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The South China Morning Post political economy team analyse the latest economic data from China, delve deep into the ongoing US-China trade and tech war, and examine China's changing economic relationship with Europe, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Hear deep background on Beijing's political machinations and how they affect policy and its global diplomacy.

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26 Feb 2021

Finbarr Bermingham and political economy editors John Carter and Zhou Xin look at the upcoming announcement of Beijing's five year plan and how it will address the rising middle income trap for China's economic growth. Hear analysis of the Biden administration inquiry into 'supply chains' that didn't mention China and the push by US tech companies back into the mainland now Trump has gone. Special guest is Philippe LeCorre, EU specialist with Harvard University, discussing the EU strategy towards China and human rights.

Finbarr Bermingham and political economy editors John Carter and Zhou Xin look at the upcoming announcement of Beijing's five year plan and how it will address the rising middle income trap for China's economic growth. Hear analysis of the Biden administration inquiry into 'supply chains' that didn't mention China and the push by US tech companies back into the mainland now Trump has gone. Special guest is Philippe LeCorre, EU specialist with Harvard University, discussing the EU strategy towards China and human rights.

27:06

17 Feb 2021

A special ICYMI recap of an interview between Finbarr Bermingham and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, back when she was one of two candidates vying for the position of director general of the World Trade Organization. Hear her talk about her vision for the WTO regarding Covid-19 vaccines, how to repair US-China trade relations and exactly what reforms she thinks are needed for this organisation to be effective.

A special ICYMI recap of an interview between Finbarr Bermingham and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, back when she was one of two candidates vying for the position of director general of the World Trade Organization. Hear her talk about her vision for the WTO regarding Covid-19 vaccines, how to repair US-China trade relations and exactly what reforms she thinks are needed for this organisation to be effective.

21:50

5 Feb 2021

John Carter unpacks how fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 in mainland China will impact the Chinese economy, as the nation prepares for the Lunar New Year holiday. SCMP China desk edtor Wiliam Zheng analyses Beijing's top diplomat's first policy speech since the Biden inauguration; senior Asia correspondent Bhavan Jaipragas looks at China's relationship with Myanmar, the reaction from Beijing and Washington to the coup and how it contrasts with how the ASEAN nations have reacted.

John Carter unpacks how fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 in mainland China will impact the Chinese economy, as the nation prepares for the Lunar New Year holiday. SCMP China desk edtor Wiliam Zheng analyses Beijing's top diplomat's first policy speech since the Biden inauguration; senior Asia correspondent Bhavan Jaipragas looks at China's relationship with Myanmar, the reaction from Beijing and Washington to the coup and how it contrasts with how the ASEAN nations have reacted.

26:35

29 Jan 2021

Finbarr Bermingham and the team discuss Xi's Davos speech. How is it different from his speech in 2017, when he spoke just after Trump took office and pitched China as the saviour of multilateralism? He also made an important play for the global south, pitching China as the power that will support the developing world. In the second part of the show economist Nick Marro from the Economist Global Trade Intelligence Unit discusses the furore around the EU China investment deal, signed in December but parts of which are being released only now. Has the EU been too gentle on China in not sealing tight enough provisions on forced labour?

Finbarr Bermingham and the team discuss Xi's Davos speech. How is it different from his speech in 2017, when he spoke just after Trump took office and pitched China as the saviour of multilateralism? He also made an important play for the global south, pitching China as the power that will support the developing world. In the second part of the show economist Nick Marro from the Economist Global Trade Intelligence Unit discusses the furore around the EU China investment deal, signed in December but parts of which are being released only now. Has the EU been too gentle on China in not sealing tight enough provisions on forced labour?

44:43

22 Jan 2021

Analysis of China's economy following its GDP announcement; it was one of few in the world to exit 2020 with growth, but what of the growing inequality between rich and poor. Has its economic model reached a plateau, and how will it continue to grow its nation's wealth? John Carter and Zhou Xin look at China's economy in 2021 and its challenges, and find contrast in how the US and China approach Big Tech. Washington correspondent Jacob Fromer analyses what he has witnessed in the confirmation hearings of Janet Yellen and Anthony Blinken and what it means for US policy on China.

