China Insider

China Insider #2 | Apple in China, the Future of Zero-COVID, and the Politics of Death in the PRC

Senior Fellow and Director, China Center
wilson shirley
wilson shirley
Former Media Fellow, China Center

Miles Yu and Wilson Shirley discuss the Chinese Communist Party's use of high-tech surveillance technologies to repress the Chinese people, and the pro-freedom demonstrations at Apple's facilities in China and California. They also evaluate General Secretary Xi Jinping's plans as he charts the way forward in a possible post-Zero-COVID world. Finally, they analyze China's nationwide state funeral for former General Secretary Jiang Zemin and the politics of death in communist regimes, going back to Lenin and Mao.

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On multiple fronts—from ideology to the economy, to the military, to technology—the Chinese Communist Party presents the United States and its allies and partners with their most serious threat since the Cold War—maybe since World War II. What does the emerging consensus about the China challenge get right, and what is it missing? And what will it take to compete to win?

China Insider is a weekly podcast project from Hudson Institute's China Center, hosted by Miles Yu and Wilson Shirley, who provide weekly news that mainstream American outlets often miss, as well as in-depth commentary and analysis on the China challenge and the free world’s future.