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March 15th, 2021
China has promised to invade Taiwan and the day the Chinese military might actually do that under Xi Jinping is closer. And if Taiwan falls, the West falls as well. How does Taiwan US relations fit under the Joe Biden China policy? Joining us on this China Unscripted is Grant Newsham, a retired U.S. Marine Colonel. He’s now a Research Fellow at the Center for Security Policy
March 8th, 2021
Chinese leader Xi Jinping declares the US the biggest threat to the Chinese Communist Party. He also tells cadres to take up the Communist spirit of struggle. How will the Biden China policy reflect the growing realities of US China relations? More on this week's China Unscripted!
March 2nd, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party has been quietly taking over Europe, spinning the EU China relationship to its advantage. The EU China Deal was good for the China economy, but did nothing for human rights in China. But there are signs China's attempts to use the Belt and Road Initiative to get into China may be failing. Joining China Unscripted today to talk about China's influence in Europe is Theresa Fallon director of the center for Russia Europe Asia studies.
February 22nd, 2021
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.
February 15th, 2021
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.
February 8th, 2021
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.
February 1st, 2021
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.
January 25th, 2021
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.
January 18th, 2021
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.
January 11th, 2021
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.
January 4th, 2021
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.
January 1st, 2021
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!
December 23rd, 2020
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.
December 18th, 2020
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!
December 11th, 2020
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.
December 1st, 2020
China has launched a global war on religion and belief. That's obvious from the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Uyghurs, Falun Gong practitioners, and House Christians. And the coronavirus has been one more excuse for China to crackdown on religion. But Communism strikes at the very core of American first amendment values of freedom or belief and freedom of speech. Worldwide, there is a growing rift between traditional values and modern materialistic Marxism. And this war is even being fought in the United States. What will this mean for US China relations? Joining us today on China Unscripted is Marco Respinti, Director in Charge of Bitter Winter, an online magazine documenting religious persecution and human rights in China
November 24th, 2020
With the US election results between Donald Trump and Joe Biden still up in the air, some people have begun to talk about the great reset to US China relations. Many investors, Wall Street and even people like Henry Kissinger want to see US China relations go back to the way before Trump China change. And that carries a lot of dangers. But what would Biden China relations look like?
November 2nd, 2020
Was there voter fraud or election fraud in the South Korean election? And did China and Huawei play a role? It may sound hard to believe, but there is growing evidence that the April 2020 election was rigged. And President Moon Jae In is silencing critics. It turns out election news isn't all about the US election 2020 and Trump vs Joe Biden. Joining us today is Grant Newsham. Newsham is a retired U.S. Marine Colonel. He’s now a Research Fellow at the Center for Security Policy.
October 25th, 2020
China systematically targeted Hunter Biden with business deals involving the Chinese state, intelligence, and even China's military, the People's Liberation Army. This is not the Hunter Biden laptop story from the NY Post! This is from a report based on publicly available documents that media have refused to cover. How much did Joe Biden know about Hunter Biden's China deals? Economist and China expert Christopher Balding joins us on China Unscripted to discuss the report and its possible effects on US China relations and the US election 2020.
October 19th, 2020
As the China becomes increasingly aggressive against Taiwan, will the United States be inevitably drawn into a War with China over Taipei? Joining me once again is Ian Easton, senior director at the Project 2049 Institute.
October 12th, 2020
Hong Kong is under siege from the Chinese Communist Party, as Hong Kong police under the guidance of Chief Executive Carrie Lam rule with an iron fist, arresting protesters like Joshua Wong. But Hong Kongers are still fighting back, with an underground protest movement, while free newspapers like Apple Daily, run by Jimmy Lai, struggle against authoritarianism. Meanwhile, the Pope remains silent on Hong Kong as the Vatican pens a deal with China to appoint Catholic bishops inside China. Joining us once again on the China Unscripted Podcast is Benedict Rogers, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Watch.
