Expectations for Blinken in Beijing; A U.S. General Predicts War by 2025; Xi to Moscow?; The Decline in Chinese Language StudyListen now (62 min) | On today's show Andrew and Bill begin with a variety of thoughts in advance of next week's visit to Beijing from Secretary of…

January 2023

Advice for New China Watchers; Belt and Road after 10 Years; Land Bans and Repeat Covid Cases; Taiwan’s Presence in DCListen now (67 min) | On today's show Andrew and Bill begin with news of a jinx on last week's show and recommendations for new China watchers. Topics…
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Sharp China: New Talking Points for Private Business; The US-Japan Alliance; More Police Stations Abroad; Marvel Movies Return to ChinaListen now (62 min) | On today’s show Andrew and Bill begin with thoughts on the change in tone from government officials addressing private business…
Reciprocal Travel Restrictions; Wolf Warrior Diplomacy; Made in China 2025; Traveling to Xi's China as an AmericanListen now (60 min) | On today's show Andrew and Bill begin by talking through the latest news on the reopening, including reciprocal travel…
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The First Month of Reopening; Xi's Credibility; Qin Gang and US-China Relations; TikTok Forfeits the Benefit of the DoubtListen now | On today's show Andrew and Bill reunite after the holiday break and begin with the continued reopening process around China. Topics…
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December 2022

A Head-Spinning Reopening, Questions for Musk, The Latest on the Chip Ban, New Realities for Chinese Big TechListen now (62 min) | On this week's show Andrew and Bill begin with the landscape in China one week after the widespread elimination of covid…
New Narrative on Covid, Jiang Zemin, Relationships in the Pacific, mRNA Vaccines as a Red HerringListen now (56 min) | To email the show: email@sharpchina.fm Reopening; Shifting the Covid messaging; Jiang Zemin; CEWC; Saudi Arabia — Sinocism…

November 2022

A Weekend of Protests Across China: What We Know and What Might Come Next Listen now (58 min) | We recorded this episode Tuesday afternoon DC time, and at the end we discuss what might happen when Jiang Zemin died, given the…
Biden Meets Xi in Bali and the PRC Calculus on UkraineListen now (56 min) | Reactions and analysis the meeting between US and Chinese delegations before the G-20, the political and structural challenges…
Diplomacy Day, Apple in China, Ghost Cities, Analyzing America's Taiwan ResponseListen now (66 min) | Examining China's relationship with Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Canada, what the latest Foxconn lockdown says about Apple's risk…
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Preview: The State of Dynamic Zero-COVID and Reactions to that ProPublica ReportListen now (2 min) | COVID lockdowns at Foxconn and elsewhere in China, a survey of the near-daily rumors of a looming policy change, glimpses of what…
The State of Dynamic Zero-COVID and Reactions to that ProPublica ReportListen now | COVID lockdowns at Foxconn and elsewhere in China, a survey of the near-daily rumors of a looming policy change, glimpses of what these…
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