#1421 The Rise of China and the Freak Out of the West

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Air Date 6/6/2021

Today we take a look at the tensions building between the US and China with an emphasis on understanding the context in which China has grown from a Cold War afterthought into a force capable of challenging American hegemony.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Graham Allison: Is war between China and the US inevitable - TEDTalks - Air Date 11-20-18

Taking lessons from a historical pattern called "Thucydides's Trap," political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants.

Ch. 2: The world's great powers - Worldly - Air Date 2-18-21

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down one of the DC foreign policy world’s hottest new catchphrases: “great power competition.” It’s the idea that international politics in the 21st century will be dominated by a struggle for influence between the US & China.

Ch. 3: The Century of Humiliation w/ Carl Zha - The East is a Podcast - Air Date 6-12-20

Carl Zha is the host of the Silk and Steel podcast.

Ch. 4: Why Is China Investing Billions in Africa - NowThis World - Air Date 12-16-18

China has invested billions of dollars into the continent of Africa to build massive infrastructure projects in African countries.

Ch. 5: China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade - Vox - Air Date 4-5-18

It's about more than just economics.

Ch. 6: Vijay Prashad Warns Biden Is Doubling Down on Trumps Anti-China Cold War Policy - Democracy Now! - Air Date 3-16-21

Beijing has accused the U.S. of perpetuating a Cold War mentality as President Joe Biden and senior administration officials shore up alliances in the Pacific region to counter China’s growing influence

MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 7: Industrial Policy: How the Green New Deal's Architects Would Do IP - ChinaTalk - Air Date 5-13-21

Saikat and Zack take us inside the creation of the Green New Deal, lay out how bold leadership can change a nation's economic trajectory, lament Democrats' lukewarm appetite for industrial policy, and offer up their vision for a American developmental

Ch. 8: What the West Can and Cannot Learn from China - Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson - Air Date 2-8-21

Rodney Jones, a long-time Asia analyst, colleague of Rob Johnson's, and currently Principal of Wigram Capital Advisors in New Zealand, discusses how China and other Pacific Rim countries succeeded in containing the Covid-19 pandemic

VOICEMAILS

Ch. 9: Don't forget all the work that goes into the show - Nick From California

Ch. 10: #1358 and explaining the systems of power - Quai from North Carolina

FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 11: Final comments on the Center for Humane Technology as a response to Surveillance Capitalism

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

SHOW IMAGE:

Description: A Chinese flag waves just above an American flag in front of a background of trees.

Image Credit: "American and Chinese flags" by futureatlas.com | Flickr

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