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Jan 30, 2023

China's territorial claims to Japan's close neighbor Taiwan has spurred Japan to build up its defense forces. As part of that defensive buildup, there is now talk of using nuclear weapons to defend against China, which does have nuclear weapons. Whether Japan would develop its own, ask the US to use its nukes or...


Jan 16, 2023

China doesn't just use trained spies to carry out its espionage work, it uses almost anyone it thinks can get the secrets it's after. Instead of just carrying out targeted attacks, it uses death by 1000 cuts to gain the information its wants from other countries. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss...


Jan 9, 2023

China is running out of clean water fast, and this could have far reaching consequences for its manufacturing, energy and agriculture sectors. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss why China's water has become so depleted, what the government might do in a water shortage, and how this would affect the economy....


Jan 2, 2023

2022 was a big year in China news. While a lot of events were unforeseen, astute China watchers could probably have predicted most of them. That's because what happened in China followed a pattern we've seen in China and around the world before; China seems doomed to repeat history if it continues down its current path....


Dec 19, 2022

China is recreating Hong Kong in its image by attacking the judicial system, limiting freedom of speech, and pushing propaganda through the education system, among other things. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about how even pro-Beijing businessmen are moving their money out of Hong Kong, the case of Apple...