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The Carnegie-Tsinghua China in the World podcast is a series of conversations between Director Paul Haenle and Chinese and international experts on China’s foreign policy, China’s international role, and China’s relations with the world, brought to you from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center located in Beijing, China.

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Xi's Visit to Europe and China as a "Systemic Rival"
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />President Xi Jinping travels to Italy and France this month for his first overseas trip of 2019. His visit comes soon after the European Commission labeled China a “systemic rival” and “economic competitor.” In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Philippe LeCorre, nonresident senior fellow in the Europe and Asia programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip and shifting perceptions of China across Europe.
Mar 19, 2019
Nuclear Issues in the Asia-Pacific: The Hanoi Summit and the INF Treaty
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The upcoming Hanoi Summit and the United States’ withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) are two important developments in the area of nuclear arms control with significant implications for the Asia-Pacific region. In this episode, Tong Zhao spoke with Li Bin, senior fellow in the Carnegie Endowment’s Nuclear Policy and Asia programs, about the importance of these two critical nuclear arms control issues and their implications for China.
Feb 20, 2019
The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Engagement and Decoupling
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most influential Chinese scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. For the fifth and final episode in this series, Haenle spoke with Professor Yao Yang, one of China's top economists and Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University.
Jan 30, 2019
New Summit, Old Issues: Trump-Kim Round 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address and fourth visit to Beijing quickly put Pyongyang back in the spotlight in 2019. His meeting with Xi Jinping also likely foreshadowed a meeting with President Trump in the near future. On this episode of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, on the implications of Kim’s New Year’s address and meeting with Xi Jinping, as well as the outlook for North Korea’s relations with China and the United States in 2019. Zhao said Kim’s threats to take a “new path” if the U.S. does not lift sanctions does not mean a return to nuclear and missile tests. Instead, Pyongyang will likely strengthen ties with Beijing, departing from its focus on balancing relations between the United States and China. Zhao agreed with Haenle that the North Korea nuclear problem is not solved, as President Trump has claimed. North Korea appears committed to maintaining its intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear programs. The fundamental barrier preventing progress on denuclearization is that Pyongyang will not trust any U.S. security guarantees, as such commitments are reversible. Instead, Zhao pushed for a long-term process that builds trust and transforms the relationship from hostile to friendly. The Kim-Xi relationship is one of convenience, rather than actual friendship, Zhao said. As Kim prepares for a second summit with Trump, he is not confident he can secure sanctions relief and is more willing to cozy up to Beijing. However, building a long-term relationship with the United States remains Kim’s priority. Washington’s support is key to lifting UN sanctions that prevent the North Korean economy from developing quickly. Zhao said China supports a second meeting between Trump and Kim because there is real hope that it could lead to actual progress on a deal. However, if the meeting does not go well, China is likely to blame the United States for not accommodating North Korean demands, widening the gap between Washington and Beijing during a delicate period in the relationship. If the situation on the Korean Peninsula deteriorates, China might even accuse the United States of deliberately precipitating a crisis to advance its own interests in the region.
Jan 17, 2019
Graham Allison on Avoiding the Thucydides Trap
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />How can the United States and China peacefully manage growing bilateral competition? In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University, on the concept of the Thucydides Trap and its relevance to the U.S.-China relationship. Allison said the Thucydides Trap is the best framework to understand why there is potential for conflict between the United States and China. As China grew stronger, the U.S. failed to recognize Beijing would increasingly assert its own vision for the international order, thereby challenging the American-led global system. China now represents both a strategic rival and partner for the United States. The bilateral relationship needs a new framework that accounts for significant areas of competition and cooperation. Allison said the United States and China share vital national interests in ensuring the survival of their respective nations and must work to resolve issues clouding the economic relationship. This includes devising a new set of rules that accounts for China’s unprecedented economic development and status as a global power. For guidance, policymakers should look to John F. Kennedy’s post-Cuban Missile Crisis call for a world “safe for diversity.” This would allow nations with different political systems, economic development models, and ideologies to compete in peaceful co-existence.
Dec 20, 2018
China’s Shift to a More Assertive Foreign Policy
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. For the fourth episode in this series, Haenle spoke with Shi Yinhong, Director of the American Studies Institute at Renmin University and Director of the Academic Committee of the School of International Relations. Shi pointed to two important turning points in China’s foreign policy shift to a more assertive international approach. The first was the global financial crisis stressed the importance of China’s economic development as an engine for global growt. The second was Xi’s rise to power and a more ambitious international approach. Shi said China undertook a number of new foreign policy initiative in the South China Sea, relations with Russia, and the Belt and Road Initiative. China is now at a stage where it should assess the successes and failures of its recent foreign policies. Beijing must be willing to be flexible and adjust its future international engagement to reflect the realities of the evolving geopolitical environment. At home, Chinese policymakers should implement much more broad and deep reforms to ensure stable economic and financial systems. This includes areas increasing market access, giving equal treatment to private and state owned enterprises, and addressing core demands laid out in the USTR section 301 report. Time is running out, Shi argued, and China needs to act quickly before implementing further economic reforms becomes too difficult. In the current contentious US-China relationship, Shi said prudent pessimists are needed to think through urgent resolutions and save the bilateral relationship from continuing down a dangerous path.
