It's Dangerous Being Rich in China
It's dangerous to be wealthy in China. And it's especially dangerous to be wealthy and have connections to certain Communist Party members. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at 5 Chinese billionaires who've been disappeared, what their likely "crimes" were, and how this plays into Xi Jinping's rivalry with deceased Chinese leader Jiang Zemin.
Why Banning TikTok Won’t End China’s Influence
The US government is threatening to ban TikTok in the US if its Chinese parent company ByteDance doesn't divest from it. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at Chinese influence in the app, what happened when India banned the app, and why just banning it won't end Chinese influence in the US.
Why Did China Just Kill Millions?
China's offramp to zero Covid was about as smooth as a plane landing on its nose. There were seemingly no policies or preparations made to move from almost constant lockdowns to no Covid restrictions at all, and millions paid for it with their lives. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for what detailed plans officials were given to avoid this disaster, why China isn't reporting its Covid death toll, and how the CCP used protests as an excuse to lift zero Covid.
China is Selling Weapons to Russia for Ukraine War
China finds a loophole to send weapons to Russia. The CEO of TikTok lies to Congress about TikTok's connections to China. Biden signed a bill that would allow release classified information on the origins of Covid. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for that and more of this week's China news headlines.
China’s Tech Crackdown Is Just Getting Started
You may have seen headlines about how China's tech crackdown is over. That may be true in a way, but make no mistake, the Chinese Communist Party has found another way of cracking down that's just less visible. In this episode of China Uncensored, we discuss China's golden shares arrangement, why Chinese Communist Party (CCP) needs the tech sector, and why the CCP also can't stand the tech sector.
America’s China Policy is Collapsing—And That’s a Good Thing!
Americans are fed up with China. Congress is finally coming together to address its threats. America’s policy of appeasing and working with China is collapsing and that’s a good thing. But some out-of-touch elites are trying to save the sinking ship and are calling for the US to reverse course. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at a (hopefully small) group of elites who don't want the gravy train of China engagement to end, what their reasons are, and what they get wrong about China.
Taiwan to Build Kamikaze Drones to Stop China
Two countries are considering switching their allegiances, one to Taiwan and the other to China. A Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui (AKA Miles Guo, whose real name is Ho Wan Kwok), who has become controversial in the overseas Chinese dissident community, has been arrested for defrauding his followers. Taiwan invests in kamikaze drones as China readies its military for war. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for that and more of this week's China news headlines.
Money Laundering: How China's Banks Help Criminals and Mexican Drug Cartels
China says it's trying to crack down on money laundering, and in some cases it might be. But it's also a true that China is a hotbed of money laundering that's totally approved by the Chinese government. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at how criminals and drug cartels use Chinese banks to launder money, how Chinese trade is also involved, and how the Chinese government has responded to money laundering investigations.
New Zealand Is Getting A Little Too Friendly With China
New Zealand is part of an intelligence sharing network called the Five Eyes, which includes the US, Australia, the UK and Canada. The alliance was formed to share intelligence between English-speaking democracies that more or less share the same values. However there have been calls to have New Zealand removed from the organization over its ties to China. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at Australia's cozy relationship with China going back decades, why New Zealand is so afraid to stand up to China, and whether things might be different now that Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has resigned.
China Says Everything Is America’s Fault
Xi Jinping often dances around the edges of naming the United States when he looks for a scapegoat for China's problems. But recently, his attacks haven't been so veiled—and everything is America's fault. In this episode of China Uncensored, we discuss Xi Jinping's use of cold war rhetoric while blaming the US for having a cold war mentality, how China accuses the US of doing what it's really doing, and what promises he made to Chinese citizens about protecting them from the terrible US.