China: Fragile Superpower
Scholars from the 21st Century China Program at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies join us to examine China’s domestic challenges. Susan Shirk is a former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs for the Clinton administration. Her latest book is Changing Media, Changing China. Tai Ming Cheung is an analyst of Chinese defense and national security. His latest book is Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy. Barry Naughton is an authority on the Chinese economy, with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance, and China's transition to a market economy. His most recent book is The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth.
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
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