Dec 07, 2018
Devising A New Formula for Global Leadership
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. For the third episode in this series, Haenle spoke with Yan Xuetong, dean of the Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University and secretary general of the World Peace Forum. Yan asserted the U.S.-China relationship is experiencing structural disruptions, the resolution of which will have a lasting impact on the two countries. China’s economic achievements over the past 40 years are based on market economy reforms and the development of the private sector, Yan argued. He said the tensions in the U.S.-China relationship are primarily due to the narrowing gap between the two countries’ national strength. Going forward, the United States and China need to address their own domestic problems related to economic growth and technological development before resolving foreign policy issues. Beijing was right to shift from its past policy of keeping a low international profile, Yan said. However, China should focus on strengthening its regional position before moving too quickly into other parts of the globe. The Trump administration has made clear that it will forsake traditional U.S. global leadership roles, Yan said, but China does not yet have the capacity to supplant the United States in the international arena. This new dynamic stresses the need for the two countries to establish a framework that allows for joint leadership, as neither is willing or able to lead unilaterally.
Nov 30, 2018
Sources of Competition in U.S.-China Relations
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. For the second episode in this series, Haenle spoke with Wang Jisi, professor in the School of International Studies and president of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies at Peking University.
Nov 21, 2018
Managing a Fragile Transition in U.S.-China Relations
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss U.S.-China relations at an important inflection point. For the first episode in this series, Haenle spoke with Cui Liru, former president of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. During the episode, Haenle and Cui discussed lessons from the past 40 years of the bilateral relationship, central areas of cooperation and competition, and a future framework that will allow the U.S. and China to avoid conflict. Cui asserted that U.S. and Chinese interests are not fundamentally incompatible, but that the relationship is in a fragile transition period that will require each country to work harder to better understand the other side’s common and diverging interests.
Nov 16, 2018
U.S.-China Relations Following the Midterms and Ahead of the G20
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Do the U.S. midterm election results have implications for the U.S.-China relationship? In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Douglas H. Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the midterm elections and the status of pressing security issues impacting the bilateral relationship, including Taiwan, North Korea, and the South China Sea.
Nov 09, 2018
U.S.-China-Russia Cooperation in Mitigating Nuclear Threats
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode, Tong Zhao spoke with Richard Weitz, senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute, about U.S., Chinese and Russian perspectives on nuclear arms control and its relevance to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Oct 31, 2018
Is the U.S. Driving China and Russia Together?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As U.S. relations with China and Russia deteriorate under the Trump administration, bilateral relations between Moscow and Beijing grow stronger. In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Dmitri Trenin and Alexander Gabuev, director of and senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, respectively, about dynamics between the three countries and whether U.S. policy is driving China and Russia closer together.
Oct 25, 2018
A Perfect Storm in U.S.-China Relations?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Disagreements between the U.S. and China have the potential to reshape the long-term trajectory of the bilateral relationship. In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Daniel Russel, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, on the future prospects for U.S.-China relations and the potential for significant and long-lasting structural shifts in the relationship.
Oct 19, 2018
How Can China Address Global Concerns over its Trade and Economic Policies
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />One week after Vice President Pence’s Hudson Institute speech, Paul Haenle spoke with professor Da Wei, assistant president and professor at the University of International Relations in Beijing, to understand China’s reaction to the speech and discuss what steps the U.S. and China might take to address the current tensions over trade and economics. Haenle noted that official Chinese narratives about the U.S.-China trade war have been absent Chinese reflection or discussion of what role China’s own policies have played in creating trade tensions. Haenle argued that many of the concerns on structural issues – i.e. market access, intellectual property rights, forced technology transfer, and China’s industrial policies – are of common concern by the international community. Casting these concerns only in the U.S.-China bilateral context leads to narratives in China that accuse the U.S. of seeking to contain China’s rise, rather than as shared global concerns. Da Wei stressed that as China celebrates its 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, Chinese policymakers and academics are beginning to reflect on the need for further economic reforms. However, vested interests among various Chinese stakeholders make implementing these reforms increasingly complicated. Professor Da Wei agreed with Haenle on the need for China to acknowledge the concerns of the international community, pointing toward the meeting between presidents Trump and Xi at the G20 as an opportunity to do so. At the same time, Professor Da Wei suggested that Trump could use the meeting to reassure Xi the U.S. is not seeking to contain China or block its continued development.
Oct 12, 2018
The U.S. and China as Peer Competitors in the Indo-Pacific
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_13019331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Trump administration has taken a more confrontational approach to bilateral relations with China, implementing tariffs on nearly half of all Chinese exports to the United States and treating Beijing as a strategic competitor across many aspects of the relationship. In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Abigail Grace, a research associate in the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, on the changing dynamics of U.S. relations with China, and the U.S. Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy.
Sep 28, 2018
Paul Haenle and Kaiser Kuo on DPRK Diplomacy and U.S.-China Relations
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12843788.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle joined Kaiser Kuo, editor-at-large of SupChina, to discuss next steps for DPRK diplomacy and tensions between the United States and China over trade, Taiwan, and the Belt and Road Initiative. Haenle shared his experience working as White House representative to the Six-party talks in the Bush administration. He said China’s relations with North Korea reached a historic low in 2017 due to the leadership's frustration with Pyongyang's provocative nuclear and missile tests, leading to Beijing's increased willingness to join the international maximum pressure campaign. Haenle argued the Singapore summit reduced U.S. leverage with North Korea and produced a vague statement which failed to advance denuclearization. On the U.S.-China trade dispute, Haenle urged the Trump administration to work closely with U.S. allies who share concerns about China's industrial policies, market access restrictions, and intellectual property rights violations. He expressed concern over the lack of a comprehensive U.S. strategy toward China, especially with regard to cross-Strait relations and the Belt and Road Initiative.
