China: Regulating superstars, superfans and big tech | The Listening Post

by Beckypublished on 24th September 2021

This episode of The Listening Post includes news and discussion about China, Afghanistan and Columbia.

Xi Jinping’s China has embarked on a campaign that could transform the country’s technology, entertainment and media industries.

Contributors: Chris Buckley – China correspondent, The New York Times Kaiser Kuo – Host, The Sinica Podcast and editor-at-large, SupChina Bingchun Meng – Associate professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE Rui Zhong – Program associate, Wilson Center, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

On our radar: A month of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Meenakshi Ravi and producer Johanna Hoes discuss how the Taliban is already leaving its mark on the country’s news industry despite initial promises to the contrary.

Structures of oppression? Colombia’s falling statues Indigenous Colombians have been toppling statues of European colonisers – challenging how the country’s history is remembered.

Contributors: Didier Chirimuscay – Misak community leader Rodolfo Segovia – President, Colombian Academy of History Amada Carolina Perez – Historian, Javeriana University

00:00 Intro

02:08 China: Regulating superstars, superfans and big tech

11:37 The Taliban and Afghanistan’s news industry

15:19 Colombia’s fallen statues

24:06 Endnote

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