October 5th, 2020
The Chinese military has gained access to the personal data on millions of influential people around the world, including Americans, and yes, including their Tiktok data. This was the findings of China expert Christopher Balding who's responsible for the Zhenhua data leak. Zhenhua is a Chinese company that was gathering data on millions of people worldwide the Chinese Communist Party would like to influence and bend to their will.
September 29th, 2020
China's espionage activities in the United States have come to light after it was revealed a NYPD police officer, Baimadajie Angwang, an ethnic Tibetan, was allegedly spying on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. US China relations are in trouble. Meanwhile, China rewrote a bible story about Jesus. This time, Jesus stones a woman to death. China has also greatly expanded detention centers in Xinjiang for Uyghur Muslims. Plus Trump and China face off at the United Nations, with Xi Jinping making a very ambition promise to the UN to become carbon neutral by 2060.
September 22nd, 2020
The India China border dispute continues to spiral out of out control as clashes between both sides turn deadly. But it's part of a much bigger strategy by China, part of what's called Comprehensive National Power, to strangle India, by gaining influence in countries surrounding India, like Nepal and Pakistan, as well as disputed border territories along the Line of Actual Control like Ladakh, the Galwan Valley, and the Arunachal Pradesh. Joining us on this China Unscripted podcast is Cleo Paskal is an Associate Fellow in both the Asia-Pacific program and the Energy, Environment and Resources department at Chatham House, as well as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific in the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
September 14th, 2020
China has been massively expanding Uyghur Concentration Camps in Xinjiang, according to a review of satellite images by Buzzfeed News' Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek. Combined with the exposure from Disney's live action release of Mulan, which was filmed in Xinjiang, and the horrible crimes of the Chinese Communist Party is being revealed for the world to see.
September 8th, 2020
China's navy is the largest in the world—even bigger than the United States. Plus, anti-aircraft carrier missiles pose a real threat to America's navy, warships and aircraft carriers. This is the result of America's decades long failure to confront China and the Chinese Communist Party. It was a bipartisan failure. And it will require a whole of government, bipartisan solution to confront Chinese aggression. And new us sanctions on Chinese companies involved in island building have pushed US China relations to the brink. Welcome to the China Unscripted china podcast. Joining us today is Captain Jim Fanell, the Former Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet—that’s the US Navy. And he specialized in the Chinese Navy.
September 1st, 2020
China has slowly been subverting Hollywood, using its massive movie market to censor American films, like Top Gun, as well as influencing how movies like Looper and Iron Man 3 get made. Joining us today is Chris Fenton. He’s the former president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group, and he worked in Hollywood for two decades on some of the biggest blockbuster movies. He’s also the author of the new book “FEEDING THE DRAGON: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business.” Find out how one of the people responsible for delivering Hollywood to China had a change of heart, after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey got censored in America by the NBA for speaking out in support of the Hong Kong protests and criticizing Carrie Lam. Hollywood is now the ultimate in china soft power.
August 25th, 2020
The Trump administration is hitting back against Chinese Communist Party infiltration of American Universities through the so-called Confucius Institutes—Chinese language and culture programs financed by China with a sinister purpose. Joining us today on China Unscripted is Doris Liu, director of In the Name of Confucius, a documentary about how Confucius Institutes undermine academic freedom around the world.
August 17th, 2020
President Donald Trump has threatened to ban the Chinese app WeChat and TikTok over national security concerns. But many overseas Chinese depend on WeChat to communicate with family and friends in China. And Corporate America, including Apple, do big business on WeChat. So it's causing controversy. Joining us to debate the WeChat ban is Zhou Fengsuo, one of the student leaders during the Tiananmen Square protests and the founder of Humanitarian China which Promotes rule-of-law, human rights, and freedom of expression. Also joining us is Dr. Yang Jianli, who was also involved in the Tiananmen Square protests. He runs Citizen Power Initiatives for China, which brings together Chinese rights activists to bring a peaceful transition to a Democratic China.
August 10th, 2020
China's hostage diplomacy threatens foreigners living in China. Like the two Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor arrested in China as retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Joining us today is Peter Dahlin, Director of Safeguard Defenders, was arrested in China and forced to make a televised confession on Chinese state run media.
