How would you react if the government put facial recognition cameras everywhere and kept tabs on your every move - right down to to how many squares of toilet paper you are using? It's happening in China, as the communist government there clamps down on freedom and ramps up its economic and territorial ambitions in its quest to become the dominant player on the world stage.
A big part of that ambition is predicated on forced technology transfers or rampant and outright theft of intellectual property - largely developed in the United States. It's the ransom required for American companies to do business in China. We don't have a coherent plan to stop them from stealing our technological superiority. And China’s ambitions don’t stop here. They’re seeking to build a sort of Silk Road 2.0 called One Belt One Road and not just for commercial purposes but for their geopolitical ambitions. America’s visceral free-trade philosophy leaves us extremely vulnerable to the Chinese global strategies.
Listen in as Heritage Foundation scholar Riley Walters and American Foreign Policy Council Founder Herman Pirchner join me to examine these and other major threats and how the U.S. can deal with them effectively.
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