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In the latest Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures podcast series, BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur interviews Yukon Huang, a former director World Bank Director for China and Russia.

They discuss China’s economic prospects and its role in galvanising international action on climate change. How do other members of the BRICs view China and will the Belt and Road initiative upset the current geo-political balance?

Catch up on the first of the series with Lord Jim O’Neil.

Future episodes feature interviews with key policy insiders such as former chief economist of the World Bank Kaushik Basu and Sergei Guriev, chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The series culminates with a feature length documentary, hosted by Stephen Sackur, examining the global trends, recent research findings and future directions for the rising powers.

Episodes will be available weekly on the Global Development Institute podcast.

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The series was produced by Made In Manchester.

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