Host of The China Current
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 ...
Aug 31 , 2018
Chen Dingding is professor of International Relations at Jinan University in China's Guangzhou, Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, and Founder of the Intellisia Institute. He speaks to James Chau about how the exchange of trade tariffs is reshaping the China-US relationship.
Aug 28 , 2018
Public hearings regarding trade tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods were doubled in length last week, when American business owners clambered for the chance to speak - and many of them are worried.
Aug 22 , 2018
We live in a world, and at an uncertain time, when we require not just elected politicians, but state figures who exercise authentic and effective moral leadership. I remember Kofi Annan who died on Saturday, our interview in 2015 ...
Aug 14 , 2018
The trade war between the U.S. and China has become a new reality for 1.7 billion people. Soybean producers, coffee roasters and agricultural farmers are all unhappy - and they say why exactly on this podcast episode. China will struggle to withstand the tariffs, but the U.S. ...
Aug 07 , 2018
Missouri may only be the 18th most populous U.S. state, but it's a top five producer of both soybeans and rice. Add to that other agricultural products like beef, hay, poultry, cotton and corn, and you get the idea of how important it is. The expanding trade war between the U.S. and China is going to hit states like Missouri and cripple communities.
Aug 01 , 2018
In this episode I follow the story of Chen Dongfan, a Chinese artist from Hangzhou who spent eight days painting a mural onto New York Chinatown's Doyers Street. It's part of an initiative led by New York City, that seeks to bring more foot traffic to an area once known as much for ...
Jul 25 , 2018
As part of a wider Africa visit, Xi Jinping was in Kigali - the first Chinese President ever to visit Rwanda. Paul Kagame described their partnership as a symbol of what is possible. But what are China's intentions in Africa, and is it a two-way relationship? Meanwhile, the trade war with the U.S. rumbles on. Are the American people in support of more tariffs?
Jul 18 , 2018
A hundred years ago this week, the man who would become Nelson Mandela was born. And so began a lifetime of struggle, ideals and triumph. In this episode, I look back at my interview with his grandson Ndaba, whose new book, Going to the Mountain, is newly published ...