The Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_nest_of_fireworks_-_panoramio.jpg">wuqiang_beijing (CC)</a>
The Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. CREDIT: wuqiang_beijing (CC)

China, the Olympics, & Influence, with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

May 31, 2019

Washington DC-based journalist Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian speaks with Senior Fellow Devin Stewart about a new article she authored in "The Atlantic" with Senior Fellow Zach Dorfman that traces China's influence campaigns today back to techniques used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They discuss that article's origins, its findings, and what they mean for public opinion on China.

Podcast music: Blindhead and Mick Lexington.

Washington DC-based journalist Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian speaks with Senior Fellow Devin Stewart about a new article she authored in The Atlantic with Senior Fellow Zach Dorfman that traces China's influence campaigns today back to techniques used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They discuss that article's origins, its findings, and what they mean for public opinion on China.

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