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Great Wall of Chi­na
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This pro­gram updates the ongo­ing desta­bi­liza­tion of Chi­na.

The pro­gram begins with a long blog essay in a very con­ser­v­a­tive pub­li­ca­tion: The Nation­al Inter­est.

Pre­sent­ing a nec­es­sary and, frankly, refresh­ing analy­sis of the devel­op­ment and suc­cess of the Huawei elec­tron­ics com­pa­ny, Chan­dran Nair high­lights the fac­tors behind the company’s suc­cess includ­ing: An employ­ee friend­ly work struc­ture; a demo­c­ra­t­i­cal­ly orga­nized man­age­ment hier­ar­chy; a cor­po­rate cul­ture that fac­tors in both the good and errant fea­tures of oth­er com­pa­nies around the world; pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of renew­able ener­gy projects; an inter­na­tion­al devel­op­men­tal struc­ture that is inclu­sive of pro­gres­sive indus­tri­al projects in Third World coun­tries; fis­cal man­age­ment that has avoid­ed employ­ee lay­offs even dur­ing hard times; a larg­er share of com­pa­ny finances devot­ed to research and devel­op­ment than oth­er, com­pa­ra­bly large cor­po­ra­tions.

By way of com­par­i­son with the first arti­cle in the pro­gram, we present an analy­sis from a British econ­o­mist liv­ing in Chi­na who details data emphat­i­cal­ly refut­ing the fore­casts of impend­ing eco­nom­ic col­lapse for the world’s sec­ond-largest econ­o­my.

It should be not­ed that Chi­na is still a [very quick­ly] devel­op­ing coun­try, and that some of the data com­par­ing its rate-of-growth with more ful­ly devel­oped coun­tries should be fac­tored into the analy­sis.

Next, we present a sto­ry that high­lights the neg­a­tive spin put by the West­ern press on devel­op­ments in Chi­na. The Guardian eclipses analy­sis of a Chi­nese ini­tia­tive facil­i­tat­ing peace­ful inte­gra­tion of Chi­na and Tai­wan by stress­ing mil­i­tary maneu­ver­ing by the PLA.

We con­clude the pro­gram with intro­duc­tion of the top­ic of the next broad­cast: Covid-19.

Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sion of soar­ing rates of SARS Cov‑2 infec­tion in the U.S., we reprise a 55-sec­ond clip, orig­i­nal­ly fea­tured on Twit­ter, but now delet­ed. The speak­er is Pro­fes­sor Jef­frey Sachs, for­mer head of The Lancet’s com­mis­sion on the ori­gins of Covid.

He is “pret­ty con­vinced” it came from a U.S. bio­lab.

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