Guest: Carl Zha. A wide-ranging discussion about colonial Hong Kong, the transition back to China, and the social and economic changes that developed. We analyze the current Hong Kong protests, the forces at work and the prospects for a military crackdown or peaceful resolution.
Carl Zha is an engineer, historian, podcaster, and a Caltech Alum. His podcast, Silk and Steel, is about China, US-China Great Power competition and the history of Empires, past and present.
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Recorded on August 15, 2019. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
- Promo Video of PLA troops stationed in Hong Kong since 1997
- New York Times: Opinion: A Hong Kong Protester's Tactic: Get the Police to Hit You
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