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.
Frank N. Pieke, the new head MERICS, argues that President Xi Jinping might find it more difficult than expected to secure a third term.
China’s Social Credit System will collect big data on every single citizen by 2020. In the latest MERICS expert podcast, Shazeda Ahmed examines the motivations, challenges and perceptions of the system.
China will need economic and political reforms to keep up growth, says Arthur Kroeber of Gavecal Dragonomics. In this podcast from MERICS, a YCW Partner, Kroeber argues that the transition to a new growth model won’t be possible without cutting back state-owned enterprises, restructuring financial markets, and promoting globally competitive innovation.