China relations and Labour grandee (E366)
Donald Trump’s administration will be remembered for many things, not least the last days of his leadership. He will also certainly be remembered for the relationship with China, which started with trade deals and ended with a threat of unleashing “the dogs of war.” Joe Biden, on the other hand, hated Russia more than he hated China, but such is the atmosphere in the USA now that the Biden administration might be notable for a hostility to both Russia and China at the same time. So, against the background of riots at home, we asked Tom McGregor in Beijing what he thought relations between the new administration and China might be once Biden moves into the White House.
James Callaghan was the British prime minister between 1976 and 1979, and he was notable in many regards: a leader who never went to university, a leader with ties to the trade unions, and a leader who never won an election, instead taking over after Harold Wilson stepped down. Dr. Kevin Hickson of Liverpool University has compiled a book of memories of the life and times of the late James Callaghan; he joined Sputnik to tell us about a Labour leader committed to the principles of the Labour movement.