Analysis of China's economy following its GDP announcement; it was one of few in the world to exit 2020 with growth, but what of the growing inequality between rich and poor. Has its economic model reached a plateau, and how will it continue to grow its nation's wealth? John Carter and Zhou Xin look at China's economy in 2021 and its challenges, and find contrast in how the US and China approach Big Tech. Washington correspondent Jacob Fromer analyses what he has witnessed in the confirmation hearings of Janet Yellen and Anthony Blinken and what it means for US policy on China.

33:12

8 Jan 2021

The headlines have been on Washington this week as riotous Trump supporters laid siege on the US capital, but it has not gone unnoticed in Beijing, where Chinese media and officials have been relishing the chaos. John Carter and Zhou Xin join Finbarr Bermingham to discuss a blistering start to the year. Financial reporter Chad Bray makes his podcast debut to discuss the regulatory hokey cokey facing big Chinese telecoms firms, which may be about to exit the New York Stock Exchange.

The headlines have been on Washington this week as riotous Trump supporters laid siege on the US capital, but it has not gone unnoticed in Beijing, where Chinese media and officials have been relishing the chaos. John Carter and Zhou Xin join Finbarr Bermingham to discuss a blistering start to the year. Financial reporter Chad Bray makes his podcast debut to discuss the regulatory hokey cokey facing big Chinese telecoms firms, which may be about to exit the New York Stock Exchange.

24:58

7 Dec 2020

The US is about to pass a bill demanding Chinese companies submit to American audit standards or be de-listed from US stock exchanges. Finbarr Bermingham, John Carter and Zhou Xin analyse the impact this will have on the trillions of dollars invested by Chinese companies, and what potential escalations this might lead to. Hear also about the impact of new bans on American made silicon chips to Chinese companies. Our feature interview is with Long Yongtu, one of the pre-eminent veterans of China's world trade negotiations and its entry to the WTO. 

The US is about to pass a bill demanding Chinese companies submit to American audit standards or be de-listed from US stock exchanges. Finbarr Bermingham, John Carter and Zhou Xin analyse the impact this will have on the trillions of dollars invested by Chinese companies, and what potential escalations this might lead to. Hear also about the impact of new bans on American made silicon chips to Chinese companies. Our feature interview is with Long Yongtu, one of the pre-eminent veterans of China's world trade negotiations and its entry to the WTO. 

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27 Nov 2020

Just days after signing the RCEP trade deal, China's president Xi Jinping shocked analysts and the global trade community with his support for the CPTPP - the agreement once thought to be the highest grade trade deal excluding China in existence, and described as 'the anti-China club' by some Chinese commentators. Why would he do this? Finbarr Bermingham sits down with SCMP political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to look at Xi Jinping's motives and how they fit in a broader perspective of China's goals and its strategy to get the jump on the incoming Biden administration.  

Just days after signing the RCEP trade deal, China's president Xi Jinping shocked analysts and the global trade community with his support for the CPTPP - the agreement once thought to be the highest grade trade deal excluding China in existence, and described as 'the anti-China club' by some Chinese commentators. Why would he do this? Finbarr Bermingham sits down with SCMP political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to look at Xi Jinping's motives and how they fit in a broader perspective of China's goals and its strategy to get the jump on the incoming Biden administration.  

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20 Nov 2020

Fifteen countries from Asia Pacific this week signed the world's biggest trade deal, led by ASEAN but crucially including China. Hear expert analysis from journalists who have covered this every step of the way. Does RCEP represent a lost opportunity for the US and a strategic win for China? Will China's regional sparring partners be able to ratify it? Finbarr Bermingham is joined by Bhavan Jaipragas, Zhou Xin and John Carter to get the details. We've also rifled through Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' to see what he said about US-China trade relations, and what it reveals about how Beijing approached negotiations - courtesy special guest narration from Sarah Zheng.

Fifteen countries from Asia Pacific this week signed the world's biggest trade deal, led by ASEAN but crucially including China. Hear expert analysis from journalists who have covered this every step of the way. Does RCEP represent a lost opportunity for the US and a strategic win for China? Will China's regional sparring partners be able to ratify it? Finbarr Bermingham is joined by Bhavan Jaipragas, Zhou Xin and John Carter to get the details. We've also rifled through Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' to see what he said about US-China trade relations, and what it reveals about how Beijing approached negotiations - courtesy special guest narration from Sarah Zheng.

