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Jan 24, 2022

There was a brief time during which China's economy came out of the doldrums and its growth was the envy of the world. That all changed, however, with the arrival of Xi Jinping. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's cannibal capitalism, the fate of Alibaba and WeChat, foreign investment in China, and...


Jan 17, 2022

The US and Taiwan have a lot in common—both are democracies, both have rule of law, and both share a common enemy: China. Despite their similarities though, the US and Taiwan have had a fraught relationship. In this episode of China Unscripted, we take a deep look at the US-Taiwan relationship, explore...


Jan 11, 2022

China has been telling the world that its brutal lockdowns in service of reaching zero covid cases have largely been effective. But China is also changing the definition of the "zero" in zero covid to better align with the uncomfortable reality that covid-19 cannot be arrested or suppressed into extinction. In this Just...


Dec 27, 2021

There is no politician too small for China to try to co-opt, which is why leaders all around the US have been solicited by China. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's web of influence operations in the US, whether the media should boycott the Beijing Olympics and China's Belt and Road Initiative...


Dec 20, 2021

Under its Belt and Road Initiative, China has been going all over the signing business deals with countries to build their infrastructure. The United States has been standing on the sidelines, watching China gain increasing influence with and leverage over these countries without doing much to stop it. In this episode...