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The Brian Lehrer Show

Weibo and the Great Firewall of China

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jason Q. Ng, 2013 Google Policy Fellow at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab and author of Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (And Why) (New Press, August 2013), discusses his new book, which catalogues the many words and phrases censored by the Chinese government on the popular social media site Weibo.

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Studio 360

In a World Where Blockbusters Bomb

Friday, August 09, 2013

In the past two months, more than a billion dollars in American movie-making and advertising has bombed domestically and internationally. Industry bigwigs have predicted a proximate “implosion” if the major studios continue their strategy. But Linda Obst, who has produced movies ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

China's New Rule for Mandatory Parent Visits

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Bonnie Tsui, stories editor for The Atlantic, discusses the new Chinese law requiring adult children to visit their parents. Tsui talks about what this legislation tells us about the needs of a growing elderly population in the U.S., and takes your calls on how you manage a long-distance relationship with your parents.

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Bonnie Tsui, stories editor for The Atlantic, discusses the new Chinese law requiring adult children to visit their parents. Tsui talks about what this legislation tells us about the needs of a growing elderly population in the US, and takes your calls on how you manage a long-distance relationship with your parents.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

China’s Long March to the 21st Century

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

China specialists Orville Schell and John Delury explain how China, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, managed to emerge on the world stage with hyper-development and wealth creation. Their book Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century examines the lives of 11 influential officials, writers, activists, and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Fertility Industry; Ayad Akhtar's American Dervish; Uncovering J. K. Rowling; the Rise of China

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Miriam Zoll talks about trying to get pregnant at 40 and her experience navigating the multi-billion-dollar fertility industry. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar joins us for July’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! Wall St. Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer explains how linguists figured out that J.K. Rowling published a crime novel under a pseudonym. And Orville Schell and John Delury talk about the people behind China’s extraordinary transformation over the last 150 years.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Item #1: Explaining Extradition

Friday, June 28, 2013

Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law, explains extradition in light of Edward Snowden.

 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

China's cash crunch

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

China's cash crunch

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYU, China, and Chen Guangcheng

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jerome Cohen, professor of law at New York University School of Law, an expert in Chinese law, and a senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the status of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's fellowship at NYU, and Chen's allegations that Chinese officials are pressuring the university to force him to leave. Jerome Cohen helped arrange Chen's fellowship and has worked with him during his time at NYU.

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Money Talking

The Business Relationship Between the U.S. and China

Friday, June 14, 2013

The leaders of the United States and China recently met to try to establish a new and better relationship between the two superpowers. This week on Money Talking, Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine report from China on what Chinese government officials and business leaders are saying. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Chinese President Xi; NSA Leaker Comes Forward

Monday, June 10, 2013

Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for National Journal, talks about the latest news out of Washington, including President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting has particular significance given the latest news about government surveillance -- Edward Snowden, the contractor who has come forward as the main source of the NSA leaks, is currently in Hong Kong and seeking asylum from US extradition.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NSA Leaks; China Summit; Bill de Blasio; Mandela Tributes; Winning in India

Monday, June 10, 2013

Michael Hirsch of National Journal discusses the continued NSA surveillance fallout, and President Obama's first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Plus: mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio; former Microsoft India chairman Ravi Venkatesan on the country's value as a testing ground for multinational businesses; how NYC public library programs help immigrants; and your tributes to Nelson Mandela.

The Takeaway

U.S. and Chinese Presidents Meet in California

Friday, June 07, 2013

Today President Obama meets with Chinese leader Xi Jinping far outside the beltway, in sunny Palm Springs, California. The two leaders have much to discuss, from North Korea to cyberattacks to recent reports of Chinese espionage in American institutions. Peter Narvarro is a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine. He recently directed a film entitled “Death By China.”

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WQXR Blog

Video: Philadelphia Orchestra Surprises Plane Passengers in China

Friday, June 07, 2013

The orchestra musicians used some time on a tarmac to give passengers an impromptu performance of Dvorak's "American" String Quartet No. 12.

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The Takeaway

U.S. and Chinese Presidents Meet, When the C.I.A. Gets Too Cozy with Hollywood, Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike Drags On

Friday, June 07, 2013

What Can the NSA do with Our Cell Phone and Internet Data? | U.S. and Chinese Presidents Meet in California | The Latest Unemployment Report and What it Reveals About Our Economic Recovery | Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike Drags into its 5th Month | IRA Hunger Strike Participant Reflects on What it's Like to Strike | When the C.I.A. Gets Too Cozy with Hollywood | New Movie Releases: "The Internship," "The Purge," "Much Ado Ado About Nothing"

 

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Xi-Obama summit

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Xi-Obama summit

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Money Talking

Money Talking: How High Can the Stock Market Go?

Friday, May 31, 2013

The stock market has been on a tear recently with one measure — the Dow Jones Industrial Average — up nearly 17 percent so far this year. The stratospheric rise makes you wonder whether the market can continue to set record highs or if the bottom is about to drop out. 

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Evan Osnos, John Seabrook, and James Surowiecki on the Chinese hacking scandal.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Evan Osnos, John Seabrook, and James Surowiecki on the Chinese hacking scandal.

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The Takeaway

Richard Clarke Weighs In on Hacked U.S. Weapon Designs

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Washington Post reports that Chinese hackers may have compromised many advanced U.S. weapon systems, citing a report by The Defense Science Board, which suggests that more than two dozen weapons systems were breached. The programs are said to be critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships. Richard Clarke is the former White House counter-terrorism czar and managing partner of Good Harbor, a cyber-security consultancy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Outcry Over Bear Bile Farming in China

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There's an article in today's New York Times about anger over bear bile farming in China and the growing animal rights movement in that country. Bear bile is an ingredient in some Chinese medicine, and the methods for collecting it from bears held in captive is seen by many as animal cruelty. Listen to Leonard's 2012 interview with Jill Robinson, founder and CEO of Animals Asia, discussing bear bile farming and bear rescue efforts and the documentary "Cages of Shame."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Cool War with China

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Noah Feldman looks at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how their coming power struggle will reshape the playing field for nations around the world. He argues that we’re entering an era of renewed global struggle: the era of Cool War—between the United States and China. In Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, Feldman depicts what he sees as a likely contest for dominance, alliances, and resources.

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