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.
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.
MacroPolo Research Associate Neil Thomas chats to YCW about Western perceptions of Xi’s foreign policy, and propaganda and the “Toilet Revolution” in the Xi era.
Frank N. Pieke, the new head MERICS, argues that President Xi Jinping might find it more difficult than expected to secure a third term.
Dinny McMahon discusses his new book “China’s Great Wall of Debt” which grapples with China’s political economy and accumulated debt.