Today, we talk China and its complex relationship with The United States and the West. My guest is Joshua Phillip, an award-winning journalist at the Epoch Times. He specialises in covering national security in the United States in relation to China and is an expert in China’s roles and approaches to espionage, organised crime, and unconventional warfare. We get into all of that and go down a few rabbit holes in this one – each more fascinating than the previous.
Of course, Joshua approaches these topics from a certain viewpoint and it is important to note that the Epoch Times focuses on news about China and human rights issues associated with it – it takes an anti-communist and anti-Communist Party of China editorial stance. We get into a range of topics including:
· China’s persecution of Falun Gong;
· The Chinese state’s relationship with organised crime;
· China and its alleged attempt to subvert US and Western democracy;
· The dark web;
· The role of the People’s Liberation Army in counterfeiting and gray markets;
· Prospects of China-US relations under Xi Jingping
· Loads more!
Joshua’s award-winning investigative work Murder, Money and Spies
New York Times Article - Born on a Queens Street, a Battle Over Falun Gong Goes to Court
Bloody Harvest by David Matas and David Kilgour
The Coming Collapse of China by Gordon Chang
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