The Little Red Podcast
About This Show
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway from the University of Melbourne's Horwood Studios. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. Many thanks to Chinoiresie for their generous support. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSmith, and find show notes at https://www.facebook.com/LittleRedPodcast/
Most Recent Episode
How To Make Friends And Influence People: Inside the Magic Weapon of the United Front
The Communist Party's shadowy United Front Work Department has emerged stronger than ever before after the most recent government reshuffle. This body, whose job has historically been to win hearts and minds among the Party’s opponents, is now also responsible for all work related to ethnic minority groups, religious management and contact with overseas Chinese. But exactly how does the United Front Work Department gain support for China abroad? In this episode, Graeme is joined by Gerry Groot from the University of Adelaide, who demystifies the inner workings of the body dubbed a Magic Weapon by Xi Jinping.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 4, 2017