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Things I Think About

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Speaking freely and questioning everything, Jim Stroud opines and interviews experts on curious and controversial topics. For more great content, follow his blog at Support this podcast:

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China is not our friend.

Today's podcast was almost an hour long and could have been much longer. Yes, it was that good. Today, I spoke with my new pal - Marcel Grzanna about China and how (in my view) they are not a friend to America. To be clear, I am discussing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership and not the people of China who suffer under their dictatorship. Anyways, topics that Marcel and I explored were China's influence over America, China's deplorable record on human right abuses, China's social credit score, the persecution of underground christian churches, how the Chinese view President Donald Trump and why Hollywood bows down to China (and who will be next). 


Marcel is a German journalist based in Cologne who used to live in China for nine years. In his recent book "Eine Gesellschaft in Unfreiheit" he speaks about his fascinating experiences as a field reporter in the world's biggest surveillance state and puts them into perspective for readers with no knowledge about China. In his pocast "Poking with Chopsticks" he analyses the mechanisms of an authoritarian regime.

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