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    For nearly 200 years, China has looked to the west as the source of the most modern and cutting-edge technologies. From the Self-Strengthening Movement in the 19th century to the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) and Made in China 2025, Chinese leaders have consistently sought to foster homegrown technologies and scientific discovery that can compete on a global stage. In 2015, Dr.

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    The Communist Party of China has long had an uneasy relationship with religion.  Its antipathy reached a crescendo during the Cultural Revolution when religion was attacked as part of the “Four Olds” campaign; public worship and ceremony were banned, members of the clergy were imprisoned or sent to forced labor, and religious buildings and texts were destroyed.  Since the death of Mao, and especially in recent years, religion has seen a resurgence, as people search for meaning in a rapidly c

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    As tensions continue to grow between Washington and Pyongyang, understanding China’s role in enabling or constraining its neighbor is more important than ever. In the lead-up to President Trump’s first trip to China, Isaac Stone Fish provided an overview of China’s relationship with North Korea, examining its interests there and outlining what leverage Beijing has over Pyongyang, as well as examining how the Sino-North Korean relationship affects Sino-American relations.

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    In recent years, China has taken an increasingly active role in global affairs. From the managers of state owned enterprises to political and military leaders, Chinese have looked abroad, including to the resource rich Middle East. What does Chinese engagement mean for the region? What opportunities and challenges does the Belt and Road Initiative bring? Dr.

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    In this podcast interview, Dr. Pan Guang discusses Chinese engagement in the Middle East with National Committee Vice President Jan Berris.

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    In this podcast interview, Robbert Gottlieb and Simon Ng discuss their book, The Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China, with National Committee Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman.

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    Over the past four decades, global cities have emerged in both the United States and China, including Hong Kong. In the process, they have absorbed their local environments and expanded their commercial networks around the world. As the urban landscapes and global reach of Chinese and American cities have grown, so have their environmental footprints. Challenging issues of air and water quality, water supply, transportation, land use, and food have accompanied rapid urban growth.

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    Popular images of Chinese media generally cast it as an agent of state propaganda. This is hardly surprising given the history of Chinese official media, and the swift suppression of those who openly criticize the regime.

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    In this podcast interview, Maria Repnikova discusses her new book, the role of Chinese media, and what it means to be a Chinese journalist in the Xi era, with National Committee Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman.

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    In this podcast interview, Ian Johnson discusses his recent book, the religious revival underway in China, and what this means for the world’s newest superpower, with National Committee Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman.

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    In recent years, China has devoted massive resources to advancing its capacity for technological innovation. The resulting deluge of R&D activities has brought Chinese companies significant commercial success. However, the massive resources China has mobilized are not yet efficiently translating into successful outputs, resulting in a “low metabolism” of inputs into technology innovation.

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    In this podcast interview, Scott Kennedy, deputy director of China studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), discusses the effectiveness of China's recent technology innovation push with National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

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    In this podcast interview, Lenora Chu and Gish Gen discuss their recent books and contemporary east-west exchange with National Committee Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman.

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    In this podcast interview, Cheng Li discusses the growing importance of Chinese think tanks and the prospects for China’s efforts to promote new types of such institutions with National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

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    In a globalized world where millions of people travel between east and west each year and formerly separate cultural zones now overlap, it has never been more important to understand the values and perspectives that inform cross-cultural relations.

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