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The Brian Lehrer Show

Romney's Stance on China and the Conservative Vote

Friday, May 04, 2012

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel and It's A Free Country blogger Dorian Davis discuss Mitt Romney's position on the situation with the Chinese dissident--and the candidate's relationship with social conservatives following the resignation of a gay aide, Richard Grenell. Read Davis' latest post on the topic here

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Sanger on Afghanistan, France, Egypt, and China

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger, discusses the situation in Afghanistan, the elections in France and Egypt, and the latest on the situation in China with activist Chen Guangcheng.

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The Takeaway

Diplomatic Dialogue In the Wake of Chen Guangcheng's Release

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Diplomatic meetings Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and their Chinese counterparts were largely overshadowed by the release of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng from the American embassy, and the uncertainty around the conditions of his release. Christopher Johnson, a former senior China analyst at the CIA, explains the latest in both events.

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Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Now Wants to Leave the Country

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman confirms this morning that activist Chen Guangcheng wants to leave China with his family. Our partner the BBC is reporting that the dissident has asked to leave China on the same plane as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is in Beijing for high level talks. Joining us is Mickey Bristow, Beijing Correspondent for the BBC.

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Madeleine Albright Explores the American Relationship with China

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright managed the United States' relationship with a rapidly-changing China at the turn of the millennium. As the United States and China continue to negotiate for the safety of dissident Chen Guangcheng, Secretary Albright discusses the United States' current relationship with China, and her new book, "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Chen Guangcheng and the rule of law in China

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Chen Guangcheng and the rule of law in China

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The Takeaway

Chinese Dissident Leaves US Embassy

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Prominent Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has left the U.S. embassy in Beijing a week after seeking shelter after escaping from house arrest. Jonathan Fenby is former editor of the South China Morning Post and his latest book on China is called “Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today."

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The Takeaway

Status of Escaped Chinese Dissident Overshadows Diplomatic Talks

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrive in China Wednesday morning. Ahead of their visit, American diplomats reportedly met with officials at the Chinese Foreign Ministry to quickly reach an agreement on what to do about Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for our partner The New York Times explains the strain Chen's position is putting on U.S.-China relations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

James Fallows on the China-U.S. Relationship

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of China Airborne, discusses the Bo Xilai corruption and spying story in China, and the case of the dissident who has reportedly sought asylum in the U.S. embassy.

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Activist Chen Guangcheng Escapes in China

Monday, April 30, 2012

A blind Chinese human rights activist, Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest recently from his village of Shandong province. Reports suggest that Guangcheng has reached Beijing and may be in U.S. custody, under protection. American diplomat Kurt Campbell is in the country, some believe to negotiate the release of Guangcheng. 

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Matters of Economy

Corruption That’s Nobody’s Fault

Friday, April 27, 2012

The New York Times recently reported that Wal-Mart’s expansion into Mexico has been accomplished with the help of extensive bribery. Times business columnist James B. Stewart considers the implications.

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The Takeaway

Obama Administration "Ensnared" in China Scandal by Wang Lijun

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Steven Lee Myers, diplomatic correspondent in Washington for our partner The New York Times, gives us a new look at the U.S.' role in the scandal surrounding Chinese Communist Party chief Bo Xilai and his role in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.

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The Takeaway

Son of Bo Xilai Disappears from Harvard

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The son of Bo Xilai, who attends Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts, has gone missing. This latest development comes after Xilai was ousted from the Communist Party's inner circle and his wife implicated in the murder of a British businessman. We're joined by Evan Osnos, a writer for the New Yorker.

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Avoiding War with China Through Cyber War Games

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

When we hear the words "war games," many of us think of the 1983 blockbuster starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. In the film "War Games", suspicions of computer technology collide with cold war fears to tell a parable in which the lesson is that no one wins in a game of war. But can war games actually help us avoid war? James Lewis thinks so.

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Figuring Out What is Going on in China

Friday, April 13, 2012

China is having a difficult time keeping critical and controversial comments about the Chinese Communist party from circulating on the Internet. This time the source of the problem is the people of China trying to understand what's going on in their own government in the midst of the biggest political scandal in decades. Jonathan Fenby is a contributor to New York Times and author on Chinese economics.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Bear Bile Farming in China

Thursday, April 12, 2012

In China, Asiatic black bears are kept in cages for their bile, which is valued in Asian medicine. Jill Robinson, the founder and CEO of Animals Asia, who appears in the documentary "Cages of Shame," talks about bear bile farming and bear rescue efforts.

"Cages of Shame" premiers at the Rubin Museum of Art April 14.

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Death of British Businessman in China Declared a Murder

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A blockbuster scandal has surfaced in Beijing as the Communist Party attempts to pass the political torch to new leaders. The death of a British businessman in a Chongqing hotel room was declared a murder yesterday, and the wife of Bo Xilai, one of China's most powerful men, is the lead suspect. Michael Bristow is correspondent for our partner the BBC.

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China Newspaper Warns Troops Against Rumors of a Foiled Coup

Friday, April 06, 2012

China's Communist Party faces a leadership transition this year, and is showing increasing concern about gossip over a foiled coup. The Liberation Army Daily, China's top military newspaper, has warned troops to ignore any rumors they hear and steel themselves for an "ideological struggle" as the Communist Party undergoes changes to its central leadership. Viv Marsh is the Asia-Pacific editor for our partner the BBC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What We Know About Foxconn

Monday, April 02, 2012

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent of Martketplace, to talk about his recent visit to the Foxconn plant, and answer listener questions about electronics manufacturing in China

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Opinion: Boycott ZTE for Helping Iran Oppress Its People

Monday, March 26, 2012

Despite tough sanctions on the Iranian government, they still were able to get embargoed American technology that has helped them track down and arrest—and then assuredly torture and otherwise harm—critics of the regime.

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