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🌏 The Geopolitics & Power Podcast. From the worlds biggest infrastructure projects to shady financing, to debt-trap diplomacy, this podcast goes deep into it.Both interviews and monologue episodes.Pumo your juice into the algorithm with a review!

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🌏 The Geopolitics & Power Podcast. From the worlds biggest infrastructure projects to shady financing, to debt-trap diplomacy, this podcast goes deep into it.Both interviews and monologue episodes.Pumo your juice into the algorithm with a review!

    Michael Smith | The Last Correspondent... A Geopolitical Allegory For Deteriorating Australia-China Relations

    Michael Smith | The Last Correspondent... A Geopolitical Allegory For Deteriorating Australia-China Relations

    Article Attached To This Podcast Here 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/michael-smith-last-correspondent/

    Michael Smith is the China correspondent for the AFR – Australia’s Financial Review.

    Just a tick over a year ago, he was met at midnight with a thud on the door from China’s secret police. This triggered a diplomatic storm which abruptly ended Michael Smith’s stint as one of Australia’s last foreign correspondents in China. After five days under consular protection, Smith was evacuated from a very different China to the country he first visited 23 years earlier.

    There is much to this podcast, in it you can expect to learn about…

    - Why Australia’s relationship with China has deteriorated so badly.
    - Insight’s into the ‘fog’ of China’s economy.
    - A wedding straight out of Crazy Rich Asians.
    - A propaganda tour of the Xinjiang province.
    - And much, much more…

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    00:00 – Introduction
    05:40 – “China Get’s Harder To Understand The Longer You Live There”
    11:39 – Untrustworthy Chinese Data & Differences In Accounting
    18:10 – Home Ownership In China & Potential Economic Collapse
    22:55 – Chinese Shadow Banking Sector
    25:56 – Chinese Demographic Problems & Anti Immigration Segment
    33:26 – Explaining China’s Disappearing Millionaires & The Importance Of Hard Work In China
    43:26 – The Significance Of Chinese SEZ (Special Economic Zones)
    46:16 – Xi Jinping Turning ‘Bad’
    56:50 – Michaels Propaganda Tour Through Xinjiang & The Uyghur Humanitarian Catastrophe
    1:03:49 – Michael’s Experiences With Geoff Raby
    1:05:15 – Why Michael Was Expelled From China & Australia/China Worsening Relations
    1:19:20 – Michael’s Thoughts On Taiwan & Hong Kong
    1:33:04 – Wild Trip in North Korea & The Crazy Rich Asian Wedding
    1:43:50 – How Do You Think About China Now?
    1:45:17 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On?
    1:46:37 – What Two People Of History Would You Witness A Conversation Between?
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    • 1 hr 50 min
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    Geoffrey Cain | Greatest Humanitarian Disaster Of This Century - Uyghur 'Re-Education' Camps & Chinese Surveillance

    Geoffrey Cain | Greatest Humanitarian Disaster Of This Century - Uyghur 'Re-Education' Camps & Chinese Surveillance

    Article Attached To This Podcast Here 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/geoffrey-cain-uyghur-catastrophe/

    Geoffrey Cain is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, technologist, and scholar of East and Central Asia.

    Geoffrey's most recent book, the 'Perfect Police State' documents the truly overwhelming dystopian reality of 2021 China and the Uyghur humanitarian catastrophe which is currently unfolding in Xinjiang Province. 

    In this conversation with Geoffrey, you can expect to learn about…
    The historical clash between the Han Chinese and Uyghur Muslim ethnic monitory.The prevailing surveillance state over time.How close to an attempt at genocide the ongoing Uyghur subjugation is.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe

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    00:00 – Introduction04:32 – Themes Of The Book + Authority Of The Research10:32 – How Horrific Is The Current Situation?17:22 – A Brief History of The Conflict Between The Uyghur & Han Chinese28:22 – Terrorism Between The Han & The Uyghur32:47 – Anti-Uyghur Propaganda37:05 – Doubling Down On The Propaganda43:55 – Documenting A Progressively Worsening Surveillance State Over Time51:26 – What Is The Real Han Interest’s Here?56:22 – What Is The Current Situation?1:15:43 – Why is This Catastrophe Not Better Documented?1:27:08 – Where Does The BRI (Belt & Road Initiative) Fit Into This?1:32:32 – China’s Dwindling Soft Power1:37:32 – The Surveillance State Everywhere1:44:02 – Is Geoffrey Under Threat For Publishing This?1:49:22 – A Bit About Geoff-----
    Links To Geoffrey Cain's Work
    Geoffrey Cain's WebsiteThe Perfect Police StateSamsung Rising-----
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Geoff Raby | Former Australian Ambassador To China, China's Grand Strategy & Australia/China Geopolitics

    Geoff Raby | Former Australian Ambassador To China, China's Grand Strategy & Australia/China Geopolitics

