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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

China and the U.S.: Forecast for the Future - Part 1 (#107)

Guests: George Gilder, Senior Fellow, the Discovery Institute; Charles Freeman, Freeman Chair in China Studies, the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Gordon Chang, columnist at Forbes.com and author of The Coming Collapse of China.

China's economic growth seems staggering, leading many to wonder if the 21st century will belong to China. China is now America's biggest lender, leading to U.S. fears of increasing Chinese leverage over its economy. Tensions are rising between the U.S. and China over trade, currency, natural resources and global influence. How should the U.S. respond to the rise of China as a world power? [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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