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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.

China Unscripted Chris Chappell

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    • 4.7 • 375 Ratings

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 Tennis Star Peng Shuai Is Not OK

    Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Is Not OK

    Tennis star Peng Shuai hasn't been in the public eye much since she accused former top communist party official Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her. The only glimpses the public has had into her life have been tightly scripted videos and photos put out by state-run media and the International Olympic Committee, which has been working closely with China to host the 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing. We discuss that and a whole lot more in this Just Us episode of China Unscripted.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Behind the Curtain: China’s Capture of the Michaels

    Behind the Curtain: China’s Capture of the Michaels

    In December 2018, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were arrested in China, allegedly on spying charges. This happened days after Canada's detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US. Meng was accused of lying to British bank HSBC about Huawei's connections to Iran, which put the bank afoul of US sanctions. We are joined by Fen Hampson and Mike Blanchfield, the authors of The Two Michaels: Innocent Canadian Captives and High Stakes Espionage in the US-China Cyber War.

    • 58 min
    US Companies Funding China’s Tech Dominance

    US Companies Funding China’s Tech Dominance

    In this "Just Us" episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how US companies are funding China's tech dominance, our trips to Hong Kong, how to buy not made in China and Quantum Leap, among other things.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    US Insider on FAILED US Policy Toward China | David Stilwell

    US Insider on FAILED US Policy Toward China | David Stilwell

    The way the US has treated China for decades has not led to the outcomes it hoped for. Now the US is meeting China where it is, not where the US wants it to be. The big question now is can the US disentangle itself from China in a way that doesn't hurt Americans. Joining us in this episode of China Unscripted is David Stilwell, the former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs during the Trump administration.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How to Win a War With China

    How to Win a War With China

    China has been threatening war over Taiwan and has grown increasingly aggressive towards its neighbors and adversaries around the world. There has been a lot of speculation about how an authoritarian state like China would fare against a Western democracy like the United States. We discuss that and more on this episode of China Unscripted. Joining us in this episode is Professor M.D. Nalapat, the director of the department of geopolitics and international relations at India’s Manipal University.

    • 50 min
    Japan Is Facing an Existential Crisis Over Taiwan

    Japan Is Facing an Existential Crisis Over Taiwan

    Japan is facing an existential crisis over Taiwan and with its elections in the lower house later this month, how Japan faces the Taiwan issue could change dramatically. Joining us in this episode of China Unscripted is Dr. Robert D. Eldridge, an expert on Japan’s security and diplomacy and a senior researcher at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

RyanMay.22 ,

Exposing the dangers of the CCP

Not always dense with info or tangible examples.

Beware of 1 star ratings. Looks like folks who dislike their parent organization, but has nothing to do with the content of this podcast. I’d honestly rate 2.5-4.0 stars, but 5 to compensate for those shills.

danuip ,

Anti-CCP

Filling the small niche for calling out the Chinese communist party ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jjjjclifford ,

Great show

Great show definitely worth subscribing.

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