China is on the rise, flexing their economic and production might. Jason Szeftel from the “China Unraveled” podcast wants us to dig in to the complexities of one of the worlds oldest civilizations when we consider war, politics, and global exchange. The conversation is timely after recent news of Hong Kong’s protests being squashed.
Our conversation ranges from the looming threat of war with China, to it’s unlikely outcome, and through the economic nature of how China maintains production through removing health, labor and environmental concerns. We discuss the authoritarian nature and increased surveillance and citizen abuse, while also marveling at the longevity of the culture and how the socio-cultural framework contributes to thwarting attempts at democracy.