14 episodes

Curiouscast and Global News present the second season in the “Rising” series: China Rising is an in-depth investigation into modern China. Hosted by Global News Senior Correspondent and Video Journalist Jeff Semple, this ten episode season investigates how the Chinese government is accused of targeting Western countries, including Canada, with a range of tactics, from disinformation to hostage diplomacy. The podcast explores whether China is a trusted partner, as Chinese President Xi Jinping claims; or should Canada and its allies stand on guard against China Rising?

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Curiouscast and Global News present the second season in the “Rising” series: China Rising is an in-depth investigation into modern China. Hosted by Global News Senior Correspondent and Video Journalist Jeff Semple, this ten episode season investigates how the Chinese government is accused of targeting Western countries, including Canada, with a range of tactics, from disinformation to hostage diplomacy. The podcast explores whether China is a trusted partner, as Chinese President Xi Jinping claims; or should Canada and its allies stand on guard against China Rising?

    Wolf Warrior | 3

    Wolf Warrior | 3

    On the third episode of China Rising, we’ll explore the Chinese government’s so-called ‘Wolf Warrior Diplomacy’. That term, inspired by the 2017 Chinese action movie ‘Wolf Warrior 2’,’ has recently been used to describe the shift to a much more aggressive and combative style of Chinese diplomacy, cracking-down on descent at home and abroad. How should Western allies respond to an increasingly bold and brazen Beijing? As part of our examination, we’ll investigate the head ‘Wolf Warrior’: Chinese President Xi Jinping. He's one of the world's most powerful men and yet we know remarkably little about him.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @JeffSempleGN

    Email: jeff.semple@globalnews.ca

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    • 37 min
    Where's Huseyin? | 2

    Where's Huseyin? | 2

    Huseyin Celil is a married father of four and Chinese-Canadian who has been imprisoned in China for 15 years. Celil was arrested while on vacation with his family in Uzbekistan 2006. His lawyer says his only crime was speaking out for the rights of China’s Uyghur Muslims. Canada’s Parliament recently called China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority a “genocide” and the Canadian government is fighting to free two other Canadian prisoners in China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. But there’s been scarcely any mention of Huseyin Celil’s case. We’ll speak to his wife, Kamila, who believes the coming months could provide a rare opportunity to finally secure his release.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @JeffSempleGN

    Email: jeff.semple@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Hostage Diplomacy | 1

    Hostage Diplomacy | 1

    On the first episode of China Rising, we'll examine  the Chinese government's practice of detaining political prisoners, by hearing directly from Canadians who've become caught in the crossfire. Christian aid workers Julia and Kevin Garratt lived in China for 30 years before their arrest in 2014, when they were suddenly cast as pawns in a geopolitical chess match. The Garratts’ traumatic experience is eerily similar to the case of the 'Two Michaels,' Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained in China since December 2018. Using their stories and others as a guide, we'll investigate how Western countries, including Canada, should respond to China's so-called 'Hostage Diplomacy.'

    Contact:

    Twitter: @JeffSempleGN

    Email: jeff.semple@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Coming Soon - China Rising

    Coming Soon - China Rising

    The Chinese government is accused of aggressively targeting Western democracies…

    with disinformation and ‘hostage diplomacy.’

    From Global News, I’m Jeff Semple and on my new Podcast CHINA RISING, we’ll separate fact from fiction, and hear from accused spies, whistle-blowers, and others caught in the political crossfire; 

    As the pandemic rages across the world…and incidents of anti-Asian racism are on rise. 

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    • 3 min
    Russia Rising - Interview with Niki Reitmayer | 8

    Russia Rising - Interview with Niki Reitmayer | 8

    In this special episode, Niki Reitmayer, host of "This Is Why", and producer of "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" speaks with Jeff Semple about the making of Russia Rising, and gets a few updates on the stories covered this season. 

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    • 29 min
    Russia Rising Introduces you to Crime Beat

    Russia Rising Introduces you to Crime Beat

    “Crime Beat” is a new investigative podcast series hosted by Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt. She's been covering cases for over the past 20 years and knows her hometown by the crime scenes she's been to. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each bi-weekly episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news.  

    Here’s a sneak peek from episode 2 of the series…. and while you’re listening, search and subscribe to “Crime Beat” for free at Curiouscast.ca or wherever you’re enjoying this podcast

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Carolless ,

Deep look into Russia today yet entertaining

I’m loving this podcast and can’t wait to hear more episodes! Keep telling us what’s happening with Russia. Fascinating stuff!

asdfg88888888 ,

Share with your stupid relatives

Great one to share with your stupid cousin who spouts “Russia is our friend.” A bit heavy on the dramatic backgroud music.

mbattiest ,

Interesting

Pretty interesting content.
The podcast doesn’t dive deeply into the topics, but gives enough information for you to learn a little more about some of the darker side of Russian culture. Pretty informative for someone who was too young to remember post-Soviet Union Russia.
The shorter episodes definitely make this an easy listen!

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