the past year, we selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide a wider view on the variety of issues and topics emerging from the China-watching community globally.