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How Modern China Got That Way

How Modern China Got That Way

Xi Jinping’s China tends to look at itself as a historical victim, an underdog fighting to roll back indignities of the past and prove its strength. Author and journalist Paul French has been chronicling China’s rise since the 1980s, but has also focused on understanding the development of the country since the Opium Wars of the 19th century.

In this episode, French offers his view of how China’s past is informing its aggressive foreign policy now.

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