From the team that brought you the satirical TV news show China Uncensored comes a...well...less scripted look at China. Chris Chappell and his team are off the teleprompter and on the mic to interview China experts, or discuss the issues of the day. And frankly, anything else they feel like discussing.
Chinese Propaganda Is Everywhere | Sarah Cook
Chinese propaganda is no longer confined to Chinese state-controlled media. The Chinese Communist Party has realized that its propaganda is much more effective when it comes from sources that appear independent from the Chinese government. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how Chinese propaganda has become more international and covert, how Chinese companies and ambassadors are involved in suppressing and promoting certain narratives about China, and how China tries to co-opt social media influencers. Joining us in this episode of is Sarah Cook, the research director for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at Freedom House.
China Is Sending Its Police Overseas
China is sending its police overseas, and it could soon spread to every corner of the globe. In this just us episode of China Unscripted, we talk about China's overseas police bureaus, Hong Kong's subtle protest of CCP rule, and what to call China's form of colonialism.
Chengdu Residents Trapped by Covid Lockdown During Earthquake
Chengdu residents were under strict Covid lockdowns when a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the city of 16 million. In some areas, local officials kept people from fleeing their homes due to the lockdowns. In this Just Us episode of China Unscripted, we talk about China's strict zero covid policy, China's subversion of the United Nations, a new fashion trend we've dubbed "cadre chic" and much, much more.
China’s Network of Spies Target Dissidents Worldwide | Levi Browde
China has a network of spies, but not necessarily the kind of spies you might imagine. Instead of using highly-trained informants, China uses everyday citizens to monitor and suppress dissidents overseas. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how China exports its repression overseas, how China uses its Covid app to track dissidents inside China, and why the Chinese Communist Party's No. 1 enemy is a group that meditates.
People Leave China in Droves | Economic Crisis Looms Large
Chinese citizens are leaving China in droves as an economic crisis fueled by greedy real estate developers looms large. Things have gotten so bad that a new "run philosophy" has pushed many to seek a life elsewhere. China is no longer hiding its intentions to invade Taiwan. Why it will be better for US businesses if they pull out of China now rather than after a war with Taiwan. Watch this "just us" episode of China Unscripted for that and more hot China news topics.
Could China Attack India Before Taiwan? | Rajiv Dogra
Could China attack India before Taiwan? While the world is watching breathlessly what China does with Taiwan, the conflict on the China-India border is flying under the radar. In 2020, China and India fought hand-to-hand combat there, and neither China nor India’s territorial claims have gone away. In this episode of China Unscripted, we talk about the difficult logistics of waging a war in the Himalayas, China and India's territorial claims along their border, and China-India trade. Joining us in this episode is Rajiv Dogra, former Indian ambassador to Romania and Italy, and the author of the new book Wartime: The World in Danger.
China Unscripted analysis is ahead of it’s time. The kobayashi maru and Borg trek similes were spot on Chris! Crying and laughing simultaneously. Never miss an episode.