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China's Role in the Egyptian Revolution

China’s rise impacts the economy and political conscience of most countries. The scenes of protest and discontent have been felt across the Arab world January of 2011  and center on a disaffected youth’s desire for a better future – and a say in the crafting of that future.

In this podcast, longtime China expert Michael McCune and I discuss the impact of China’s economy on Egypt. We explore the ramifications of how the “China Price” impinges on business interests and how Beijing’s growing influence in North Africa is affecting the region.

Share your thoughts on the podcast in the comments section below and if you think China’s economic ascendance has played role in the instability in countries such as Egypt.

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