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China Insider #25 | Henry Kissinger's China Legacy, Taiwan's Defense, and the Past, Present, and Future of Chinese Freedom

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

For host Wilson Shirley's final episode, he talks with Miles Yu about former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger turning 100 years old and evaluates Kissinger's legacy on US-China relations, from 1972 until the present. They then discuss Taiwan's growing importance to the free world, describing how the defense of the island democracy is now a global endeavor. Finally, they conclude with a conversation on the historic and enduring pro-freedom movements in China, from the May Fourth Movement in 1919, to Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong, and the White Paper Protests.

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