Sep 13, 2018
China and the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12843788.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The release of the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review earlier this year emphasized the growing threat of nuclear competition in the Asia-Pacific, specifically with reference to Russia, North Korea, and China. In this podcast, Tong Zhao sat down with David Santoro, Director and Senior Fellow of Nuclear Policy Programs at the Pacific Forum, to explore pressing nuclear issues in the region and their implications for the U.S.-China relationship.
Sep 03, 2018
Technology and Innovation in an Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12843788.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />China has taken significant steps to implement national strategies and encourage investment aimed at surpassing the U.S. in high-tech fields like artificial intelligence. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Elsa Kania, Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and Carnegie-Tsinghua Young Ambassador, to discuss the growing competition in the development of technology and innovation on the U.S.-China relationship and the consequences for future cooperation in these fields.
Aug 09, 2018
U.S.-China Tensions over Trade and Technology
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12843788.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate, accentuating disagreements on economic policy and fueling competition over emerging technologies. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Chen Dingding, professortch of International Relations at Jinan University, to discuss Chinese reactions to the ongoing trade dispute and bilateral competition surrounding strategic technologies like artificial intelligence.
Jul 19, 2018
Paul Triolo on Made in China 2025
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12843788.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />China’s “Made in China 2025” policy to upgrade its industry plays a central role in the ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions. Paul Haenle sat down with Paul Triolo, practice head of Geo-technology at the Eurasia Group, to discuss how the initiative impacts and challenges the U.S. and global economies, and how best to formulate policies in response.
Jun 28, 2018
Ambassador Chris Hill on the Trump-Kim Summit
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12843788.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />On June 12th President Donald Trump and Kim Jung-un will sit down for a historic summit at Sentosa Island in Singapore. The summit follows a year of rapid change on the Korean peninsula as North Korea accelerated the development of its nuclear weapons program. Just days before the summit, Paul Haenle sat down with Ambassador Chris Hill, the Chief Negotiator for the Six Party Talks during the Bush Administration, to analyze the objectives of the United States, North Korea, China, South Korea, and other regional players heading into the summit, providing insights on the potential successes and pitfalls of the meeting.
Jun 10, 2018
Ambassador William J. Burns on a World in Transition
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12839020.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Ambassador William J. Burns served for over three decades at the highest levels of the U.S. government shaping U.S. foreign policy through significant international moments. Now, as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Ambassador Burns spoke with Paul Haenle about future of U.S. diplomacy, the rise of China, and the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.
Jun 06, 2018
Resetting China-India Relations in Wuhan
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12813157.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Following a year marked by mounting tensions between China and India, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Wuhan for an informal summit in April to reset the relationship. On the heels of their meeting, Paul Haenle sat down with C. Raja Mohan, director of Carnegie India, to discuss the implications for the future of China-India relations.
May 23, 2018
What Comes Next: The Panmunjom Summit
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12779898.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to step foot in South Korea at the Panmunjom Summit in April 2018, setting the stage for President Trump’s meeting with Kim in June. Just days after the summit, Paul Haenle spoke with Dr. Tong Zhao, a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, on the significance of the Kim-Moon meeting and its implications for China and the United States.
May 03, 2018
The Rise of Populism and Implications for China
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12761254.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The rise of populism in Europe and United States has had a pronounced impact on domestic politics and foreign policy, as seen in Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Thomas Carothers, Senior Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss the rise of populist and anti-establishment movements and their implications for China.
Apr 23, 2018
Putin’s Fourth Term
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12725801.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Vladimir Putin was elected to his fourth term as president of Russia on March 18, 2018. His continued leadership has important implications for the international community, including China. On this episode of the China in the World Podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Alexander Gabuev, senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, to discuss the state of Russia-China relations, including issues like the Belt and Road Initiative and North Korea.
Apr 03, 2018
Shifting European Perceptions of China
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12687120.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The rise of China and the election of Donald Trump have had major implications for Europe’s strategic outlook. European nations increasingly need to balance both the benign opportunities and malign consequences of increased Chinese investment and influence in the region. They must also take into account new frictions in the transatlantic relationship. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Erik Brattberg, director of the Europe Program and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss similarities and differences in European and American engagement with China as well as shifting perceptions of China in Europe.
Mar 13, 2018
Jia Qingguo on the North Korean Nuclear Dilemma Pt. II
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12651864.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Changes in regional politics around the North Korea issue, including growing speculation about a preemptive U.S. strike on North Korea and a warming in North-South relations ahead of the PyeongChang Olympics have generated new debates in China on its North Korea policy. In part two of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Jia Qingguo, Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, to discuss the possibility of a preemptive military strike on North Korea, the stability of the North Korean regime, and the dangers of North Korea’s weapons program for international nuclear proliferation.
Feb 23, 2018
Jia Qingguo on the North Korean Nuclear Dilemma Pt. I
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12619413.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Changes in regional politics around the North Korea issue, including growing speculation about a preemptive U.S. strike on North Korea and a warming in North-South relations ahead of the PyeongChang Olympics have generated new debates in China on its North Korea policy. In part one of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Jia Qingguo, Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, to discuss recent shifts in regional geopolitics, debates around Chinese leverage over North Korea, and developments that could lead to greater U.S.-China cooperation to resolve the issue.
