Listen: China, US And President Trump discussed on All Things Considered
"Was interesting because the great thing about covering China is so much happens in such a short period of time that your characters if you follow him for five years, it's more like fifteen and it was really interesting is how beer actually matured in ways that I never imagined. So by the last time I was talking to beer he had a wife a child. He had a very steady job in the south, and he actually had a blueprint for how he was going to open his own leasing business. And so there was something really nice even though beer was like this kind of a very slippery character in the end, I really came out liking beer, and even though we'd had our ups and downs with him. Always trying to trick me into behind some car. I didn't want love it. You couldn't have known swell. You were reporting and writing all this, but your book lands in the middle of global focus on the relationship between us, and China this trade war, and the US targeting. The Chinese telecoms giant, do you know, if that has changed the way any of your characters think about their country or, or the US. Yes. Because I've actually been on the phone with some of them in this character that I talked to. She feels people understand the trade were, but they feel that hallway is really being targeted, and people do feel that, that is unfair. I also had a conversation with another character who surprised me, and he said, and there are a small minority in China who feel this way that actually they liked the trade war, they feel the pressure that President Trump is putting on the regime is good because they feel the regime is very repressive. So it also speaks to the wide variety of us now that if you talk to people in China, it's tremendous diversity of opinion, will your book be published in mainland China. I don't see that it will. It's the post repressive time in China that I've ever covered the country. I just"