Pekingology

Center for Strategic and International Studies

On Chinese Politics

  • 44 minutes 39 seconds
    Beyond China's Black Box

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Jacob Stokes, Senior Fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. They discuss China’s foreign policy decision making and his new report “Beyond China’s Black Box: Five Trends Shaping Beijing’s Foreign and Security Policy Decision-Making Under Xi Jinping.” (April, 2024)


    16 May 2024, 4:49 pm
  • 30 minutes 46 seconds
    Mobilizing Patriotic Consumers

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Audrye Wong, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California, and Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss her recent article: “Mobilizing patriotic consumers: China’s new strategy of economic coercion,” published in the Journal of Strategic Studies (May 2023).

    2 May 2024, 7:21 pm
  • 39 minutes 40 seconds
    China's Extreme Inequality

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by the Andrew Walder, Denise O'Leary & Kent Thiry Professor at Stanford University, and Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. Today they discuss his article “China’s Extreme Inequality: The Structural Legacies of State Socialism.” (The China Journal, July 2023)

    18 April 2024, 3:28 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    Understanding China's Regionally Administered Totalitarianism

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Chenggang Xu, Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions and Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University to discuss the institutional underpinnings of China’s political economy. What explains the Communist Party’s ongoing resilience? Why did China pivot away from the economic reforms that had generated so much wealth for the country and the government? Xu advances the framework of “Regionally Administered Totalitarianism” (RADT) to describe China’s political economic transition during the reform period. He is also author of the forthcoming book Institutional Genes: The Origins of China's Institutions and Totalitarianism (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) exploring these questions.

    4 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 31 seconds
    Overcapacity

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette,is joined by Yanmei Xie, Geopolitics Analyst with Gavekal Research, who has recently been publishing articles at Gavekal and the Financial Times. Today, Jude and Yanmei discuss her recent client notes on Chinese overcapacity and its EV sector.

    29 February 2024, 2:00 pm
  • 36 minutes 56 seconds
    China's New Domestic Politics

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Evan Medeiros, The Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies at Georgetown University. During the Obama Administration, Evan was on the staff of the National Security Council as Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia and special assistant to the president and Senior Director for Asia. They discuss his recent report “The New Domestic Politics of U.S.-China Relations” published by the Asia Society Center for Public Analysis. 

    15 February 2024, 1:00 pm
  • 43 minutes 50 seconds
    Xi’s New Growth Synthesis

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Andrew Batson, China Research Director at Gavekal Dragonomics to discuss his recent blog post entitled “Xi’s New Growth Synthesis.” He also publishes The Tangled Woof blog, and wrote the enlightening post “Some Cadres Cannot Keep Up.”  


    18 January 2024, 1:30 pm
  • 35 minutes 40 seconds
    Will Sanctions Deter China?

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Emily Kilcrease, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security to discuss her recent report entitled “No Winners in This Game: Assessing the U.S. Playbook for Sanctioning China.”  

    5 January 2024, 4:10 pm
  • 39 minutes 56 seconds
    The Gilded Cage

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Ya-Wen Lei, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University to discuss her recent book entitled “The Gilded Cage: Technology, Development and State Capitalism in China.”  

    14 December 2023, 3:29 pm
  • 34 minutes 3 seconds
    The Party Knows Best: Aligning Economic Actors with China’s Strategic Goals

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Max Zenglein, Chief Economist at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) to discuss his recent report, co-authored with MERICS Lead Analyst Jacob Gunter, entitled “The Party Knows Best: Aligning Economic Actors with China’s Strategic Goals.” 

    22 November 2023, 2:00 pm
  • 47 minutes 4 seconds
    What’s Next for US-China Relations? The View from Congress

    In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to discuss U.S.-China policy and the Select Committee’s work to address the strategic competition with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). 

    9 November 2023, 7:08 pm
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