#205 Behind the Curtain of Trump’s China Policy | Miles Yu
The Trump administration created a historic shift in US China policy that has gained support in foreign policy circles far and wide. Even the Biden administration, which vowed to change or remove many of the Trump administration's policies once in office, has largely kept Trump's China policy in place. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss what Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did to US china policy that was so radical at the time, how US and China views on their relationship differ, and why China so tightly controls the movement of its people. Joining us in this episode is Dr. Miles Yu, former principal policy and planning advisor to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the director of the China Center at Hudson Institute, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, and senior fellow at the Project 49 Institute.
#204 Communist China’s Genocide Against America | Anders Corr
Chinese Communist Party leaders have said that China doesn't have a drug problem, but that's only because the CCP makes sure it doesn't have a drug problem. They don't mind, however, if the US and other countries China opposes have a drug problem. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how China is silently winning the opium war with the US, how China is taking advantage of the US push for electric vehicles, and how US politicians are being controlled by Chinese money. Joining us in this episode is Anders Corr, the publisher of the Journal of Political Risk and principal at Corr Analytics. He’s also the author of the book The Concentration of Power: Institutionalization, Hierarchy, and Hegemony.
#203 Taiwan Isn't Ready to Fight China | Madhav Das Nalapat
Taiwan needs more advanced US weapons, and if the US is serious about helping Taiwan fend off China, it would offer them at a discount, says Professor Madhav Da Nalapat, the director of the department of geopolitics and international relations at India’s Manipal University and our guest in this episode. He joins us to discuss Taiwan's importance to India, India's relationship with Russia, and why Ukraine is a sticking point between India and the US.
#202 China’s “Final Solution” for TAIWAN | Ethan Gutmann
China's forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience has been going on for decades at this point. The US House of Representatives passed a bill in March that would sanction people involved in this filthy industry. But there's still a long way to go to get China to actually stop its murder for profit industry. And if it doesn't, Taiwan could be its next source of organs. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the history of the legislation, China's evolution of using Falun Gong, Uyghurs, Tibetans and someday, Taiwanese, and why there are so few witnesses to China's forced organ harvesting atrocities. Joining us in this episode of China Unscripted is Ethan Gutmann, an investigative journalist, research fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and author of several books, including The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem.
#201 America Is a Failing Superpower | Cleo Paskal
India is the world's largest democracy. Taiwan is fighting to keep itself a democracy. And the US is the world's most powerful democracy that should be supporting other democracies around the world. However the US has been failing to support both Taiwan and India as true allies for different reasons. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss why the US is failing as a superpower to uphold democracy, why the US relationship with India has gotten so complicated, why US support for Taiwan often falls short, and the fate of Daniel Suidani, the former premier of the Solomon Islands' province Malaita, who's been a fierce China critic. Joining us in this episode is Cleo Paskal, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
#200 China Has Already Attacked the US | Grant Newsham
The Chinese Communist Party has been waging a war against the US since it took power in 1949. But the war it's waging isn't the kind that most people think of as war. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's 24 types of warfare, the US's role in funding China's military, why the Chinese Communist Party is desperate to take Taiwan, and many more topics. Joining us in this episode is Colonel Grant Newsham, a former Marine intelligence officer and author of the new book "When China Attacks: A Warning to America."
#199 Xi Jinping Warns of Ominous Changes “Not Seen in 100 Years”
At the end of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese leader Xi Jinping made an ominous warning of changes happening that haven't been seen in 100 years. In this just us episode of China Unscripted, we discuss what that could have meant, China's attempts to play peacemaker in Ukraine, the CEO of TikTok's testimony to Congress, and how China is "colonizing" space.
#198 China’s Poisonous Communist Ideology Puts America At Risk | Bill
The Chinese Communist Party isn't a normal political party. When it makes an agreement with another country, it doesn't actually intend to stick to that agreement. For example, China promised the US it wouldn't militarize islands in the South China Sea. A few years later, the US military reported that China had done just that. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's ideology of deception, China's attempts to bully the Biden administration, and what China might be doing with all the data it's stealing on foreigners. Joining us in this episode is Bill Gertz, the national security correspondent for The Washington Times and author of several books, his most recent one being Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy.
#197 China Meddled in Canada's Elections and Trudeau Didn’t Stop It | Terry Glavin
According to leaks from Canada's intel agency CSIS, China has been meddling in Canada's elections, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was reportedly briefed on this and did nothing to stop it. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about Trudeau's history with China, his father's love of Mao Zedong, and how China's corruption in Canada has become normalized. Joining us in this episode is Terry Glavin, a Canadian journalist who writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. He's also is a senior fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.
#196 China Is Flooding the Pacific with Money, Corruption
The Chinese Communist Party knows that if it can get a foothold in the Pacific islands, its rivals would have a hard time coming to Taiwan's aid. This is all part of the CCP's invasion plan for Taiwan, and that plan seems to be coming to fruition. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about the corruption and money China is sending to the Pacific islands, how China's biggest critic in the Solomon Islands got ousted, and what the West can do to displace China's foothold in the region. Joining us in this episode is Cleo Paskal, a senior fellow at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
#195 China’s Spy Balloon Saga Gets Weirder
After China sent a spy balloon over the US, the US government started shooting things out of the sky that it couldn't identify. Also, the China spy balloon saga gets even weirder, with reports coming out on how China uses them domestically. In this just us episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's spy balloon saga, how China is using the Ohio train wreck and ensuing environmental disaster as a propaganda tool, and the cause of more mass protests in China, among other things.
#194 Chinese Spy Balloons Travel Over US, Angering Americans
Chinese balloons have been traveling over the US, and despite China's claims that they're civilian weather balloons, China got very upset when the US shot one down. In this just us episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the spy balloons, John Kerry's efforts to work with China on climate change, and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's planned trip to Taiwan, among other things.