Ep 1788: With the Foreign Minister disappeared and the economy in trouble Xi’s China could be more dangerous than ever

Journalist and author Ian Williams joins Eamon to talk about Xi Jinping, the purging of Foreign Minister Qin Gang and others, and the challenges Xi faces with a troubled economy and high rates of unemployment among college educated Chinese youth. Also Xi Jinping carefully watches the US role in Ukraine as he considers his ambitions for Taiwan. Meanwhile his Rocket Force builds China's nuclear arsenal at speed.

Published: 23/08/2023

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