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Face-Off: The U.S. vs. China Launches April 9

April 9, 2024 — Airwave podcast network is proud to announce FACE-OFF: THE U.S. VS. CHINA, an eight-episode podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Jane Perlez and renowned China historian Rana Mitter.  FACE-OFF launches with two new episodes on April 9, 2024.

FACE-OFF is a podcast about China and the United States that shows how the two most powerful countries once talked with each other and how relations have fallen apart.  At a time when the United States government and much of the American public consider China to be the greatest threat to the United States, the podcast will appeal to a broad audience in the United States and around the world. It will appeal to those who seek to understand why current dangers are so high, and why relations went awry. It will appeal to a people attuned to international relations and culture, business and finance, and political history. Diplomats, spies, cultural stars and tech and military experts will feature in each episode and tell their stories.

FACE-OFF is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist  and former New York Times Beijing bureau chief Jane Perlez. Her co-host is Professor Rana Mitter, renowned China historian at the Harvard Kennedy School.  FACE-OFF is executive produced by Mia Label and fully funded by an endowment by the Carnegie Corporation.

Listen and subscribe to FACE-OFF: THE U.S. VS. CHINA on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast listening platforms.

About Jane Perlez

Jane Perlez has been a New York Times foreign correspondent for more than three decades, including a recent seven-year stint in China and five years in Southeast Asia. She was a lead member of the New York Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ms. Perlez made The Great Wager, a five part series podcast for WBUR on the Nixon visit to China and its consequences for today.

About Rana Mitter

Professor Rana Mitter is a renowned China historian and the Harvard Kennedy School.  He has written several books on China including “Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945” and “A Bitter Revolution, China’s Struggle with the Modern World.” He is a frequent contributor to BBC podcasts and radio shows on China.

About Airwave

With over 100 podcasts and 15 YouTube channels that receive over 90 million downloads and views per month, Airwave is the curated podcast and video network for the “constantly curious” listener. From history, arts, and science to wellness, kids, and business, Airwave partners with the shows that make us better, smarter humans. Airwave combines everything that podcasters love about being independent with all of the creative, strategic, and financial support of a podcast network. Airwave partners with select content creators to deliver audience growth, host-read and programmatic ad sales, paid subscriptions, and brand expansion into live events and other media. Visit for more information.

Contact: Michael Moeri

Airwave Media


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