China Insider

China Insider | Taiwan International Solidarity Act, Luocha Haishi, and Devastating Flooding

Senior Fellow and Director, China Center
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China Center Program Manager Shane Leary joins Miles Yu to discuss the Taiwan International Solidarity Act, which passed the US House of Representatives on July 25, and what it could mean for Taiwan’s position on the global stage if signed into law. They then talk about the Luocha Haishi Craze, a musical sensation taking China by storm which critiques the regime with incredible subtlety and has garnered over 9 billion views so far. Finally, they discuss the devastating flooding in northern China, and the popular resentment toward the government’s callous and insufficient response.  

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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, who provides 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. To receive China Insider directly to your inbox, subscribe here.