This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
TSP continues our discussion of the major changes in Chinese politics and society ushered in by President Xi Jinping. We cover the emerging “common prosperity” economic policy aimed at redistributing China’s wealth, the country’s key geopolitical strategy known as the Belt and Road Initiative, and how this all fits in with the Communist Party’s perspective on building socialism.
Brian is joined by Kenneth Hammond, a Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University and an activist with the organization Pivot to Peace.