Host, The China Current with James Chau
Nov 23 , 2018
The APEC leaders summit in Papua New Guinea exposed familiar divisions between the US and China and their approach to the 21st century, as globalization continues to come under threat. Plus, China's shoppers break the record on Jack Ma's '11.11 Singles Day'.
Nov 05 , 2018
Tuesday is perhaps the most important midterm election in recent U.S. history. As the Republicans led by President Trump battle for seats, I ask whether anything will change - no matter who wins. Singapore's former prime minister Goh Chok Tong says China is handling its trade war with the U.S. correctly, and we remember Raymond Chow, the film producer who discovered Bruce Lee.
Nov 02 , 2018
Apple CEO Tim Cook is asking Bloomberg to retract its claims that China used microchips to infiltrated U.S. businesses and government agencies. At the same time, President Obama ...
Oct 26 , 2018
Shinzo Abe is in Beijing, the first Japanese prime minister to visit in seven years. Leaders are touting hundreds of business deals, and a peaceful approach to future relations What will this mean?
Oct 16 , 2018
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been jointly awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, two champions of victims of sexual violence. Listen to analysis on what their win means, Apple and Amazon reject claims of a rogue Chinese chip, plus protestors in France call for action on climate change.
Oct 11 , 2018
Ahead of its meetings this week in Bali, and In part due to the US-China trade war, the IMF has wound down for the global economy. Listen to an interview with Christine Lagarde, who says once again that tariffs spell bad news ...
Oct 03 , 2018
193 member states came together in New York last week, but China and the United States carried the headlines on North Korea and Iran, and with their alternate takes on the future multilateralism.
Sep 20 , 2018
The U.S. went many steps further in the ballooning trade war, by setting tariffs on a further $200bn worth of imports from China – and warning China not to retaliate.
Sep 14 , 2018
The trade war looks set to enter a wider, mainstream conversation as Apple's new iPhone is reminder that consumer prices for its products could be in line for a hike of its own. China also serves notices that it could look elsewhere for its soybean supply or even modify its ...
Sep 05 , 2018
China played host this week to leaders from 53 African nations at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The event climaxed with a $60 billion pledge of aid, investment and loans from ...