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#261 China's Very Close to War with The Philippines

#261 China's Very Close to War with The Philippines

China has gone too far in the South China Sea after a vicious attack on the Philippines.

Joining us today is David Day, Chairman of the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation. David has extensive experience working in the Philippines for over 40 years. He’s also the former Chairman of the China Belt & Road TaskForce of the American Bar Association’s International Section.

#250 China Will NOT Co-Exist with America

#250 China Will NOT Co-Exist with America

War with China isn't coming. It's already here. Joining us today is Vinayak Bhat, a retired Indian Army colonel who worked in military intelligence. His specialty is interpreting satellite imagery, with a special focus on using those images to track the movements of Chinese and Pakistani armed forces.

#248 Is China Still Communist? | Bill Gertz

#248 Is China Still Communist? | Bill Gertz

There's a reason why "fellow travelers" have got China so wrong.

Joining us today is Bill Gertz. He’s the national security correspondent for The Washington Times. He is also the host of the podcast Victory Over Communism.

#247 Is Hong Kong Run By Insane People? | Ed Chin

#247 Is Hong Kong Run By Insane People? | Ed Chin

The people in charge of Hong Kong must be insane—they've trampled on people's rights and have scared foreign business away. And that's bad news for the China economy.

#244 Why Democracy Didn’t Win - Jim Fanell

#244 Why Democracy Didn’t Win - Jim Fanell

The end of the Cold War was supposed to be the end of history as Francis Fukuyama said—the final victory for democracy and the death knell for Communism. But it turns out China and the Chinese Communist Party had other plans. And the US helped by propping up the Chinese economy.

#246 China’s Secret Colonialism

#246 China’s Secret Colonialism

The Chinese Communist Party has embarked on a mission to make China the dominate superpower, beginning with the colonization of the South China Sea and beyond. But as the Chinese economic crisis grows, where is this all heading?

#242 China and Taiwan Are Close to War

#242 China and Taiwan Are Close to War

China has been warning for years that it will take control of Taiwan, an independent, democratically-ruled island off of China's eastern coast. China has been using a number of grayzone warfare tactics to try to get it to surrender voluntarily, but so far it hasn't worked. A recent incident in Taiwan's waters has made the possibility of a war very real, and China has been stepping up its encroachment into Taiwan's territory ever since. In this just us episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's latest provocative moves, McDonald's plans to expand in China, and how Chinese-made shipping cranes might be spying on us.

#241 Indian Soldiers Are Ready for War with China | M.D. Nalapat

#241 Indian Soldiers Are Ready for War with China | M.D. Nalapat

India is the only country to have shed blood in a skirmish with Chinese soldiers in recent history, and they're ready to shed more blood to defend their country, according to Professor M.D. Nalalapat, the director of the department of geopolitics and international relations at India’s Manipal University. He joins us in this episode to discuss Taiwan's election, how the Ukraine war is affecting Taiwan, and India's relations with Russia.

#240 The West’s Worst Mistake on China | Michael Listner

#240 The West’s Worst Mistake on China | Michael Listner

The Chinese Communist Party may not seem all that good at propaganda, but that doesn't mean it's stupid when it comes to pushing the West's buttons. In this episode of China Unscripted, we look at China's information warfare, what it's doing in space and why the South China Sea matters when it comes to understanding China's ambitions. Joining us in this episode is Michael Listner, the founder of Space Law & Policy Solutions. His company consults with the governments and policymakers on issues related to outer space security.

#239 China Investors Are Running Scared | Benjamin Qiu

#239 China Investors Are Running Scared | Benjamin Qiu

China's rocket-fueled economic rise has not only slowed significantly in the past few years, but if you strip away all the government propaganda that makes the economy look better than it is, China's economy could even be shrinking. This has investors short-selling or bailing faster than the passengers on the Titanic. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the effect that the Hong Kong national security law had on Hong Kong, how that's affecting the economy, and what the Hong Kong security law 2.0 might look like. Joining us in this episode is Benjamin Qiu, an attorney at Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw, a New York based law firm that, among other things, advises corporations on how to handle the risks of investing in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

#237 Taiwan Voted for WAR With China | Grant Newsham

#237 Taiwan Voted for WAR With China | Grant Newsham

China framed Taiwan's 2024 presidential election as a decision between war and peace. And according to China, Taiwan voted for war. That's because DPP candidate William Lai, who won in a landslide, has been very open about his opposition to moving closer to China. Joining us in this episode of China Unscripted is Colonel Grant Newsham, a former Marine intelligence officer who has lived in Taiwan as part of a Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs fellowship. He’s also the author of the book When China Attacks: A Warning to America.

#238 The Easiest Way to “Anger China” | Levi Browde

#238 The Easiest Way to “Anger China” | Levi Browde

Besides calling Taiwan a country, there are fewer easier ways to anger China than to watch a Chinese cultural dance performance based in the US. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the Chinese Communist Party's ongoing attacks on Shen Yun, why it's such a target and the insidious ways China's propaganda is getting into the media and college campuses. Joining us in this episode is Levi Browde, the executive director of the Falun Dafa Information Center, which is dedicated to ending the human rights abuses against Falun Gong in China.

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