May 3 • 1HR 3M

Sharp China Podcast: Open for Business (and Raiding Foreign Businesses); Xi Calls Zelenskyy; India, Pakistan and the PRC; Decoupling with an Asterisk

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Understanding China and how China impacts the world. Hosted by Andrew Sharp and Bill Bishop.
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On today’s show Andrew and Bill begin with news of more raids on Western corporate intelligence firms, investors losing access to Wind Information Co., a reported uptick in foreigners facing exit bans, and the continuing conflict between business-friendly rhetoric and what Xi's security services are doing on the ground. Then: Capital flight to Singapore, various theories to explain the timing of Xi's call to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and head-scratching jargon from the Chinese readout. At the end: The dynamics between India, Pakistan and China, the US strategy with India, and a question about decoupling yields discussion of Apple, Tesla and the burgeoning EV industry in China. 

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China Locks Information on the Country Inside a Black Box -- Wall St. Journal

China’s ‘men in black’ step up scrutiny of foreign corporate sleuths -- FT

U.S. Chamber Statement on Concerns Over PRC Investment Climate -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce

China's exit bans multiply as political control tightens under Xi -- Reuters

New Report: Trapped - China’s Expanding Use of Exit Bans -- Safeguard Defenders

Xi calls Zelensky -- Sinocism

Xi-Zelensky call; Bain's Shanghai troubles; Counter-espionage law; Li Ganjie heads Organization Department; Employment measures -- Sinocism

Speak Plainly, Mr. Chairman -- China Media Project

America’s Bad Bet on India -- Foreign Affairs

Sinocism Podcast: Tania Branigan on her book Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution -- Sinocism

An excerpt from Tania Branigan's Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution -- Sinocism