To what extent is China communist?08/13/08 Robert Lorei
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Next up, a look at the economic and human rights situation in China. We’ll hear an interview with Doug Guthrie, a leading scholar on China.
Guthrie is a professor of sociology at New York University. He’s the author of several books on China including Dragon in a Three-Piece Suit: The Emergence of Capitalism in China. In the wake of the massive media coverage of the Olympics in China, there were big missing questions: to what extent is China’s government communist, how much freedom do Chinese workers have, and will the U.S. and China eventually become military rivals? Those are the questions I asked Professor Guthrie yesterday.