Robert Garmong on Should We Fear or Embrace China?
Radio Interview: 27 March 2013
I interviewed Robert Garmong on "Should We Fear or Embrace China?" on 27 March 2013. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
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."
- Duration: 1:09:06
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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
- Robert Garmong's Blog: Professor in Dalian
- 16,000 Pigs Floating in China River Followed by 1,000 Dead Ducks
- Wenzhou real estate speculators
- Wall Street Journal: In Reversal, Cash Leaks Out of China
- Taking the shine off Apple's China prospects?
- China boosts defence spending by 10.7%
- Military budget of the People's Republic of China
- Military expenditure as percentage of GDP
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