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China's Fake Facebooks

Friday, October 26, 2012

Facebook is blocked in China –but that hasn’t prevented homegrown Facebook knock-off sites from sprouting. And even on China’s fake Facebooks,  real conversations about politics and culture are occurring every day. Jeremy Goldkorn, who monitors Chinese media at his website, talks to Bob about life on China's fake Facebooks.

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The Takeaway

Cultivating American Talent for Global Competitiveness

Thursday, October 25, 2012

During the presidential debates both President Obama and Mitt Romney have spoken about global competitiveness and America's resurgence in producing goods. But Vivek Wadhwa says it will take more than manufacturing jobs to keep pace with China — and that the candidates' political focus is misplaced.

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The Takeaway

China Prepares for Leadership Transition as US Readies for Presidential Election

Thursday, October 25, 2012

On November 8, just two days after Election Day in the United States, the Chinese Community Party will undergo its own leadership transition, at the 2012 Party Congress. China has figured prominently into the 2012 presidential election, but how much do we understand about the nation of 1.3 billion people?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama and Romney debate foreign policy

Monday, October 22, 2012

Obama and Romney debate foreign policy

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: China Isn’t the Problem

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

At Tuesday’s presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney took swipes at China. But the country found an unlikely defender in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Data: China Sentiment Map

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on the U.S. relationship with China here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: China

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: What is the future of U.S.-China relations? Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When America First Met China

Friday, October 12, 2012

Eric Jay Dolin traces the United States’ fraught relationship with China back to its roots in the 19th-century. In When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail, Dolin tells an epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.

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Strangers

Lhakpa Tsering: Man on Fire

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A boy escapes to a foreign country by himself, on foot, with no money or passport. He grows up to set himself on fire and lives to tell the tale?

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The Takeaway

Two Giant Telecom Companies Banned from U.S. Market

Monday, October 08, 2012

Business as usual just got more difficult with China. The House Intelligence Committee will formally call for the ban of two giant Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE, from operating in the U.S. market.

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The Takeaway

Toledo, Ohio Mayor Says Stop Bashing China

Friday, October 05, 2012

For most mayors, having both presidential candidates campaigning in your town or city at the same time is cause for excitement. But for Mayor Michael Bell of Toledo, Ohio, it brought some mixed feelings.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pankaj Mishra tells the stories of the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world. In From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia Mishra explores the lives and work of Tagore, Gandhi, and later Nehru in India; Liang Qichao and Sun Yatsen in China; Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Follow Up: How They Do It In China

Friday, September 21, 2012

Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief, discusses the case against some of China's trade practices and the implications for U.S. manufacturers--and takes a look at how China approaches education and economic growth.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

China and the World Since 1750

Friday, September 14, 2012

Historian Odd Arne Westad traces China’s foreign affairs over the past 250 years, identifying the forces that will likely determine the country’s future. In Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750, Westad makes the case that China’s success will ultimately hinge on its ability to engage with potential international partners while simultaneously safeguarding its own strength and stability.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Where is Xi? Who knows!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Where is Xi? Who knows!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: East China Sea Dispute

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the dispute between China and Japan over a group of tiny but resource rich islands.

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The Takeaway

Chinese Take to the Streets as Tensions Rise With Japan

Monday, August 20, 2012

A dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands known as the Diaoyu in China and the Senkakus in Japan has lead to rising tensions between the two countries. The New York Times reports groups of protesters in China number in the tens of thousands.

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The Takeaway

Gu Kailai Murder Trial Begins... and Ends

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A trial began today in China that will prove to be the most politically importance since the prosecution of the Gang of Four in Beijing in the 1980s. The wife of ousted Communist Party official Bo Xilai is being tried for the murder of a British businessman.

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The Takeaway

Pressure for Gold Proves Too Much for Some Chinese Olympians

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Is there too much Olympic fever in China? The country leads the Olympic medal count in London, but in the wake of last week's badminton scandal about throwing individual matches, and the country's horrified response to hurdler Liu Xiang's fall today, there's an internal debate going on about whether China is overly-obsessed with gold medals.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

London 2012: The first week of the Olympic games

Thursday, August 02, 2012

London 2012: The first week of the Olympic games

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