Feb 05, 2018
The 100th Episode: Stephen Hadley on New Realities in the U.S.-China Relationship
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12587101.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In 2013 on the first episode of the China in the World Podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, about the potential for a “new type of great power relations” between the United States and China. Four years later, on the 100th episode of the podcast, Hadley joined Haenle again to discuss how U.S. foreign policy has adapted to new realities in the bilateral relationship amidst a shifting global order.
Jan 18, 2018
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Commercial Diplomacy with China
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12569546.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As the chief commercial advocate for US businesses in the policymaking process, the Commerce department plays a crucial role in the U.S.-China trade and economic relationship. In the 99th episode of the China of the World Podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and founder and Chairman of PSP Capital, Penny Pritzker, to discuss the role of the Commerce Department in U.S. foreign relations.
Jan 08, 2018
Jake Sullivan on U.S. Global Leadership
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12541024.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Power in the world is increasingly being measured and exercised in economic terms with China and other significant countries already treating economic power as a core part of their statecraft. But Jake Sullivan, a former senior official in the Obama administration, argues in this podcast with Paul Haenle that there is a disconnect in U.S. grand strategy in linking foreign policy with national economic policies. The U.S. policy community, Sullivan said, needs to examine how to better use economic tools and influence to advance national security objectives—questions that Sullivan is working to address in his new role as senior fellow in the Carnegie Geoeconomics and Strategy Program.
Dec 20, 2017
Breaking Down Trump’s Visit to Asia
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12508888.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />What is the future of geopolitics and U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific following President Donald Trump’s first official state visit to the region? In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Daniel Russel, former special assistant to President Obama and senior director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council, to discuss the major outcomes of Trump’s visit, the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy, and the pressing security issue of North Korea.
Dec 01, 2017
The North Korean Nuclear Threat: The View From Beijing
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12484429.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />North Korea was atop the list of priorities for President Donald Trump during his first visit to China, but it remains to be seen how much substantive progress was made on bringing parties closer to dialogue toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In this episode of the China in the World Podcast, Paul Haenle joined Carnegie Vice President for Communications and Strategy Jen Psaki on the Carnegie Endowment’s DiploPod podcast to discuss Chinese perspectives on North Korea and the outcomes of Trump’s visit to Beijing.
Nov 17, 2017
Yukon Huang on Why Conventional Economic Wisdom on China is Wrong
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12431805.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Despite intense scrutiny and analysis surrounding China’s economy, there is still no consensus on how best to understand China’s increasingly complex markets. How should we view China’s economy and what are key indicators for its future development? In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Carnegie Senior Fellow Yukon Huang to discuss his new book, Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong and evaluate pressing issues in U.S.-China economic relations.
Oct 20, 2017
Will China Change Its Approach to North Korea
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12388837.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A fierce debate is raging in China over the best policy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Recent rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un, in which both men publicly attacked and shamed each other, has further complicated and added urgency to that debate. In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Dr. Cheng Xiaohe, an associate professor at the School of International Studies and Deputy Director of Center for China’s International Strategic Studies at Renmin University of China, to discuss the internal debate on China’s North Korea policy and understand the implications of Trump and Kim Jung-un’s heated rhetoric.
Sep 27, 2017
Approaching China’s “Red Line” on North Korea
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12379967.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />What are Chinese “red lines” when it comes to the Korean Peninsula? What further actions by Pyongyang might lead China to fundamentally shift its approach to one that involves more comprehensive pressure and sanctions, such as a complete oil embargo? In this podcast, Dr. Tong Zhao, a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, tells Paul Haenle that while the sixth nuclear test did not cross a Chinese “red line”, there are actions North Korea could take that would do so. Most notably, if North Korea were to launch a nuclear warhead and detonate it over the Pacific Ocean, that would cross Beijing’s “red line” and lead to a significantly harsher stance towards the regime, Zhao argued. This is especially alarming given statements by North Korea’s Foreign Minister, Ri Yong Ho, on September 22nd, that indicated North Korea may be preparing to do just that.
Sep 22, 2017
Cyber Norms in US-China Relations
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12367478.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The United States and China agreed in 2015 that neither government would support or conduct cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, and committed to working with international partners to identify appropriate norms in cyberspace. Both countries are expected to continue discussions on a broad range of cybersecurity issues at the Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Dialogue, established during the Mar-a-Lago summit in April . In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Tim Maurer, co-director and fellow at the Carnegie Endowment’s new Cyber Policy Initiative, to discuss the global debate surrounding cyber norms and the outlook for future collaboration on cybersecurity.
Sep 15, 2017
Yukon Huang on the U.S. Trade Deficit with China
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12327715.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A positive relationship between the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, is crucial for promoting global growth and development. The bilateral relationship, however, has become increasingly fraught by disagreements over what a “fair” economic relationship entails. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Carnegie Senior Fellow Yukon Huang to discuss major issues in U.S.-China economic relations. Yukon explained that many Americans incorrectly attribute the United States’ large trade deficit with China to bilateral issues, when trade is inherently a multilateral dynamic. Yukon noted other factors which drive the U.S. trade deficit with China, such as the diverging average savings rate per household in the two countries. In the coming years, Yukon predicted U.S. companies will continue to advocate for China to loosen restrictive investment barriers, especially in the service sector. While China recently indicated it is willing to further open up industries to foreign investment, it remains unclear when these changes will go into effect. Yukon argued that as China continues to develop, regional trade agreements like the former Trans-Pacific Partnership will help apply outside pressure for China to implement domestic reforms. In his view, a regional trade agreement is in in the interest of all parties.
