Iowa State Professor Weighs In On Chinese Economy and Military

Sep 7, 2015

China’s economic slowdown appears to be having bigger repercussions for other countries than expected.

On this news buzz edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Jonathan Hassid, an Iowa State University professor who studies Chinese news media and symbolic political messaging. He says politics will prevent real economic reform in China. He also discusses China's new display of military power and what this could mean for the future.

Also covered on the show: additional details on why The Gazette Company sold KCRG TV in Eastern Iowa this week, analysis on a new poll that shows that nearly half of likely Iowa Republican caucus goers support the deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, and ISU's Curt Youngs talks about Iowa's involvement in the first bovine embryo transfer in Kosovo.