A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:
In 2015, I spoke with Gordon Chang, author and political commentator about his views on China and his books, The Coming Collapse of China, and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World. I recently invited him back on Talking Taiwan, to listen to that episode, check out episode 85.
Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:
- How Gordon went from practicing law to writing The Coming Collapse of China and becoming a political commentator who focuses on news about China
- How Gordon’s views of China changed after he worked and lived there from 1996-2001
- How the Chinese Communist Party is going in the wrong direction
- What kind of reactions Gordon’s book, The Coming Collapse of China received
- What’s going to happen if China does collapse?
- China’s predatory trade policies
- How China’s ban of certain websites and social media platforms delegitimizes the Chinese Communist Party
- Gordon’s impressions of Taiwan
- How Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement was inspired by Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement
- Dissent in Hong Kong, Tibet and the Uighurs in Xinjiang
- Gordon’s book Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World
- How Gordon believes that the U.S. should be calling out China on North Korea
- Gordon’s thoughts on the premise of the film The Interview and the cyber hacks on Sony
- If Gordon has another book in the works
We recently invited Gordon back to Talking Taiwan to talk about the Hong Kong Security Law in Episode 85.
Gordon Chang on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gordongchang
Gordon Chang’s website: www.gordonchang.com
Gordon’s book Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400062942/qid=1134270260/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-9747648-7111228?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: https://qz.com/1714897/what-was-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-about/
Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-asian-studies/article/inside-taiwans-sunflower-movement-twentyfour-days-in-a-studentoccupied-parliament-and-the-future-of-the-region/DB4A7B57538A6F06DC6C8CF0058C8040
The Interview: https://www.netflix.com/title/70305895