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Avoiding the China Trap (Robert Wright & Jessica Chen Weiss)

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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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1:31 What does America not understand about China – and vice versa?

6:14 Signs of Chinese discontent with Xi Jinping

9:41 How the focus on “beating China” distracts the US from other priorities

17:01 Is the US making conflict over Taiwan more likely?

29:01 Jessica: The threat to American democracy comes from within, not from China

41:48 The roots of China’s growing assertiveness on the world stage

53:00 What US and Chinese foreign policy (unfortunately) have in common

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Jessica Chen Weiss (Cornell University). Recorded September 28, 2022.

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