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.
Taiwan: Saber rattling, salami slicing, and strategic ambiguity, with Shelley Rigger and Simona Grano
Thursday 16 June 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Shelley Rigger of Davidson College returns to the show to talk Taiwan. She's joined by Simona Grano, a...
A Comprehensive Mirror: James Carter's "This Week in China's History" column marks two years
Thursday 09 June 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with James (Jay) Carter, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at St. Joseph's University in...
Mental health under lockdown: A clinical psychologist in Shanghai
Thursday 02 June 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes back Dr. George Hu, a clinical psychologist based in Shanghai, who has a lot to say about the state of...
Covering the U.S.-China relations beat with the FT's Demetri Sevastopulo
Thursday 26 May 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes veteran Asia reporter Demetri Sevastopulo, who covers the U.S.-China relationship for the Financial...
Too much of a good thing? Connectivity and the age of "unpeace," with the ECFR's Mark Leonard
Thursday 19 May 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by Mark Leonard, founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and author most...
The rise and fall of U.S.-China scientific collaboration, with Deborah Seligsohn
Thursday 12 May 2022
: This week on Sinica, Deborah Seligsohn returns to the show to talk about the sad state of U.S.-China scientific collaboration. As the...
Chinese public opinion on the Russo-Ukrainian War, with Yawei Liu and Danielle Goldfarb
Thursday 05 May 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined again by Yawei Liu, Senior Director for China at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia; and by...
China and India share a contested border and an uncomfortable neutrality in the Ukraine War — but not much else
Thursday 28 April 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser is joined by Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the...
China, Europe, and the Russo-Ukrainian War, with Marina Rudyak
Thursday 21 April 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by Marina Rudyak, assistant professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg. She offers...
Inside the Shanghai lockdown, with SupChina's own Chang Che
Thursday 14 April 2022
: The COVID lockdown in China's biggest city, Shanghai, hasn't been going exactly according to plan. This week on Sinica, we speak with our...
After the War: Scenarios China faces when the Russo-Ukrainian War eventually ends
Wednesday 06 April 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, in a show taped on March 23, Chinese foreign policy expert Yun Sun, director of the China program at the...
Susan Thornton on the urgent need for diplomacy with China over the Russo-Ukraine War
Wednesday 30 March 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by Susan Thornton, former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and a...
Chinese international relations scholar Dingding Chen on Beijing's position in the Russo-Ukrainian War
Wednesday 23 March 2022
: This week on Sinica: Chén Dìngdìng 陈定定, professor of international relations at Jinan University in Guangzhou, offers his...
China's soft power collides with the hard realities of the Russo-Ukrainian War: A conversation with Maria Repnikova
Wednesday 16 March 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Maria Repnikova, assistant professor of global communications at Georgia State University, who...
China’s Ukraine conundrum, with Evan Feigenbaum
Wednesday 09 March 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser chats with Evan Feigenbaum, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International...
Biden's China policy needs to be more than "Trump lite:" A conversation with Jeff Bader
Thursday 03 March 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Jeff Bader, who served as senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council during...
Veteran diplomat Bill Klein recalls the turbulent Trump years at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Thursday 24 February 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with William (Bill) Klein, who served as acting deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing...
What China is reading and why it matters: A conversation with author Megan Walsh
Thursday 17 February 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser chats with Megan Walsh, journalist, literary critic, and author of the brand-new book The Subplot:...
China's ideological landscape, with Jason Wu
Thursday 10 February 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser chats with Indiana University political scientist Jason Wu about his work on China's ideological...
Why the law matters in China, with Jeremy Daum of Yale's Paul Tsai China Law Center
Thursday 03 February 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Jeremy Daum, senior research scholar in law and senior fellow at Yale University's Paul Tsai China...
Personality and political discontent in China, with Rory Truex
Thursday 27 January 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser welcomes back Rory Truex, who teaches politics and international affairs at Princeton. In a...
Dan Wang on China in 2021: "Common prosperity," cultural stunting, and shortcomings of the "modal China story
Thursday 20 January 2022
: This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser welcomes back Dan Wang, technology analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics, to talk about this year's annual...
Mental models for understanding complexity, with Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp
Thursday 13 January 2022
: What we think about China depends in large measure on how we think about China. As a nation of 1.4 billion people in the throes of...
The sociologist watching the China-watchers: A conversation with David McCourt
Thursday 06 January 2022
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with David McCourt, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis. For the last...
Damien Ma of MacroPolo on China's economic and political outlook
Thursday 30 December 2021
: This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Damien Ma, managing director and co-founder of the Paulson Institute’s think-tank, MacroPolo....