Taiwan deployed missile defense systems in response to an incursion by the Chinese military into Taiwanese airspace. The Taiwan Strait is on the brink of war as Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen waits to see how the Biden China relationship develops. That story and more on this China Unscripted.
President Joe Biden had his first call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. But what will the Biden China policy look like? There's still a lot of questions on the horizon. On this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about the direction of US China policy under the Biden Administration.
#104 The Secret That Finances China’s “Socialist” Healthcare
Universal Health Care and socialist medicine may sound appealing, but in China, the healthcare system is supported by money from crimes against humanity—organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience like Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghur Muslims. And it should set the tone for China at the UN and Biden China relations. Joining us today on China Unscripted is award winning human rights lawyer David Matas.
The fight for Hong Kong is far from over. The China's National Security Law may have led to the arrest of pro-democracy legislators and activists like Joshua Wong, and harassment of Jimmy Lai and Apple Daily, but Hong Kong protesters haven't given up. Joining us today is Joyce Ho, the founder and director of Project Black Mask.
#102 We Play Monopoly Socialism! | China Unscripted
Has real communism ever been tried? You bet! On this episode of China Unscripted, we take a break from all the insanity with a play through of the Hasbro board game Monopoly Socialism, where we reject our capitalist tendencies and work together to create a prosperous Utopian society! Or kill each other in the process.
#101 Censored by Uncle Roger—Strictly Dumpling Makes “Incorrect” Remarks About China
Uncle Roger, aka Nigel Ng, censored YouTube celebrity foodie Mike Chen because of "incorrect" remarks about China. Things like mentioning the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Hong Kong protesters' fight for freedom, and practicing Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa, the persecuted spiritual practice targeted by former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. On this China Unscripted, a chilling example of how Chinese Communist Party propaganda and censorship reaches even into the United States.
Laowhy86 and Serpentza (Cmilk and Winston) from ADV China join China Unscripted for a 100th episode celebration! We talk about their efforts to give the world some notice for the first coronavirus update, the situation in Hong Kong as the national security law strikes at Hong Kong protests, how the Chinese Communist Party controls the narrative and influences America, and why YouTube may be coopted by the CCP. Plus more great stories from Laowhy86 and Serpentza about living in China, life as an expat, and struggles with the wumao.
A new China EU trade deal has shocked the world, as the US and human rights defenders criticize the deal pushed forward by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Even as China violates WTO trade rules, subjugates Hong Kong, and holds concentration camps in Xinjiang for Uyghur Muslims, the EU China deal has no way to hold China or the Chinese Communist Party accountable for human rights violations. Europe's financial deep state loves the deal and the CCP loves the boon to the China economy. But don't worry, we keep it light on this China Unscripted.
China is playing the long game to influence and infiltrate Canada and Canadian society. From hostage diplomacy—the kidnapping of two Canadian citiznes Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, to the China military training with the Canadian military, to more subtle economic subversion by the China economy. And the Trudeau family, including current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has a big role to play. On this China Unscripted China podcast, Cleo Paskal from Chatham House and Foundation for Defense of Democracies joins us!
Why is South Korea's president Moon Jae In trying to appease North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un? And was South Korea's April legislative election rigged by China and Huawei? As growing anti-American sentiment and pro Communist ideology spreads in South Korea, US China relations may be thrown into disarray. And there are disturbing signs that what happened in South Korea and China could be happening in the United States today. Joining us on this full episode of the China Unscripted china podcast is Yeonmi Park, North Korean defector and author.
Southern Mongolia, or Inner Mongolia as the Chinese Communist Party calls it, erupted in some of the biggest protests in China since the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacred, because of a campaign of cultural genocide that would have banned the Mongolian language from schools in Southern Mongolia. But these are the descendants of Genghis Khan. Civil unrest was a given and a new wave Mongol resistance enters into Chinese history despite martial law. They weren't going to give up without a fight. The situation for Mongols is very similar as the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Joining us on today's China Unscripted is Enghebatu Togochog Director of the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center!
China is waging a political war against the United States. This is a US China Cold War that the US has been unwilling or unable to fight. As we can see with Chinese influence operations targeting Hunter Biden, or Chinese agents like Fang Fang getting close to Rep. Eric Swalwell, or lobbying from Wall Street, the Chinese Communist Party is very successful and elite capture and influencing Americans in this modern warfare. Is there any way for the US to fight back? And what would a Biden Administration's China policy look like? Joining us on this episode of China Unscripted is Professor Kerry Gershaneck, from National Chengchi University in Taipei.