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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Apr 16, 2021

This week the Undercurrents team dive into two critical issues for the global economy. Amrit speaks to Chris Sabatini from the US & Americas programme about his latest briefing on how governments and economic institutions can protect informal workers in the post-pandemic gig economy.

Then Ben is joined by Yu Jie from the Asia-Pacific Programme, who explains the key developments and implications arising from China's 14th five-year plan, which was published in March 2021.

Read the briefing:

Developing social insurance schemes for informal and 'gig' workers

Read The World Today article:

Beijing sets new course


Speakers: Yu Jie, Chris Sabatini

Hosts: Ben Horton, Amrit Swali

Editor: Ben Horton

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