Mar 282013

On Wednesday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed Professor Robert Garmong about “Should We Fear or Embrace China?.” The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading.

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Podcast: 27 March 2013

Is China the next capitalist paradise? Or is it a dangerous military threat? Perhaps it’s neither. Robert Garmong explained the current state of Chinese politics, its military, and its economy in this fascinating interview.

Dr. Robert Garmong studied economics and political science at the University of Chicago, and has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin). He currently teaches English language and Western culture at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, in Dalian, China. His blog is “Professor in Dalian.”

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  • The current state of Chinese politics, particularly the change of leadership
  • The anti-corruption campaign and lowering interest rates
  • The problem of corruption in China: the floating pigs scandal
  • Central control and its effects
  • The state of the economy in China
  • The shaky housing market
  • The flight of the wealthy
  • The government’s move away from capitalism
  • New regulations on foreign teachers
  • China as a military threat
  • Anti-Japanese sentiment in China
  • China’s military competence
  • Military spending
  • Corruption and training in the military
  • Soft power
  • Assessment of China, overall


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