Looking back at 2019, this is our selection of particularly insightful and eye-opening interviews and features from the global China-watching community.
Sam sits down with Kyle Jaros, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China at the University of Oxford. They discuss Kyle’s new book, “China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development”, which uses four provincial case studies in Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Hunan, Jiangxi to analyze the relationships between local leaders, provincial leaders, and Beijing.
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.