China's Role as a Global Power

Sidney Rittenberg talked about U.S. relations with China, its new leadership and international role, and where he thinks the nation is… read more

Sidney Rittenberg talked about U.S. relations with China, its new leadership and international role, and where he thinks the nation is headed both politically and economically. Sidney Rittenberg is the co-author of the book, The Man Who Stayed Behind. Mr. Rittenberg was sent to China as a linguist for the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he decided to stay in China, where he remained for more than 30 years. He became politically active, eventually joining the country’s Communist Party and worked with many of its leaders including Mao Zedong. He was imprisoned twice by the government for 16 years during China’s Cultural Revolution on accusations of being a foreign spy. The Washington State China Relations Council hosted this event in Seattle. close

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China's Role as a Global Power

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Program ID:
312738-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Jul 5, 2013
Last Aired:
Jul 9, 2013

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  • Jul 05, 2013 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 06, 2013 | 3:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 2013 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 08, 2013 | 7:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 2013 | 8:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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