Latest podcasts on Asian politics

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9 May 2018
9 min

The Globalist - Revolving-door politics: 

Malaysia is voting in a general election in which the mentor of the incumbent prime minister is taking him on amid corruption allegations, eroding his support in the latest polls.

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7 Mar 2018
8 min

The Globalist - China’s indefinite leader: 

As China’s National People’s Congress meets to consider President Xi Jinping’s bid to stay in his job, we ask whether any opposing voices will be heard.

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25 Oct 2017
6 min

The Briefing - Xi's China: 

China expert Jonathan Fenby explains what we know about Xi Jinping’s ambitions for himself and his country.

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8 Jul 2017
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Hong Kong’s 20-year handover hangover: 

Twenty years after the “one party, two systems” treaty guaranteed Hong Kongers’ democratic rights, we ask if China has kept its promises and whether the UK should have been a better advocate for its former colony. We get the verdicts from Lord Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong; Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive; Nathan Law, one of the key figures of the Umbrella Movement and the youngest lawmaker in Hong Kong’s history; and China Dialogue’s Isabel Hilton.

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26 Jul 2017
4 min

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 75: Communist beach party: 

Every August the inner circle of China’s communist party decamp to a woody coastal compound 300km east of Beijing. But is this just a chance to top up a tan or two or is it about political tactics and securing power?

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