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6 Nov 2020

The SCMP's political economy team take a break from updating the live blog to discuss this week's dramatic, elongated US election. What does it mean for China? What kinds of jokes are going around Chinese social media? What do the Beijing newspapers say - or not say? And what do China watchers think about the state of the relationship? Zhou Xin, John Carter and Finbarr Bermingham discuss this - as well as implications for upcoming negotiations on finance and trade involving Europe and Japan. Hear also from two veterans of US trade with China and how they think a possible Biden administration change the course of US-China relations.

The SCMP's political economy team take a break from updating the live blog to discuss this week's dramatic, elongated US election. What does it mean for China? What kinds of jokes are going around Chinese social media? What do the Beijing newspapers say - or not say? And what do China watchers think about the state of the relationship? Zhou Xin, John Carter and Finbarr Bermingham discuss this - as well as implications for upcoming negotiations on finance and trade involving Europe and Japan. Hear also from two veterans of US trade with China and how they think a possible Biden administration change the course of US-China relations.

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30 Oct 2020

In this very special edition, the SCMP Political Economy team count down to a seismic day in the global calendar - November 3. China will release details of its next five-year plan, the same day of the US presidential election. John Carter and William Zheng draw a line between the two events - including a specific detail from a Beijing press conference with huge symbolic meaning for China. Economist Andy Rothman explores China's economic recovery and frisks three post-election scenarios, while former USTR staffer Benjamin Kostrzewa discusses a rollercoaster four years for trade lawyers, and casts an eye ahead to the next four years.

In this very special edition, the SCMP Political Economy team count down to a seismic day in the global calendar - November 3. China will release details of its next five-year plan, the same day of the US presidential election. John Carter and William Zheng draw a line between the two events - including a specific detail from a Beijing press conference with huge symbolic meaning for China. Economist Andy Rothman explores China's economic recovery and frisks three post-election scenarios, while former USTR staffer Benjamin Kostrzewa discusses a rollercoaster four years for trade lawyers, and casts an eye ahead to the next four years.

42:06

23 Oct 2020

The SCMP team discuss the Biden-Trump debate and its minimal focus on trade, and compare it with the much more impactful speech given by China's president Xi Jinping for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, asking the Chinese people to reclaim the 'Korean Spirit'. Hinrich Foundation research fellow and former USTR and WTO negotiator Stephen Olson gives his analysis of Trump and Biden trade policies; in-depth discussion about the future of post-pandemic world trade with Nigerian WTO nominee for Director General, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala

The SCMP team discuss the Biden-Trump debate and its minimal focus on trade, and compare it with the much more impactful speech given by China's president Xi Jinping for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, asking the Chinese people to reclaim the 'Korean Spirit'. Hinrich Foundation research fellow and former USTR and WTO negotiator Stephen Olson gives his analysis of Trump and Biden trade policies; in-depth discussion about the future of post-pandemic world trade with Nigerian WTO nominee for Director General, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala

46:54

18 Oct 2020

Analysis of China's trade surge as its tech sector prepares for US sanctions, and the food supply crisis resulting from swine flu and floods spurs food imports. Finbarr Bermingham, Zhou Xin and John Carter look at China's reaction to the 2020 US election, as well as the increasing jitters in China's banks over US sanctions stemming from the Hong Kong Autonomy Act. Hear also an in-depth interview with South Korean nominee to head the World Trade Organisation, Yoo Myung-hee. 

Analysis of China's trade surge as its tech sector prepares for US sanctions, and the food supply crisis resulting from swine flu and floods spurs food imports. Finbarr Bermingham, Zhou Xin and John Carter look at China's reaction to the 2020 US election, as well as the increasing jitters in China's banks over US sanctions stemming from the Hong Kong Autonomy Act. Hear also an in-depth interview with South Korean nominee to head the World Trade Organisation, Yoo Myung-hee. 

42:53

25 Sep 2020

The SCMP political economy team analyse China's 'entity list' and its potential implications for firms such as HSBC. Hear analysis of how floods and typhoons mean China continues to struggle with food security issues, and Shehzad Qazi, managing director of China Beige Book, discusses the explosive report claiming the Chinese economy is technically in recession, with recovery in places like Beijing and Shanghai but deep malaise elsewhere.