Aug 23, 2017
An “Alternative Future” for the Korean Peninsula
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12271011.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Despite widespread international condemnation of North Korea’s recent inter-continental ballistic missile test, strategic distrust and misperceptions continue to impede deeper cooperation between the United States and China on the nuclear issue. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Evans Revere, senior director at Albright Stonebridge Group and former principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to discuss the recent DPRK ICBM test and how the United States and China can respond to enhance regional security.
Jul 24, 2017
Differing Perceptions in U.S.-China Relations
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12227852.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The United States and China have found areas for cooperation on global issues in recent years, including on the Paris Climate Agreement, the Iran nuclear deal, and global pandemics. Despite these successes, relations remain hindered by systematic mistrust and misunderstanding. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with David Firestein, Perot fellow and senior vice president at the EastWest Institute, to discuss his recent report “’Alternative’ Strategic Perceptions in U.S.-China Relations,” which analyzes fundamental misconceptions that are impacting bilateral relations.
Jun 29, 2017
Are China’s New Naval Capabilities a Game Changer?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12205152.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As the post-World War II order adjusts to a rising China, America’s predominance in the Asia-Pacific faces new challenges. Over the past five years, China has substantially built up its navy and demonstrated more assertive behavior toward its territorial claims in the South China Sea. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Robert Ross, a political science professor at Boston College and an associate at the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, to discuss the shifting tides in the Asia-Pacific and what this means for the new Trump administration.
Jun 16, 2017
What Do Trump’s Views on Europe Mean for China?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12161757.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />President Trump will travel to Europe in May for his first time since taking office to meet with EU leaders, attend a NATO meeting, and visit the organization’s headquarters in Brussels. Although he has walked back some of his more extreme criticisms of the European project and transatlantic organization from the campaign, Trump’s unpredictability remains a concern for many American allies. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Tomas Valasek, the director of Carnegie Europe and former permanent representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO, to discuss the future of transatlantic relations and what shifting dynamics across Europe could mean for China.
May 24, 2017
Evaluating Trump’s First 100 Days
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12138116.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />One hundred days into Donald Trump’s presidency, he has shocked the establishment and foreign governments with many foreign policy reversals, and also some surprising areas of consistency. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Jon Finer, former chief of staff to Secretary of State John Kerry and director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, to discuss the major takeaways from Trump’s first 100 days in office, and the future of U.S.-China engagement.
May 11, 2017
India Finds Its Place in a Trump World Order
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12111867.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />This fall, China and India’s leaders will meet during the 9th Annual BRICS Summit in Xiamen. The meeting comes on the heels of a tense year for the two countries, as long-simmering border disputes reignited and China blocked India's bid to join the nuclear suppliers group. In this podcast, Paul Haenle sat down with Raja Mohan, Director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Carnegie-India Center, to discuss India's shifting dynamics with the United States and China in the wake of Trump's election.
Apr 27, 2017
What Happened at Mar-A-Lago?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12086455.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />One week before their first in-person meeting, President Trump told the Twitter world that he expected the dialogue with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to be "a very difficult one" unless China was prepared to make major concessions on issues like trade and North Korea. At Mar-a-lago, however, the two leaders appeared to build a congenial rapport. Shortly following their meeting, Paul Haenle spoke with Dr. Zha Daojiong, a professor of International Political Economy at Peking University and a Senior Arthur Ross Fellow at the Center on U.S. China Relations at the Asia Society, to discuss his reaction to the summit.
Apr 14, 2017
Ashley Tellis on Trump and Xi’s First Meeting
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12070240.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />All eyes are on Mar-a-lago this week, where Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet for their first time. The summit is expected to be heavy on symbolism rather than on concrete deliverables, but the ability to set a positive tone and foundation for the relationship will be significant nevertheless. Ahead of this meeting, Paul Haenle discussed the Trump administration's foreign policy in its early months and expected outcomes for the Trump-Xi meeting with Ashley J. Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former special assistant to the President on the National Security Council under George W. Bush.
Apr 06, 2017
Trump's First Test: Asia with Michael Green Pt. 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12054260.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />While President Trump appoints new officials to his administration and reviews policy frameworks, Asia-Pacific leaders are moving ahead. Since taking office, Trump has grappled with consequential developments in the region from North Korea's ballistic missile tests to the removal of South Korea's Park Geun-hye. In part two of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle discussed the future of U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific under the Trump administration with Dr. Michael Green, CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Georgetown University professor, and former senior director for Asia on the White House National Security Council.
Mar 29, 2017
Trump's First Test: Asia with Michael Green Pt. 1
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12043982.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />While President Trump appoints new officials to his administration and reviews policy frameworks, Asia-Pacific leaders are moving ahead. Since taking office, Trump has grappled with consequential developments in the region from North Korea's ballistic missile tests to the removal of South Korea's Park Geun-hye. In part one of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle discussed the future of U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific under the Trump administration with Dr. Michael Green, CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Georgetown University professor, and former senior director for Asia on the White House National Security Council.
