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Listen Longer 9/26: China and the US

September 28, 2015  • Aspen Institute Staff

This past week Aspen Institute Radio marked President Xi Jinping’s first official state visit to the United States by discussing China and democracy, the state of US and China relations in the 21st century, and how China and America collaborate on public health issues.

Aspen Institute Radio, our two-hour radio show, airs every Saturday and Sunday on SiriusXM Insight (channel 121). Each episode dives into the topics that inform the world around us. Here in our weekly Listen Longer posts, we’ll recap each episode and show where you can read, watch, and listen to more. Don’t have SiriusXM? Try it free for a month here.

China: Economic Achiever or Democratic Disaster?  

In much of the world, China is admired — or feared — as the rising new model of economic achievement. In the eyes of many others, the Chinese model is increasingly showing its contradictions and limits. Two of the world’s leading exponents of these respective views discuss where they disagree, and why — and what’s in store for the world’s most populous and (until recently) fastest-growing nation.

US-China Relations in the 21st Century

After 40 years of largely cooperative Sino-US relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China

China’s Effect on Asian Neighbors and US Security

A panel of international relations experts — including Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, ambassador of Singapore to the US — explore the geopolitical rise of China, discuss the threat it poses to its neighbors in the region, and the implications for American security.

China and the US: Allies in Public Health 

Appearing in public together for the first time, the heads of the premier public health agencies in China and the United States talk about how they collaborate, what they can learn from each other, and where they diverge on policy and approach. From infectious diseases and immunizations to workforce development and laboratory safety, a strong partnership between two world powers is a pillar of global health.