Earlier this week, the New York Times published an editorial by prominent Chinese academic Yan Xuetong claiming that China would defeat the United States on the grounds of moral superiority. While the American bafflement over this piece has died down with the advent of a national day for mass turkey slaughter, we remain puzzled enough to have invited an unbiased contingent of international journalists to Occupy Sinica and give us the skinny on how the ever-simmering Chinese-American relationship looks from an international perspective.

Joining host Jeremy Goldkorn this week is an roster of journalists you've almost certainly read if you've been reading non-English language coverage of China. We are pleased to welcome Claudia Trevisan, China correspondent for the Brazilian newspaper Or Estado De San Paolo, Badr Benjelloun the Moroccan writer behind the great blog BeijingDaze, and Michael Anti, prolific Chinese blogger, and writer for the Southern Media newspapers.

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November 30, 2011
Hey popup/sinica team,

Nice podcast, as usual.

I always enjoy keeping up on China news via Sinica. Myself, I am an American (Canadian born however) with interests in China, and my professional work centers on the cultural aspects of international business, especially Brazil, (btw your typo of O Estado de São Paulo is hilarious). Excuse the self promotion, but my latest book just came out and the title is "When we are the foreigners: What Chinese think about working with Americans." We interviewed tons of Chinese professionals and gathered their stories about what it's like, from their perspective, to work with Americans. I think your listeners, and hopefully you too, would enjoy the content of the book. (Just imagine how cool it would be if some day Jeremy Goldkorn recommended my book at the end of a Sinica podcast! Just kidding of course, Jeremy.)

Claudia, gostei dos seus comentários. Você tem uma perspectiva muito interessante.

Again, apologies for tooting my own horn,

Orlando Kelm (University of Texas at Austin)

PS Here's the URL to order the book:


Use the discount code ZSC5ED3H for an additional 15% off.

There's a kindle version too.
Mark Lesson Studied