Mar 24, 2017
What Would Closer U.S.-Russia Relations Mean for China?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_12012454.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Trump administration has spurred a debate in the United States on how to best manage the complex bilateral relationship with Russia. Paul Haenle sat down with Carnegie scholars Andrew Weiss, Paul Stronski, and Alexander Gabuev on the sidelines of the Carnegie Global Dialogue to discuss the implications of changes in the Trump administration's Russia and China policies for China-Russia relations.
Mar 09, 2017
Paul Haenle on U.S.-China Relations in the Trump Administration
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11981199.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The U.S.-China relationship is pivotal to the world order. U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized China during his campaign and since his inauguration. Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy Director Paul Haenle sat down with Tom Carver, vice president for communications and strategy for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss Trump’s direct assaults on the cornerstones of the U.S.-China relationship, and assess the administration’s confrontational approach to questions such as the One China policy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and North Korea. Haenle also addressed the pressures facing Chinese President Xi Jinping as he approaches the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and how conceptions of China’s role in the world are shifting within the country.
Feb 22, 2017
Quick Take: Trump Will Honor US "One China" Policy
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11951766.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Dr. Evan Medeiros, former NSC Senior Director for Asian Affairs under the Obama administration, and Paul Haenle, former NSC China Director under the George W. Bush administration, pick apart the significance of President Trump's phone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday night, in which Trump said the U.S. would honor our "One China" policy, and look at what's next in the U.S.-China relationship.
Feb 10, 2017
China’s North Korea Calculus under Trump
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11951766.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Two weeks into President Trump’s first term, the White House has launched a review of its North Korea policy. Dealing with the threat from Pyongyang's missile launches and nuclear weapons program is likely to top the administration's security agenda in the region. Paul Haenle spoke with Tong Zhao, a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, about how North Korea and other regional security challenges will fit into the new context for U.S.-China relations under the Trump administration.
Feb 10, 2017
Chen Dingding on U.S.–China Relations Pt. 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11919323.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration, uncertainty looms over the future of U.S China policy. In part two of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Chen Dingding, an international relations professor at Jinan University and Founding Director of the Intellisia Institute, about the Chinese reaction to Trump’s election and his views on how it could impact future bilateral relations.
Jan 23, 2017
U.S.–China Relations Leading Up to Trump’s Inauguration Pt. 1
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11887702.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches, uncertainty looms over the future of U.S China policy. In part one of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Chen Dingding, an international relations professor at Jinan University and Founding Director of the Intellisia Institute, about the Chinese reaction to Trump’s election and his views on how it could impact future bilateral relations.
Jan 06, 2017
China’s Growing Role in Battling Climate Change
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11861703.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />With the United States leadership role in the fight against climate change now being called into question, China has found itself in the unique position of being a global leader of the cause. In this podcast, non-resident Carnegie-Tsinghua Scholar Wang Tao spoke with Yang Fuqiang, a senior advisor on climate and energy at the National Resource Defense Council, about China's ongoing energy transition.
Dec 19, 2016
U.S.-China Trade Relations in the Trump era
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11819709.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Donald Trump’s election promises to inject greater uncertainty and contention into the trade and investment relationship between the United States and China. In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Claire Reade, a senior associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a senior counsel at Arnold & Porter, about her experience shaping the development of U.S.-China trade and economic ties over the past decade.
Nov 23, 2016
Electing Donald Trump: The View from China
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11785462.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Donald Trump's election in the 2016 U.S. presidential race ushers in a period of considerable uncertainty in regard to the future of U.S. policies in the Asia-Pacific and vis-a-vis its relationship with China. In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Dr. Zhao Hai, a research fellow at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University, about China’s initial reactions to Donald Trump’s election and the implications for U.S.-China relations.
Nov 10, 2016
Law of the Sea and the US Elections with John Bellinger
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11754396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The South China Sea has been a central point of tension in the U.S.-China relationship under the Obama administration. In this podcast, Paul Haenle speaks with John Bellinger, the most senior international lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, about the implications of the July international tribunal ruling on the Philippines vs. China case, and why the U.S. is not a party to the Law of the Sea convention despite the support of consecutive bipartisan administrations. Bellinger also offers his thoughts on the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, noting that the threat of terrorism from actors such as ISIS, an increasingly assertive Russia in Europe and Syria, and developments in the North Korean nuclear program would be among the top foreign policy priorities for the next U.S. administration.
Oct 26, 2016
Adm. Roughead: What's Next on North Korea & the South China Sea?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11693615.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Paul Haenle and Adm. Roughead discuss what the US should do to enforce the tribunal ruling on the South China Sea and why North Korea's latest nuclear and ballistic missile tests are so significant.
Sep 27, 2016
America's Future in the Asia-Pacific Following the G20
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11661878.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Carnegie-Tsinghua Director Paul Haenle speaks with Dr. Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, on topics such as the successes and failures of Obama's most recent trip to the G20 and ASEAN-U.S. Summit, tensions in the U.S.-Phillipines relationship, and North Korea's most recent nuclear test.
