China http://kgou.org en World Views: May 9, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-9-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise provides an update on the kidnapping of hundreds of girls in Nigeria, and Joshua Landis discusses this week’s Syrian rebel departure from Homs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with longtime China scholar <a href="http://www.sais-jhu.edu/david-lampton">David Lampton</a>. He argues the country’s leaders have to reconcile a fragmented bureaucracy with explosive economic growth and a rising middle class.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 28917 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 9, 2014 Challenges China Still Faces After A 40-Year Rise To Economic Dominance http://kgou.org/post/challenges-china-still-faces-after-40-year-rise-economic-dominance <p>After the power struggle to fill the power vacuum left by Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, right-wing reformers won control of the government and Deng Xiaoping helped China exceed the expectations and predictions of the international community.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:17:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 28916 at http://kgou.org Challenges China Still Faces After A 40-Year Rise To Economic Dominance World Views: May 2, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-2-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Joshua Landis, and Rebecca Cruise discuss this week's national elections in Iraq, and the growing ethnic tensions and violence in Western China.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">historian and geographer <a href="http://www.tc.umn.edu/~ahneely/Abigail_H._Neely_Homepage/Abigail_Neely.html">Abigail Neely</a>. Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection is one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest health challenges, but she questions how closely they’re related, and h</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ow poverty affects the immune system.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 28456 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 2, 2014 China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others http://kgou.org/post/china-ends-one-notorious-form-detention-keeps-others After more than a half-century and the imprisonment of millions of people without trial, China officially moved to abolish its re-education through labor camp system at the end of last year.<p>When the Communist Party makes such sweeping policy statements, it pays to be a little skeptical. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:28:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 22583 at http://kgou.org China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others SLIDESHOW: On The Road – Three Observations From China http://kgou.org/post/slideshow-road-three-observations-china <p><em>World Views </em>host <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a> is in the middle of a four-city tour of China on behalf of her day job as the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis.html">College of International Studies</a>. She lived in Beijing for a semester as a teaching fellow at Beijing University in 2007, but she’s there now with the College’s Assistant Dean, <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:55:01 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 20879 at http://kgou.org SLIDESHOW: On The Road – Three Observations From China World Views: December 20, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-20-2013 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis provides an update on the ongoing removal of chemical weapons in Syria, and Rebecca Cruise examines the recent executions of high-level government officials in North Korea, and what they could mean.&nbsp;</p><p>Later, a conversation with a trio of scientists and engineers about how three very different developing countries share many of the same sanitation and hygiene concerns.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 19636 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 20, 2013 Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China http://kgou.org/post/sen-baucus-tapped-be-ambassador-china Confirming one of the week's less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People's Republic of China.<p>The 72-year-old <a href="http://www.baucus.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Baucus</a> has been in the Senate since 1978. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 19622 at http://kgou.org Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China Communication, Cooperation Key To Water Issues In Africa And Asia http://kgou.org/post/communication-cooperation-key-water-issues-africa-and-asia <p></p><p>Despite radically different cultures, climate, geography, and levels of government involvement in improving the lives of its citizens, Ethiopia, India, and China all face similar water issues.</p><p>KGOU’s <em>World Views </em>host and the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies Suzette Grillot recently gathered three engineers together for a conversation about water, sanitation, and hygiene concerns in their respective countries of expertise.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:10:35 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 19385 at http://kgou.org Communication, Cooperation Key To Water Issues In Africa And Asia World Views: December 6, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-6-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss China 's move to grab airspace over the East China Sea, and ongoing protests in Ukraine over a jailed political leader, and a scuttled trade pact with the European Union.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dallas Morning News</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mexico Bureau Chief <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Alfredo </a></span><a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Corchado</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;to talk about his 20-year career<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His memoir <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/midnight-in-mexico-a-reporters-journey/"><em>Midnight in Mexico&nbsp;</em></a>chronicles his coverage of the country’s war against the drug cartels.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 18628 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 6, 2013 China Resolved To Enforce Air Defense Zone http://kgou.org/post/china-resolved-enforce-air-defense-zone <p>China&nbsp;says it is fully capable of enforcing its newly-declared maritime air defense zone above disputed islands in the East China Sea that has drawn strong denunciations from the U.S., Japan and other nations.</p><p>“They're [the islands] not all that impressive, but they happen to be on top of what looks like oil reserves or natural gas,” says <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies. “There are a lot of people in this part of the world that are needing energy, and the demand there rises, so this becomes about resources, and about power.”</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:29:09 +0000 Associated Press, Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 18626 at http://kgou.org China Resolved To Enforce Air Defense Zone