202006.08
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TalkingJapan #5

In TalkingJapan#5 Marcin Socha discusses the legacy of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō in Japan’s foreign policy. Abe who is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan has shown an unusually strong interest in foreign policy. During his second term his administration made continuous efforts to improve relations with neighboring countries. Despite those efforts…

202006.03
1

TalkingChina #5

In TalkingChina#5 professor Mierzejewski discusses the role of Guangdong and the city of Guangzhou in China’s economic diplomacy. The interaction between East and West occurred fairly early on in this southern part of China and played a crucial function in shaping China’s economic and social development. The first part presents the international outreach of Guangdong…

202004.30
0

TalkingJapan #4

Coronavirus epidemic turned out to be a demanding test for the Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō. Marcin Socha in TalkingJapan #4 talks about the second wave of the epidemic and discusses preventive measures introduced on the local and central level. The podcast starts with describing the Japanese state of emergency and the economic relief package,…

202004.03
0

TalkingChina #4

COVID-19 in Sino-Russian border: Heilongjiang and the Russian Far East Heilongjiang is a beautiful place with massive territories, complicated histories and great potential. Mierzejewski in #TalkingChina4 explains the relations between China and Russia at the local level with particular regard to the role of Heilongjiang province. The podcast starts with presenting the current situation with the Coronavirus…

202003.10
2

TalkingChina #3

In January 2020, before the Coronavirus outbreak, Xi Jinping paid the first foreign trip to Myanmar. Both sides signed 33 agreements and MOUs, and China promised to invest in multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects. But, the question is who is a major player in Sino-Myanmar relations? The answer is the provincial-level government in Yunnan. Prof. Mierzejewski in…

202003.04
1

TalkingJapan #3

The third Talking Japan podcast is the first recording from the series on changes in Japan’s energy policy. Marcin Socha talks about the origins of Japanese nuclear energy program and introduces the term „nuclear village”. Nuclear village describes representatives of pro-nuclear groups whose priority is to expand the nuclear power in Japan at all costs….

202002.28
1

TalkingJapan #2

Center for Asian Affairs at the University of Lodz starts the short discussions on China and Japan titled Talking China and Talking Japan. Prof. Mierzejewski is in charge of China’s stories and Marcin Socha Ph.D., the research fellow at the Center for Asian Affairs, will talk about Japan. We welcome all of you to listen…

202002.26
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TalkingChina #2

Professor Mierzejewski in Talking China#2 discusses the interpretations of the central government-sponsored policy of Belt and Road at the provincial level. In the first part he presents the definition of bridgehead/桥头堡 and checker/排头兵frequently use by the provincial level governments. The core question addressed here touches the different interpretations and contextualization of BRI in different regions…

202001.29
1

TalkingJapan #1

Center for Asian Affairs at the University of Lodz starts the short discussions on China and Japan titled Talking China and Talking Japan. Prof. Mierzejewski is in charge of China’s stories and Marcin Socha Ph.D., the research fellow at the Center for Asian Affairs, will talk about Japan. We welcome all of you to listen…

202001.21
1

TalkingChina #1

Center for Asian Affairs at the University of Lodz starts the short discussions on China and Japan titled Talking China and Talking Japan. Prof. Mierzejewski is in charge of China’s stories and Marcin Socha Ph.D., the research fellow at the Center for Asian Affairs, will talk about Japan. We welcome all of you to listen to us and learn…