A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world.
A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
COVID-19 origins revisited, with Deborah Seligsohn
Thursday 17 June 2021
: Shortly after Deborah Seligsohn was last on Sinica, in April, the lab leak hypothesis seemed suddenly to gain traction — at least in...
Journalist Andrew Jones on China's space program
Thursday 10 June 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Andrew Jones, a Helsinki-based reporter who over the last several years has secured a place as the...
Chinese college students in the U.S., with Yingyi Ma
Thursday 03 June 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Yingyi Ma, an associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University and the author of the book...
China, Russia, and the U.S.: Does the 'strategic triangle' still matter?
Thursday 27 May 2021
: Have China and Russia entered into a de facto anti-American alliance? Is Russia, which in Soviet days was for a time the “older brother”...
Orville Schell on his novel, My Old Home: A Novel of Exile
Thursday 20 May 2021
: Veteran China scholar Orville Schell has written a dozen books on China, but his latest book — which Schell published at the age of 80...
Margaret Lewis on ethnic profiling in the DOJ's China Initiative
Thursday 13 May 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Margaret (Maggie) Lewis, a professor of law at Seton Hall University, about her work on the U.S....
China’s Heart of Darkness
Thursday 06 May 2021
: Prince Han Fei, or Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子, is perhaps the most influential Chinese thinker that many Westerners have never heard of. With...
U.S.-China climate cooperation in a competitive age
Thursday 29 April 2021
: This week on Sinica, after an eventful week of climate-change-focused meetings, including U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry’s trip to...
Searching for the six Chinese survivors of the ‘Titanic’
Thursday 22 April 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Arthur Jones and Steven Schwankert about their documentary The Six. The film, directed by...
Beethoven in Beijing
Thursday 15 April 2021
: On April 16, PBS’s Great Performances will broadcast the world premiere of the documentary Beethoven in Beijing, which tells the story of...
China's new youth, with Alec Ash and Stephanie Studer
Thursday 08 April 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Stephanie Studer, China correspondent for The Economist, who recently published a special report in...
China's COVID-19 response and the virus's origins, with Deborah Seligsohn
Thursday 01 April 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Deborah Seligsohn, who served as the State Department’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health...
Ryan Hass on his new book, ‘Stronger’
Thursday 25 March 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes back Ryan Hass, the Michael H. Armacost Chair at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings...
The parallel world of Chinese tech, with Lillian Li
Thursday 18 March 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with ex-venture capitalist Lillian Li, who moved to China from the U.K. last year and has been looking at...
Cheng Lei: The detention and arrest of an Australian CGTN reporter
Thursday 11 March 2021
: In August 2020, the CGTN anchorwoman Chéng Lěi 成蕾, an Australian citizen, was detained in Beijing. Six months later, she was formally...
Getting Chinese politics wrong, with Jude Blanchette
Thursday 04 March 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,...
Julie Klinger on China's rare earth frontiers
Thursday 25 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Julie Klinger, an assistant professor at the University of Delaware’s Department of Geography and...
Journalist Te-Ping Chen on her short fiction collection, Land of Big Numbers
Thursday 18 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by Wall Street Journal correspondent Te-Ping Chen to talk about her just-released collection of short...
The Xinjiang camps on Clubhouse
Thursday 11 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with three of the guests in a remarkable room on the drop-in voice chat app Clubhouse, which ran...
China’s struggle for tech ascendancy, with Dan Wang of Gavekal Dragonomics
Thursday 04 February 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser talks with Dan Wang, a Shanghai-based analyst at research firm Gavekal Dragonomics, who also contributes a...
Talking Taiwan with former national intelligence officer Paul Heer
Thursday 28 January 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Paul Heer about the conundrum of Taiwan — one of the thorniest and most fraught issues confronting...
A new U.S. strategy in East Asia, from the Quincy Institute
Thursday 21 January 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with the three authors of a new policy paper from the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a...
China's judicial decisions database and what it means
Thursday 14 January 2021
: By the end of 2019, Chinese courts had uploaded some 80 million court cases to a massive, centralized database — a gold mine not only for...
Ryan Hass on the Biden administration's China direction
Thursday 07 January 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes back former National Security Council China director Ryan Hass, who offers his perspective on the...
Ian Johnson and Lin Yao on "liberal" Chinese Trump supporters
Thursday 31 December 2020
: Why have so many prominent critical and dissident intellectuals from China come out vocally in support of Donald Trump? This week on Sinica,...