As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control.
"Come back when you have a warrant!"
Winner of the National Book Award 2014 A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the 'Wastepaper Queen'. Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China's story - one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world’s largest authoritarian regime.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about Hillary Clinton's criticism of Donald Trump's economic policies. Charlie is joined by Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, Susan Glasser of POLITICO, and Jenna Johnson of The Washington Post.
We continue with the Senate's vote on gun safety measures with Carl Hulse of The New York Times and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker.
We conclude with Aluf Benn, the editor-in-chief of Isreali newspaper Haaretz.