Chinese Whispers

Is China turning away from the world?

23 min listen

In This Episode

2020 is drawing to a close but none of us will forget this year anytime soon. For China, has it also been a watershed year? Western rhetoric hasn’t been so hawkish on China in a very long time, with talk of a second Cold War gracing commentary pages and calls to decouple supply chains. Lost in the noise is China’s own turning away from the world. In a new strategy called ‘dual circulation’, the government is encouraging economic self-reliance. On this episode, Cindy Yu talks to Chatham House’s Dr Yu Jie to find out how China is instigating its own decoupling.

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