372: Dorinda Elliott

A journalist with expertise in China, Newsweek’s former Beijing bureau chief says, “The struggle between intellectuals and the merchant class continues in China, but at the moment it’s kind of like money trumps everything.” I’m glad I don’t live in a country like that. We defeated our intellectuals long ago. Produced with the China Institute.

Person: Liang Congjie
Place: a Hong Kong noodle shop
Thing: a thermos
Randy’s People: Ford’s Sociological Department

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