August 3rd, 2020
Massive flooding along the Yangtze river is putting strain on the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Some experts fear it could burst, drowning the downstream cities of Wuhan and Chongqing, cities of millions. But China also has a lot of military bases in the region as well. And that could have devastating consequences for the People's Liberation Army and their ability to project military power around the world. Plus, China's military gears up to engage and confront India, South China Sea nations, and Taiwan. Joining us today is Andy Wolf, defense analyst, commentator and author.
July 13th, 2020
Whether it's harvesting 13 tons of hair or halal organ harvesting, the Chinese Communist Party is waging a slow motion genocide on millions of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, or East Turkestan as Uyghur rights activists call it. But. while the Trump administration is looking to sanction Chinese officials involved in the persecution, Muslim countries remain silent. Joining us today is Arslan Hidayat, an Australian Uighur rights activist, who runs the most popular Uighur based facebook page in English called Talk East Turkestan. He’s also the General Secretary of the newly-formed ‘Uyghur Revival Association’ an organization that sheds light on the Uyghur’s plight committed by the Chinese Communist Party.”
July 6th, 2020
Hong Kong's nightmarish national security law is in effect and Hong Kong will never be the same. Joining us is Antony Dapiran, a HK-based writer, lawyer, and photographer. He’s also the author of the book “City on fire: the fight for Hong Kong, to discuss what the national security law means for One Country, Two Systems, and what the future of the Hong Kong protest movement may be.
June 22nd, 2020
The Trump Administration is banning federal pension funds from investing in China. But many pensions still do. In fact, you might be invested in China without even knowing. China makes up a huge chunk of Emerging Markets. And an authoritarian regime using slave labor and covering up the coronavirus, might not be a safe investment. Joining us today is Perth Tolle, Founder of Life + Liberty Indexes, which makes human rights and economic freedom the bottom line of investments, instead of just the bottom line.
June 15th, 2020
Zoom was asked to shutdown calls about the Tiananmen Square Massacre and they did. They also suspended the accounts of a Hong Kong activist, and Tiananmen Square survivor Zhou Fengsuo. Zhou joins us today to talk about how his account got suspend. Plus, Twitter uncovers thousands of fake China bot accounts spreading Communist propaganda and disinformation.
June 8th, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party is exploiting the George Floyd Protest, police corruption, and systemic racism as the latest propaganda narrative in their war of words with the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called them out. But is China's propaganda working?
June 1st, 2020
China's National People's Congress is pushing ahead with a national security law for Hong Kong that could make criticism of the Chinese Communist Party illegal. It also comes as the Hong Kong Legislative Council forces through a national anthem law that would make criticizing the CCP's national anthem illegal. Noticing a pattern here? And Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam backs Hong Kong police, clearing them of any police brutality. Joining us today is Hong Kong Free Press co-founder and editor in chief Tom Grundy.
May 26th, 2020
No one is safe in China. That's what Peter Humphrey, a British citizen, a former journalist, and a private investigator, found out the hard way. After being hired by pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, he ended up imprisoned in China for almost two years with his wife. He was drugged, put into a steel cage, and made a forced confession on Chinese state-run media. That was broadcast around the world, including in the United Kingdom. And now the man responsible for making the propaganda news of Peter's forced confession, James Chau, is a goodwill ambassador to the World Health Organization.
May 18th, 2020
Drew Pavlou, an Australian student at the University of Queensland, is being threatened with expulsion for organizing protests in support of Hong Kong protesters and criticizing human rights abuses in Communist China, like the persecution of Tibetans and Uighur Muslims. Turns out the school has very close ties to China. And it reflects deep ties the Chinese Communist Party has throughout Australia.
May 11th, 2020
The coronavirus? Hong Kong? Uighur Muslim camps? What is the most dangerous issue facing the Chinese Communist Party? China researcher Ethan Gutmann joins us to talk about his life under quarantine, and incredible trek through Kazakstan, and how organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China might be the biggest threat to the Chinese regime.
