Flash Forward
POWER: The Sleeping Lion
Dec 3, 2019 · 46 min
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Today’s episode is about a future in which China supplants the US as the dominant world superpower. Is it imminent? What does a China-led world look like? And why are so many people worried about it?


  • Meredith Oyen, professor of history and director of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Gina Tam, professor of history at Trinity University 
  • Linda Yueh, economist and author of The Great Economists
  • Lina Getachew Ayenew, author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations
  • Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation


→ → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Yutong Yuang who provided the translation into Mandarin and to Tony Chow for introducing me to Yutong.

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