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Podcasts from Spectator writers
A seemingly endless property boom has seen rampant speculation and the building of ‘ghost cities’
By Ian Williams
China’s feminists are fighting back
The PRC certainly talks the talk on clean energy and sustainability
The humbling of the United States in Afghanistan fits nicely into the Chinese narrative of American decline
China General Nuclear should never have been allowed anywhere near such a critical piece of British national infrastructure
BRI projects are opaque, over-priced and riddled with corruption
The British university has shown itself to be truly world-beating when it comes to accepting Chinese money with few questions asked
The response of the authorities in China was chillingly reminiscent of those dark days in Ukraine
Beijing is increasingly blind to the impact of its own imperial behavior
A government that would never dream of allowing free elections in its own country mocks America’s democratic process
How China is stoking America’s racial tensions
The growing cult of ‘Dada’ Xi Jinping
How China bought Cambridge
How Taishan almost became China’s Chernobyl
China’s Belt and Road to Damascus
China’s Great Game in Afghanistan
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.