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Ian Goodrum

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Sifting Through Anti-China Disinformation w/ Ian Goodrum

Media Roots Radio

Abby and Robbie Martin speak to Ian Goodrum of China Daily. During the course of their conversation they cover a whole range of issues frequently raised in the US like the 'social credit system', 5G, the COVID-19 lab leak theories and draconian surveillance. Ian also explains why he believes the hostilities between the United States have been growing, based largely on ruling class profit motivations, Obama's 'Asia pivot' and Trump's trade war. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider donating to Media Roots Radio on Patreon // www.patreon.com/mediarootsradioFOLLOW // twitter.com/isgoodrum // twitter.com/AbbyMartin // twitter.com/FluorescentGrey

1hr 31mins

1 May 2020

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China and the Pandemic w/ Ian Goodrum

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

On this edition of Parallax Views, Ian Goodrum of China Daily offers his take on the COVID-19/coronavirus as an American living abroad in China. For some, this interview may prove particularly controversial as Ian makes no bones about coming from a pro-China perspective and working for state-owned media outlet within the country. With that in mind, I think that this proved an interesting conversation about how China handled the pandemic, conspiracy theories concerning COVID-19 as a bioweapon, accusations of countries (particularly China) fudging the number of actual deaths, China's intentions in relation to providing aid to other countries, the issue of "wet markets", and much more. SUPPORT PARALLAX VIEWSON PATREON! FORBONUS CONTENTANDARCHIVED EPISODES!

1hr 19mins

13 Apr 2020

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Episode 22: A Year In China With Ian Goodrum

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

In this episode we talk to Ian Goodrum, who is a writer and editor at China Daily, an English-language newspaper based in Beijing. Who says that unlike his previous jobs at US newspapers, he no longer has to keep his communism a secret.  We talk to Ian about Western Media's representations of China, about notions of objectivity and subjectivity with regard to media, and about the ways and reasons through which certain situations in China can be exaggerated by the Western press. Ian also discusses how the Chinese government has been able to lift hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty, in a period when the rest of the world has seen an increase in extreme poverty. He discusses Chinese trade relations with other countries in the global south and how they differ from Western relations. Ian briefly talks about the differences between Communist parties in leadership in comparison to social democratic parties and also shares his take on the market reforms that many refer to as China's turn to capitalism, as well as his thoughts on the current direction of the Chinese economy and society. Finally Ian discusses current conditions and struggles in China. 

1hr 8mins

29 Sep 2018