Book Discussion on The China Fantasy

James Mann talked about his book The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression, published by… read more

James Mann talked about his book The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression, published by Viking. Mr. Mann, former Los Angeles Times Beijing bureau chief, challenged assumptions that the best way to improve the political situation in China is through the spread of capitalism. He argued that while this justification is used today to limit criticism of the Chinese government’s human rights record, it is possible that China could liberalize its economy while continuing to repress its citizens. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' question. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Mann, James Writer in Residence Nitze (Paul H.) School of Advanced International Studies->Foreign Policy Institute
  • Tkacik, John J. Jr. Senior Research Fellow Heritage Foundation->Asian Studies

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Book Discussion on The China Fantasy

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 2007
Last Aired:
Oct 10, 2007

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  • Mar 03, 2007 | 1:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 05, 2007 | 6:50am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 2007 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2007 | 4:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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