Pealing back a layer in geopolitics, searching through the lessons of history, comparing and contrasting culture, and reading between the lines of "great power competition", China Watch Radio delves into the past, present and future of US/China relations while balancing a critical eye for humanitarian abuses and authoritarian structures with a genuine hope for our shared humanity.
Would Truthfulness, Compassion & Tolerance Defeat The CCP?
Leon Lee, director of the award winning movie "Unsilenced" discusses the motivations that drove the making of the emotional true story of the struggle to reveal the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners to the world. The discussion covers the role of Truth or lack there of in maintaining authoritarian systems. Find out more about this extraordinary film, now showing in San Jose, at unsilencedmovie.com
Vivian Wang: From The Chinese Cultural Revolution To The Warmth Of American Culture
The team discusses the draconian steps taken to make the Bejing Olympics COVID free, the effect of China's low birthrate and Xi Jinping's recent speech at the World Economic Forum. Vivian Wang describes her early life during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, then moves on to describe the trust she came to feel for the people of the United States and the sense that our nation has an identity beyond material acquisition.
The Future Is Happening Now As Multiple Narratives Come Under Threat
Evidence continues to mount that Fauci's NIH funded dangerous gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and then covered it up. The Chinese prepare to host the Olympic's while convincing themselves and the rest of the world that a "Zero COVID" policy is a possibility, despite the societal cost and mounting evidence. Nordic Dave joins us to discuss Chinese culture.
We Are In A Truly Historic Contest Between Authoritarianism and Liberal Democracy
How many University Professors are on the CCP's payroll through the "Thousand Talents" program? Seems like something we should know. As Apple pays the CCP $275 billion for market access and special treatment and hits a $3 Trillion valuation, we discuss whether the CCP controls Apple or Apple controls the CCP. The city of Xi'an, population 13 million, is in dramatic lockdown. People's apartment building doors are being welded shut, many people are struggling to access food and thousands are being transferred to hastily built quarantine camps. Russia and China are working to create an alternative to the SWIFT bank transfer system. Is it the end of the dollar?
The Aggregation Of Power And The Future Of Hegemony With Dr. Anders Corr
Dr. Anders Corr, author of The Concentration of Power: Institutionalization, Hierarchy & Hegemony, joins Michael Olsen and Jonty McCollyer for a unique discussion on the roll of elite capture in facilitating China's rise as a potential global hegemon. Dr. Corr advocates for policies and strategies to limit Chinese economic coercion, while isolating the political class of the West from CCP bribery. Michael Olsen helps describe a 20 year old war with China that the US didn't know it was fighting. Jonty questions whether being ruled by a totalitarian government that eliminates all religious traditions and most cultural traditions doesn't make the CCP guilty of genocide against the Chinese people.
Michael Olsen, Nan Su and Amy Hao Discuss The Essence Of Shen Yun
Shen Yun is a dance that cries out for the right of people to worship how they wish to.