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This edition: Is Xi Jin Ping's Third Revolution Fizzling Into A Trade War?

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 25, 2018.

First aired: October 1, 2018.

Xi Jinping announced this year a bold vision for China, virtually ignoring that he is on the verge of a cold war with the U.S. over trade. President Trump has imposed or threatened tariffs on virtually all goods imported from the Middle Kingdom with Xi vowing to retaliate on our Midwestern “food belt.” China expert Elizabeth Economy tells Jim Zirin of a fractured U.S.-China relationship, arguing legitimate U.S. trade goals may be achieved by other means.

Guest List

Elizabeth C. Economy Author, “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State"; Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies , Council on Foreign Relations