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A look inside China: Is this the most sovereign country on Earth?

A look inside China: Is this the most sovereign country on Earth?

What is life like in China? How does its economy work? Is it obsessed with censorship, or actually defending its sovereignty against foreign interference? Journalist Ben Norton discusses his experience living in the country.

Watch our related video “How China became the world’s industrial superpower – and why the US is desperate to stop it”: https://youtube.com/watch?v=BT7Th2aV0wM

Check out our report “How China strengthened food security and fought poverty with state-funded cooperatives”: https://geopoliticaleconomy.com/2022/05/31/china-food-security-poverty-cooperatives

Topics
0:00 Why I moved to China
1:34 China’s remarkable economic growth
2:24 The most sovereign country?
4:32 Technological sovereignty
7:40 Dangers of a new cold war
9:28 An unnecessary disclaimer
11:35 Unprecedented economic development
19:33 China’s unique sovereignty
23:32 De-industrialization
24:42 China’s sovereign social media space
28:28 China’s sovereign technological space
31:20 Digitalization of the economy
34:09 Phones
36:29 Cars and computers
39:08 US sanctions and tech war
41:16 Censorship, or digital tariffs?
46:59 Problems
47:31 Energy security and green transition
50:42 Food security
52:15 Debt
54:18 Inequality
55:48 Democracy?
59:14 Protecting sovereignty is not isolationism
59:55 Export- or consumption-based model?
1:05:05 Comparative advantage: a critique
1:19:30 Outro

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