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China Insider #32 | Kerry's Visit to Beijing, Qin Gang's Disappearance, and a New Bishop in Shanghai

Research Associate and Program Manager, China Center
Senior Fellow and Director, China Center
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China Center Program Manager Shane Leary joins Miles Yu to discuss Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's visit to Beijing, and the broader strategy of the Biden administration for engaging with Beijing. They then turn to speculations surrounding the People's Republic of China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang's absence since June 25, before covering Pope Francis's approval of Shen Bin, a Chinese Communist Party–appointed bishop in Shanghai, and the state of religious liberty in China.

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On multiple fronts—from ideology to the economy, to the military, to technology—the Chinese Communist Party presents the United States and its allies and partners with their most serious threat since the Cold War—maybe since World War II. What does the emerging consensus about the China challenge get right, and what is it missing? And what will it take to compete to win?

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