128 China’s Belt & Road Doesn’t Lead Anywhere Good
China has been going around the world signing development deals with countries in an initiative it calls Belt and Road, formerly One Belt One Road. It’s a massive infrastructure project that was started in 2013 and goes from East Asia to Europe. The goal of the program seems benign—invest in other countries’ infrastructure using Chinese engineering and manufacturing. But like most things the Chinese Communist Party touches, it has come with corruption, subversion, and deceit. Are we seeing the expansion of Chinese communist colonialism? Joining us in this episode of China Unscripted is Dr. Rachel Winston, a professor and author of several books about China, including “Belts and Roads Under Beijing's Thumb.”
127 What China Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Indo-Pacific
How the U.S. and its allies respond to China in the Indo-Pacific could have major repercussions for decades to come. That's because China is trying to get a foothold in the area, and if the U.S. and its allies don't increase their presence there, China will—with very real consequences for geopolitics, national security and trade. Joining us in this episode of China Unscripted is Cleo Paskal, an associate fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Program and Asia-Pacific Program at Chatham House. She's also the research lead on Chatham House’s project on perceptions of strategic shifts in the Indo-Pacific from the points of view of the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, Oceania and France.
126 Man Warned US about Made in China Masks for 15 Years
For years, the U.S. medical mask market has been flooded by cheap Chinese masks that, thanks to Chinese government subsidies, have made it impossible for U.S. businesses to compete. Joining us in this episode is Mike Bowen, the co-owner of U.S. mask maker Prestige Ameritch. He says he has been warning anyone who will listen that allowing China to dominate the mask market is a national security threat to the U.S. After a continuous PPE shortage in the U.S., why aren't we listening to him yet?
125 China's War with the West and What You Need to Know
On this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the cult-like behaviors of the Chinese Communist Party, how China has the "best" human rights record on the planet, how China wants to decouple from the U.S., what China's space ambitions mean for the rest of the world, and what we would do if we could go back in time and change history.
124 China’s Trying to Write the Coronavirus's History
In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the origins of the coronavirus, or the CCP virus as we call it, secret research going on in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, what concerned Americans can do about China's rise, the Chinese Communist Party's 100 years of lies, and why the U.S. 1% likes the Chinese Communist Party. Joining us for this podcast is Jack Posobiec, the editor of the digital news site Human Events.
123 People Need to Get Out of Hong Kong Fast!
Freedoms in Hong Kong have been significantly eroded since the national security law was passed one year ago. The law allows extradition to mainland China, which means that people who anger Beijing are no longer safe in the city. We sat down with Hong Kong Watch Co-founder and Chief Executive Benedict Rogers to talk about the effect this law has had over the past year.
122 Is America Turning into North Korea?
North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park joins us today to talk about her experiences fleeing North Korea, and discovering Communism and Marxism in America during her time at Columbia University. Is "woke culture" making the United States even crazier than North Korea?
121 Canada’s Corruption Fuels Chinese Drug War
China is waging a drug war against the West, using triads, the criminal underground, and corrupt Canadian officials in Vancouver for money laundering and human trafficking. The "Vancouver Model" connects fentanyl dealing to Hong Kong and Macau, fueling an opioid crisis in around the world. Joining us today is Sam Cooper. He’s an award winning Canadian investigative journalist and author of the new book Willful Blindness: How a network of narcos, tycoons and CCP agents Infiltrated the West.
120 How China Took Control of American Medicine
Did you know the US can't make its own penicillin? Or aspirin? China has dominated the global supply chain for medicine. And that came back to bite when the coronavirus pandemic struck. We were dependent on medical supplies of PPE's from China. And the Chinese Communist Party used that against us. Joining us today is Rosemary Gibson, co- author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine.
#119 The War for Taiwan Has Already Begun
China has already begun the war for Taiwan. Will the rest of the world respond in time? Joining us once again is Ian Easton, senior director of the Project 2049 Institute and author of “The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan’s Defense and American Strategy in Asia.”
Podcast 118 Hong Kong’s War on the Press | Epoch Times Reporter Attacked!
China's crackdown on Hong Kong intensifies as the National Security Law gives Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Hong Kong police powers to go after freedom of the press. And when that doesn't work, the CCP uses thugs to attacks journalists. Epoch Times reporter Sarah Liang joins us to talk about the man who assaulted her with a bat in broad daylight.