178 Chinese Police Are Coming to a City Near You!

178 Chinese Police Are Coming to a City Near You!

China is sending its police overseas, and it could soon spread to every corner of the globe. In this just us episode of China Unscripted, we talk about China's overseas police bureaus, Hong Kong's subtle protest of CCP rule, and what to call China's form of colonialism.

177 Chengdu Residents Trapped by Covid Lockdown During Earthquake

177 Chengdu Residents Trapped by Covid Lockdown During Earthquake

Chengdu residents were under strict Covid lockdowns when a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the city of 16 million. In some areas, local officials kept people from fleeing their homes due to the lockdowns. In this Just Us episode of China Unscripted, we talk about China's strict zero covid policy, China's subversion of the United Nations, a new fashion trend we've dubbed "cadre chic" and much, much more.

176 China’s Network of Spies Target Dissidents Worldwide

176 China’s Network of Spies Target Dissidents Worldwide

China has a network of spies, but not necessarily the kind of spies you might imagine. Instead of using highly-trained informants, China uses everyday citizens to monitor and suppress dissidents overseas. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how China exports its repression overseas, how China uses its Covid app to track dissidents inside China, and why the Chinese Communist Party's No. 1 enemy is a group that meditates. Joining us in this episode of Levi Browde, the executive director of the Falun Dafa Information Center.

175 People Leave China in Droves

175 People Leave China in Droves

Chinese citizens are leaving China in droves as an economic crisis fueled by greedy real estate developers looms large. Things have gotten so bad that a new "run philosophy" has pushed many to seek a life elsewhere. China is no longer hiding its intentions to invade Taiwan. Why it will be better for US businesses if they pull out of China now rather than after a war with Taiwan. Watch this "just us" episode of China Unscripted for that and more hot China news topics.

174 Could China Attack India Before Taiwan?

174 Could China Attack India Before Taiwan?

Could China attack India before Taiwan? While the world is watching breathlessly what China does with Taiwan, the conflict on the China-India border is flying under the radar. In 2020, China and India fought hand-to-hand combat there, and neither China nor India’s territorial claims have gone away. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about the difficult logistics of waging a war in the Himalayas, China and India's territorial claims along their border, and China-India trade. Joining us in this episode is Rajiv Dogra, former Indian ambassador to Romania and Italy, and the author of the new book Wartime: The World in Danger.

173 How China’s Military Crossed a Line Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

173 How China’s Military Crossed a Line Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan Aug. 2-3 as part of a tour of Asia. What made it newsworthy was not that she visited a fellow democratic nation, but how Taiwan's biggest neighbor, China, reacted to her visit. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about why Pelosi's trip was so significant, what China's response to it was, and what Taiwan and its allies might have learned about China's plans to invade Taiwan. Joining us in this episode is Guermantes Lailari, a retired US Air Force foreign area officer specializing in the Middle East and Europe, as well as irregular warfare and missile defense. He is currently a Taiwan Fellow at National Chengchi University in Taipei.

172 China Is Tracking You Through Your Phone

172 China Is Tracking You Through Your Phone

Chinese apps don't have to steal your data from you, you give them permission to steal your data when you download them. And even after you delete Chinese apps from your phone, Beijing can still track you. Watch this episode of China Unscripted for more on how China is tracking you through your phone, other reasons Chinese apps are so dangerous, and what China could be doing with your data. Joining us in this episode is Dr. Jaswinder Singh Sekhon, a cybersecurity expert and assistant professor at GTB National College Dakha.

171 Could Canadian Liberals Be Benefiting from China Money?

171 Could Canadian Liberals Be Benefiting from China Money?

The Chinese Communist Party is running a global network of drug trafficking, money laundering, and human trafficking. It's worth billions of dollars in Canada alone. And the CCP has corrupted Canadian government officials to the point where many of them prefer to take CCP money and benefits, rather than tackle the problem. Is Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau a sellout? Find out on this China Unscripted podcast!

170 China’s Military is for World Peace

170 China’s Military is for World Peace

The PLA has the world's largest standing army, and is building its military faster than any country since World War II. But don't worry. Xi Jinping assures the world that the military is for peace. It's just that sometimes to maintain peace, you need to invade Taiwan. On this week's podcast, we talk about how China has the best human rights, China's military buildup, and how communist infiltration has made it hard for people in the West to stop it. Also, part way through, Matt goes on a rant about the Federal Reserve. That and more on this week's full China Unscripted podcast.

169 China Has *Already* INVADED America

169 China Has *Already* INVADED America

China has already invaded America, but not in the way you might think. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about China's plan for world domination, Biden's report card on China and US Taiwan policy, and how China has already infiltrated the US. Joining us in this episode is Ian Easton, senior director of the Project 2049 Institute and author of the new book "The Final Struggle: Inside China's Global Strategy"

167 China's Pacific Expansion BLOCKED!

167 China's Pacific Expansion BLOCKED!

Bougainville could be the world's next country. The small Pacific island of about 300,000 residents is fighting for its independence from Papua New Guinea, which is hopelessly in the pockets of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Bougainville wants nothing to do with it after successfully blocking Chinese influence in its own territory. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about Bougainville's plan for independence, why China covets Bougainville so much, and Bougainville's secret sauce to blocking Chinese influence. Joining us in this episode is John Kuhns, the chairman and CEO of Numa Numa Resources in Bougainville. John is also the author of the book They Call Me Ishmael, a novel based on the real story of a rebel leader with big dreams for his island.

166 US Strengths, Weaknesses in a War with China

166 US Strengths, Weaknesses in a War with China

Taiwan is on a lot of people's minds after Russia's invasion of Ukraine and there has been a lot of speculation about if and how China will invade. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about the US's strengths and weaknesses in a war with China, what a State Department website change might mean for US policy on Taiwan, and whether China would attack Japan and Guam as part of an invasion of Taiwan. Joining us in this episode is Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, former director of operations for the US Pacific Command and currently the senior director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.