China Insider

China Insider #26 | The Thirty-Fourth Anniversary of Tiananmen, AUKUS, and Taiwan Strait Brinkmanship

Senior Fellow and Director, China Center
Research Associate and Program Manager, China Center

This week, China Center Program Manager Shane Leary joins China Center Director Miles Yu to discuss the thirty-fourth anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and this tragic event's enduring historical and global significance. They then discuss the impetus behind the AUKUS trilateral security agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and its significance for the preservation of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Finally, they conclude with a conversation regarding this past weekend's near collision between a Chinese warship and the USS Chung-Hoon during a US-Canada joint mission in the Taiwan Strait.

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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.