Sep 12, 2016
Dennis Wilder on U.S. - China Relations Past and Present Pt. 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/32/f8/ad/asherman/1400x1400_11612305.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />
Aug 17, 2016
Dennis Wilder on U.S. - China Relations Past and Present Pt. 1
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Aug 03, 2016
Elizabeth Economy on the South China Sea Tribunal Ruling
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Jul 19, 2016
Uncertainty in China-Europe Relations
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Carnegie-Tsinghua Director Paul Haenle speaks with Carnegie non-resident senior associate Francois Godemont about China's relations with Europe.
Jun 28, 2016
View from Moscow: China's Westward March
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Speaking from the 3rd annual Carnegie Global Dialogue in Beijing, China, Carnegie-Tsinghua's Paul Haenle speaks with Carnegie Moscow's Dmitri Trenin about China-Russia relations.
May 30, 2016
Douglas Paal on China
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Carnegie Endowment Vice President for Asian Studies Douglas Paal discusses the current international environment informing US foreign policy, developments in cross-Strait relations, and prospects for US policy toward China in the next administration.
May 12, 2016
China's relations with a "Strategic Europe"
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Carnegie-Tsinghua's Paul Haenle speaks with the Director of Carnegie Europe, Dr. Jan Techau, about the future of the European Union, China-EU relations, and how the US factors into the dynamic.
Apr 21, 2016
Former Amb Stapleton Roy on U.S.-China Relations
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As part of Carnegie's annual Global Dialogue in Beijing, former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy, joins CTC Director Paul Haenle to speak about U.S.-China relations and the South China Sea.
Mar 28, 2016
China-EU Trade and Economic Relations
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A conversation with the President of the European Union's Chamber of Commerce in China, Joerg Wuttke, about EU-China trade and investment.
Feb 05, 2016
Is China's Belt and Road A Strategy?
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Paul Haenle speaks with Professor Xie Tao about China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Jan 20, 2016
The 2016 Taiwan Elections with Dr. Shelley Rigger
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Paul Haenle talks to leading Taiwan expert Dr. Shelley Rigger about the upcoming elections in Taiwan and what the outcomes will mean for Taiwan, cross-strait relations, and US-China relations.
Jan 03, 2016
China-India Nuclear Relations
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Nuclear balance is a pillar of security in the Indo-Pacific region. China has continued to improve its second-strike deterrent capabilities. Meanwhile, India has gained greater access to foreign nuclear materials and technology to build a more advanced nuclear weapons program. These parallel developments have added new complexities to security interactions between Beijing and New Delhi that deserve careful attention from policymakers and other observers alike.
Dec 22, 2015
Chinese Leadership on Climate Change Ahead of Paris
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Carnegie-Tsinghua Resident Scholar Dr. Wang Tao analyzes the new announcements on climate change cooperation made during President Xi's state visit to the U.S. in September 2015, and what they mean for COP21 in Paris in December.
Nov 04, 2015
Xi Jinping's State Visit to the US with Evan Medeiros
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Dr. Evan Medeiros, President Obama's former senior director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council, joins Paul Haenle to discuss the state of US-China relations and expectations for President Xi's first state visit to Washington on September 25, 2015.
Sep 20, 2015
What's going on with China's economy? Part 2
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Carnegie Endowment Senior Associate Yukon Huang explains what was behind the yearlong surge and June 2015 crash of the Chinese stock market, and the broader disconnect between the Chinese stock market and its economic fundamentals. Part 2 of 3
Aug 19, 2015
What caused the Chinese stock market crash? Part 1 of 3
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Carnegie Endowment Senior Associate Yukon Huang explains what was behind the yearlong surge and June 2015 crash of the Chinese stock market, and the broader disconnect between the Chinese stock market and its economic fundamentals. Part 1 of 3
Aug 03, 2015
How China’s Rise Affects Its Neighbors (Part 2)
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In the second half of this two-part podcast, Garver provides a historical overview of U.S. strategic objectives in the Pacific and highlights how they are shaping U.S.-China relations today. He also discusses the implications of Xi Jinping’s proposal of mutual respect for core interests for U.S.-China diplomatic engagement in the future.
Jul 21, 2015
How China’s Rise Affects Its Neighbors (Part 1)
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China’s foreign policy has shifted in recent years from a low-profile approach to a more proactive one. This change is evident in China’s growing diplomatic, economic, and military influence. John Garver and Tong Zhao discuss China’s emerging role in global affairs and how the United States and countries in the Asia-Pacific perceive this geopolitical shift.
Jul 07, 2015
Petcoke and China's Efforts to Combat Air Pollution
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Petroleum coke, or petcoke, is a byproduct of the petroleum refining process that produces more greenhouse gas emissions than coal or natural gas. Paul Haenle and Wang Tao discussed how the substance, which is used to generate power and manufacture aluminum, is an overlooked complication to China’s efforts to combat climate change. Wang pointed out that how the rising price of coal has led an increasing number of Chinese firms to turn to petcoke as an inexpensive alternative fuel, as they seek to manage costs. Noting that few Chinese policymakers are aware of petcoke’s environmental impact, Wang suggested that the Chinese government should consider more robust monitoring and data collection about petcoke use, as well as potential policy responses such as carbon taxes or import tariffs, as potential ways to minimize petcoke’s contributions to air pollution in China.
Jun 23, 2015
China-Russia relations after Ukraine
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Carnegie Moscow Director Dmitri Trenin talks about warming China-Russia relations after the Ukraine crisis.