The SCMP political economy team analyse China's 'entity list' and its potential implications for firms such as HSBC. Hear analysis of how floods and typhoons mean China continues to struggle with food security issues, and Shehzad Qazi, managing director of China Beige Book, discusses the explosive report claiming the Chinese economy is technically in recession, with recovery in places like Beijing and Shanghai but deep malaise elsewhere.

34:30

18 Sep 2020

The SCMP team analyse the watered-down US import controls on Xinjiang products and nations of the European Unions sharpening their focus on human rights in China. Former WTO official Tatiana Prazeres, now based in Beijing, discusses China's 'hollow victory' in a dispute over Trump's trade war tariffs at the WTO. We'll also hear about one company's manufacturing journey in the age of Trump, and the reality of 'decoupling' and 'reshoring'.

The SCMP team analyse the watered-down US import controls on Xinjiang products and nations of the European Unions sharpening their focus on human rights in China. Former WTO official Tatiana Prazeres, now based in Beijing, discusses China's 'hollow victory' in a dispute over Trump's trade war tariffs at the WTO. We'll also hear about one company's manufacturing journey in the age of Trump, and the reality of 'decoupling' and 'reshoring'.

46:50

11 Sep 2020

Both Trump and Biden are trying to force US firms to leave China but is the gravitational pull of the Chinese market too strong? The team analyse the growing consensus in America's presidential candidates' policies as well as the impending threat of a new global trade alliance against China. Hear why the impending US bans on cotton from Xinjiang that uses forced labour might just blow up the phase one trade deal and leave both economies  much worse for wear. #scmppodcasts #tradewar 

Both Trump and Biden are trying to force US firms to leave China but is the gravitational pull of the Chinese market too strong? The team analyse the growing consensus in America's presidential candidates' policies as well as the impending threat of a new global trade alliance against China. Hear why the impending US bans on cotton from Xinjiang that uses forced labour might just blow up the phase one trade deal and leave both economies  much worse for wear. #scmppodcasts #tradewar 

26:44

4 Sep 2020

Despite promising to cut the US trade deficit in the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump must today grapple with an even larger gap today, despite his trade war. Meanwhile, China has announced TikTok is now on a list of Chinese companies prohibited to exchange technology with the US. How will it play out? Finbarr Bermingham is joined by political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to discuss what's next. #scmppodcasts #tradewar

Despite promising to cut the US trade deficit in the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump must today grapple with an even larger gap today, despite his trade war. Meanwhile, China has announced TikTok is now on a list of Chinese companies prohibited to exchange technology with the US. How will it play out? Finbarr Bermingham is joined by political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to discuss what's next. #scmppodcasts #tradewar

21:13

28 Aug 2020

How the new US sanctions on Chinese companies militarising the South China Sea will hit Texas and Sydney; analysing the irony of the trade deal being the only thing holding the US-China relationship together; Owen Churchill unpacks the anti-China focus of Donald Trump's speeches at the Republican National Convention.

How the new US sanctions on Chinese companies militarising the South China Sea will hit Texas and Sydney; analysing the irony of the trade deal being the only thing holding the US-China relationship together; Owen Churchill unpacks the anti-China focus of Donald Trump's speeches at the Republican National Convention.

34:39

21 Aug 2020

After Hong Kong vowed to sue Donald Trump at the WTO over plans to relabel the city's exports as "Made in China", trade law professor Bryan Mercurio discusses the debate over whether a case is worthwhile. In a busy week for US China affairs, trade talks appear to be back on, even as US lawmakers push to take punitive action against Beijing to the extreme. SCMP Hong Kong desk editor Denise Tsang is our special guest, unpacking why the Hong Kong government is so upset its exports to the US will now be labelled 'Made In China'.

After Hong Kong vowed to sue Donald Trump at the WTO over plans to relabel the city's exports as "Made in China", trade law professor Bryan Mercurio discusses the debate over whether a case is worthwhile. In a busy week for US China affairs, trade talks appear to be back on, even as US lawmakers push to take punitive action against Beijing to the extreme. SCMP Hong Kong desk editor Denise Tsang is our special guest, unpacking why the Hong Kong government is so upset its exports to the US will now be labelled 'Made In China'.

