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The Leonard Lopate Show

Change and Conflict in Modern-Day China

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

After decades of rapid social and economic change in China, the rise of the individual is clashing with the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The New China and Revealing Edward Snowden

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Evan Osnos, The New Yorker’s correspondent in China, tells us about the profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval he’s seen in that country. And Glenn Greenwald gives us the full story behind his meetings with an “anonymous source” last year who turned out to be the NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The Takeaway

Vietnam: The Ukraine of the Pacific?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, a giant Chinese oil rig suddenly stopped and began exploring waters claimed by Vietnam. Is this conflict a hint of things to come? As China flexes its muscles, will Vietnam become the Ukraine of the Pacific?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and An Exhibit: Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum

Friday, May 02, 2014

An exhibit of Ai Weiwei's work is up at the Brooklyn Museum. Deborah Solomon, art critic for WNYC, talks about the show, "According to What?" and the artist's work. Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, talks about the artist's message and politics in China.

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The Takeaway

Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

President Obama is walking a tightrope—he must balance U.S. relationships with China, Japan, and South Korea as a huge trade deal hangs in the pendulum. Can the president keep his footing steady?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama’s state visit to Japan

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Obama’s state visit to Japan

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The Takeaway

U.S. Tackles Tensions Between Japan & China

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo today, the first stop on his week-long trip through Southeast Asia. At the top of his agenda are the rising tensions between Japan and China.

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New Tech City

China's One App to Rule them All

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

One vexed husband tries to understand WeChat, an addictive app that pervades Chinese-American circles. 

 

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Evan Osnos and John Cassidy on Michelle Obama's trip to China.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Evan Osnos and John Cassidy on Michelle Obama's trip to China.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

China v. the U.S.: The Contest of the Century

Friday, February 28, 2014

After decades of rising, China has entered a new and important phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. Geoff Dyer, the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, argues that China and the United States are now embarking on a great powerstyle competition that will dominate the century. In The Contest of the Century, Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United States.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

U.S.-China Competition; Wave, a Memoir about the 2004 Tsunami; "Kids for Cash"; Please Explain

Friday, February 28, 2014

Geoff Dyer, former Beijing bureau chief for The Financial Times, talks about how China and the US are competing for global influence. Sonali Deraniyagala talks about Wave, for this month’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club. We’ll find out about a new documentary about a Pennsylvania judge who imposed harsh sentences on the kids who came before him in exchange for cash from the privately owned juvenile detention centers he helped fill. Plus, this week’s Please Explain is all about hypnosis!

The Takeaway

Solving the Puzzle of China, the Web & Wyoming

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What do half a billion Chinese people, the Internet and Cheyenne, Wyoming have in common? One of the largest Internet failures in history. An Internet outage this week affected nearly every user in China—the country’s web traffic was mistakenly redirected to a company based in the Wyoming building. Jason Q. Ng is the author of "Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China’s Version of Twitter (And Why)." He joins The Takeaway to explain what went wrong.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Evan Osnos on his years reporting from China.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Evan Osnos on his years reporting from China.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Amy Tan discusses her latest novel, The Valley of Amazement. It spans more than 40 years and two continents, and resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of foreign  “Shanghailanders," both erased by World War II.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Moral Tribes; Ann Patchett on Her Memoir; Mao Changed China; Ben Franklin's Sister

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Neuroscientist Joshua Green explains how human brains have evolved to deal with the conditions of our modern societies. Ann Patchett discusses writing and relationships in her new memoir, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. We’ll look at the rise of Mao Zedong and his attempts to transform the Chinese into “The New People” at whatever cost. Historian Jill Lepore introduces us to Benjamin Franklin’s sister Jane, who was a gifted writer and a shrewd political commentator.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Frank Dikötter chronicles Mao Zedong’s ascension and his campaign to transform the Chinese into what the party called New People. Due to the secrecy surrounding the country’s records, little has been known before now about the eight years preceding the massive famine and Great Leap Forward. In The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957, Dikötter draws on hundreds of previously classified documents, secret police reports, unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, eyewitness accounts of those who survived to reveal the horrific policies they implemented in the name of progress.

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The Takeaway

Crisis Averted in the South China Sea

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Looks like there’s been another “near-miss” in the South China Sea. Though just reported, a near collision between a Chinese warship and a U.S. guided missile cruiser on December 5 has ruffled the feathers of Chinese officials, who claim the U.S. boat had been “harassing” China’s aircraft carrier. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, director of the Asia-Pacific Program at the United States Institute of Peace.

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WNYC News

Atlantic Yards Gets Cash from China

Monday, December 16, 2013

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Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises has a new majority investor in the 22-acre mixed use project in Prospect Heights, the Shanghai-based Greenland Group.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

China and Japan in the struggle of the century

Thursday, December 05, 2013

China and Japan in the struggle of the century

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The Takeaway

As the U.S. Pivots to Asia, China Reasserts Its Influence

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

As the U.S. attempts its "pivot" to Asia, a region of growing economic power with potential new markets for American products, Chinese authorities are pushing back, claiming a new air defense identification zone in international air space. Peter Dutton is a professor and director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. He explains that China is pressuring its neighbors and U.S. economic allies. Also joining the program is Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, who examines American influence in the region.

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