China Insider

China Insider #6 | China’s Economic and Demographic Headwinds, Kishida’s G7 Tour, and Beijing’s Overseas Police Stations

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

China's latest economic and demographic numbers show that the country is facing significant headwinds. But are they still too good to be true? Miles Yu and Wilson Shirley discuss what to make of the latest statistics before diving into Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's leadership and G7 world tour and finishing with a conversation on the recent revelations about China's more than 100 overseas police stations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and elsewhere.

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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.