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Living with Differences: Traditions in Modernity

In a modern world powered by technology, the Hani people of China have kept their traditions in many forms. In this photo, Hani women in traditional dress gather at a market to barter for good products. The women are happy to see fresh vegetable and fruits as a symbol of a good harvest - a small, simple happiness that is not disturbed by the pace of the world…
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Living with Differences: Old and New

In the middle of  a circle of tall, multinational corporate offices, we are surprised to find ruins of this old neighborhood. Along in the process of being replaced with new buildings, there is a feeling of strength and history about the old buildings -  striving to tell their story despite the roar of the corporations.

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Living with Differences: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

An old man in a wheel chair next to the Huang Pu River (beyond the wall in the photo). Next to him is his wife, standing causally while read from her mobile phone.  China's older generation has lived through the turmoil of revolutions and wars, but today, they contently embrace the calm of a new technological age.

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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