29:59

14 Aug 2020

Donald Trump says Hong Kong can "go to hell", but what further weapons does the US president have in his arsenal? Political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter unpack the reality, and look at two potential crises for China: huge levels of bad loans in a struggling bank sector and food security, with Xi Jinping calling for an end to food waste. Finbarr Bermingham chats with reporters Jacob Fromer and Cissy Zhou about the SCMP scoop revealing US giant John Deere's huge exports of cotton harvesters to Xinjiang. 

Donald Trump says Hong Kong can "go to hell", but what further weapons does the US president have in his arsenal? Political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter unpack the reality, and look at two potential crises for China: huge levels of bad loans in a struggling bank sector and food security, with Xi Jinping calling for an end to food waste. Finbarr Bermingham chats with reporters Jacob Fromer and Cissy Zhou about the SCMP scoop revealing US giant John Deere's huge exports of cotton harvesters to Xinjiang. 

39:14

7 Aug 2020

US President Donald Trump signs executive orders targeting two of China's biggest mobile apps in a new escalation of the US-China tech war. Finbarr Bermingham, Zhou Xin and John Carter from the SCMP political economy team unpack how this will impact business and culture on both sides of the world, and Washington bureau chief Rob Delaney analyses the bipartisan mood in the US in support of Trump's moves.

US President Donald Trump signs executive orders targeting two of China's biggest mobile apps in a new escalation of the US-China tech war. Finbarr Bermingham, Zhou Xin and John Carter from the SCMP political economy team unpack how this will impact business and culture on both sides of the world, and Washington bureau chief Rob Delaney analyses the bipartisan mood in the US in support of Trump's moves.

30:58

31 Jul 2020

The SCMP political economy team, Finbarr Bermingham, John Carter and Zhou Xin analyse a historic week where the United States recorded a massive economic slump while China continued to eke out growth in its post-lockdown economy. Hear analysis of Xi Jinping's recent addresses and this week's meeting of the Politburo, and clues of increasing preparation for decoupling. We will also hear from Kenya's nomination for the WTO vacancy Amina Mohamed, about her views on how the WTO can help resolve the US-China trade war.

The SCMP political economy team, Finbarr Bermingham, John Carter and Zhou Xin analyse a historic week where the United States recorded a massive economic slump while China continued to eke out growth in its post-lockdown economy. Hear analysis of Xi Jinping's recent addresses and this week's meeting of the Politburo, and clues of increasing preparation for decoupling. We will also hear from Kenya's nomination for the WTO vacancy Amina Mohamed, about her views on how the WTO can help resolve the US-China trade war.

40:37

24 Jul 2020

Political economy editors John Carter and Zhou Xin explain the impact of the closure of the Chengdu consulate on US companies, and the deep historical meaning China attaches to the Houston consulate. Hong Kong desk editor Denise Tsang reveals the ongoing fears of American and Japanese companies about being based in Hong Kong and the bad economic news ahead. Veteran trade lawyer Will Marshall unpacks how his clients and Hong Kong's business community are discovering the Hong Kong Autonomy Act is affecting trade in and out of the HK SAR.

Political economy editors John Carter and Zhou Xin explain the impact of the closure of the Chengdu consulate on US companies, and the deep historical meaning China attaches to the Houston consulate. Hong Kong desk editor Denise Tsang reveals the ongoing fears of American and Japanese companies about being based in Hong Kong and the bad economic news ahead. Veteran trade lawyer Will Marshall unpacks how his clients and Hong Kong's business community are discovering the Hong Kong Autonomy Act is affecting trade in and out of the HK SAR.

44:28

16 Jul 2020

The SCMP political economy team analyse the reality of Trump's Hong Kong Autonomy Act, and what Hong Kong means to China both economically and historically; Europe correspondent Stuart Lau unpacks the coming deadline for the EU's investment treaty with China, in a week where Britain became the newest front in the burgeoning tech war.

The SCMP political economy team analyse the reality of Trump's Hong Kong Autonomy Act, and what Hong Kong means to China both economically and historically; Europe correspondent Stuart Lau unpacks the coming deadline for the EU's investment treaty with China, in a week where Britain became the newest front in the burgeoning tech war.

27:18

10 Jul 2020

Political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter join Finbarr Bermingham to analyse how Donald Trump's Hong Kong Autonomy Act will impact business here, and reflect on the past turbulent two years of trade war. Hear an in-depth interview with Clark Jennings, former White House advisor on a potential Biden presidency and what aspects of Trump’s policies toward China would be kept and which would be changed.