May 4th, 2020
The world spent a good week or two wondering if North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un was alive or dead. And that got China, South Korea, and the US thinking—what happens when he dies? We interview North Korean defector Yeonmi Park for her inside knowledge of the situation in North Korea, and how communist influences have transformed South Korea to the point that Kim Jong-Un has become something of a pop idol.
April 27th, 2020
Could the coronavirus pandemic outbreak from Wuhan, China be the Chinese Communist Party's Chernobyl? Joining us today is J Michael Waller, Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy. He discusses some unique ways the world can seek justice for the coronavirus, and the similarities between Soviet and Chinese propaganda tactics.
April 19th, 2020
We interview Wisconsin State Senate President Roger Roth about an unusual email he got from the Chinese Consulate. And the Chinese Communist Party has just upped the coronavirus outbreak death toll in Wuhan by 50%. But can you trust the Chinese numbers? Find out on this episode of the China Unscripted Podcast!
April 14th, 2020
Corruption in the World Health Organization helped the Chinese Communist Party lie about the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic outbreak, the CCP spins new propaganda narratives, and how the world became complicit in it all.
April 5th, 2020
Joining us today from all our coronavirus self quarantine social distancing are the OG China YouTubers Laowhy86 and SerpentZA to talk about what life was like for them inside China. Highlights include being followed by the Chinese military, the PLA, and the dangers of drone shots.
April 2nd, 2020
China has launched an all out information war to spin a propaganda narrative about the coronavirus pandemic that spread from Wuhan, China. Will the Chinese Communist Party succeed?
March 23rd, 2020
Chinese dissident artist Badiucao is a gadfly to the Chinese Communist Party, ruthlessly mocking Chinese leader Xi Jinping, becoming a fixture during the Hong Kong protest movement. And with the coronavirus out break from Wuhan, China, Badiucao is now taking aim at the CCP Virus.
March 15th, 2020
President Trump has declared the coronavirus from Wuhan, China, COVID-19 a national emergency, and the World Health Organization has also officially declared it a pandemic. But is the media hype leading to hysteria? Hoard some toilet paper and sit down to enjoy this China Unscripted Podcast!
February 28th, 2020
Pulitzer Prize winning health expert Laurie Garrett reveals the potential scope of a coronavirus pandemic from China and how you can stay safe and healthy to prevent an outbreak. Recorded 2/25/20
February 16th, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party has launched a psychological war against the United States, invading America with money and buying off its institutions. From businessmen and Wall Street, to politicians, to Hollywood and the media, Grant Newsham a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo, gives us the breakdown.
February 10th, 2020
The deadly coronavirus from Wuhan, China continues to spread around the world and the Chinese Communist Party's inhuman response boggles the mind. Find out the latest, including the tragic death of whistleblowing Dr. Li Wenliang.
February 3rd, 2020
The deadly coronavirus from Wuhan, China continues to spread around the world. But the Chinese Communist Party has a unique solution to dealing with the growing global pandemic outbreak.
January 25th, 2020
A deadly coronavirus from the Chinese city Wuhan has spread around the world. And a government coverup made the outbreak only worse. Joining us today is Dr. June Dryer, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, and a specialist on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations, to talk about how the structure of the Chinese Communist Party makes coverups like SARS more likely.
January 19th, 2020
The 2020 landslide election of Taiwan's incumbent president Tsai Ing-Wen was a major defeat, not only to her rival Han Kuo-Yu of the KMT, but also to Chinese Communist Party ambitions in the island nation. We share our experience witnessing this historic democratic election.
January 4th, 2020
When Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto, he did not create an economic system geared toward equality, as some proponents of Communism and Socialism claim. What he created was a prescription for how to destroy the traditional values and morality of society. Joining us again is Joshua Philipp, the award-winning senior investigative reporter at The Epoch Times and host of the new show Crossroads. He tells us about China's Unrestricted Warfare against the United States.
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