70th Anniversary of People’s Republic of China

October 04, 2019 07:05 PM
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Michael Swaine, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a foremost China expert and Walter Lohman, Director of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, talk with host Carol Castiel, about the significance and ramifications of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. They discuss the country’s achievements (poverty alleviation) and shortcomings (increased political repression under Xi Jinping) as well as ongoing strategic tensions between China and the West, particularly the United States.