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    Geoff Raby is the former Australian Ambassador to China and also of the few true outsiders privies to the insider of China’s institutions.
    Before Geoff was the Ambassador to China he was head of the Chinese Embassies Economic Division on behalf of Australia’s Department Of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Geoffs role as Australia’s Ambassador to China ended in 2011, but Geoff has since remained in Beijing and operates his consultancy firm, Geoff Raby & Associates. Geoff was tremendously generous with his time and offered us a brilliant insight into the ongoing geopolitical relations between both Australia & China, a commentary on China’s ongoing humanitarian catastrophe, SEZ & more.
    In this interview, you can expect to learn about…
    Romanticising China back in the 80’s.Australia & China’s shifting relationship over the years.Security & Geoff’s idea of a dystopian future.The humanitarian catastrophe with the Uighurs.More, more and more.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
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    00:00 - Introduction04:01 - Chit Chat05:37 - How Has Your Idea Of China Changed Over The Years?09:31 - Romatisicing The Early Days As A Diplomat In China?14:11 - How Has Australia's Relationship With China Changed?19:36 - Underlying Incentives For BRI (Belt & Road Initiative)22:32 - What Do You Think Made Bob Hawke So Succesful In China?27:51 - Geoff Experience With SEZ (Special Economic Zones) Of China.35:31 - China Managing Their Middle Income Trap.41:01 - How Do You Manage The Competing Interests Of What You Think Is Right Versus The Australian Politics Of The Day.43:29 - Geoff Operating As Australia's Ambassador To China.46:21 - Australian Soft Power.54:13 - What Would You Have Had Scott Morrison Do?55:41 - Australia's Dystopian Future.1:06:12 - An Australian Foreign Policy Based In Realism.1:10:33 - Security In The South China Sea.1:16:26 - Geoff Addressing The Uigher Humanitarian Disaster In China.1:27:51 - How Much Is Hong Kong Foreshadowing For Taiwan?1:31:51 - What Country Are You Most Bullish On?1:32:29 - What Two People Would You Witness A Conversation Between?-----

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Angelica Oung | The Complexity Of The Taiwan & China Relationship & Understanding TCMS

    Angelica Oung | The Complexity Of The Taiwan & China Relationship & Understanding TCMS

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    Angelica Oung brands herself as Taiwan's #1 neo-liberal shill.

    She is a Taiwanese/American and currently operating as a business and technology journalist out of Taiwan. Read her substack here and follow her on Twitter here. We covered many exciting things in this conversation, episode #35 on the 'Curious Worldview Podcast'.

    You can expect to learn about...
    The complexity of the Taiwan/China relationship.The amazing world of TCMS & Semiconductors.What a neoliberal shill is.
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    00:00 - Introduction
    04:38 - What Is A Neo-Liberal Shill?
    09:48 - How Do You Fit Into Taiwan?
    13:48 - Key Differences Between Taiwanese & Chinese Institutions.
    20:52 - Expanding On Angelica's Singapore Comment.
    22:48 - Is It Frustrating That China Is Always Taiwan's #1 Variable.
    32:16 - How Ominous Is The Threat Of China?
    35:50 - How Has Taiwan Changed Over The Years?
    38:41 - Speaking About The Semiconductor Market?
    49:23 - Trade Between Taiwan & China.
    58:38 - How Strong Do You Feel The Military Threat In China?
    1:03:18 - On China Destroying Their International Reputation.
    1:08:08 - We Must Speak Again.
    1:08:58 - What Is It Like Operating As A Journalist In Taiwan?
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    Links To Angelica's Work Here
    Substack
    Twitter
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Preston Martin & Aleksa Burmazovic | The Incredible World Of Special Economic Zones

    Preston Martin & Aleksa Burmazovic | The Incredible World Of Special Economic Zones

    Listen To This Interview As A Podcast Instead🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/interview-special-economic-zones/
    Both Preston & Aleksa work for the Special Economic Zone consultancy firm, The Adrianople Group, of which Preston is a co-founder. We covered so much in this chat – most notably, what are special economic zones? I wrote an article explaining, in brief, an introduction to these phenomena of globalisation and multinational trade, but it is in this conversation I had with Preston & Aleksa that the true depth of Special Economic Zones starts to be realised.
    Over 60% of the world's trade runs through a Special Economic Zone and these are spaces whose regulations fall outside of the state's regulations within the country they are housed. So you can immediately see a story of tax evasion and exploitation. But this is to quick and un-nuanced a look at things, it turns out Special Economic Zones (like many things) are subject to both the good and the bad, and things of such complexity are worth thinking about.
    My favourite part of the chart was all of it! But that doesn’t help you point out highlights. So in short I would say the following three subjects make up the best parts of the conversation.
    The Philosophy Of Special Economic Zones China & It’s History With Special Economic Zones Defining Special Economic Zones Through Real-Life Examples Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe

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    00:00 – Introduction08:11 – Defining & Understanding Special Economic Zones (SEZ)14:15 – Examples Of Special Economic Zones.27:30 – If It Can Work In An SEZ, Why Can’t It Work Nation Wide?38:00 – Explaining What Alex & Preston Do With SEZ’s.43:45 – A Terrific Example For How An SEZ Might Come Into Business.46:50 – The Fascinating History Of SEZ’s In China.55:26 – Explaining China’s Middle Income Trap.57:53 – A Fascinating Explanation Of Chinese Communism – The Mandate Of Heaven.1:00:35 – China’s Belt & Road Initiative Wrapped Into SEZ’s.1:13:53 – An Explanation Of Debt Trap Diplomacy.1:16:50 – Specific SEZ Chat On China’s BRI.1:24:41 – The Good & The Bad Matrix For Special Economic Zones.1:29:49 – Onto The Philosophy Of SEZ’s1:47:50 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On Looking Into The Future?-----
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    • 1 hr 52 min

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