CHINA PODCAST

China — U.S. Competition and Bargaining in Advanced Technology

Thomas D. Lairson

March 1, 2021

Thomas Lairson

U.S. — China: Searching for Common Ground

(Monday, March 1, 11am)

TOPIC LIST

Some of what we plan to cover during your podcast interview and class discussion:

· The reasons why high-tech has become a focal point for conflict between the US and China.

o Competition and conflict among great powers is typical and probably unavoidable

o China has become big enough and strong enough to represent the most important economic and strategic competitor to the U.S.

o China sees U.S…


SUMMARY KEYWORDS

china, people, technology, important, chinese, seed, iowa, business, agricultural, number, document, ag, living, world, gmo, trade, years, continue, land, food

SPEAKERS

Kyle Munson, Bill Niebur, David Skidmore

Kyle Munson 00:00

Well, Bill, welcome to the podcast. And thanks for sitting down to talk US, China and all things agriculture. You have deep, deep experience here. So why don’t you just give our listeners and students a quick introduction to your background with China?

Bill Niebur 00:33

Okay, well, thanks. And David and Kyle, I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this…


Transcript of Kyle Munson and David Skidmore interview with Terry Branstad for US-China: Searching for Common Ground

Thu, 2/18 11:56AM • 39:04

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

china, chinese, ambassador, xi jinping, people, wuhan, iowa, virus, united states, trade agreement, work, area, big, test, deal, leader, governor, question, travel, states

SPEAKERS

Kyle Munson, David Skidmore, Terry Branstad

Kyle Munson 00:01

So given all that special history and David and I on this series of talks about we were there at that state dinner in the basement. And that was a wonderful event. But given your special relationship and being old friends with President…


Transcript of Kyle Munson and David Skidmore Introduction to US-China: Searching for Common Ground podcast

Sun, 1/17 10:45AM • 17:35

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

china, relationship, podcast, china relations, xi, iowa, chinese, david, xi jinping, moment, relation, issues, governor branstad, series, world, common ground, people, visit, pandemic, taught

SPEAKERS

Kyle Munson, David Skidmore

Kyle Munson 00:31

Welcome to the introductory teaser episode of a new podcast series called US-China, searching for common ground. My name is Kyle Munson, and I’m a co host, I’m a longtime journalist and interested in these issues. And I’m with Professor David Skidmore, of Drake University. And…


Transcript of Kyle Munson and David Skidmore interview with Wu Xinbo for US-China: Searching for Common Ground podcast

Fri, 1/29 7:31PM • 44:28

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

china, issue, international, areas, hong kong, people, security, asia, competition, regional, shanghai, develop, tibet, country, chinese, cooperation, professor, governance, central government, terms

SPEAKERS

Wu Xinbo, Kyle Munson, David Skidmore

Kyle Munson 00:14

There’s a little question that China’s rising power poses new challenges for American foreign policy makers. But to what purposes does China intend to put its newfound economic and military capabilities? Do Chinese leaders seek to overturn the basic rules and institutions of…


Transcript of Kyle Munson and David Skidmore Interview with Ren Junfeng for US-China: Searching for Common Ground podcast

Sun, 1/24 11:32PM • 47:39

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

people, chinese, china, united states, american politics, confrontations, america, trump, country, scholar, politics, political, ccp, biden, ideology, society, cultural, visited, american, wrote

SPEAKERS

Kyle Munson, Ren Junfeng, David Skidmore

Kyle Munson 00:15

How does American politics appear from the perspective of a Chinese scholar? How do Chinese observers process the US electoral system through the prism of China’s own historical and contemporary political development? And what are the most important things that Americans and Chinese…


Transcript of Kyle Munson and David Skidmore interview with Austin Ramzy for US-China: Searching for Common Ground podcast

Sun, 1/24 11:49PM • 49:55

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

china, hong kong, journalists, reporting, media, story, people, pandemic, reporters, question, protest movements, chinese, journalism, state, beijing, big, terms, austin, lai, colleague

SPEAKERS

Kyle Munson, Austin Ramzy, David Skidmore

00:00

Kyle Munson 00:13

Journalists are critical intermediaries between American and Chinese societies as they report and interpret events for audiences in both countries yet, China has become an increasingly difficult place for American journalists. Chinese authorities have denied visas placed restrictions on activities and level…


Transcript of Kyle Munson and David Skidmore interview Professor Zhu Feng for US-China: Searching for Common Ground podcast

Mon, 1/25 7:20PM • 52:51

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

china, chinese, beijing, hong kong, taiwan, hand, power, security, east asia, big, taiwanese, asean, american, people, regional, architecture, professor, military modernization, relations, south china sea

SPEAKERS

Zhu Feng, Kyle Munson, David Skidmore

Kyle Munson 00:15

As China’s military modernization shifts the balance of power in East Asia, the naval forces have started again three to one. as China’s military modernization shifts the balance of power in East Asia, the naval forces of the US and…


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November 22, 2020 · 10:58 am

There is no denying the damage that the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency have done to our institutions, our civic culture and our well-being as a country. Billions of pixels have been devoted to enumerating the seemingly endless ways that our outgoing president has challenged the norms and principles underlying American democracy. Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his electoral loss is the most recent case in point.

Yet from the early days of the Trump presidency, a loose coalition ranging from liberal activists to Republican “Never-Trumpers” joined together under the #Resist hashtag out of…


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I was trying to be a responsible teacher for our next generation of civic leaders.

As a professor of political science, I asked my students to watch last Tuesday’s presidential debate so we could later discuss policy contrasts between the candidates. But seconds after moderator Chris Wallace broached the first question, the verbal fireworks erupted. I immediately realized my premise was mistaken: There would be no rational discussion of policy.

We convened class the next morning on Zoom, and I invited students to share a word or phrase that described how the debate made them feel. …

David Skidmore

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