Political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter join Finbarr Bermingham to analyse how Donald Trump's Hong Kong Autonomy Act will impact business here, and reflect on the past turbulent two years of trade war. Hear an in-depth interview with Clark Jennings, former White House advisor on a potential Biden presidency and what aspects of Trump’s policies toward China would be kept and which would be changed.

36:58

25 Jun 2020

SCMP political economy editor Zhou Xin has a copy of John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' and discusses what its revelations mean for Chinese readers; Washington bureau chief Rob Delaney unpicks the rollercoaster week of statements from Navarro, Ross and Trump, the talk of decoupling the US and China as well as analysing of how Trump will use the trade deal to leverage his popularity with his rural base for the upcoming election. Presented by Finbarr Bermingham.

SCMP political economy editor Zhou Xin has a copy of John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' and discusses what its revelations mean for Chinese readers; Washington bureau chief Rob Delaney unpicks the rollercoaster week of statements from Navarro, Ross and Trump, the talk of decoupling the US and China as well as analysing of how Trump will use the trade deal to leverage his popularity with his rural base for the upcoming election. Presented by Finbarr Bermingham.

22:33

19 Jun 2020

Jesus Seade, the Mexican candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has pitched himself as the “trade expert” who can bring both the US and China back to the negotiating table. This is a deep-dive interview with Finbarr Bermingham, probing his thoughts on the US-China trade war, the phase one trade deal and what Seade learned from leading the talks that saw the North American Free Trade Agreement revamped as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), due to take force on July 1.

Jesus Seade, the Mexican candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has pitched himself as the “trade expert” who can bring both the US and China back to the negotiating table. This is a deep-dive interview with Finbarr Bermingham, probing his thoughts on the US-China trade war, the phase one trade deal and what Seade learned from leading the talks that saw the North American Free Trade Agreement revamped as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), due to take force on July 1.

36:49

12 Jun 2020

Who will buy? It's a week where soybeans, fossil fuels, wolf warrior diplomacy and the 2020 US Presidential campaign collided... SCMP editors John Carter and Teddy Ng discuss the latest events in the rising US-China rivalry, while Peterson Institute for International Economics' trade expert Chad Bown joins Finbarr Bermingham on the line to discuss China's progress towards meeting trade deal purchasing targets. 

Who will buy? It's a week where soybeans, fossil fuels, wolf warrior diplomacy and the 2020 US Presidential campaign collided... SCMP editors John Carter and Teddy Ng discuss the latest events in the rising US-China rivalry, while Peterson Institute for International Economics' trade expert Chad Bown joins Finbarr Bermingham on the line to discuss China's progress towards meeting trade deal purchasing targets. 

31:52

29 May 2020

How will Beijing's controversial national security law for Hong Kong affect US-China trade relations, now that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous'? Finbarr Bermingham brings political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter together to discuss the possible outcomes, while Su-Lin Tan looks at China's decision to massively increase tariffs on Australian barley and the potential for switching to American suppliers - is this a new front in China's trade war?

How will Beijing's controversial national security law for Hong Kong affect US-China trade relations, now that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous'? Finbarr Bermingham brings political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter together to discuss the possible outcomes, while Su-Lin Tan looks at China's decision to massively increase tariffs on Australian barley and the potential for switching to American suppliers - is this a new front in China's trade war?

24:19

22 May 2020

Finbarr Bermingham joins political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to scrutinise the announcements from China's 'two sessions', and discuss whether Donald Trump could change Hong Kong's special status in response to China's new Hong Kong national security law. Our feature interview is with James McGregor, Greater China chairman of APCO Worldwide’s, who gives a searing analysis of the current state of superpower rivalry and reflects on how China's more aggressive diplomatic stance is affecting its reputation globally. 

Finbarr Bermingham joins political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to scrutinise the announcements from China's 'two sessions', and discuss whether Donald Trump could change Hong Kong's special status in response to China's new Hong Kong national security law. Our feature interview is with James McGregor, Greater China chairman of APCO Worldwide’s, who gives a searing analysis of the current state of superpower rivalry and reflects on how China's more aggressive diplomatic stance is affecting its reputation globally. 

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