May 26, 2015
Regional Security Challenges and U.S. Nuclear Posture
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In this podcast, Tong Zhao and Matthew Kroenig discuss U.S. policy options in the event that nuclear negotiations with Iran fall through and the future outlook of NATO nuclear posture in Europe.
May 18, 2015
Russia's Pivot to Asia with Alex Gabuev
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Carnegie Moscow's Alexander Gabuev talks with Paul Haenle about Putin's pivot to China.
May 12, 2015
中国天然气价格调整及影响
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今年年初,国家发改委宣布从4月1日起,中国天然气价格正式并轨。这是中国价格改革中首次大幅下调天然气价格。在清华—卡内基全球政策中心的首期《中国与世界》中文系列播客中,驻会研究员王韬与中国石油大学的董秀成教授讨论了此次调价的背景和大环境。他们还对天然气价格下调对相关产业的影响及中国的能源安全问题进行了深入探讨。
May 05, 2015
Debunking the Myths of China's Economy Part 2
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Former World Bank China Director Yukon Huang debunks more myths about China's economy: Are China's cities really too crowded and too large? Is the US trade deficit caused by China’s trade surpluses? Why do views on China's economy differ so much? Listen to find out.
Apr 27, 2015
The Nuclear Framework Agreement and China-Iran Relations
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Tong Zhao sat down with Ariane Tabatabai, an expert on Iranian nuclear affairs, to discuss the recent P5+1 framework agreement and follow-up negotiations to occur before June, China’s role in the negotiations, and the future of China-Iran diplomatic and economic relations.
Apr 14, 2015
Debunking the Myths of China's Economy with Yukon Huang
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Carnegie economist Yukon Huang's answers to these three questions about China's economy will surprise you: Is China dealing with a debt crisis, or rather a property related financial deepening? Are China’s debt problems a financial or fiscal issue? Is China’s growth unbalanced, and is this unbalanced growth a vulnerability or benefit?
Apr 07, 2015
Global Energy Markets and Subsidies for Renewables in China
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Wang Tao and Johannes Upperlainen discuss how renewable sources of electricity production, Chinese government subsidies for the sustainable energy sector, and low oil prices are shaping China's energy markets and policies.
Mar 30, 2015
China's Greater Role in South and Central Asia
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Carnegie-Tsinghua's Paul Haenle talks with former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense David Sedney about China's relations with India and Pakistan, China's New Silk Road initiative, and opportunities for US-China cooperation in Afghanistan.
Mar 23, 2015
U.S. Nuclear Posture and Nonproliferation in East Asia
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In part two of this podcast, Tong Zhao and Elbridge Colby discuss possible changes to U.S. nuclear doctrine, the potential for maintaining nuclear nonproliferation efforts in East Asia, and the future prospects of international arms control.
Mar 16, 2015
A Larger Role for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in East Asian Security?
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Carnegie–Tsinghua’s Tong Zhao and Elbridge Colby discuss recent changes to U.S. military doctrine, possible changes in the Asia-Pacific’s military balance, and the possibility of a regional conflict escalating to the nuclear threshold. Colby highlighted the importance of arms control agreements in avoiding military escalation, but he expressed reservations about the feasibility of certain measures.
Mar 03, 2015
China's New Silk Road with Wang Tao
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Carnegie-Tsinghua's Dr. Wang Tao offers an overview of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Silk Road project and the energy security objectives of the “One Belt and One Road” strategy. He ends by discussing the implications of falling oil prices for China/
Feb 09, 2015
Iran Nuclear Talks with Dr. Ariel Levite
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With the negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program extended to the end of June 2015, Paul Haenle sits down with Dr. Ariel "Eli" Levite, a nonresident senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment, to discuss the prospects for those negotiations and a broader Iran-US opening.
Jan 20, 2015
Conventional Prompt Global Strike with James Acton
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Carnegie's James Acton examines the status of the U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike program and assesses its implications for Asia-Pacific and global security. Acton considers the potential for the US and China to explore confidence-building measures that could reduce the risks of developing hypersonic weapons and instead enhance strategic stability.
Jan 05, 2015
US-China military to military relations
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In the second half of their interview, Randy Schriver, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks with Paul Haenle about the military to military agreement announced at the November Xi-Obama summit and prospects for greater future strategic cooperation.
Dec 15, 2014
Obama's Trip to Asia with Randy Schriver
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Randy Schriver, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, joins Carnegie-Tsinghua's Paul Haenle to assess President Obama's trip to Asia for the APEC Leaders Meeting, Xi-Obama bilateral summit, US-ASEAN Summit and G20 meeting.
Dec 02, 2014
Iran Nuclear Talks & The Middle East Peace Process
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Peking University Professor Wu Bingbing talks to Carnegie-Tsinghua's Paul Haenle about China's perspective the Middle East peace process, the Iran nuclear talks and Chinese efforts to enhance military cooperation with Tehran.
Nov 25, 2014
China's role in the Middle East with Wu Bingbing
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How will China confront the growing challenges in the Middle East, from Syria to Iran and ISIS? Peking University Professor Wu Bingbing explains in conversation with Carnegie-Tsinghua's Paul Haenle.
Nov 11, 2014
Xi's trip to India with Ma Jiali
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Carnegie-Tsinghua Director Paul Haenle interviews China Reform Forum's Professor Ma Jiali about Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India in September 2014 and the broader bilateral relationship under Prime Minister Modi.
Oct 28, 2014