China is colonizing Africa. We do a deep dive into China's role in the African nation of Mauritania, where corruption is leaving the country strip-mined of natural resources while becoming a potential Chinese military base. Plus, is the Richat Structure the remains of the ancient city of Atlantis? Mauritanian activist Nasser Weddady discloses all!
Activists in Bolivia have just forced the "president" to resign and flee the country. And they did it through strategic nonviolence. How can this be applied to other places, like Hong Kong? And what role did China play in this revolution? Protest leader Jhanisse Vaca-Daza joins us a second time. You can also listen to her on our podcast #13 "Bolivia's President Sells Out to China" from October 5, 2018.
China is trying to take control of blockchain technology by creating it's own digital currency, the digital yuan. But while Bitcoin promised a truly democratized currency, the Chinese cryptocurrency could spell the beginning of a new dawn of technological authoritarianism. Chief strategy officer for the Human Rights Foundation and bitcoin expert Alex Gladstein joins us to talk about whether blockchain will bring freedom or tyranny to China.
Whether it's the NBA and players like Lebron James or James Harden, Hollywood, Apple, or Activision Blizzard, there are a lot of American companies and people selling out to the Chinese Communist Party. At some point Chinese leader Xi Jinping must have realized that just because you're a communist, that doesn't mean you can't use money to buy people off. But the US House has passed landmark legislation supporting the Hong Kong protesters, so in a weird twist of fate, it's the politicians who ended up showing some backbone.
Ever wonder what China will be like after the fall of the Chinese Communist Party? There are people already planning the next government of China. Today we speak with Tiananmen Square Survivor and former Chinese Communist Party official turned democracy activist Yang Jianli. He recently met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss human rights in China. He also shares the role of Hong Kong protests and President Trump’s US China Trade War.
Thanks to help from Western tech companies, China has one of the world's most advanced and repressive online censorship systems in the world. It's called the Great Firewall of China. Firewall Cafe is art exhibition that gives people a chance to compare a normal Google search to what someone inside China would see searching on the Chinese search engine Baidu.
An open database of 1.8 million 'breed ready' Chinese women. Another open database of 2.5 million Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. Ethical hacker Victor Gevers, a researcher for the GDI Foundation, accidentally stumbled on a truly mass system of surveillance in China. And you won't believe how Western tech companies and the Chinese police and state tie into it all.
China and the US have two competing visions for the future of the global Internet. Don't like Internet censorship and mass surveillance? Better hope China doesn't get its way in the United Nations and Huawei doesn't build your 5G network. A VPN won't save you from China's internet police.We sit down with Dominique Lazanski to talk in detailshttp://chinaunscripted.libsyn.com/23-china-wants-to-dominant-the-internet-dominique-lazanski
Chinese New Year Celebration and (27min:27 sec) Venezuela is in chaos, as current President Nicolas Maduro tries to maintain his grip on power, in the face of challenger Juan Guaido. Some say it's a failure of socialism. Others say it has to do with collapsing oil prices and the influence of China. And some say its a coup by the United States.
Reggie Littlejohn is helping people in China in the most dangerous way. Her organization helps victims of the Communist Party's forced abortions, One-Child Policy, and lack of a social safety net for the elderly. But her group, Women's Rights Without Frontiers, must fly under the Party's radar, or face problems of its own.
Celebrated investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann discusses forced organ harvesting in China: How it started 20 years ago in Xinjiang, how foreign doctors helped China develop this technology, how much profit is being made by killing people for their organs, and how the Western medical community has tried to cover it all up.
The US government is setting its sights on the Chinese Communist Party. Michael Collins, the deputy assistant director of the CIA's East Asia Mission Center said at the Aspen Security Forum that the US is in another Cold War with China. And the Director of the FBI Christopher Wray says China is the "most challenging, most significant threat," to the United States.