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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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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. 


The Brian Lehrer Show

China and US: Mercy Kuo on "The Rules"

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week. Here Mercy Kuo, Managing Director at Managing Director at C-100, responds to Brian's first post.

Brian wrote: The U.S. and China are two major powers with tremendous need for energy resources who tend to throw our weight around in pursuit of our economic interests. The U.S. complains that China doesn't just compete, but breaks the rules, like condoning intellectual property theft or manipulating its currency. I wonder how much this conflict over the rules will come to define the two countries' relationship and how serious it might become. I hope we can both defy history and be a rising and a declining power who can work together for mutual benefit.

Mercy Responds 

Brian, this question really gets to the essence of US-China relations – as China’s influence grows, will it be a “rule-maker” or “rule-breaker,” and in either scenario, what are implications for the United States, other regional players, and international relations? As a back-of-the-envelope informal exercise in scenario analysis, I’d offer two rudimentary contrasting sketches depicting how this relationship might evolve over, let’s say, the next decade or two. 

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