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Compounding Curiosity

Sep 6, 2021

My guest today is Jordan Schneider (@jordanschnyc). Jordan is a China tech analyst at The Rhodium group, as well as the host of The ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. In this conversation, we cover common prosperity, Xi Jinping’s goals, and how this all ties in with ASEAN and the rest of the world.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Jordan Schneider.


For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on 




Show Notes:

[00:00:31] - [First question] - The education crackdown, what’s the end goal?

[00:05:13] - Does this tie in with common prosperity?

[00:08:08] - Challenges to the common prosperity goal

[00:11:25] - Lessons from the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution

[00:14:13] - Annoying opinions from outsiders 

[00:15:55] - If Jordan was president?

[00:18:03] - Xi Jinping compared to predecessors

[00:23:35] - Thoughts on Xi

[00:25:40] - How might the next transition of power play out

[00:27:52] - China’s relationship with ASEAN

[00:30:02] - US-China Tech  

[00:36:17] - Jordan’s goals when starting the ChinaTalk podcast

[00:41:03] - Wrapping up and where to find Jordan online




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Mentioned Content:

After Xi: Future Scenarios for Leadership Succession in Post-xi Jinping Era: 

China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed by Andrew G. Walder: 





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