314: Michael Yon | China's Big Trouble in Little Hong Kong

Released Tuesday, 18th February 2020
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Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) is an author, columnist, and award-winning independent war correspondent who gives us a frontline view of the current civil unrest between Hong Kong protestors and the government of mainland China.

What We Discuss with Michael Yon:

  • What Michael means by his oft-truncated and misunderstood quote: "If a writer wants to make money, he should avoid truth and tell people what they want to hear. Yet to win the war, tell the truth."

  • The difference between riots, protests, general civil unrest, and insurgency -- and what's really going on in Hong Kong right now in contrast with the official story.

  • Why Michael considers himself a war correspondent and not a journalist -- and how the two differ.

  • Why the long-simmering relationship between China and Hong Kong is only now coming to a boil, and what the rest of the world should take away from this.

  • How the current movement in Hong Kong compares to Poland's Solidarity Movement of the '80s -- and why this especially worries the Chinese Communist Party.

  • And much more...

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