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Emergency edition The Little Red Podcast: High noon for Ji Xinping

The coronavirus that has infected 70,000 people is being compared to China’s Chernobyl in its political and economic fallout, but just how much of an inflection point will it be? The Little Red Podcast talks to the experts. 

Podcast by Louisa Lim and Graeme Smith
 

This crisis is threatening the previously unchallenged authority of President Xi Jinping. It could reshape domestic policy imperatives and embedding techno-authoritarian tendencies at local levels.  It also has ramifications far beyond China’s borders, potentially accelerating Beijing’s economic decoupling with the outside world.  To discuss what happens when a leader obsessed with control faces an uncontrollable foe, Louisa and Graeme are joined by Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Centre for US China Relations at the Asia Society, Shaun Roache the chief Asia-Pacific economist at Standard & Poors, and from Wuhan by the New York Times’ Chris Buckley.

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